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Rick Bauer
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Michael O'Leary as Rick Bauer
Guiding Light
Portrayed by: Albert Zungalo III (1970-1971)
Gary Hannoch (1972-1976)
Robbie Berridge (1976-1978)
Phil MacGregor (1982-1983)
Michael O'Leary (1983-1986, 1987-1991 & 1995-2009)
Duration: 1970-1978, 1982-1986, 1987-1991 & 1995-2009
First appearance: August 18, 1970
Last appearance: September 18, 2009
Cause/reason: Series finale
Created by: Robert Soderberg
Edith Sommer
Family: Ballinger family
Bauer family
Jackson family
Miller family
Mills family
Gender: Male
Born: August 18, 1961
(originally August 18, 1965)
Occupation: Doctor
Residence: Springfield, Illinois
Parents: William "Ed" Bauer Jr.
Leslie Jackson
(mother, deceased)
Siblings: Michelle Bauer
(paternal half-sister)
Marital status: Melinda Sue "Mindy" Lewis
(married) [09/2010-]
Past marriage(s): Meredith Reade
(divorced) [1988-1989]
Elizabeth "Beth" Raines
(divorced) [1990]
Annie Dutton
(divorced) [1993-1995]
Abigail "Abby" Blume
(divorced) [1998-2000]
Melissande "Mel" Boudreau
(divorced) [2002-2007]
Elizabeth "Beth" Raines
(divorced) [2007-2008]
Children: Jude Cooper Bauer
(son, with Harley)
Leah Bauer
(daughter, with Mel)
Grandparents: William "Bill" Bauer Sr.
(paternal, deceased)
Bertha "Bert" Miller
(paternal, deceased)
Roy Mills
(maternal; biological, deceased)
Victoria Ballinger
(maternal, deceased)
Stephen Jackson
(maternal; adoptive, deceased)
Great-grandparents: Frederich Bauer
(paternal, deceased)
Unknown woman
(paternal, deceased)
Unknown man
(paternal, deceased)
Elsie Miller
(paternal, deceased)
Aunts & uncles: Michael "Mike" Bauer
Hillary Bauer
(paternal, deceased)
Nieces & nephews: Robert "Robbie" Santos
Hope Santos
Cousins: Hope Bauer
Other relatives: Alan-Michael Spaulding
Romances: Elizabeth "Beth" Raines
(dated; 1983-1984)
Melinda Sue "Mindy" Lewis
(dated/engaged; 1984)
Muffy Baxter
(dated; 1984-1985)
Tanya Peterson
(dated; 1985-1986)
Claire Ramsey
(lovers; 1986)
Roxanne "Roxie" Shayne
(dated/engaged; 1987-1988)
Amber Novack
(dated; 1989)
Meredith Reade
(dated/engaged; 1989)
Melinda Sue "Mindy" Lewis
(dated/engaged; 1990)
Dana Jones
(dated; 1990, deceased)
Rae Rooney
(dated/engaged; 1990-1991)
Christina "Blake" Thorpe
(affair/one night stand; 1995)
Harley Cooper
(affair/one night stand; 2001)
Harley Cooper
(dated/engaged; 2002)
Elizabeth "Beth" Raines
(affair/lovers; 2006)

Dr. Frederick "Rick" Bauer is a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera Guiding Light.

Actor History:[]

  • Albert Zungalo III (1970-1971; recurring)
  • Gary Hannoch (1972-1976; recurring)
  • Robbie Berridge (1976-1978; recurring)
  • Phil MacGregor (11/1982-05/1983; recurring)
  • Michael O'Leary (05/1983-12/1986, 07/1987-02/1991, 03/1995-08/2005 & 07/2006-09/2009; contract & 08/2005-06/2006; recurring)

Character History:[]