David Hasselhoff

Actor, Singer, Producer
It was presumably safe to say that few actors enjoyed a career as successful, tumultuous and just plain odd as that of David Hasselhoff. The star of three phenomenally popular television series - "The Young and the ... Read more »
Born: 07/16/1952 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (110)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baywatch 1991 - 2000, 2002 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Baywatch Nights 1991 - 2000, 2002 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hoff The Record 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Newsreaders 1995 - 1997, 2002 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Stretch 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Young and the Restless 1972 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Home Raiders 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing Ninja 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ramsay's Christmas Cookalong 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Consultant 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Piranha 3DD 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2006, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Brother 2011 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Funniest Commercials of the Year 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Hop 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Same Name 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sons of Anarchy 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hasselhoffs 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gulf is Back 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

America's Got Talent 1995 - 1997, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Kumars At No. 42 (BBC) 1995 - 1997, 2002 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Anaconda 3 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Knight Rider 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Kickin' It Old Skool 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Click 2006 (Movie)

Ammer (Actor)

A Dirty Shame 2004 (Movie)

Special Appearance (Actor)

American Idol: The Phenomenon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 (Movie)

German Coach (Actor)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Still Standing 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Fear Factor 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The New Guy 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Baywatch Hawaii 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Baywatch: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Legacy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

1st Annual Laureus Sports Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Action 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The West Wing 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

NightMan 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Target Shoots First 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

All-Star Moms 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Welcome to Hollywood 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Team "Baywatch" USA 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual American Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's Independence Day Concert 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Avalanche 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Sea World/Busch Gardens Party For the Planet 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise 1993 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Ring of the Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

John D'Artagnan Smith (Actor)

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bulkin Trail 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Fire and Rain 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bail Out 1989 (Movie)

White Bread (Actor)

The Final Alliance 1989 (Movie)

Will Colton (Actor)

Witchcraft 1989 (Movie)

Gary (Actor)

Fame, Fortune & Romance 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Starke Zeiten 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Knight Rider 1982 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The NBC All-Star Hour 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Noel Edmonds Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

On Top All Over the World 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Scene of the Crime 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Semi-Tough 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Starcrash 1978 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

After Hours: Getting To Know Us 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Revenge of the Cheerleaders 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Crystal Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

AIDS: The Global Explosion (TV Show)

Actor

Baywatch Hawaiian Wedding (TV Show)

Actor

Bridge Across Time (TV Show)

Actor

Fire and Rain (Movie)

Dr. Dan Meyer (Actor)

Gridlock (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Christmas Parade (TV Show)

Actor

Knight Rider (Movie)

Michael Knight (Actor)

Knight Rider 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD (TV Show)

Actor

One True Love (TV Show)

Actor

Pleasure Cove (TV Show)

Actor

Shaka Zulu -- The Citadel (TV Show)

Actor

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (TV Show)

Actor

Star Search (TV Show)

Actor

The Cartier Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Trust Us with Your Life (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Untitled (Celebrity Death Pool Project) 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bail Out 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (2)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

("Looking For Freedom") (Song Performer)

Piranha 3DD 2012 (Movie)

("Love Hunter") (Song Performer)

Biography

It was presumably safe to say that few actors enjoyed a career as successful, tumultuous and just plain odd as that of David Hasselhoff. The star of three phenomenally popular television series - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS, 1973- ), "Knight Rider" (NBC, 1982-86) and "Baywatch" (NBC/syndicated, 1989-2001) - Hasselhoff was adored by millions of fans around the world - particularly in Germany - yet endured an equal amount of derision for participating in these very same shows, especially in his home country. Pundits also targeted him for his European fan base, his dodgy music career, and broad acting style, yet Hasselhoff seemed to shrug off the brickbats with almost supernatural good cheer. Eventually, the dichotomous nature of his career ushered him into that curious twilight zone of celebrity reserved for those performers who was famous for being famous - and he worked that angle with remarkable fervor, even to the point of parodying himself in films, television shows and commercials to prove that he was in on the joke. Not even a much-publicized problem with alcohol and a failed marriage could dim his particular star power.

