David Hasselhoff Biography (1952-)

Full name, David Michael Hasselhoff; born July 17, 1952, in Baltimore, MD; son of Joe (a business executive) and Dolores (a homemaker) Hasselhoff; marriedCatherine Hickland (an actress), March 24, 1984 (divorced March 1, 1989); married Pamela Bach (an actress), December 8, 1989; children: (second marriage)Taylor Ann, Hayley Amber. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Publicist: Warren Cowan & Associates, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 412, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director, recording artist
Birth Details
July 17, 1952
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Second Dr. William "Snapper" Foster, Jr., The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 1975-1982
  • Marvin "Shake" Tiller, Semi-Tough, ABC, 1980
  • Michael Knight/Michael Arthur Long and Garthe Knight, Knight Rider, NBC, 1982-1986
  • Fame, Fortune, and Romance, syndicated, 1986
  • Lieutenant/Captain Mitch Buchannon, Baywatch (also known as Baywatch Hawaii), NBC, 1989-1990, then syndicated, 1991-2000
  • Mitch Buchannon, Baywatch Nights (also known as Detectives on the Beach), syndicated, 1995-1997
  • Mr. B, NightMan, syndicated, 1997
  • Movies
  • Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story, ABC, 1976
  • Curt Taylor, The Cartier Affair, NBC, 1984
  • Don Gregory, Bridge across Time (also known as Arizona Ripper and Terror at London Bridge), NBC, 1985
  • Billy Travis, Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake, NBC,1988
  • Knight Rider the Movie, 1988
  • Mitch Buchannon, Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier (also known as Inferno at Malibu Beach), NBC, 1989
  • Dr. Dan Meyer, Fire and Rain, USA Network, 1989
  • Michael Knight, Knight Rider 2000, NBC, 1991
  • Mitch Buchannon, Baywatch: River of No Return, 1992
  • John Smith D'Artagnan, Ring of the Musketeers (also known as Der Ring der Musketiere), 1992
  • Duncan Snyder, Avalanche (also known as Snowbound), Fox andCTV Television Network, 1994
  • Jake Gorsky, Gridlock (also known as Gridlock-Die Falle andObstruction), NBC, 1996
  • Mitch Buchannon, Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay, 1997
  • Nicholas "Nick" Joseph Fury, Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (also known as Nick Fury), Fox, 1998
  • Mike Grant, One True Love, CBS, 2000
  • Mitch Buchannon, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, Fox, 2003
  • Miniseries
  • Mungo Prentice, Shaka Zulu: The Citadel, 2001
  • Specials
  • After Hours: Getting to Know Us, CBS, 1977
  • Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1985
  • The NBC All-Star Hour, NBC, 1985
  • On Top All Over the World, syndicated, 1985
  • The Night of 100 Stars II, 1985
  • NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986
  • A Crystal Christmas (also known as A Crystal Christmas in Sweden), syndicated, 1987
  • AIDS: The Global Explosion, syndicated, 1988
  • Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1990
  • Star-athon '92: A Weekend with the Stars, syndicated, 1992
  • The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1992
  • Baywatch Summerfest Special, 1992
  • Michael Bulkin, The Bulkin Trail, The Family Channel, 1993
  • All-New All Star TV Censored Bloopers--Unplugged!, NBC, 1995
  • Sea World/Busch Gardens Party for the Planet, CBS, 1995
  • Performer and host, ABC's Independence Day Concert, ABC, 1995
  • Team "Baywatch" USA, syndicated, 1996
  • Grand Marshall, Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1996
  • All-Star Moms, CBS, 1997
  • The 74th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 2000
  • Himself, Talking to Americans (also known as Rick Mercer's Talking to Americans), 2001
  • Dr. Jekyll/Edward Hyde, Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, BTN and others, 2001
  • Celebrity Fear Factor, NBC, 2001
  • Baywatch: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Himself, NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, 1985
  • The American Music Awards, ABC, 1994
  • The 27th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 1996
  • The 23rd Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1996
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1999
  • Presenter, The 1st Annual Laureus Sports Awards, TNT, 2000
  • Himself, TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (also known as 1st Annual TV Land Awards), 2003
  • Pilots
  • Scott, Pleasure Cove, NBC, 1979
  • Michael Knight, Knight Rider (also known as Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix), 1982
  • Guest, Star Search, syndicated, 1983
  • Michael Knight, All That Glitters, NBC, 1984
  • Detective, Scene of the Crime, NBC, 1984
