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Exclusive: Rick Springfield joins 'Californication'

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Man, the Coreys are going to be pissed they didn’t get this.

Actor-slash-“Jessie’s Girl” crooner Rick Springfield has signed on to play himself in four episodes of Californication, sources confirm to me exclusively.

As I tweeted earlier this month, producers of the Showtime dramedy put out a casting call looking for “an actor who experienced huge fame in the 80’s to play themselves as a now down-on his-luck-ex-celebrity waiting tables to get by.”

Props to Springfield for having the guts to poke a little fun at himself. And for being down with the “tasteful nudity” and “simulated sex” that I’m told the role requires. (That noise you hear is millions of middle-aged General Hospital fans squealing, “We’re going to see Dr. Drake’s naughty bits!”)