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Ric Lansing
Rick Hearst as Ric Lansing
General Hospital
Portrayed by Rick Hearst
Nick Kiriazis (temp; 2007)
Duration 2002–09, 2014-16
First appearance November 8, 2002
Last appearance July 20, 2016
Cause/reason Dropped off the canvas
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Charles Pratt, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps (2002)
Frank Valentini (2014)
Namesake(s) Trevor Richard Lansing
Nickname(s) The DA of Darkness, Darth Lansing the Younger (by Spinelli)
Ethnicity Cuban-American
Gender Male
Born 1974
Age 46
Education Harvard Law School
Occupation Attorney
Residence Metro Court Hotel
1420 Quartz Lane
Port Charles, New York
Nick Kiriazis as Ric Lansing

Richard "Ric" Lansing is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. He is the son of late attorney and mobster, Trevor Lansing and his late mistress/fiancée, Adela Corinthos, and the half brother of mob boss, Sonny Corinthos.

The character was portrayed by soap opera veteran Rick Hearst from 2002 to 2009, and returned from 2014 to 2016.


Rick Hearst originated the role in 2002.

On June 14 and June 15, 2007, the role of Ric Lansing was played by Nick Kiriazis, when Hearst had throat surgery.

In 2004, Hearst won a Daytime Emmy Award as "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" for the role, at the 31st Daytime Emmy Awards.[1]

He won again in 2007 in the "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" category.

Hearst was taken off contract in April 2009, and left the show on June 25, 2009, to return to The Bold and The Beautiful as Whipple Jones III. He left B&B again on June 16, 2011.

It was announced on January 24, 2014 that Hearst woud be returning to GH on February 24, 2014.[2]

He left the series again on June 13, 2014. He returned again on December 23, 2014.[3]

Hearst, who hadn't been seen since April 2016, was seen again on July 20, 2016[4] but hasn't been seen since.


Before Ric was born, his father, Trevor, had an affair with Sonny's mother, Adela. Adela ended up getting pregnant, and Trevor sent her and Sonny to live in his vacation home located in Martha's Vineyard to prevent from his wife finding out about Adela. While pregnant, Adela accidentally fell down the stairs.

Later on, Trevor told Ric that Sonny had done it because of jealousy. After Ric was born, Trevor tried to make her put Sonny up for adoption, but instead she left with only Sonny. Because of this, Ric blames Sonny for not having his mother in his life. Just prior to arriving in Port Charles, Ric attended Harvard Law School.

Ric has a daughter, Molly Lansing-Davis, with his ex-wife, attorney, Alexis Davis.


Five months after he arrives in Port Charles, he reveals to Sonny that he is actually his half-brother. After years of a tumultuous relationship with his brother he no longer wants revenge on his brother. Through the years, Ric has constantly wanted to drive a wedge through Sonny and Jason's brotherly relationship. Upon arriving, he flirts with Carly Corinthos, as a way of getting to Sonny. He soon dates Elizabeth Webber, whom he marries in 2003.

After Elizabeth miscarries her child with Ric, Ric accuses Sonny responsible for the miscarriage and kidnaps his pregnant wife, Carly, keeping her hostage in a room and planning to steal their child. After Carly escapes, Sonny pushes Ric down the stairs and Elizabeth divorces Ric and sleeps with Zander Smith. After Zander's sudden death, Elizabeth discovers that she is pregnant and Ric agrees to raise the child. The two remarry but soon divorce due to Rics obsession with Sonny, and Elizabeth gives birth to Cameron Webber, who Ric never raised. Nonetheless, Ric has said many times that Elizabeth was the first person he ever loved, and she and Cameron were the most important people in his life.

Soon after, Carly is kidnapped by Lorenzo Alcazar and Ric decides to help Sonny and Jason find her, and Sonny allows him to become his advocate. This is part of Ric's revenge plan, however. Ric later insults Sam McCall, Jason's girlfriend, leading Jason to assault him until Sonny stops Jason from going too far. Ric soon pursues Alexis Davis, Soony's ex, and marries her. Ric bonds with Alexis and her daughter Kristina. Alexis becomes pregnant and gives birth to Ric's daughter on November 5, 2005. Throughout the pregnancy, Ric dates Reese Marshall, but Reese dies in a train crash. Ric reconciles with Alexis and he helps her discover that Sam McCall is her daughter. When Sam and Ric's respective relationships sour, they end up in bed, in which Jason and Alexis walk in.

