David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff


7/17/1952, Baltimore, Maryland

Birth Name

David Michael Hasselhoff



Also Known As

David Hasselhof
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David Hasselhoff is most famous for his roles on Knight Rider and Baywatch.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • David Hasselhoff is one of a handful of actors to play the same regular role on two different TV shows at the same time. He played the part of Mitch Buchannon on both Baywatch (1989) and Baywatch Nights (1995) for two seasons.

    • In October 2007, David relapsed once again but was fortunate enough to realize he needed assistance and checked in to hospital.

    • In May 2007, David was forced to admit he had fallen off the wagon, after video footage of him rolling around the floor drunk was released to the media. David's 16-year-old daughter filmed the scene, telling her father off for going back to drinking.

    • In a poll conducted by website Wotif.com, David Hasselhoff proved to be the least popular celebrity on Valentine's Day 2007, when not one of the 5000 Australians polled selected him as the person who they would most like to take on a romantic Valentine's Day getaway.

    • In December 2006, David likened himself to British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and admitted he would consider a career in politics.

    • After a nasty divorce, David and Pamela Bach have had their custody battle settled by the courts. The couple will share custody of their daughters Taylor Ann and Hayley Amber, with the girls splitting their time between the two and alternating for holidays.

    • Viewers were shocked by David's strange antics on a UK breakfast show in October 2006. David denies he was drunk during the interview in which he attempted to charm the host, Jennie Falconer, before performing a hip-thrusting dance routine to his new song and falling asleep during an ad break.

    • David will appear in a stage musical based on his own life. David Hasselhoff: The Musical, will open in Melbourne, Australia before moving on to America.

    • David is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as "The Most Watched TV Star in the World," thanks to starring roles in both Knight Rider and Baywatch.

    • David fought John Tesh in MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch.

    • In 2004, David played the lead role in London performances of Chicago, for three months, starting July 16.

    • David had a cameo appearance in The SpongeBob SquarePants movie. He starred as himself.

    • In 1989 David was awarded "Most Popular and Best Selling Artist of the Year" in Germany and was invited to perform Freedom on the Berlin Wall on New Year's Eve 1989.

    • In 1996 David got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    • David checked himself into the Betty Ford Clinic for alcohol-related problems in 2002.

    • David attended the Academy Of Dramatic Arts (in Chicago) and the California Institute Of Arts (in Los Angeles).

    • In Germany, David shares his dubbing voice with that of Kermit the Frog.

    • David attended the season finale of American Idol in May of 2006.

    • David has parachuted with the US Army Parachute Demonstration Team, The Golden Knights, and has flown with the US Navy's Blue Angels!

    • David's recording, Looking for Freedom, remained in the number one spot on the German charts for eight consecutive weeks in 1989.

    • David was married to Pamela Bach until May 4, 2006. They have two daughters, Taylor Ann and Hayley Amber.

    • David has four sisters.

    • David is 6'4" tall.

    • One of David's nicknames is "The Hoff".

    • David joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in South Park episode 11 entitled "Tom's Rhinoplasty."

    • David had a pay-per-view special that he hoped would help him gain popularity as a singer in the United States. Unfortunately for him, on the night of the special O.J. Simpson ended up having his infamous white Bronco slo-mo chase.

    • David co-invested some of his money to buy the rights to NBC´s Baywatch and made it the international syndication success it is now.

    • David combined his acting and singing abilities when he starred in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde. His unforgettable performance airs occasionally on HBO and is also available on DVD.

    • David has also released several pop music albums.

    • David formed a true father-son bond with TV son and Baywatch co-star Jeremy Jackson.

  • Quotes

    • David: I find it a bit sad that there isn't a picture of me in Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie.

    • David: (after falling off the wagon in 2007) Despite that I have been going through a painful divorce and I have recently been separated from my children due to my work, I have been successfully dealing with my issues. Unfortunately, one evening I did have a brief relapse, but part of recovery is relapse. Because of my honest and positive relationship with my daughters, who were concerned for my wellbeing, there was a tape made that night to show me what I was like. I have seen the tape. I have learned from it and I am back on my game.

    • David: (on Pamela Anderson) I never fancied Pamela - until recently. I was sitting next to her at a party at the Playboy Mansion and there was loads of chemistry. I though how funny it would be if we hooked up.

    • David: You know, I've had an interesting career. I've made a living, talking to a car, running in slow motion with Pamela Anderson, and starring with a sponge. Now, people might say there's no depth to that, but...uh...and they're right... however, it seems to have worked.

    • David: I feel like Elvis. Only alive.

    • David: (asked what he liked better: working with a talking car or a talking sponge) The car was a blast. SpongeBob SquarePants was fun, but he didn't come to the set. He was a stuck-up sponge.

    • David: (on "America's Got Talent") I let people down easy with inspiration.

    • David: (on crying at the "American Idol" finale)It was my best friend's birthday, and he was told he'd live for six months [with brain cancer]. He turned to me when Taylor Hicks won and said, "It's good to be alive." We both burst into tears.

    • David:(on America's Got Talent) I got a new show where we will never tell you what's coming around the corner.

    • David: I would consider (a career in politics). My first law would be 'Respect', then 'Get on with your neighbours'

    • David: (on British Prime Minister. Tony Blair) I said to him: 'I admire your attitude, your morals and what you stand for. You remind me a lot of myself.

    • David: (his reaction after reading the script for the "Baywatch" pilot for the first time) This is basically Knight Rider in a bathing suit. I don't wanna do it.

    • David: We made sure nobody died on the show. We made sure nobody ever drowned on Baywatch.

    • David: I look good, but I probably have the insides of Elvis.

    • David: (after earning the title of the male star internet surfers are hungry to read about by the 'Pipex' survey of 16-24-year olds.) I'm delighted to be such a hit on the web and to be crowned king of the internet.

  • Too much information.

    Bad dancer and actor. Like that he can make fun of himself.
  • I confess I love the Hoff!

    The earliest memory I have of David is of me and my Dad watching Knight Rider together back in the 80s. I was 5 and had a crush on Michael Knight. My bedroom was covered with posters of David.

    Today, he's still the most entertaining person I could name. I doubt he's ever gonna win an academy award, but that's not what's important. He's just a great guy. His flaws make him human, and he doesn't take himself too seriously (just watch the video to "Jump in my car"!).

    Besides that: yes I am German, yes I love his singing, and no, I don't think he's the reason the wall came down. ;-)moreless