Relationships

Pamela Bach Actor

Wife
Married on Dec. 8, 1989 Filed for divorce in January 2005 Divorce was finalized on July 27, 2006

Hayley Hasselhoff Actor

Daughter
Born Aug. 26, 1992; mother, Pamela Bach Appeared with family on "The Hasselhoffs" (A&E) in 2010

Joe Hasselhoff

Father
Worked for Brinks

Dolores Hasselhoff

Mother

Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff Actor

Daughter
Born May 5, 1990; mother, Pamela Bach Appeared with family on "The Hasselhoffs" (A&E) in 2010

Catherine Hickland Actor

Wife
Married on March 24, 1984 Divorced on March 1, 1989

Hayley Roberts

Companion
Met in 2011 after Roberts asked for Hasselfhoff's autograph while he was a judge on "Britain's Got Talent"

EDUCATION

Academy of Dramatic Arts

Pontiac , Michigan

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia , California

Milestones

2012

Played himself in the thriller "Piranha 3DD"

2010

Briefly reprised his role as Dr. William 'Snapper' Foster on CBS' "The Young and the Restless"

2010

Joined 11th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC) as a contestant

2010

Featured on a "Comedy Central Roast"

2010

Appeared with real-life daughters on short lived reality series "The Hasselhoffs" (A&E)

2008

Reprised role of Michael Knight in the NBC TV-movie "Knight Rider"

2006

Played Adam Sandler's boss in the comedy "Click"

2006

Judged the NBC reality competition series "America's Got Talent," created by Simon Cowell

2004

Cast as the German Coach in the comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"

2004

Cast in the role of Billy Flynn in the London stage production of "Chicago"

2003

Re-teamed with the cast of "Baywatch" for the TV-movie "Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding"

2000

Made Broadway debut assuming the title roles in the musical "Jekyll and Hyde"

1999

Made directorial debut with an episode of "Baywatch"

1998

Sang a duet with Filipina singer Regine Velasquez, which was used as the main theme for his movie "Legacy"

1996

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (January)

1995

Produced and starred in "Baywatch Nights," a spin-off of the popular syndicated series

1995

Released the album Miracle of Love in the U.S.

1993

Signed multi-million dollar deal with BMG/Ariola for a worldwide recording contract

1991

Executive produced and starred in the revived syndicated version of "Baywatch"; left series in 1999, but stayed on as a producer

1991

Released second album in Europe, Crazy for You

1990

Released first album in Germany, Looking For Freedom

1990

Performed the single "Looking For Freedom" on the Berlin Wall on New Year's Eve

1989

Produced first film, "W. B. Blue and the Bean"; also co-starred

1989

Returned to TV to star in the original incarnation of "Baywatch" (NBC)

1982

Delivered breakthrough role as Michael Knight on the NBC action series "Knight Rider"

1980

Starred on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Semi-Tough"

1979

Cast in the role of Simon in the Italian film "Starcrash"

1976

Feature acting debut, "Revenge of the Cheerleaders"

1975

Made TV debut playing Dr. William 'Snapper' Foster on the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless"

Bonus Trivia

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Hasselhoff's pay-per-view special from the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City aired on the same night, June 17, 1994, that O.J. Simpson was chased down the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. It was thought to cut viewership for other programs significantly.

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"The people who still make fun of the show are unaware of what it's about. We're devoted to action, not violence. Romance, not sex. And issues, but not too heavy." – Hasselhoff quoted in People magazine, Oct. 3, 1994

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Hasseslhoff checked himself into the Betty Ford center in June 2002 for alcohol treatment.

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On Feb. 20, 2003, Hasselhoff and his wife were involved in a motorcycle accident. Hasselhoff was treated for possible lower back fractures, a broken rib, cuts and bruises, and his wife was treated for a fractured ankle and broken wrist.

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Hasselhoff was arrested June 5, 2004 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The next day, he checked himself into the Betty Ford Center for treatment of alcoholism.

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"I like a challenge," Hasselhoff says. "That's what drives me. Although fear of unemployment also has a lot to do with it. But when I hear, 'Here's an opportunity,' I run with it. And to wind up as a part of pop culture forever, that's just awesome." – from Biography magazine, Summer 2005

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On March 6, 2006, Pamela Bach, the estranged wife of David Hasselhoff, accused Hasselhoff of violent behavior towards her. On March 9, 2006, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark A. Juhas ordered the former "Baywatch" star to stay at least 100 yards from Bach except for "peaceful contacts related to court ordered visitation" of their children.

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On May 3, 2007, a video surfaced of Hasselhoff apparently intoxicated. The video showed him shirtless, lying on the floor, drunkenly trying to focus on a Wendy's hamburger in a Las Vegas hotel room. His daughter Taylor Ann, who shot the video, was heard saying, "Tell me you are going to stop, tell me you are going to stop." Eventually, Hasselhoff mumbled an answer: "Yep? Yes? Mmmhmm..." Hasselhoff issued a statement, in the wake of the leaked video, that it was released deliberately. Hasselhoff claimed that it was filmed by Taylor Ann so that he could see how he appeared and acted when intoxicated. Hasselhoff's visitation rights with his two daughters were suspended on May 7, 2007.

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On June 15, 2007, Hasselhoff was awarded primary custody of his two daughters.

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