Friday 2pm: Spot Lite Artist – Rick Springfield

Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born August 23, 1949) is an Australian-American musician and actor, known by his stage name Rick Springfield. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his debut 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 U.S., for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed with four more top 10 U.S. hits, “I’ve Done Everything for You”, “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “Affair of the Heart” and “Love Somebody”. Springfield’s two U.S. 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. He played a depraved version of himself in Californication (2009). In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night: A Memoir. In 2016 he starred as Vince Vincente/Lucifer in season 12 of the The CW series Supernatural. In 2017, he starred as Pastor Charles in the American Horror Story episode entitled “Winter of Our Discontent”.

Beginnings (1972)
Comic Book Heroes (1973)
Mission: Magic! (1974)
Wait for Night (1976)
Working Class Dog (1981)
Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet (1982)
Living in Oz (1983)
Hard to Hold (1984)
Beautiful Feelings (1984)
Tao (1985)
Rock of Life (1988)
Sahara Snow (1997)
Karma (1999)
Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance (2004)
The Day After Yesterday (2005)
Christmas with You (2007)
Venus in Overdrive (2008)
My Precious Little One: Lullabies for a New Generation (2009)
From The Vault (2010)
Songs for the End of the World (2012)
Rocket Science (2016)
The Snake King (2018)
Orchestrating My Life (2019)