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David Hasselhoff

Michael Knight in Knight Rider, Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch

Photos David Hasselhoff Birth name: David Hasselhoff
Birth date: 1952/07/17 (70 years old)
Birth place : Baltimore (USA)
Height: 1.93 m

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Biography for David Hasselhoff

The acting bug first hit when David was seven and so he took acting, singing and dancing lessons. He was very shy off stage in front of girls because he was tall and thin, but when he was on stage he was in his element. Due to his father's work, his family (he have four sisters) moved around frequently. He thought his career was going to go in the direction of musicals and Broadway, but, while in California, he became successful on "The Young and the Restless" (1973) and his fate as an actor was sealed. He had a dream to be a pop star and his dream came true in 1988 when he crossed paths with Jack White, the noted German composer and record producer. Now, he is one of the most recognized faces on television throughout the world, he continues to star as chief lifeguard, Mitch Buchannon, in the TV series "Baywatch" (1989) and "Baywatch Nights" (1995), but he continues to sing too. He spends many hours visiting children's hospitals throughout the world. His charity, "Race For Life", works with the terminally ill and handicapped children in America. He is devoted to his family very much, he loves his beautiful wife Pamela Bach and their two daughters: Taylor Ann, 5-year-old and Hayley Amber, 3-year-old.

The comedy virus hit David for the first time when he was seven years old. He learned to play comedy, sing, and dance. He was very shy, especially towards girls, because he was tall and thin. He felt much more comfortable on stage. David and his family regularly moved because of his father's work. He thought that his career will be more oriented towards music and Broadway, but when in California he was a great success on "The Young and the Restless", his acting destiny was sealed. He dreamed of being a song of the song, a dream who was able to take shape in 1988 when he crossed paths with Jack White, a German composer and producer storm. It is now one of the best known faces of television around the world, especially thanks to the TV series "Malibu alert". He spends a lot of his time visiting sick children, hospitalized, around the world. His charitable work "race for life" takes care of sick and disabled seriously in America. He devotes himself enormously to his family, and still loves his beautiful wife Pamela and their two daughters: Taylor Ann, 5, and Hayley Amber, 3 years old.

David Hasselhoff is an American actor known for his role as Michael Knight in the television series "Knight Rider" of the 1980s and for his role as Mitch Buchannon in the television series "Baywatch" of the 1990s. He is also a singer and music producer . Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, in the state of Maryland in the United States.

Before becoming an actor, Hasselhoff studied theater at the University of Oxford in England and at the California State University. He started his acting career by playing in plays, especially in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "The Rocky Horror Show".

Hasselhoff has also appeared in several television series, including "The Young and the Restless" and "SpongeBob Squarepants". In addition to his roles in "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch", he also played in films such as "Hitchcock" and "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story".

Apart from his acting career, Hasselhoff is also known for his singer career. He released several albums, including "Looking for Freedom" and "Crazy for You". He also launched his own line of home clothes and products.

Overall, David Hasselhoff is a talented and versatile actor and singer who left an indelible brand on the world of entertainment.


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Title Role
Don't Call Me Tonto (2003) Clint
Alerte à Malibu: Mariage à Hawai (2003) (TV) Mitch Buchannon
"Shaka Zulu: The Citadel" (2001) (mini) Serie TV Mungo Prentice
Layover (2001) Dan Morrison
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical (2001) (V) Dr. Henry John Albert Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde
One True Love (2000) (TV) Mike Grant
Legacy (1998/I) Jack Scott
Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998) (TV) Colonel Nicholas 'Nick' Joseph Fury
Alerte à Malibu: White Thunder at Glacier Bay (1998) (V) Mitch Buchannon
NightMan (1997) (TV) Gridlock (1996) (TV) Jake Gorsky
"Les nuits d'Alerte à Malibu" (1995) Serie TV Mitch Buchannon
Alerte à Malibu: Forbidden Paradise (1995) (V) Mitch Buchannon
Avalanche (1994) (TV) Duncan Snyder
Bulkin Trail, The (1992) (TV) Michael Bulkin
Ring of the Musketeers (1992) (TV) John Smith D'Artagnan
Alerte à Malibu: River of No Return (1992) (TV) Mitch Buchannon
Alerte à Malibu Summerfest Special (1992) (TV) K2000 2000 (1991) (TV) Michael Knight
Final Alliance, The (1990) Will Colton
W.B., Blue and the Bean (1989) (V) White Bread
"Alerte à Malibu" (1989) Serie TV Lt./Capt. Mitch Buchannon
Fire and Rain (1989) (TV) Dr. Dan Meyer
Alerte à Malibu: Panic at Malibu Pier (1989) (TV) Mitch Buchannon
Zärtliche Chaoten II (1988) Alexander Trutz von Rhein
Witchery (1988) Gary
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988) (TV) Billy Travis
Bridge Across Time (1985) (TV) Don Gregory
Cartier Affair, The (1984) (TV) Curt Taylor
K2000 (1982) (TV) Michael Knight
"K2000" (1982) Serie TV Michael Knight (alias of Police Detective Michael Arthur Long)
"Semi-Tough" (1980) Serie TV Shake Tiller
Starcrash (1979) Simon
Pleasure Cove (1979) (TV) Scott
Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976) Boner
"Young and the Restless, The" (1973) Serie TV William 'Snapper' Foster, Jr


Baywatch had premiered in 1989, but was cancelled after only one season. Feeling the series had potential, Hasselhoff revived it for the first-run syndication market in 1991, investing his own money and additionally functioning as executive producer. The success of Baywatch was enormous. Running for another ten seasons, it was also well-received internationally and is said to be the highest-grossing show in syndication worldwide.

Fulfilling his original dream to be a singer, he covered "Looking for Freedom" in 1989, just as the Berlin Wall came down. In Germany, his song became an anthem of sorts at the time, and the accompanying album went gold and triple platinum, topping the charts for three months. In 2004, Hasselhoff claimed that he was partly responsible for the reunion of Germany, reportedly saying that "I find it a bit sad that there is no photo of me hanging on the walls in the Berlin Museum at Checkpoint Charlie."

In 1994, he was scheduled to perform a concert on pay-per-view from Atlantic City. It was supposed to help reignite his singing career in the United States. On the night of his concert, OJ Simpson was involved in a police chase on the California highway. People who were watching the concert switched over to watch the news. Since then, Hasselhoff has not attempted another concert.

In 1996, he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

Hasselhoff received media attention in 2003/2004 for an alleged drinking problem. He attended a rehabilitation program in 2002, at the Betty Ford Center.

His problems with alcohol abuse apparently continued, as he was arrested on June 5, 2004 on suspicion on driving while intoxicated as a misdemeanor in the Los Angeles area in California. On October 28, 2004, his lawyer entered his no-contest plea while he was absent from the court hearing. He was fined $390 (thanks to California's "penalty assessment" law, etc., the total amount paid to the court is assumed to be over $1400), sentenced to self-supervised probation for 3 years, ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings twice a week for 6 months, spend six months in a DUI program (several hundred more dollars), and to perform 200 hours of community service. While his driver's license was restricted for the next 90 days, he could drive only to his work, to take his children to school, and to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.


(A propos de la fin de Alerte à Malibu) : "Onze années sont bien suffisantes. Ce n'est plus la même chose. Le virage qu'avait prit la série me déplaisait"


Hasselhoff is married to actress Pamela Bach since December 8, 1989, with whom he has two daughters, Taylor-Ann and Hayley Amber. He was married to actress Catherine Hickland from March 24, 1984 to March 1, 1989 and divorced.

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