David Hasselhoff

(David Michael Hasselhoff)

David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff
  • Born: July 17, 1952
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Producer

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David Michael Hasselhoff, nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman, who set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on TV. 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 films including Click, Dodgeball, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and Hop.

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All I want to do is be onstage. A performer needs to perform.
Before long, I'll have my own channel - I'll be like Barney.
Beyond its entertainment values, 'Baywatch' has enriched and in many cases helped save lives.
Celebrity means that I can affect people in a positive way. Fame
Come on, I'm a television star. Nobody on television is curing cancer. I've had a great ride, and I'm very honored to have been in this business. I'm happy if I managed to affect people in a positive way. Business, Commerce & Finance
Even when I make mistakes and people exploit my mistakes on television or on the Internet, and they use it to make fun of me, it's just kind of working in my favor at the end. It's really strange.
Failure usually works for me in the end. Failure
Getting in shape for this role, which is incredibly demanding, vocally, has been a lot of hard work, but I'm nailing it. I'm even kind of, at times, blowing my own mind, because I am even able to talk right now. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I did, I'd say, at least about 80 percent of the rest of the driving, and I had the time of my life. Life ;Time
I don't care why they love me, as long as they love me. I think people respect me because they feel like - I'm kind of like Christmas. I come back every year. You can't get rid of me. I just keep coming back. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Respect
I embrace everything.
I feel like Elvis. Only alive.
I find it a bit sad that there is no photo of me hanging on the walls in the Berlin Museum at Checkpoint Charlie.
I grew up in Chicago, and there was always snow. In Los Angeles there never was, so we would always import snow!
I have a great relationship with my kids. We're very honest with each other, and I'm very proud that we are absolutely, incredibly close. That to me is more important than anything.
I have a Guinness Book of World Records entry as the most-watched person on television; now I have a new entry as the only man who has a crab named after him.
I let people down easy with inspiration.
I look good, but I probably have the insides of Elvis.
I love musical theater. That's what I started off to do when I was 7, and my first show was 'Peter Pan.' Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I met Cary Grant once, and I was absolutely star struck. I got his autograph.
I once didn't work out for six weeks. It took me for ever to get the weight off. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I started training for musicals since I was a boy.
I think laughter is the best medicine. If you can't laugh at yourself, then you can't laugh at life and the silliness of it all. Life
I think people know that I've got a good heart.
I think that without sushi there would be no David Hasselhoff, because sushi is like the perfect way of describing the insides of David Hasselhoff. He is like a protein, clean and easy. That's how I feel about myself.
I wanted to play around with the format, really tear it to pieces and shake it up. For example, if Mitch saves someone from drowning, and that person then goes out and releases a virus that kills a million people. Imagine the moral implications of that.
If you don't respect me you're not gonna get that respect back. Respect
If you're not in the game, you can't hit a home run.
I'm six foot four, an all-American guy, and handsome and talented as well!
Image is what people perceive my life to be. It's nothing like the truth. Truth ;Life
In a cornball way, I think being a celebrity is about making a difference, too.
In case you haven't caught the commercials, I'm in the new SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
In life, you either watch TV or you do TV. I told my daughters that the only way you're going to make it in this business is to get in the game. That's the biggest advice I can give them. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance
I've already lived the lives of ten people. My father's 87 and still going strong. I think there's a lovely angel watching over me.
My Christmas wish would be to have an entire week off. To spend it with my family and just curl up and watch Christmas movies when it's snowing outside. Families, Children & Parenting ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
My one ambition was to go to Broadway, and I never gave up on that dream.
My problem is people seem to laugh at me, but the one that laughs harder than anybody is me.
My web site is so fresh. The paint is still wet, but stay tuned, because I have lots of personal things, specifically about what is happening day-to-day, that I will keep updating daily.
My wife is the dancer, but I certainly know how to sing.
Ninety-nine percent of people now call me The Hoff - and it's out of respect. Respect
Over in the UK and in Wales, it's nice to turn on the TV and see 'Baywatch.'
Spirituality - prayer - is a big part of my life. Life
That's one of the good things about being recognisable - if you need a quick escape, the cabbies will take care of you.
The difference between men and women seems to be this: I can argue with my promoter downstairs, accuse him of ripping me off, and 20 minutes later we'll be playing golf together. With a lady, the same argument can go on for, like, years. Women
The Hoff has become larger than life, so I can't do anything small any more. If I mess up, it becomes big no matter what it is, so if I do something positive, it has to be equally big. Life
The Hoff has taken over David Hasselhoff. David Hasselhoff really doesn't know who he is anymore. Everywhere I go, it's The Hoff.
The problem with me is that nothing embarrasses me.
The talent that I was blessed with was really for the theater.
There are many dying children out there whose last wish is to meet me.
We made sure nobody died on the show. We made sure nobody ever drowned on 'Baywatch.'
When I play discos in Belfast or freshers' week in Oxford, there are 1,800 kids dressed as me. It's odd, it's funny, and it pays really well. Humor
When I was doing 'Britain's Got Talent,' I really enjoyed it, but I found it very difficult to be in the audience. I like to be on stage; I feel safer on stage because I'm in control.
When you realize that life isn't fair, you don't act out, you don't get overly wasted, you don't get self-indulgent. You just move forward. Life
When you're on stage, you're in control. No one can get to you.
Wherever I can go, I hit the water, whether it's the ocean, or in L.A. it's Zuma Beach in Malibu; I just hit the water.

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