Rick Worthy was born in the Detroit/Southfield area.
He graduated from Southfield Senior High School in 1985, and then from the University of Michigan in 1990.
Rick became a stage actor in Detroit. Later on, he moved to Chicago where he worked with several prestigious theatre companies, before moving on to Los Angeles to focus on television and film work.
His father is a retired auto worker in the Farmington area.
Rick's first TV appearance was at the age of seventeen on the dance contest TV show "Dance Fever", where he performed breakdance with his brother, Tim.