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Rick Springfield "General Hospital" (1981-83; 2005-08)
Pre-Op: Born in Sydney, Australia, Springfield, 58, began playing piano at age 9 and starting writing songs at 14. He dropped out of high school to become a singer/guitarist with the band Rock House.
He went solo in 1971, and had a No. 1 single with "Speak to the Sky." At 22, he relocated to Hollywood. His subsequent albums didn't do as well and he spent the decade singing in clubs and appearing in guest roles on "The Incredible Hulk" and "The Rockford Files." He also had a small role on the CBS daytime soap, "The Young and the Restless."
Scrubs: He became an "overnight" sensation when he joined the ABC daytime drama as the gorgeous Dr. Noah Drake. He also had signed a contract with RCA and his first single, "Jesse's Girl," hit the charts soon after his stint on "General Hospital."
Post-Op: His first starring role in a feature, 1984's "Hard to Hold," tanked with audiences and critics. He took time off to be with his young sons. Then in the 1990s he returned to recording, touring and appearing on TV in the short-lived series "Human Target" and "High Tide." And in 2005, he returned to "GH" on a recurring basis as Dr. Drake. His latest gig? A guest starring role on Showtime's "Californication," playing a hedonistic version of himself.