In early March of 2008, Ricky announced on his offical website that he would be leaving the role of "Gus" on Guiding Light. One week later, it was revealed that he would take over the role of "Jake Martin" on All My Children.
Ricky appeared in the Broadway revival of Grease and the Off-Broadway productions of, The Pirates of Penzance, Welcome To My Life, The Nest of the Wood Grouse, and Feathered Serpent.
A shot of Ricky's New Jersey condo was featured in the July 30, 2007 issue of In Touch magazine.
Ricky is longtime friends with singer/actress Deborah Gibson.
Ricky was both the host and executive producer of the show Street Match, a dating game show.
Ricky had a part in the movie Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, but most of his part ended up on the cutting room floor.
Ricky received Daytime Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor category in 2003 and 2007 for playing Gus Aitoro on Guiding Light.
Ricky: (on his 2008 departure from Guiding Light) If you can leave... at the top of your game, there is an air of class in exiting like that. I just felt it was time.
Ricky: I can do whatever. I'm like a piece of Play-Doh.
Ricky: (on his first manager) I was a child actor in New York, and I was taken advantage of.
Ricky: I obviously love going into a movie theater and seeing a finished feature that took us three months as a team to shoot and another seven or eight months to put together to see the results. But my favorite is a sitcom that's taped in front of a live audience, because it's a mixture of theater and film, and you get to do it again if you mess it up.
Ricky: Never act, just be. I catch myself acting and it makes me sick. I'll down like five glasses of water, breathe in and out a lot. I used to go have a cigarette but I quit that, so now I go eat my Twix bars and I calm down; then I go back and I try it again. You cannot be perfect when you are doing this almost every day, but you can come close.
Ricky: In the early '90s I used to have really big hair. But you know, everybody was doing it. And when I would do appearances, people would want to touch it. I was like a farm animal!
Ricky: (on his upbringing) We had fancy meals and it was always all that elegant stuff when I was a baby. I wore little suspenders and leather, little short chap pants, shiny patent leather shoes and a little waistcoat with a jacket.
Ricky: I probably was a handful to raise. But I always look at life like a gigantic bicycle race, like the Tour de France. I will never get off this bicycle. I must learn to repair the bike, put in the air, do the oil, change the tires, the whole thing. But I will always be pedaling, until I drop dead. So don't count on me getting out of the race.
Ricky: (on his Guiding Light" character, Gus) He was supposed to be a cop, but he was supposed to be a clean-cut, all-American jock-type that had graduated from Quantico and was now in the FBI, but he couldn't boil water. I went in wearing all black and I hadn't shaved for a week. I didn't think I was going to get the role anyway, so I wanted to do my own thing that would make me happy.
Ricky: My love for human beings in relationships will always pale in comparison to my love for acting.
Ricky: Until I was 6 or 7, I had an Irish accent. Till I was 11 or 12, I had an English accent. Still, a lot of my friends razz me about the way I pronounce certain words.
Ricky: My mother has kept me in line all my life. She was never a stage mother... quite the opposite. She was always pushing me away from the business and giving me an alternative route.
Ricky: I never made a conscious decision to be in show business.