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Use mdy dates|date=May 2011Infobox person| name = David Hasselhoff| image = David Hasselhoff 2009.jpg| caption = David Hasselhoff in 2009.| image_size = 220px| birth_name = David Michael Hasselhoff| birth_date = Birth date and age|mf=yes|1952|7|17cite web|url= http://www.celebritywonder.com/html/davidhasselhoff.html |title=David Hasselhoff Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at |publisher=Celebritywonder.com |accessdate=August 4, 2010| birth_place = Baltimore , Maryland , U.S.| occupation = Actor, singer, producer, businessman| years_active = 1973�present| spouse = Catherine Hickland (1984�1989, divorced) Pamela Bach (m. 1989�2006, divorced)| children = Taylor Ann, Hayley Hasselhoff|Hayley Amber | website = http://www.davidhasselhoff.com/ David Michael Hasselhoff (IPA-en|'h�s?lh?f|pron; born July 17, 1952) is an American actor, singer, producer and businessman. He is best-known for his lead roles as Michael Knight (Knight Rider)|Michael Knight in the popular 1980s US series Knight Rider (1982 TV series)|Knight Rider and as L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series Baywatch . Hasselhoff also produced Baywatch for a number of seasons in the 1990s up until 2001, when the series ended with Baywatch Hawaii . Hasselhoff also crossed over to a music career during the end of the 1980s and the early 1990s. He was noted for his performance at the Berlin Wall at New Year's Eve 1989; he enjoyed a short-lived success as a singer primarily in German language in Europe|German-speaking Europe .
More recently, Hasselhoff has been involved with talent shows. He was the first celebrity eliminated from the Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 11)|eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars (U.S. TV series)|Dancing with the Stars on September 21, 2010.cite web|url= http://www.playbill.com/news/article/143084-Florence-Henderson-David-Hasselhoff-Brandy-Are-Dancing-with-the-Stars-Starting-Sept-20 |title=Florence Henderson, David Hasselhoff, Brandy Are "Dancing with the Stars" Starting Sept.& nbsp;20& nbsp;|work=Playbill |accessdate=May 22, 2011 He was also a judge on NBC 's '' America's Got Talent from 2006 to 2009. In 2011, he joined the Britain's Got Talent '' judging panel, alongside Simon Cowell , Amanda Holden and Michael McIntyre .cite web|url= http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/850462-michael-mcintyre-and-david-hasselhoff-join-britains-got-talent-judging-panel|title=Britain's Got Talent 2011: Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff join judging panel|publisher=Metro.co.uk|date=December 14, 2010|accessdate=May 22, 2011 He appeared as himself in the 2011 film Hop (film)|Hop .
Hasselhoff was born in Baltimore , Maryland to homemaker Dolores and business executive Joe Hasselhoff.cite web|url= http://www.filmreference.com/film/77/David-Hasselhoff.html |title=David Hasselhoff Biography (1952�) |publisher=Filmreference.com |accessdate=August 4, 2010 He is of German American|German ancestry;cite news|url= http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,683057,00.html|title=Trying to Be German in South L.A.|work=Der Spiegel |date=November 3, 2010|quote = I thought for a moment. I needed examples of internationally famous German stars. But all I could offer in the way of music, aside from the great bard Hasselhoff, was The Scorpions|accessdate=May 17, 2010|first=Philipp|last=Kohlh�fercite web|url= http://www.klamm.de/partner/unter_news.php? l_id=3& news_id=6562 |title=David Hasselhoff sucht deutsche Verwandtschaft � Der US-Amerikaner David Hasselhoff sucht in der N�he von Kassel nach seinen deutschen Wurzeln |publisher=Klamm.de |accessdate=May 22, 2011 his great-great-grandmother Meta emigrated with her family to Baltimore from V�lkersen, 30 kilometres from Bremen , in 1865.cite news|url= http://www.presseportal.de/pm/7169/1653740/swr_suedwestrundfunk|title=SWR1 Leute �berrascht David Hasselhoff mit Bremer Vorfahren|publisher=Presseportal|date=July 25, 2010|accessdate=December 22, 2010|first=Bianca|last=von der Wieden|language=German Hasselhoff spent his pre-teen years in Jacksonville, Florida|Jacksonville , Florida and later lived in Atlanta , Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia where he attended Marist School (Georgia)|Marist High School . He graduated from Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois|La Grange , Illinois in 1970. He was a member of speech team, senior discussion leaders, president of choir and held roles in several plays (including one lead role as Matt in Fantasticks ). He studied at Bates College and Oakland University and graduated with a degree in theater at the California Institute of the Arts .cite web|url= http://www.calarts.edu/theater/notablealumni |title=Notable Alumni , California Institute of the Arts |publisher=Calarts.edu |accessdate=August 4, 2010 |archiveurl = http://calarts.edu/theater/notablealumni |archivedate = January 5, 2008
Hasselhoff portrayed Snapper Foster|Dr. William "Snapper" Foster, Jr. on the soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1975 to 1982. In 1979, he played the role of 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 as himself in 1984.
