1980s Rocker Joins ‘True Detective’

Dec 11, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A rock ‘n’ roll singer who was big in the ’80s before carving out an acting career is the latest addition to season two of HBO’s “True Detective.” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Rick Springfield has joined the anthology drama series.

Details about the role Springfield will play on the show — including whether he will be a guest star or a regular — have not been revealed, the report notes.

Springfield reportedly tweeted Wednesday: “Just finished my 1st day of shooting for season 2 of HBO’s True Detective. What a great script. Working w/ Colin Farrell & Rachel McAdams!”

THR notes: “Colin Farrell stars as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vince Vaughn is set as Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.”

The Australian-born Springfield had his signature hit in 1981 with “Jessie’s Girl” before transitioning to acting with a role on “General Hospital.” More recently, he played himself on TV on “Californication.”

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