'General Hospital': Where Is Rick Springfield Now?

Rick Springfield at the premiere of Ricki and the Flash Ricki, New York City, 2015
August 28, 2019 - 12:20 / Laura Pérez

In the past few years Rick Springfield has showed that he is not only a very talented actor but also a very successful musician. Do you know what he is doing now? Luckily for you we have all the information!

You probably remember "Dr. Noah Drake" from the American daytime television medical drama General HospitalThe iconic character was portrayed by Rick Springfield from 1981 to 1983, before he decided to pursue his music career, however, in 2005 he returned to the show and appeared on it until 2007, and also made a guest appearance in 2012, as well as in 2013 to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary. 

Rick Springfield was born in Australia but became a US citizen in 2006. He was a member of the pop rock band Zoot during the late 1960's and early 1970's, but later on he started his career as a solo artist and gained public attention after releasing Jessie's Girlhis most popular song and number one hit which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. But what is Rick Springfield up to now? It seems like the 70-year-old actor and musician has a very busy yet successful life!

Actor and musician Rick Springfield in 1982

What is the General Hospital star doing now?

In 2015 Rick Springfield shared credits with Meryl Streep in the movie Ricki and the FlashLater on he appeared in several television shows like Supernatural and Greatest Hits in 2016, and American Horror Story in 2017; most recently he played himself in the YouTube series Sideswiped 

However, he currently spends most of his time on stages! Overall he has more than 20 albums, the most recent ones are Rocket Science, The Snake King, and Orchestrating My Lifereleased in 2016, 2018, and 2019, respectively. He is currently performing on different stages across the United States and Canada.

Rick Springfield performing at KAABOO Texas Music Festival in 2019

Five quick facts about Rick Springfield

-He married his longtime girlfriend Barbara Porter in 1984; together they have two sons

-He has opened up about his mental health issues; he attempted suicide when he was 17

-In 2010 he published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night: A Memoir

-He is a big fan of Titanic memorabilia and has actually purchased some items

-He describes himself as a dog lover and often surprises his fans on Instagram by posting pictures with his cute dog!

Rick Springfield and his wife Barbara Porter at the premiere of Ricki and the Flash Ricki, New York City, 2015