Dancing with the Stars Season 11: David Hasselhoff

David Michael Hasselhoff was born in Baltimore, Maryland stated out as a soap opera actor, but is best known as the star in several series.

FAMOUS FOR: Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as “The Most Watched TV Star in the World,” Hasselhoff started out in the soap opera” The Young and the Restless” where he played Dr. William “Snapper” Foster Jr. from 1975 to 1982. He was the human lead role of the 1980’s science fiction cult favorite “Knight Rider” playing Michael Knight whose car is a Pontiac Trans Am controlled by a computer named KITT (1982-1986). He starred in the television phenomenon “Baywatch.” The series ran for 11 years and is still viewed in 140 countries by over one billion viewers every week.

Hasselhoff has also appeared in feature films such as the 2004 “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” and Adam Sandler’s “Click.” Before he became famous, he was in the 1976 “Revenge of the Cheerleaders.” See the dance clip below.

Off screen, he has recorded multiple albums, one that has gone triple platinum, starred in the Broadway musical “Jekyll & Hyde,” in London’s West End production of “Chicago,” and “The Producers” in Las Vegas. Most recently, Hasselhoff was honored by Comedy Central with The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff which premiered as one of the top-rated comedy roasts on the network.

Not only is Hasselhoff a multi-faceted talent but he is also a writer of an autobiography titled “Don’t Hassel The Hoff,” which made the UK Best Seller list re-titled as Making Waves and debuted at #8 in Austria on the non-fiction charts. Beyond his entertainment contributions, Hasselhoff is the co-founder of “Race for Life” and an active participant in Wounded Warriors and Wheels for Humanity.

AGE: 58

BIRTHDATE: 17 July 1952 (Cancer)

CONNECTIONS:Brandy was one of three judges on the original “America’s Got Talent” in 2006. After a car accident, Brandy stepped down and was replaced by Sharon Osbourne. Another former judge, David Hasselhoff will also be dancing this season. Hasselhoff also left “America’s Got Talent” after videos of him drunk surfaced. “Baywatch” co-star Pamela Anderson competed last season.

Website: The HoffSpace

Photo credit: Paul Gregory/ABC

DANCE: Hasselhoff has been on Broadway so he must have some skills in dancing as well as singing.

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About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

Posted on August 31, 2010, in Dancing with the Stars: Season 11, David Hasselhoff and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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