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South Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia
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Power Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Bubblegum, AM Pop
Carefree, Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Confident, Fun, Earnest, Cheerful, Happy, Playful, Passionate, Innocent, Party/Celebratory, Aggressive, Rousing, Energetic
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his d√©but single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972, when he moved to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US, for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed with four more top 10 US hits, "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody". Springfield's two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982).
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
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Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe on August 23, 1949 in Sydney) is an Australian-American songwriter, musician and actor. As a musician he is most famous for the 1981 #1 single "Jessie`s Girl", which became a Grammy Award-winning landmark of 1980s pop-rock and helped establish the emerging music video age. Also an actor, Springfield`s best known role is that of the character Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital. He originated the character from 1981-1983 and then returned to play him again from 2005 until present. He then appeared on Don`t Forget The Lyrics in January 2009 to sing his song "Jessie`s Girl" and his new song "What`s Victoria`s Secret." He stayed until the show was over. On March 19 2009 he plays a gig in support of Voices of Uganda at the Key Club in Los Angeles. The gig is co-organized by fellow General Hospital alum, actress Melissa Fitzgerald. Springfield grew up in a military family and frequently moved as his father was posted to various military bases throughout Australia and Great Britain. Springfield started playing piano at the age of 9 and the guitar at the age of 13. He first wrote songs when he was 14.
In 2006, Rick Springfield became a citizen of the United States, but also retains his Australian citizenship. In 2009, Rick made a surprise appearance on Don`t Forget the Lyrics! to commemorate the contestant`s love for the 1980s. He sang "Jessie`s Girl" after host Wayne Brady introduced him.
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Full Name at Birth
Richard Lewis Springthorpe
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Norman James Springthorpe
Eileen Louise Springthorpe
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
United Talent Agency
(2000) TV commercial: AT&T phones.
Music Genre (Text)
Rock, power pop, hard rock
Vocals, guitar, keyboards, banjo
Sparmac, RCA, Gomer
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Rick Springfield is married to Barbara Porter, they have been married for 31 years (since 27th October, 1984).
He previously dated Geraldine Edwards from 1990 to 1991, Penny Lane from 1990 to 1991, Connie Hamzy in 1981 and Linda Blair from 1974 to 1976.
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