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Rick Hearst
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Full Name

Richard Charles Herbst

Birthdate

January 4, 1965

Birthplace

Howard Beach, New York, USA

Spouse

Donna Smoot (1990-present)

Children

2

Occupation

Actor

Years Active

1989-2016

Rick Hearst daytime career started in 1989 when he joined Days of our Lives as Scott Banning. Hearst was written off DAYS in May 1990 and departed but two months later in July of that year, Hearst was replacing actor Carl T. Evans when he opted to leave the show and depart the role cast and debuted for him as Alan-Michael Spaulding on Guiding Light. Hearst left GL in 1996. After leaving GL, Hearst appeared in episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, Pacific Blue and Charmed. In 2000, Hearst returned to daytime playing Matt Clark on The Young and the Restless. Hearst left Y&R in Fall 2000 and a few months later he joined The Bold and the Beautiful as Whip Jones. B&B wrote out Hearst after six months. Hearst joined General Hospital in November 2001 as Ric Lansing. In 2009, Hearst was dropped to recurring status with GH and B&B offered Hearst the opportunity to return to the show as Whip. Hearst was eventually dropped to recurring status with B&B and the character was written out in June 2010. Hearst returned to GH in February 2015 until he left GH in 2016.

Personal Life

Hearst has been married to Donna Smoot since 06/09/1990. They share two children, Cameron and Nicholas.

Soapography

Awards and Nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1991 Younger Actor Alan-Michael Spaulding, Guiding Light W
1992 Supporting Actor Alan-Michael Spaulding, Guiding Light N
1993 Supporting Actor Alan-Michael Spaulding, Guiding Light N
1995 Supporting Actor Alan-Michael Spaulding, Guiding Light N
2002 Special Fan Award - America's Favorite Villain Matt Clark, The Young and the Restless N
2004 Supporting Actor Ric Lansing, General Hospital W
2005 Supporting Actor Ric Lansing, General Hospital N
2007 Supporting Actor Ric Lansing, General Hospital W
2016 Actor in a Digital Drama Series Mr. Ryan, Youthful Daze N

Soap Opera Digest Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1992 Outstanding Young Actor - Daytime Alan-Michael Spaulding, Guiding Light N
1993 Outstanding Young Actor Alan-Michael Spaulding, Guiding Light N
1996 Outstanding Lead Actor Alan-Michael Spaulding, Guiding Light N
2001 Favorite Villain Matt Clark, The Young and the Restless W
2005 Favorite New Couple Ric and Alexis, General Hospital N
2005 Outstanding Supporting Actor Ric Lansing, General Hospital W

Online Film and Television Awards (OFTA)

Year Category Series W/N
2002 Supporting Actor - Daytime Serial Matt Clark, The Young and the Restless N
2009 Supporting Actor - Daytime Serial Ric Lansing, General Hospital N


Preceded by
Benjamin Hendrickson (2003);

Jordan Clarke (2006)

Supporting Actor Winner
2004, 2007
Succeeded by
Greg Rikaart (2005);

Kristoff St. John (2008)

Preceded by
Andy Kavovit (1990)
Younger Actor Winner
1991
Succeeded by
Kristoff St. John (1992)

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