Hearst, Rich 1965–

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HEARST, Rich 1965–

(Richard Hearst, Richard C. Hearst, Rick Herbst)


Original name, Richard Charles Herbst; born January 4, 1965, in Howard Beach, Queens, New York, NY; son of Charles and Anna (maiden name, Follo) Herbst; married Donna Smoot (a fitness instructor), June 9, 1990; children: Nicholas Charles, Cameron James. Education: Attended University of Texas at Austin; studied acting at Circle in the Square Professional Workshop. Avocational Interests: Karate (first degree black belt), playing the guitar, playing pool, woodworking, carpentry.

Addresses: Agent— Amanda Glazer, The Kohner Agency, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor. Former member of the band 2C. Also held other jobs.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Daytime Emmy Award, 1991, and Daytime Emmy Award nominations, 1992, 1993, and 1995, all outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, and Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, outstanding younger lead actor in daytime, 1992, outstanding younger leading actor, 1993, and outstanding lead actor, 1996, all for Guiding Light; Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding villain, 2001, and nomination for Special Fan Award, Daytime Emmy awards, 2002, both for The Young and the Restless; Daytime Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 2004, for General Hospital.


Television Appearances; Series:

Scotty Banning, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, and DOOL), NBC, 1989–1990.

Alan–Michael Spaulding, Guiding Light, CBS, 1990–1996.

Matt Clark/Carter Mills, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 2000–2001.

Whipple "Whip" Jones III, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Top Models, and Belleza y poder), CBS, 2002.

Ric Lansing, General Hospital, ABC, beginning 2002.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 12th Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Uncredited) Alan Black, "Heaven Scent," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1997.

(As Richard C. Hearst) Alan Black, "Spring Breakdown," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1997.

(As Richard C. Hearst) Alan Black, "Storm Warning," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1997.

(As Richard C. Hearst) Optical frame designer, "Again with the Jessica's Boyfriend," Alright Already, The WB, 1997.

(As Richard C. Hearst) Zak, "A Girl's Gotta Live in the Real World," Jenny, NBC, 1997.

(As Richard C. Hearst) Frank Kovac, "Till Death Do Us Part," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1998.

Lance Rubacky, "Friend or Faux," Maggie Winters, CBS, 1998.

"Just a Gigolo," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1999.

Troxa, "Sight Unseen," Charmed, The WB, 2000.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2003.

Himself, Pyramid, syndicated, 2003.

Guest, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004.

Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

Appeared (as Rick Herbst) in American Gladiators, syndicated; also appeared in Two of a Kind, ABC.

Film Appearances:

(As Rick Herbst) Brian, Brain Damage, Paramount, 1988.

Rick Kagan, Crossing the Line, Epic Productions, 1989.

(As Richard C. Hearst) Scott, Warlock III: The End of Innocence, Trimark Pictures, 1999.

(As Richard Hearst) Bellhop, Dead Sexy, Columbia/TriStar/Mainline Releasing, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Madison, NJ, 1994.

Sal, Starfire, Los Angeles, 1999.

Rocky, Aven'U Boys, Los Angeles, 2000.

Appeared as Martin, Born Again (musical); as Joseph, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (musical); as Marshall, Spring Awakening; and as Riff, West Side Story (musical).



Soap Opera Weekly, September 10, 1991.

TV Guide, November 23, 2002, p. 70.

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