Alexis divorces Ric in December 2006. Since then, Jason was charged with Alcazar's murder. Ric tries his hardest to get Jason stuck in jail for life——putting Sonny's business in danger. Luckily for Jason and Sonny, Carly and Jerry Jacks find evidence that frees Jason. He even tries to put Sonny's girlfriend, Kate Howard, in jail for six months for his revenge scheme, but Ric's father comes to Port Charles and erases the charges. Ric tries to move on with Elizabeth Spencer, his ex, but she refuses, even though he admits she was the only one he truly loved. Ric and Skye Quartermaine go to Nikolas Cassadine's Black and White Ball together, where he is impaled with a sword. When he needs a blood transfusion, Sonny donates his blood, although he is hesitant. Before Alexis is taken off the island due to her own medical issues, Ric and Alexis agree to get past the events that took place during their shaky marriage.

Ric later goes to work for Anthony Zacchara and releases him from an asylum. Ric also gets Johnny Zacchara acquitted of murder, leading Johnny's sister Claudia Corinthos to award him, with sex. Their relationship lasts until Anthony forces Claudia to marry Sonny, but Ric still sleeps with Claudia until she and Sonny get intimate. Ric later discoveres her involvement in Michael Corinthos's shooting, and after months of taunting Claudia with the information, he rapes her in April 2009 and reveals Claudia's secret to Sonny.

Sonny, who distrusts Ric, asks him for further evidence and allows his wife to live with him until she is proven guilty. After Claudia becomes pregnant, Ric convinces Sonny that the baby could be his. But unexpectantly, on June 25, 2009, Ric flees Port Charles and moves to Los Angeles, in the hopes of leaving Sonny, Claudia, and all of his old demons behind, and building himself a new life there. In his final scene, he is seen entering an elevator and telling Claudia, "Don't worry about me. I'll be back," and smiling as the doors close.

On July 20, 2009, Claudia contacts Ric, telling him that Sonny is the father of her son, and that there is no need for him to return Port Charles. Moments after hanging up, Claudia is run off the road, causing her to lose the baby.

In March 2010, Alexis is talking with her nephew, Nikolas Cassadine, and tells him that she and Ric hardly speak to each other, despite sharing a child. It is stated that Molly went to visit her father for Christmas 2010.

In the summer of 2013, Molly mentions that she's been talking to her father a lot more.


Ric is alive

On February 24, 2014, Ric returns to Port Charles, showing up at Alexis' home, where Rafe is watching Danny. It is revealed that Ric and Alexis have shared custody of Molly. He resumes a connection with his ex-wife Elizabeth and the two begin dating. In May, Julian Jerome told the police that Ric was his boss when in fact Ric was being framed. On June 12, Ric and Anna fake his death in order to smoke out Julian's real boss.


Ric reunites with Molly

On December 9, Anna finds out that Ric is missing. On Decmeber 12, Johnny reveals to Sonny that he has a role in Ric's disappearance. On December 23, Ric is saved by Shawn Butler and Jordan Ashford from being shot and killed by Carlos Rivera. He then shares a heartfelt reunion with his daughter, Molly. Later, Ric stops Elizabeth from kissing Jason Morgan and shares a reunion with her. He continued to reconnect with Elizabeth and Molly.


Ric babysits Danny

After reconnecting with Elizabeth, he hires Hayden Barnes to pretend to be Jake Doe's wife (the other man that Elizabeth has feelings for). It was all revealed at The Nurses' Ball and Elizabeth broke up with him.


