- Rick Bauer (Guiding Light)
Dr. Frederick Bauer Guiding Light Portrayed by Michael O'Leary (Currently) First appearance August 18, 1970 Last appearance September 18, 2009 Profile Gender Male Occupation
- Doctor at a free clinic in Clayton, ILL
- Doctor at Cedars Hospital
- Former medical examiner at Cedars Hospital
Relationships Parents William "Ed" Bauer Jr.
Sibling(s) Michelle Bauer Santos
Spouse(s) Meredith Reade
Elizabeth "Beth" Raines
(divorced; first time) 
Abigail "Abby" Blume
Melissande "Mel" Boudreau
Elizabeth "Beth" Raines
(divorced; second time) [2007-2008]
(married; 2010- present)
Children Jude Cooper Bauer
(son, with Harley)
(daughter, with Mel)
Other relatives William "Bill" Bauer Sr.
(paternal grandfather, deceased)
Bert Miller Bauer
(paternal grandmother, deceased)
(maternal biological grandfather, deceased)
(maternal grandmother, deceased)
(maternal adoptive grandfather, deceased)
Michael "Mike" Bauer
(paternal aunt, deceased)
Robert "Robbie" Santos
(paternal first cousin once removed)
Dr. Frederick "Rick" Bauer, MD is a fictional character in the town of Springfield on the CBS daytime drama, Guiding Light. Rick was born on August 18, 1970 (onscreen). This was revised to 1965 when he graduated from high school in 1983. He is the son of Dr. Ed Bauer and Ed's former wife Leslie Jackson. He grew up in Springfield, before leaving town to attend college and medical school. He returned to Springfield after graduating to do his residency at Cedars (as his father Ed had done), and remained for many years after that.
He is currently played by actor Michael O'Leary.
Rick is a doctor at the free clinic in Clayton, a doctor at Cedars Hospital in Springfield and the former Medical Examiner at Cedars. He at one point in time resided with his friends Gus and Harley. By 2008 he had returned to living at the Bauer family home. He was recently married to and divorced from Elizabeth "Beth" Raines Spaulding. Per a flash forward in the final episode of Guiding Light, Rick and Mindy Lewis will be married around September 2010.
Rick and Phillip Spaulding have been best friends since they were teenagers, though their friendship has been tested numerous times throughout the years.
- Albert Zungalo III (1970 to 1971)
- Gary Hannoch (1972 to 1976)
- Robbie Berridge (1976 to 1978)
- Phil MacGregor (November 1982 to May 1983)
- Michael O'Leary (on contract, May 26, 1983 to December 26, 1986; July 3, 1987 to February 20, 1991; March 31, 1995 to August 27, 2005; Recurring, August 28, 2005 to June 2006; Contract, July 2006 to 2009)
Guiding Light CharactersRick Bauer • Remy Boudreau • Buzz Cooper • Frank Cooper • Marina Cooper • Cyrus Foley • Daisy Lemay • Billy Lewis • Bill Lewis • Joshua Lewis • Mindy Lewis • Shayne Lewis • Dinah Marler • Jeffrey O'Neill • Natalia Rivera • Rafe Rivera • Danny Santos • Michelle Bauer Santos • Reva Shayne • Alan Spaulding • James Spaulding • Lizzie Spaulding • Phillip Spaulding • Olivia Spencer • Ashlee Wolfe Recurring characters Related topics History
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