Richard Charles Herbst
January 4, 1965
Donna Smoot (m. 1990)
Rick Hearst (born January 4, 1965) is an American actor. He is known for roles in American soap operas.
Hearst has been married to wife Donna Smoot since June 9, 1990; they have two sons.
His first film was titled Brain Damage directed by Frank Henenlotter. He has appeared in Days of Our Lives (1989–1990) as Scott "Scotty" Banning II, Guiding Light (1990–1996) as Alan-Michael Spaulding, The Young and the Restless (2000–2001) as the sinister Matt Clark, and The Bold and the Beautiful (2002, 2009-2011) as Whipple "Whip" Jones III. Since 2002, he has appeared on General Hospital (2002–2009) as Ric Lansing. His last airdate was June 25, 2009. He returned to General Hospital February 24, 2014.
Hearst also had a recurring guest-star role on Beverly Hills, 90210, and has guest-starred on other TV series such as Jenny and Pacific Blue. In 2000, he starred as "Rocky" in the theater production of Aven'U Boys with Danica McKellar.
Hearst has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award seven times, winning for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" in 2004 and 2007 for his General Hospital role, after previously winning "Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series" for Guiding Light in 1991. He has also been nominated for four Soap Opera Digest Awards, winning "Outstanding Villain" for The Young and the Restless in 2001. In 2005, Hearst filmed the lead role in Carpool Guy, directed by Corbin Bernsen. As of 2012, Hearst holds the distinction of being the only living actor to have appeared on all four remaining soap operas.
|1989||Crossing the Line||Rick Kagan|
|Days of Our Lives||Scott "Scotty" Banning II #3||1989–90|
|1990||Guiding Light||Alan-Michael Spaulding #2||1990–96|
|1997||Beverly Hills, 90210||Alan Black||3 episodes|
|Alright Already||Frame Designer||1 episode|
|1998||Maggie Winters||Lance Rubacky|
|Pacific Blue||Frank Kovac||2 episodes; 1998-90|
|2001||The Young and the Restless||Matt Clark||2000-01|
|Dead Sexy||Bellhop||as Richard Hearst|
|2002||General Hospital||Ric Lansing||2002–09; 2014–present|
|The Bold and the Beautiful||Whipple "Whip" Jones III||2002; 2009–11|
|The View||Himself||Guest appearance|
|2004||1 Day with...||Himself||Guest appearance|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||Himself||Guest appearance|
|The Wayne Brady Show||Himself||Guest appearance|
|The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards||Himself|
|2005||The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards||Himself||Presenter|
|2010||Castle||Dr. Elliot Lefcourt||308: Murder Most Fowl|
|2017||Daytime Divas||Ted Windsor||4 episodes|
|2018||Dynasty||Senator Paul Daniels||Guest appearance|
- Profile, soap-passion.com; accessed April 24, 2015.