Richard Lewis Springthorpe

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Springfield’s career has had more peaks and valleys than a mountain range. An Aussie whose rock career began in the 60s with the bands Rock House and Zoot, Springfieldwent solo in the 70s and was groomed as a Bobby Sherman-esque teen idol before fading from view. He burst into the American consciousness in two different media in the early 80s, first playing Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital and then with one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed songs of 1981, Jessie’s Girl. Several platinum albums followed and then by the late 80s Springfield had disappeared again.

Where are they now?

Springfieldcontinued to release albums, and tour throughout the 90s and into the new millennium. He also continued acting, even creating the role of Nick Knight that would be taken over by another actor when it was turned into the television series Forever Knight. In 2005 Springfield returned to reprise his role of Noah Drake on General Hospital.

3 responses to “Richard Lewis Springthorpe”

  1. Spick Ringfield says:

    Spick Ringfield came from beautiful Downtown Merrylands, which is about as impressive as coming from the “SF Valley” to Seal beach surf bums; its about as Merry as Alcatraz at its Peak. Now, unlike when Rick grew up there, they actually have tar on the roads and evacuated the over grown rats you know as Kangaroos and Rick knows as “Dad”. Actually he’s a likeable and clever guy who pulled out the chocks on the runway of life.

  2. Jude Starr says:

    Still doing music; doing a tour of Australia with his band in October 2014.

  3. Joyce says:

    Starred as himself in several episodes of Californication in 2010.

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