Aside from being a well-known singer and songwriter Rick Springfield is also a very well-known actor that’s been seen in theater, TV, and in the movies. His dual career started back in the 1970’s when he started out with a part on The Six Million Dollar Man. Since then he’s shown up now and again in film and on TV, lending his considerable talents to the screen in a way that people might have overlooked at times but surely can’t forget depending on which shows they tend to fancy. As an actor Springfield might not be the best but he is still certainly far from being the worst since he brings just about as much passion to his characters as he does to his music. This is a part of what makes him memorable and continues to build his legacy as even now he’s been seen in one of the more popular shows of the decade.
He’s a convincing actor, that’s all it takes to be memorable sometimes.
5. American Horror Story: Cult-Pastor Charles
This is by far and large one of the more disturbing seasons of AHS since it hits close to home for so many people and tends to reach out and smack viewers around with their many different phobias. Springfield’s inclusion into this season is very much akin to any other star that’s been featured on this show in seasons past. He’ll make an impression but his character isn’t meant to last.
This kind of role lets it be known that he’s not just a flash in the pan kind of actor that shows up on a program for kicks and then leaves in a quick and timely fashion. Springfield has staying power when it comes to a role and isn’t the kind of guy you get for a quick cameo and then make him disappear. Plus, out of all the devils to be played on TV this looks like one of the best.
3. Ricki and the Flash-Greg
It kind of looks like art imitating life in this picture though Springfield did take a break from his music to spend more time with his family and deal with a serious bout of depression he’d been struggling with for years. That could be a small part of why this role was so convincing and why he was the right guy to put in with Meryl Streep to make it look more realistic.
2. Californication-Rick Springfield
If you think you’ve got problems then anyone who tells you that they unloaded a pint of blood while taking their morning constitutional should make you think twice about what you’re going through. That line alone is enough to raise the eyebrows and wonder about the person and whether they’re about to fold over in agony from whatever’s afflicting them.
1. The Incredible Hulk-Mike Roark
I did say that he got his start in the 70’s. This wasn’t the only superhero show he was cast in however, since he did manage to make his way onto the set of Wonder Woman as well.
Rick Springfield has got some serious talent.