Elizabeth breaks up with Ric


Ric and Sonny


Ric and Elizabeth argue

Crimes Committed

  • Embezzled money from Luis Alcazar
  • Lied about raping Carly and then blackmailed Carly to cozy up to Sonny [Mar 2003]
  • Shot Faith before she could give him up as her partner against Sonny [Apr 2003]
  • Kidnapped Courtney and put her in a mine shaft [Apr 2003]
  • Attempted to blackmail Courtney into marrying him with false evidence framing Jason for murder [May 2003]
  • Kidnapped Carly and held her prisoner in a secret panic room [Jun 2003]
  • Paid off a doctor to tell Elizabeth she couldn't have children [Jun 2003]
  • Drugged Elizabeth to keep her from conceiving a child [Jul 2003]
  • Framed Nikolas Cassadine for Cody McCall's murder, so that Zander Smith would give up parental rights to his unborn child [Jan 2004]
  • Blackmailed Zander Smith; threatened to frame Zander for Cody McCall's murder if he didn't sign away rights to his unborn child [Jan 2004]
  • Covered up Elizabeth's involvement in Zander's death; Zander was later discovered to be alive
  • Various crimes committed while representing the Corinthos Organization while Sonny suffered from bipolar disorder [2005]
  • Adultery; slept with Reese Marshall while married to Alexis [2005]
  • Shot Manny Ruiz after he was shot by one of his men being assaulted by Jason [Sep 15, 2005]
  • Adultery; slept with Sam McCall while married to her mother, Alexis [Aug 11, 2006]
  • Framed Sam for stealing a flash drive with incriminating evidence against Sonny and Jason on it [Nov 2006]
  • Various crimes committed while DA [2006-07]
  • Various crimes committed while representing the Zacchara Organization [2008]
  • Adultery; had an affair with Claudia Zacchara while she was married to his older half-brother, Sonny [Dec 5, 2008 to Feb 25, 2009]
  • Blackmailed Claudia Zacchara [Spring 2009]
  • Raped Claudia Zacchara [Apr 2009]
  • Arrested and jailed after being wrongly accused of drug related activities [Jun 2014]
  • Faked his own death with help from Anna Devane and Nathan West [Jun-Dec 2014]
  • Fraud; paid Hayden Barnes to break up and keep Elizabeth Webber and Jake Doe away from each other, by having her pretend to be Jake's wife [Mar 20-May 1, 2015; revealed Mar 24, 2015]
  • Plotted with Madeline Reeves to acquire Nina's money [May 18-Aug 31, 2015; revealed May 29, 2015]
  • Fraud; married Nina Reeves to acquire her money [May 18, 2015]
  • Adultery; had an affair with Madeline Reeves while married to her daughter, Nina [Jun 26-Aug 31, 2015]

Health and Vitals

  • Accidentally shot by Faith's hit-woman, who was trying to kill Sonny [Mar 2003]
  • Sustained a minor head injury after he was assaulted by one of Alcazar's men [Jul 2003]
  • Shot in both the leg and the chest by one of Alcazar's men [Aug 2003]
  • Shot during a shootout with the Ruiz family [2005]
  • Held hostage at gunpoint by Manny Ruiz and his men [Sep 15, 2005]
  • Fell ill during the encephalitis plague that hit Port Charles [Feb 2006]
  • Beat up by Jason Morgan [Oct 2006]
  • Hit with a chair by Sam McCall [Nov 2006]
  • Stabbed by Anthony Zacchara during Black & White Ball [Nov 2007]
  • His blood type is A- [revealed Nov 2007]
  • Assaulted by Jason Morgan [Spring 2008]
  • Assaulted by Jason (pinned to a wall) [Feb 2009]
  • Given a lethal overdose of sleeping pills and alcohol by Claudia Zacchara [Spring 2009]
  • Drugged by Luke Spencer [May 2014]
  • Framed by Julian Jerome for being his boss and by Luke for killing Harry the hit man [May 29, 2014]
  • Presumed dead [Jun-Dec 2014]
  • Kidnapped and was held against his own will by Johnny Zacchara and his goons [Dec 2014]
  • Almost got shot and killed by Carlos Rivera under Johnny's orders (Jordan and Shawn stopped him) [Dec 23, 2014]
  • Slapped by Elizabeth Webber [May 1, 2015]
  • Wore a wire to record Madeline Reeves' confession [Aug 28-31, 2015]
  • Attacked by his nephew, Morgan [Sep 10, 2015]
  • Blackmailed (by Franco and Nina) into signing annulment papers and signing away any claim to Nina's money by threatening to pursue criminal chargers for trying make Nina think she was crazy and for trying to steal her money [Sep 14, 2015]

Positions held

Predecessor District Attorney Successor
Alexis Davis

John Durant
Ric Lansing
Alexis Davis
Scott Baldwin
Ric Lansing
Alexis Davis

John Durant

Predecessor Assistant District Attorney Successor

Dara Jensen
Ric Lansing

Alexis Davis

Family tree


See also


External links

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