  • The Noel Edmonds Show, ABC, 1986
  • Episodic
  • Tom Bell, "Invisible Maniac/September Song/Peekaboo," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980
  • Brian, "Isaac and the Mermaids/Humpty Dumpty/Aquaphobic," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981
  • Himself, "Hooray for Hollywood: Parts 1 & 2," Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1984
  • Man using phone, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1984
  • "Don't Drink and Drive," One to Grow On, NBC, 1988
  • Himself, Saturday Night Live, 1994
  • Himself, "Mr. Dragon Goes to Washington," Action, 1999
  • Dr. Lasker, "Dick and Tuck," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1999
  • Himself, "20 Hours in L.A.," The West Wing, NBC, 2000
  • Himself, The Big Breakfast, 2001
  • Contestant, "Celebrity Fear Factor," Fear Factor, NBC, 2001
  • Himself, "New Years Compilation," I Love 1980's, BBC, 2001
  • Himself, "The Burning House," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2002
  • Himself, "The Wedding," Liza and David, 2002
  • Also appeared in Police Story, CBS; as himself, Brigitte &Friends; Gary Maddox, Still Standing, CBS; himself, "David Hasselhoff," Celebrity Profile, E! Entertainment Television.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Singer, Baywatch (also known as Baywatch Hawaii), 1991-1995
  • Executive producer, Baywatch (also known as Baywatch Hawaii), syndicated, 1991-2001
  • Executive producer and creator, Baywatch Nights (also known as Detectives on the Beach), syndicated, 1995-1997
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, Baywatch: River of No Return, 1992
  • Executive producer, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, Fox, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Director, montage director, and second unit director, "Come Fly with Me,"Baywatch (also known as Baywatch Hawaii), 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Himself, The Lion Roars Again, 1975
  • Boner, Revenge of the Cheerleaders (also known as H.O.T.S. II), 1976
  • Simon, Starcrash (also known as Stella Star, The Adventures of Stella Star, Female Space Invaders, Scorti stellari oltre la terza dimensione, and Star Crash), New World, 1979
  • Starke Zeiten, 1988
  • Alexander Trutz von Rhein, Zaertliche Chaoten II, 1988
  • White Bread, W. B. Blue and the Bean (also known as Bail Out), 1989
  • Gary, Witchcraft (also known as Witchery, La casa 4,Ghosthouse 2, and Malefiche presenze), 1989
  • Will Colton, The Final Alliance, RCA, 1989
  • Mitch Buchannon, Baywatch: Forbidden Paradise, 1995
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Dear God, 1996
  • Jack Scott, Legacy, Quantum Entertainment, 1998
  • Himself, The Big Tease, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Himself, The Target Shoots First, 2000
  • Himself, Welcome to Hollywood, Phaedra Cinema, 2000
  • Dr. Henry John Albert Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde, Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, 2001
  • Dan Morrison, Layover, 2001
  • Himself, The New Guy, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002
  • Clint, Don't Call Me Tonto, 2003
  • Also appeared in Neon City.
  • Film Work
  • (With Max Kleven) Coproducer, W. B. Blue and the Bean (also knownas Bail Out), 1989
  • Executive producer, Baywatch: Forbidden Paradise, 1995
  • Executive producer, Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • Dr. Frank-n-Furter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Los Angeles, 1995
  • (Broadway debut) Title roles, Jekyll and Hyde, 2000-2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Looking for Freedom, White, 1989
  • Crazy for You, White, 1991
  • David, 1991
  • Everybody's Sunshine, 1992
  • You Are Everything, Ariola, 1993
  • Du, 1994
  • Best of David Hasselhoff, 1995
  • David Hasselhoff, 1995
  • Hooked on a Feeling, 1997
  • Recorded five albums that were released in Austria and Germany.
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in "She Drives Me Crazy" by The Muppets and "Might Be Stars" bythe Wannadies, 1997.
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • Music
  • Main title song, "After the Sun Goes Down," and end title song, "Into theNight," both for Baywatch Nights, syndicated, 1995-1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Fischer, Jrg, David Hasselhoff, 1993
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 8, 1993, p. 14; June 22, 2001, p. 16
    • People Weekly, October 3, 1994, pp. 65-66, 68; September 11, 2000,p. 22
    • Playboy, May, 1995, p. 136
    • Skin Diver, November, 1998, p. 100
    • Time, March 12, 2001, p. 91

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