Happy Birthday Rick Springfield!
Rock star and actor known for his 1981 hit “Jessie’s Girl” and for portraying Dr. Noah Drake on the soap opera General Hospital. His top ten hits include “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” and “Affair of the Heart.”
He grew up in London and Australia because of his father’s military career. He first started playing guitar when he was thirteen.
He received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for “Jessie’s Girl” in 1982.
He married Barbara Porter on October 27, 1984 and they raised two children together.
In 2015, he played Dr. Irving Pitlor on the HBO series True Detective alongside Colin Farrell.