|Real Name/Full Name||Richard Lewis Springthorpe|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Rick Springfield|
|Birth Place:||Sydney, Australia|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||23 August 1949|
|Age/How Old:||73 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 71 Kg
In Pounds – 157 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Norman James Springthorpe
Mother – Eileen Louise (Evennett)
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Barbara Porter (m. 1984)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Liam Springfield, Joshua Springfield|
|Profession:||Australian musician and actor|
|Net Worth:||$14 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2022|
Richard Lewis Springethorpe or popularly called Rick Springfield, is an Australian-born actor, singer, songwriter, record producer, and musician. He was a part of the band named Zoot from 1969 to 1971. After leaving the band, he chose to go solo as a singer, thus releasing his song called “Speak To The Sky”, which grabbed a spot in Australia’s top 10 hit music list.
After this, he went away to the United States to pursue his music career further. However, his turning point was a song named “Jessie’s Girl,” released in 1961. It not only hit the top list in the US but also in Australia as well. This song went to fetch him a Grammy Award for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance”.
Well, how well do you know about Rick Springfield? If not much, here is what we know about Rick Springfield to date.
Biography and Early Life
Known initially as Richard Lewis Springfield, Rick Springfield was born to his mother, Eileen Louise Evennett and his father, Norman James Springthorpe. His maternal grandparents were English.
Since his father was an Australian Army Officer, he frequently traveled with his father to different places. This led him to feel frustrated because he found it difficult in making friends at school. When he was a young kid, he lived at his father’s army camp at Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia.
His music passion started to grow at the age of 13 when he started to learn to play the guitar. He used music as an escape therapy from all the loneliness and frustration he had. He created many school bands, and finally, he dropped out of school to chase his dreams of becoming a musician.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Rick Springfield in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rick Springfield’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 29th November 2022 having been born on 23 August 1949. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 157 lbs in Pound and 71kg in Kilograms.
As his father travelled a lot, he was transferred to various schools in different places for education. As a child, he also had a hard time making friends as there was a constant uncertainty for how long will he stay in that city or town. Thus music became his best friend, especially after he started taking his guitar lessons. He also started musical bands in school. Finally, he dropped out of high school to focus more on his passion and dreams that is music.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
At the age of just 17, he tried committing suicide by hanging himself. Luckily the rope in which he tied himself suddenly undid itself, and he fell on the floor. He has been suffering from depression for several decades.
He got into a relationship with the actress Linda Blair, which lasted from 1974 to 1976. At this time, Linda was just 15, and Rick was 25.
He started dating Barbara Porter, his studio receptionist, before getting married to her in a very intimate ceremony that included just his close friends and family in his family’s church in Australia. Barbara, in the year 1985, gave birth to his first child named Liam Springfield. Then again, in 1989, their second child named Joshua Springfield was born.
In 1985, after his album named “Tao” was released, his older son Liam was born. Therefore, he decided to take a break from his career to spend some time with his family and cure his depression which had been with him since his childhood. Again in 2017, his depression attacked his mental state severely, which again made him attempt suicide. He had shared this in an interview in 2018.
In the year 2006, he announced that he had taken US citizenship. He said since he had been paying taxes to the US govt anyway, it was time that he officially becomes a citizen.
Is Rick Springfield Gay?
Looking at his dating history and knowing that he is married to Barbara Porter since 1966, it is evident that his sexual orientation is straight.
Rick took guitar lessons when he was 13. When he was 19, he joined a band called “Rockhouse, ” which was later called “MPD Ltd” in 1968. He had started his first tour from Vietnam. However, this band came to an end pretty soon, although it did not affect his career.
In September 1969, he joined a teen-pop rock band named “Zoot”, where he replaced Roger Hicks. The band released two hit songs called “Hey Pinky” and “Freak”. However, this band, too, broke up.
Later on, Robie Porter recognized his talent and decided to sign him up as a solo artist. In October, he released his single “Speak to the sky” in October, which grabbed a position in the top 14 in Billboard’s hot top 100. Then his album “beginnings” also held a position in Billboard’s top 100 lists.
In 1973, Springfield had signed to Columbia Records and recorded his second album, “Comic Book Heroes, ” which also became one popular song.
He even was a well-known actor. Noah Drake’s character has one of the most popular and best feelings portrayed by him. He played Noah Drake in the series “General Hospital”.
He won the “Kings Of Pop Awards” for “Best Lead Guitarist” and again for “Most Popular Australian Musician” in the years 1971 and 1972 consecutively.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rick Springfield in 2022
As of 2022, His net worth estimated is $14 million. His income comes from stage performances or tours, his acting career, record label, and songs.
Some Interesting Facts You Must Need To Know
He is a living inspiration for millions who are struggling with any hardships in their life. He has taught us that life is full of struggles and loneliness. But every sadness has an end, and we have to have the patience to overcome the sad phase. He almost met death not once but twice. How he has dealt with the battle all his life, again and again, and recovered his mental illness is worth the appreciation.