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Birth name David Michael HasselhoffNationality USABirth 17 july 1952David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952), nicknamed "The Hoff," is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman. He is a multi-setter of Guinness World Records, being the most watched man on TV and having the highest reverse bungee jump.
(67 years) at Baltimore (USA
He first gained recognition on The Young and The Restless, playing Dr. Snapper Foster. His career continued with his leading role as Michael Knight on Knight Rider and as L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series Baywatch. Hasselhoff produced Baywatch from the 1990s until 2001, when the series ended with Baywatch Hawaii. On screen, he appeared in such films as Click, Dodgeball, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and Hop.
In 2000, he made his Broadway debut in the musical, Jekyll & Hyde. Following his debut he starred in other musicals such as, Chicago and The Producers.
Hasselhoff's autobiography Making Waves was released in the United Kingdom in September 2006. In an interview in April 2006, he promised the book would present the "last chapter" regarding controversial elements of his personal life.
Although raised Catholic, Hasselhoff is a practicing Lutheran.
Hasselhoff was married to actress Catherine Hickland from March 24, 1984, to March 1, 1989. Their wedding was recreated in the Knight Rider Season 4 episode "The Scent of Roses" which first aired on January 3, 1986.
Hasselhoff married actress Pamela Bach on December 9, 1989. The couple had two daughters, Taylor Ann Hasselhoff, who attended the University of Arizona and was cast for the 2015 season of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, and actress Hayley Hasselhoff born August 28, 1992. On January 13, 2006, Hasselhoff announced he was filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. His publicist stated the couple had agreed to an amicable settlement. However, on March 9, 2006, Bach accused Hasselhoff of violent behavior towards her; his publicist stated that he denied the violence allegations. On June 15, 2007, Hasselhoff's attorney Melvin Goldsman stated Hasselhoff was awarded primary physical custody and full legal custody of the two girls.
On May 3, 2009, Hasselhoff was rushed to the hospital. Radar Online attributed this to alcohol poisoning, reporting Hasselhoff's blood alcohol content (BAC) at 0.39. Although Hasselhoff has publicly admitted past treatment for alcoholism, his representatives denied the reports that alcohol poisoning was the reason for hospitalization. On September 21, 2009, Fox News Channel reported that he was again hospitalized for alcohol-related reasons; Hasselhoff's representatives again denied the allegation.
On November 27, 2009, Radar Online reported that Hasselhoff was rushed to the hospital after suffering a seizure at home. On May 26, 2010, he was once again rushed to hospital following a three-day drinking binge.
On May 3, 2007, a home video clip surfaced of Hasselhoff apparently in an alcoholic stupor. The video showed him shirtless and drunk, lying on the floor, trying to eat a cheeseburger in a Las Vegas hotel room. His daughter, Taylor Ann, who shot the video, can be heard saying, "Tell me you are going to stop, tell me you are going to stop." The daughter also warns her father he could be jeopardizing his spot on the Las Vegas production of The Producers. In the wake of the leaked clip, Hasselhoff issued a statement saying it was recorded by Taylor Ann so that he could see how he behaved while intoxicated and the footage was deliberately released.
As a result of the video, Hasselhoff's visitation rights with his two daughters were suspended on May 7, 2007, for two weeks until the video's authenticity and distributor were determined.
On May 14, 2007, a news report questioned whether the video had also impacted negatively on the sale of the UK broadband and hosting company Pipex, as a major advertising campaign in the UK for the company had featured Hasselhoff as "King of the Internet".