Richard Charles Herbst, also known as Rick Hearst, was born on January 4, 1965 in Howard Beach, New York, USA. He is a Daytime Emmy award winning actor best known for his roles in American soap operas. He portrayed the demon Troxa in the Season 3 episode "Sight Unseen".


His first film was titled Brain Damage 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-) as Whipple "Whip" Jones III. He returned as Whipple on July 16, 2009. Since 2002, he has 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 Bernse.


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