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David Hasselhoff Biography

Birth Place:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Knew he wanted to be a performer at a young age and took acting, singing and dancing lessons
  • Achieved fame as Dr
  • Snapper Foster on The Young and the Restless from 1975 to '82
  • Became an enormously popular singer in Europe, particularly in Germany and Austria, and in 1989 performed atop the remains of the Berlin Wall on New Year's Eve
  • Starred on the action-adventure series Knight Rider before being cast on Baywatch in 1989; although the show was canceled after one season, he bought the rights and launched it successfully into syndication, which made him a multimillionaire
  • Earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996
  • Served as a judge on America's Got Talent for four seasons
  • Released Don't Hassel the Hoff: The Autobiography in 2007
  • In 2010, competed on Dancing With the Stars


  • 1983People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program: winner