Hasselhoff then starred in the science-fiction series Knight Rider (1982 TV series)|Knight Rider from 1982 to 1986. He has described Knight Rider as more than a TV show: "It's a phenomenon. It's bigger than Baywatch ever was." On the success of Knight Rider � "It's because it was about saving lives, not taking lives, and it was how one man really can make a difference. And we had a blast making it, and we made sure nobody died on the show; just as we made sure nobody ever drowned on Baywatch ." (However, in the 1982 two hour pilot "Knight Of The Phoenix", Michael Long's partner Mugsy is shot and dies in the parking lot. Also a female character died in the "Nobody Does It Better" episode and a gang member was killed by Michael Knight in the "Short Notice" episode). He describes the acting he has done as "a little more difficult than if you had a regularly well-written script � like, if I was going to be in, say, Reservoir Dogs , or The Godfather , or Dances with Wolves or Lawrence of Arabia (film)|Lawrence of Arabia or ER (TV series)|ER , I had to talk to a car."
While his star rose, fell and rose again in the US, Hasselhoff's popularity remained a little longer in Europe during the end of the 80s. Hasselhoff had two number-one hits in the German pop charts in 1989 (" Looking for Freedom (song)|Looking for Freedom " and "Crazy for You"). In 1989, David trained with Patsy Swayze (mother of Patrick) at Debby Reynolds Studio in North Hollywood, California for his Austrian segment of his Knight Rider tour.Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance by Wendy Leigh 2009 Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Hasselhoff returned to television on Baywatch which premiered in 1989. Although it was canceled after only one season, he believed the series had potential, so Hasselhoff revived it for the first-run syndication market in 1991, investing his own money and additionally functioning as executive producer. His contract stipulated royalties to be paid to him from the rerun profits, which gave him the financial liberty to buy back the rights to Baywatch from NBC .
In its second incarnation, Baywatch was much more successful. It ran in syndication for another ten seasons. It was also well received internationally and has been shown in over 140 countries around the world.Citation needed|date=February 2007 According to the Guinness Book of World Records , Baywatch is the most watched TV show in the world, with over 1.1& nbsp;billion viewers. Hasselhoff on the appeal of Baywatch : "I believe the camera photographs your aura, and it also photographs your heart. And I cast Baywatch that way. If you look at Baywatch , just about everybody on that show � even Pamela Anderson � has got a great heart."
This success combined with his royalties and his other ventures have placed Hasselhoff's fortune at more than $100,000,000. http://extratv.warnerbros.com/v2/news/0106/13/2/text.html "Former 'Baywatch' Hunk Hasselhoff Files for Divorce", ExtraTV.com, January 13, 2006
In 1991, Hasselhoff reprised his role as Michael Knight in the television film Knight Rider 2000 as a sequel to the original series. The movie served as a pilot for a proposed new series, but despite high ratings, the plan was abandoned.
In 1994, Hasselhoff was scheduled to perform a concert on pay-per-view from Atlantic City. The concert was expected to help reignite his singing career in the United States. However, on the night of the concert, O.J. Simpson was involved in a slow-speed chase|police chase in southern California. Viewership of the concert was significantly lower than expected due to the live coverage of the chase.
In 1996, Hasselhoff was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame . In 1997, he did a duet with Filipino singer Regine Velasquez . The song was used as the main theme for his 1998 movie Legacy . In the film, he was joined by Filipina actresses, Donita Rose and Chin Chin Gutierrez . The film was shot in the Philippines .
Hasselhoff made his Broadway debut in 2000 in the title role of Jekyll & Hyde (musical)|Jekyll & Hyde . In August 2001 he hosted an event at the Conga Room, in Los Angeles honoring the Latin rock band Renegade (band)|Renegade for record sales in excess of 30 million units worldwide, taking the stage with the Latin rockers and singing in Spanish.David Hasselhoff Introducing Renegade at 30& nbsp;million Platinum Sales Award event http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=D7byydLZVoc Renegade with David Hasselhoff at Conga Room Beginning on July 16, 2004, he played the lead role in London performances of Chicago (musical)|Chicago for three months.
Hasselhoff has made several self-parody|self-parodic appearances in movies. He had a major appearance in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie , released November 19, 2004, starring as himself (though very much in bygone Baywatch character) and meeting SpongeBob SquarePants (character)|SpongeBob and Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)|Patrick (His full name is heard once in the movie. He is referred to as "Hasselhoff"). Hasselhoff also had another short appearance in the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story as the dodgeball coach to the German national dodgeball team, Team Hasselhoff. Berating his team after being eliminated from a tournament, he shouts "Ihr seid alle Schweine !" (translated: "You are all pigs !", a common German insult) and smashes a photo of himself in his Baywatch attire. In 2004's Eurotrip , Hasselhoff appears in a washroom. The 2006 Adam Sandler film Click (2006 film)|Click is the first film in which Hasselhoff plays a character, as Sandler's despicable boss. Hasselhoff also appeares in an episode of Wildboyz . In 2007, he again played himself in the Jamie Kennedy comedy '' Kickin' It Old Skool '', teaching Kennedy's character (who revives from a coma he entered at age 12) how to make out with his girlfriend and loaning him KITT for his date.
