His full name is Richard Lewis Springthrope but everyone knows him better by this stage name. At the top of his popularity in the 1970s, Rick Springfield had a lot of hits. He is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. From 1969 to 1971 he was a member of Zoot a pop-rock group. He started his solo career in 1971 coming out with the single “Speak to the Sky”.
In 1972 he relocated to the U.S. and had a number one hit in 1981 with “Jessie’s Girl”. For this, he received the Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
Other hits followed including “I’ve Done Everything for You”, “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “Affair of the Heart”, and “Love Somebody”. He had two top ten albums Working Class Dog in 1981 and Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet in 1982.
From 1981 to 1983 Rick Springfield portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime soap General Hospital returning to the show from 2005 to 2008. In 2010 he published his autobiography “Late, Late at Night: A Memoir.”