David Hasselhoff

Hasselhoff was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Dolores Therese (née Mullinix/Mullinix; died February 11, 2009), a homemaker, and Joseph Vincent Hasselhoff, a business executive. His family is Roman Catholic, of German, Irish and English descent. His great-great-grandmother, Meta, emigrated with her family to Baltimore from Volkersen, Germany, 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Bremen, in 1865.

He spent his pre-teen years in Jacksonville, Florida, and later lived in Atlanta, Georgia where he attended Marist High School. Hasselhoff made his theatrical debut at age seven in Peter Pan, and ever since his childhood dream was to have a career on Broadway. He graduated from Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois in 1970. He was a member of speech team, senior discussion leaders, president of choir, captain of the volleyball team and held roles in several plays (including one lead role as Matt in The Fantasticks). He studied at Bates College and Oakland University and graduated with a degree in theater at the California Institute of the Arts.

Early Career

Hasselhoff portrayed Dr. Snapper Foster on The Young and the Restless from 1975–82, leaving the series as the show wrote out many of their original characters. In 1979, he played Simon in Starcrash. He launched his singing career with guest appearances on the first season of children's program Kids Incorporated, performing Do You Love Me. He guest starred on an episode of Diff'rent Strokes and the soap opera Santa Barbara as himself in 1984.

Known For

Credits

Cast Credits

Hoff the Record (2015)
Starring as Hoff
TripTank (2014)
Starring as Various
Sharknado (2013)
Guest starring as Gilbert Grayson Shepard
Tanked (2011)
Guest starring as David Hasselhoff
Made in Chelsea (2011)
Guest starring as David Hasselhoff
Ask Rhod Gilbert (2010)
Guest starring as David Hasselhoff
The Hasselhoffs (2010)
Starring as David Hasselhoff (10 episodes)
Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009)
Guest starring as David Hasselhoff
Meet the Hasselhoffs (2009)
Starring as David Hasselhoff (6 episodes)
Knight Rider (2008)
Guest starring as Michael Knight
  • Episode S01 Special: Pilot (Feb 17, 2008)
All Star Mr. & Mrs. (2008)
Guest starring as David Hasselhoff
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Guest starring as Dondo
  • Episode 4x05: Brick (Oct 4, 2011)
Britain's Got Talent (2007)
Starring as Judge (19 episodes)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2006)
Guest starring as David Hasselhoff
America's Got Talent (2006)
Starring as Judge (74 episodes)
American Idol (2002)
Guest starring as David Hasselhoff
So Graham Norton (1998)
Guest starring as David Hasselhoff
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
Guest starring as Dr. Lasker
Baywatch Nights (1995)
Starring as Mitch Buchannon
Noel's House Party (1991)
Guest starring as David Hasselhoff
Baywatch (1989)
Starring as Lt. Mitch Buchannon
Knight Rider (1982)
Starring as Michael Knight (90 episodes)
The Love Boat (1977)
Guest starring as Brian
Guest starring as Tom Bell