|Celebrated Name:||Rick Springfield|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Richard Lewis Springthorpe|
|Age:||70 years old|
|Birth Date:||23 August 1949|
|Birth Place:||Sydney, Australia|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Barbara Porter (m. 1984)|
|Children:||Yes (Liam Springthorpe, Joshua Springthorpe)|
|Profession:||Australian musician and actor|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$15 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2020|
Rick Springfield, born, Richard Lewis Springthorpe is a celebrated singer, vocalist, actor and author. He, throughout his artistic career, has donned many hats and has proven himself to be a true artistic virtuoso. He came into the limelight with his No.1 single “Jesse’s Girl”.
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Rick Springfield was born on 23 August 1949 in Guildford, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He was taken to Eileen Louise and Norman James Springthorpe. Rick’s father was an Australian Army officer. His father’s hectic military lifestyle had him moving across Australia and Great Britain for much of his childhood.
He had a hard time growing up across two countries, as being the new kid always had him feeling out of place. Rick’s first association with music came when he began to learn the guitar at the age of 13. He invested his childhood frustrations into music and started many school bands. He eventually ended up dropping out of high school to further pursue his love for music, and the rest is history.
While working on his album, Rick met Barbara Porter. Their whirlwind romance led them to tie the knot in October of 1984. The bride and groom exchanged vows on the family church in Australia. The wedding was a tight-knit family affair with only the couple’s family and closest friends in attendance. The couple has two sons, Liam Springfield and Joshua Springfield.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 23 August 1949, Rick Springfield is 70 years old as of today’s date 19th January 2020. His height is 1.85 m tall, and weight is 71 kg.
Rick Springfield’s advent in signing began when he first started playing the guitar at the age of 13. He lived in England from 1958-1963 fore fronting several bands, while still in high school. At only 19, he joined the band “Rockhouse”, which later came to be known as “MPD Ltd” in 1968 and began his first tour in Vietnam.
The band soon disbanded, but this did not hamper Rick’s music career. In September of 1969, Rick joined the Australian teen pop-rock band, “Zoot”. The band disbanded in May 1970, after producing two hit singles, “Hey Pinky” and “Freak”. Robie Porter recognised Rick’s talent and credibility, and he signed him as a solo artist.
Rick Springfield released his debut single, “Speak to the Sky” in October 1970, and it went on to top at No. 5 on the singles chart. His debut album, “Beginnings” topped the Billboard 200. The year 1972-1973 saw him starring in the cartoon series” Mission: Magic!” as himself. The year 1981 witnessed the peak of his musical career with the release of his worldwide hit single, “Jessie’s Girl”, which was a part of his album, “Working Class Dog”.
The single topped the Hot 100 chart in U.S.A affirming the spot for two consecutive weeks. The song won the 1982 “Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance”. He had considerable success with his other successive albums as well.
In 1985, he released his album “Tao” which had several sleeper hits. He was also part of the participating act in the live aid charity concert held in 1985. In 1977, he made his acting debut with “The Six Million Dollar Man”. This stint was followed up by several appearances in numerous TV shows. In 1981, he portrayed the role of Dr Noah Drake on “General Hospital”. The show was a massive success with sky-high ratings and marked his name in the TV industry. He also took part in theatrical plays and musicals.
As of now, Rick Springfield continues to star in hit TV shows and movies. He also acted in a guest appearance on the cult favourite “American Horror Story” as Pastor Charles in 2017. Rick Springfield, apart from being a noted musician and an actor, is also an incredibly successful author, having penned his autobiography, “Late, Late at Night: a Memoir” in 2010. The book was a success, hitting #13 on The New York Times Bestseller list.
Awards and Achievements
Won the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Male Performance for his song “Jessie’s Girl”.
His autobiography was ranked at #23 of “ “The 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine.
For his musical accolades, he was presented with a star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Net Worth & Salary of Rick Springfield in 2020
Rick Springfield, a true maestro, has captivated the entire world through his teen boy image and his stellar performances. His current net worth is $15 million as of January 2020, thanks to his hugely successful music career.
Rick Springfield is cited as a real 80’s icon. From his hit musical career to his acting ventures, Rick has established himself as a true artist in all aspects. Closing 70, he continues to work, setting himself up as a source of inspiration for all future artists.