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|Born|| Richard Charles Herbst |
January 4, 1965
Howard Beach, New York
|Spouse||Donna Smoot (1990-present)|
|Children|| Nicholas Herbst (b.1992)|
Cameron Herbst (b.1995)
Rick Hearst is an actor known for playing Ric Lansing on General Hospital from 2002-2009. He was born Richard Charles Herbst, but he is not closely related to Rebecca Herbst (the actress who plays Elizabeth Webber
His first film was titled Brain Damage and 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. He appeared on General Hospital (2002–2009) as Ric Lansing. His last airdate was June 25, 2009.
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.
Hearst has been married to wife Donna Smoot since June 9, 1990; they have two sons, Cameron and Nicholas.