Rick Hearst Bio

(Whip, B&B)


the 411

BIRTHDATE: January 4
YEARS ON SHOW: 2002; 2009-present
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Donna Smoot since 1990
CHILDREN: Nicholas (born in 1992) and Cameron (born in 1995)

Rick Hearst joined the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL in November of 2002 as the passionate Ric Lansing. He grew up in New York in a tight-knit Italian Family. Rick's fascination for the ocean and sea life would have led him to a career in oceanography but, at the age of twelve, his focus shifted to acting when his mother remarried and they moved to Texas.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. His real last name is Herbst.
  2. Started studying karate after he was mugged in New York and now has a black belt.
  3. Auditioned for the role of GH's Stavros, which went to Robert Kelker-Kelly.
  4. Is a longtime friend of Sean Kanan (Deacon, Y&R) whom he met while Hearst was working as a waiter.
  5. Directed a children's production of Peter Pan in 2011.
stories featuring
Rick Hearst

Fan favorite Rick Hearst (ex-Whip, B&B; ex-Matt, Y&R et al) is back filming at...

Rick Hearst: Straight on Till Morning   Nov 15, 2010

The play's just one of many things for BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL's busiest body,...

Rick Hearst Whips Up A Frenzy   Jul 15, 2009

Whip is finally back on BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL after months of fan anticipation — and no one's happier than Weekly...

Heavy Lifting With Rick Hearst   Mar 30, 2009

After GENERAL HOSPITAL's Claudia poisoned Ric,...

GH's Ric: Mouthpiece With a Mouth   Oct 30, 2008

Ric has been steadily drawn deeper into the web of Zacchara intrigue — especially thanks to black widow...

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Other Roles

Other Soap Roles
GENERAL HOSPITAL (Ric Lansing, 2002-2009)
YOUNG AND RESTLESS (Matt Clark a.k.a. Carter Mills, (2000-2001)
GUIDING LIGHT (Alan-Michael Spaulding,1990-1996)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES (Scotty Banning, 1989-1990)

Film Roles
Carpool Guy (Joel, 2005)
Dead Sexy (as Richard Hearst, Bellhop, 2001)
Warlock III: The End of Innocence (as Richard C. Hearst, Scott, 1999)
Crossing the Line (Rick Kagan, 1989)
Brain Damage (Brian, 1988)

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