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Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He was a member of pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971 and then started his solo career with his début single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia. In mid-1972, he relocated to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US. He received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for "Jessie's Girl". 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". His two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982). As an actor, he portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital, from 1981 to 1983 and during 2005 to 2008. In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night: A Memoir. Richard Lewis Springthorpe (later known as Rick Springfield) was born in South Wentworthville, a western suburb of Sydney, on 23 August 1949. Springfield is the son of Norman Springthorpe, an Australian Army career-officer, and Eileen. He has an older

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Rick Springfield -- Arrested for Blowing Off Court Date

Rick Springfield
ARRESTED For Blowing Off Court Date

Rick Springfield was arrested today on a bench warrant stemming from his DUI case.A rep for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department tells TMZ, deputies went to Rick's L.A. home this morning to… READ MORE >

Rick Springfield -- Now a Subway Performer ... AND HE ROCKS!!!

Rick Springfield
Now a Subway Performer ... AND HE ROCKS!!!

Rick Springfield's career has hit an all-time low ... literally -- going underground Wednesday morning in NYC for an impromptu performance of "Jessie's Girl" ... on a SUBWAY PLATFORM ... and it's… READ MORE >

- 722 days ago
Rick Springfield Strikes Deal in DUI Case -- Won't Be Jessie's Prison Bitch

Rick Springfield
Strikes Deal in DUI Case Won't Be Jessie's Prison Bitch

Rick Springfield just got off EASY in his DUI case ... the one in which he allegedly threatened to kill a deputy sheriff ... TMZ has learned the singer cut a deal and won't have to spend a single… READ MORE >

- 784 days ago
Rick Springfield -- I'm NOT Guilty of DUI

Rick Springfield
I'm NOT Guilty of DUI

Rick Springfield pled not guilty to two counts of DUI this morning -- stemming from his arrest in Malibu back in May. Lawyers for Springfield entered the plea on behalf of the 80's rocker -- who… READ MORE >

- 1185 days ago
Rick Springfield Charged with DUI

Rick Springfield
Charged with DUI

'80s rocker Rick Springfield has been charged with two counts of DUI stemming from his Malibu arrest back in May ... but he will NOT be charged for threatening to "f**king kill" the arresting… READ MORE >

- 1189 days ago
Springfield to Cop: 'I Will F**king Kill You'

Springfield to Cop:
'I Will F**king Kill You'

Rick Springfield threatened to kill a deputy sheriff and the deputy's family the night he was arrested for drunk driving ... yet there is no mention of the incident in the arrest report -- law… READ MORE >

- 1236 days ago
Rick Springfield -- The Teary-Eyed Mug Shot

Rick Springfield
The Teary-Eyed Mug Shot

TMZ has obtained Rick Springfield's super-sad mug shot ... taken moments after he was arrested for DUI last night. TMZ broke the story ...  the '80s rocker was pulled over in L.A. at around 8… READ MORE >

- 1249 days ago
Rick Springfield Busted for DUI

Rick Springfield
Busted for DUI

'80s rocker Rick Springfield -- the guy who sang "Jessie's Girl" -- was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk in Los Angeles last night ... TMZ has learned. According to law enforcement, the… READ MORE >

- 1249 days ago
Rick Springfield: Good Genes or ... Docs?!

Rick Springfield
Good Genes or Good Docs?

'80s Singer Rick Springfield spends a lot time with doctors ... playing one on "General Hospital."Here's the 32-year-old back in 1982 (left) -- and 27 years later, the 59-year-old version at an… READ MORE >

- 1874 days ago
What Would You Ask Rick Springfield?

What Would You Ask
Rick Springfield?

Our photog had no idea what the heck to ask '80s singer Rick Springfield at LAX yesterday ... but going with the US citizenship test he took two years ago probably wasn't the right choice. //  READ MORE >

- 2319 days ago

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