- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Pop,-Rock,-etc.
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Industry 2
- Birth Year: 1949
- Birthday: 23. August
- Birthplace: Canberra, Australia
- Profile: 6-2
- Type: Emotional Manifesting Generator
- Inc.Cross: Industry 2
- Definition: Single
- Variables: BLR-MLL
- 2145 The Money Line
- 2034 Charisma
- 3041 Recognition
- 2057 The Brain Wave
- 3457 Power
- 4253 Maturation
A teen idol turned soap star turned platinum-selling rocker who has sold 18 million albums. After a brief spin in the spotlight as a '70s teen sensation, the Aussie-born singer roared back in the early '80s as a double-threat sex symbol. On daytime's top-ranked soap "General Hospital," he played heartthrob Dr. Noah Drake 1981-83; off-screen, his 181 single "Jessie's Girl" hit No. I. But by mid-decade, exhaustion and a failed bid at movie stardom sent Springfield skidding into obscurity, and into a years-long battle with clinical depression.
Putting a dark period behind him and finding his way back, Springfield has acted in TV movies and in several episodes of "Suddenly Susan." He released "Karma," his first new album in a decade to generally positive reviews.
In 2000, it was a bad scene when he was arrested on charges of spousal abuse of his wife Barbara, to whom he has been married since 1984. The charges were later dropped but the family went into counseling, including their sons Liam, 16 and Josh, 12.
He was then starring in his own musical, "EFX Alive" at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.