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5 July 25th, 2016 GH Alum Rick Springfield To Join Supernatural Season 12 In Multi-Episode Arc!

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General Hospital favorite and pop/rock star Rick Springfield (Ex-Noah Drake) is heading over to the CW’s Supernatural for its 12th season! The casting news was announced over the weekend during the series San Diego Comic-Con panel.

According to Deadline, Springfield will play a minion of Lucifer for a multi-episode arc.  Supernatural’s EP Robert Singer described Springfield’s character as “a rock star who’s a little bit on the down side” and ready for a comeback. The former rocker as portrayed by Springfield becomes a “vessel” for Lucifer.

As GH fans know, Rick has portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on and off since the 80′s, and who’s on-screens on was Dr. Patrick Drake (formerly played by Jason Thompson).  Springfield is known for his many pop hits including “Jessie’s Girl”, and “I’ve Done Everything For You”.  He recently appeared in the motion picture Ricki and The Flash with Meryl Streep, and continues to record and tour.

Rick joins another former soap alum Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric, DAYS) who stars in Supernatural along with Jared Padalecki.  The series returns on October 13th for its new season beginning at 9PMET Thursday’s on the CW.

So, what do you think about Rick Springfield joining Supernatural in a role that sounds like a great fit for him? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. davlestev1 says:

    Good for him. .this show has exceeded is shelf life after the big bad mama of the devil from the previous season. .she was a hoot of a witch. .but I tuned out halfway through last season. .it’s no bonanza or Waltons. .for me. .not this season. .ok. .maybe a show or two for Jensen lol. .

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  2. MBmomof3 says:

    Supernatural is one of my top favorite shows. I’ve watched since the beginning. It’s one show my husband and I both agree is worth watching. Kinda rare. lol. I’ll definitely tune in.

    For you OLTL fans out there, Dan Gauthier, FKA Kevin Buchanan, was a guest star on an episode many years ago. He was, of course, amazing. There have been several other soap actors who have appeared over the years.

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  3. Melissa says:

    That’s awesome. Supernatural is a favorite in my household, which is why I was so excited when Matt Cohen joined GH. Good luck Rick. I’m sure we’ll all enjoy your performance.

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  4. su0000 says:

    ahh ok, I will have a look-see..
    I ran think of at the least 11 rock star and devil movies, and same for tv..
    they have all have been quite B great .

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  5. Soaphound says:

    I remember when “JESSIE’S GIRL” hit big in 1981 and I fell for Rick Springfield’s great talent and energy. Many dismissed him as a teen-idol flash-in-the-pan, which was strangely (and wrongly) confirmed when he joined GH. Well here we are — 35 years, 17 Top 40 hits, and a movie with Meryl Streep later and Rick has a really big last laugh on those critics. Hope his latest stint is rewarding for him also.

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