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Rick Springfield is a Actor and Sound Australien born on 23 august 1949 at Sydney (Australie)

Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield
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Birth name Richard Lewis Springthorpe
Nationality Australie
Birth 23 august 1949 (70 years) at Sydney (Australie)

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 début 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).

As an actor, he starred in the television series High Tide, from 1994 to 1997, and has appeared in supporting roles in Ricki and the Flash and True Detective (both in 2015). He portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital, from 1981 to 1983 and during 2005 to 2008 and 2012, returning in 2013 for the show's 50th anniversary with son and actor Liam Springthorpe. In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night: A Memoir.


In October 1984, Springfield married his girlfriend, Barbara Porter, in his family's church in Australia. They had met several years earlier when Springfield was recording Working Class Dog and she was working as the recording studio receptionist. They have two children.

In 1985, when his first son was born and after the release of his Tao album, Springfield took a break from his musical career to spend more time with his family and to deal with the depression that had affected him since his adolescence.

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Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl
(1 films)
Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(1 films)
Fran Ryan
Fran Ryan
(2 films)
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Filmography of Rick Springfield (6 films)

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Ricki and the Flash, 1h41
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield, Sebastian Stan, Ben Platt
Roles Greg
Rating58% 2.9490452.9490452.9490452.9490452.949045
Ricki chased her dreams of becoming a famous rock star by abandoning her family. She gets a chance to put things right when her ex-husband Pete asks her to visit Indianapolis and help their estranged daughter Julie through a difficult time.
Sound City
Sound City (2013)
, 1h48
Directed by Dave Grohl
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Musical films
Actors Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, Barry Manilow, Rick Rubin, Rick Springfield, Lee Ving
Roles Himself
Rating77% 3.8971953.8971953.8971953.8971953.897195
Sound City Studios was located in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses. The little-known recording studio housed a unique analog Neve recording console and a reputation for recording drums. Artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Kyuss, Slipknot and Nirvana recorded groundbreaking music at the studio. The film tells the story of the studio from its early days in 1969 until its closing in 2011. It then follows Dave Grohl's purchase of the studio's custom analog Neve console, which he moved to his personal studio, Studio 606. Rupert Neve is an English engineer who founded Neve Electronics in 1961, designed and manufactured the Neve 8028, "one of four in the world", and is interviewed by Grohl in the film. Famous musicians who recorded at Sound City reunite at Studio 606 for a jam session and to make an album of "all-new all-original songs, each one composed and recorded exclusively for the film within its own 24-hour session on that console." It also shows album covers by some bands: Red Hot Chili Peppers's One Hot Minute, Nirvana's Incesticide and Nevermind, Rage Against The Machine's self-titled album and many others.
Loyal Opposition
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Joan Van Ark, Nick Mancuso, Rick Springfield, Lloyd Bochner, Corbin Bernsen, Don Diamont
Roles Senator Barklay
Rating30% 1.5170251.5170251.5170251.5170251.517025
When a terrorist surfaces, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General James Metzger (Nick Mancuso) urges President Mark Hayden (Lloyd Bochner) for a military response. However, the President prefers to try negotiating. So, the General takes the President hostage and launches an offensive of his own. The first female Vice President Elizabeth Lane (Joan Van Ark) is the only one who can do something about it and must fight mutineers in the White House to rescue him.
Hard to Hold, 1h33
Directed by Larry Peerce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Rick Springfield, Patti Hansen, Albert Salmi, Bill Mumy, Gregory Itzin, Garry Goodrow
Roles James Roberts
Rating48% 2.416542.416542.416542.416542.41654
James "Jamie" Roberts (played by singer, songwriter Rick Springfield), being a pop idol, is used to having his way with women. He meets child psychologist Diana Lawson (Janet Eilber) in a car accident, however, who not only doesn't swoon at his attentions, but has also never heard of him. He tries to win her affection, but it's complicated by the fact that his ex-lover, Nicky Nides (Patti Hansen), is still a member of his band.


Private School, 1h28
Directed by Noel Black
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about virginity
Actors Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine, Sylvia Kristel, Fran Ryan, Michael Zorek
Rating52% 2.6026652.6026652.6026652.6026652.602665
Christine "Chris" Ramsey (Phoebe Cates) lies in bed narrating a trashy romance novel to Betsy (Kathleen Wilhoite), her roommate at the Cherryvale Academy for Girls. Meanwhile, three students of the nearby Freemount Academy for Men, including Jim Green (Matthew Modine) and his overweight, slobbish friend Bubba (Michael Zorek), sneak into Cherryvale to peek on the girls. Jordan Leigh-Jenson (Betsy Russell), showering at the time, sees that the boys are peering at her and enlists Chris and Betsy's help to drive them away; the three boys fall off the side of the building. In response to being disturbed, the roommates light a bag of feces on fire and put it in front of Jordan's door.