We may not know specifically when Rick Springfield will be bringing Dr. Noah Drake back to GENERAL HOSPITAL, but we can tell you that he’ll be in concert on Hollywood Boulevard tonight, airing live on JIMMY KIMMEL! The late-night talker airs at 11:35 pm EST on ABC, and Springfield will be performing on a shut-down Hollywood Boulevard alongside Dave Grohl and The Sound City Players!
And while an airdate for his Port Charles return has yet to be announced, In Depth caught up with Springfield several weeks before he started taping. “I certainly owe this show,” he says with gratitude. “They kind of got things rolling, so I always feel an allegiance to GH. It was a start of a new part of my life for me. I owe [former executive producer] Gloria Monty’s memory a lot because she was the one that said, ‘I’ll take that guy.'”
Monty isn’t the only one who gave a thumbs up to the young actor. “I did the audition scene with Jackie Zeman (Bobbie) back then,” Springfield recalls. “Gloria said, ‘Which one do you think?’ and she said, ‘That guy.’ So they were both instrumental. Gloria was very nurturing of me, which is not a side that was overly well-known. She was an amazing person. She could be pretty tough when she needed to be, but she also had a really soft side.”