Born in the small village of Iserlohn-Letmathe, West Germany, Ingo Rademacher lived on the European continent until his parents moved to New South Wales, Australia, when he was ten.
He and his sister, Anne, helped his parents work a 400-acre cattle and Angora goat station there.
"I played rugby and worked the ranch," he says. "We didn't have a television for three-and-a-half years there."
Rademacher first aired on General Hospital in January of 1996 and returned to the show in July 2001, after a year-long break.