He appeared in the series from 15 September 2004 until 24 July 2008.
Furze was cast into the role after an audition and a screen test impressed producers.
Early examples include romances with Cassie Turner (Sharni Vinson) and Belle Taylor (Jessica Tovey) and a prominent relationship with his best friend Matilda Hunter (Indiana Evans).
Ric has generally received favourable reviews from critics.
Actor Mark Furze joined the cast of Home and Away in 2004.
Pia confirmed her plans to leave Home and Away earlier this week.Jim Schembri of The Age said behaved in an "honourable manner" in his relationship with Matilda.Nick Levine of Digital Spy has praised his physical appearance, while Greg Hassal of The Sydney Morning Herald praised Ric's storylines.The 33-year-old actress was there to announce her new TV series, Bite Club.Pia, who was dressed in a red satin frock, was joined by several of her Bite Club co-stars, Todd Lasance, Ash Ricardo, and Marny Kennedy.
Furze said he was attracted to the role because of Ric's characterisation.