Rick Bauer
Michael O'Leary
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: Bauer family
Gender: Male
Born: August 18, 1961
(originally August 18, 1970)
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 grandfather, deceased)
Bertha "Bert" Miller
(paternal grandmother, deceased)
Roy Mills
(maternal biological grandfather, deceased)
Victoria Ballinger
(maternal grandmother, deceased)
Stephen Jackson
(maternal adoptive grandfather, deceased)
Great-grandparents: Frederich Bauer
(paternal great-grandfather, deceased)
Unknown woman
(paternal great-grandmother, deceased)
Unknown man
(paternal great-grandfather, deceased)
Elsie Miller
(paternal great-grandmother, deceased0
Aunts and uncles: Michael "Mike" Bauer
(paternal uncle)
Hillary Bauer
(paternal aunt, deceased)
Nieces and nephews: Robert "Robbie" Santos
Hope Santos
First cousins: Hope Bauer
(paternal cousin)
Other relatives: Alan-Michael Spaulding
(paternal first cousin once removed)
Romances: Elizabeth "Beth" Raines
Melinda Sue "Mindy" Lewis
Muffy Baxter
Tanya Peterson
Claire Ramsey
Roxanne "Roxie" Shayne

Amber Novack
Meredith Reade
Melinda Sue "Mindy" Lewis
Dana Jones
(dated, deceased)
Rae Rooney
Christina "Blake" Thorpe
(affair/one night stand)
Harley Cooper
(affair/one night stand)
Harley Cooper
Elizabeth "Beth" Raines

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

Actor History:Edit

  • 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:Edit

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