In his music video for " Jump in My Car ", Hasselhoff again demonstrates a penchant for self-parody, this time of his performance as Michael Knight in Knight Rider (1982 TV series)|Knight Rider . The car in the video was a black Pontiac Trans Am with a pulsing LED and an interior nearly identical to that of KITT|K.I.T.T. (this video was shot in Sydney, Australia and used a right hand drive KITT replica), including an aptly-timed use of K.I.T.T.'s seat ejection system. The video plays to a skit where he asks one of three girls to "jump in his car" to take her home. The girl initially refuses but then gets in so long as he behaves politely. She suggests that he should drive quickly, because she lives down south, "about 84 miles". When she insists she is not joking, he asks her to leave the vehicle, but she refuses, so he resorts to using the ejector seat to cause her to exit.
Hasselhoff presented a musical award with Gretel Killeen for the Australian Recording Industry Association on Sunday October 23, 2005 in Sydney. He was recently signed to Pepsi-cola|Pepsi appearing in a massive outdoor campaign in January 2006.
In May 2006, Hasselhoff returned to the spotlight after he was mentioned in an interview of Dirk Nowitzki , an National Basketball Association|NBA star playing for the Dallas Mavericks and a native of Germany. Nowitzki was asked what he does to concentrate when shooting foul shots. Dirk replied that he sings "Looking for Freedom" to himself. He meant this as a joke but it was thought to be a serious answer. Shortly thereafter, Hasselhoff attended the May 26, 2006 Mavericks home playoff game where they faced the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Western Conference Finals. Interviewed by Craig Sager , Hasselhoff stated he was as much a fan of Nowitzki as Nowitzki was a fan of him. In The 2006 NBA Finals , fans of the Miami Heat in the American Airlines Arena held up facial photos of Hasselhoff and chanted his name when Nowitzki went to the foul line.
On August 2, 2006, Hasselhoff proclaimed himself "King of the Internet" in a tongue-in-cheek advertisement commercial for Pipex . http://www.pipexhoffworld.com/ The Powered By Pipex commercial featuring David Hasselhoff
In September 2006 he appeared in a radio interview with Gerard Gilroy on The Breakfast Show on Dublin 's Newstalk 106 , pushed his book on The Tubridy Tonight Show on RTE1, and sang and spoke to Grant Lauchlan of stv.tv , http://www.stv.tv/out/showArticle.jsp? source=opencms& articleId=/out/dontmiss/David_Hasselhoff_Click_interview stv interviewdead link|date=May 2011 where he revealed that he would like to play a concert in the future at Scotland 's Edinburgh Castle .
In November 2006, Mel Brooks announced Hasselhoff would portray Roger DeBris, the director of the Nazi musical Springtime for Hitler , in the Las Vegas, Nevada|Las Vegas production of The Producers (musical)|The Producers .cite news| url= http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6113274.stm |work=BBC News | title=Hasselhoff lands Producers role | date=November 3, 2006 | accessdate=April 1, 2010
In 2006, Hasselhoff, became a co-judge on National Broadcasting Company|NBC's '' America's Got Talent '', a show that showcases America's best amateur entertainers. He also judged in the second, third and fourth seasons alongside Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan . On the 2007 season finale, Hasselhoff sang "This is the Moment." He was replaced by comedian Howie Mandel for season five.
In 2008, Hasselhoff was a featured guest in a Volkswagen commercial, where he talked about the company selling more cars in Europe and the rest of the world than any other brand. In response, the black Volkswagen Beetle|Beetle commented that Hasselhoff is "not so big" in Brazil. In late October of that same year, Hasselhoff played a bit part in the EA real time strategy video game Red Alert 3 as vice president of The United States, while also starring in its promotional microsite, conquerthislife.com. The website featured several tongue-in-cheek videos as well as a Hasselhoff soundboard.
In February 2008� towards the end of the TV Movie Knight Rider (2008 film)|Knight Rider 2008 (AKA Knight Rider SG) David reprised his career-making role as Michael Knight as he walked on to introduce himself to his on-screen son, Mike Traceur (Justin Bruening).
In December 2008, Hasselhoff sang the national anthem at the NCAA Las Vegas Bowl . Although the game was televised live by ESPN , the station chose not to broadcast Hasselhoff's performance. http://www.tmz.com/2008/12/21/oh-say-can-you-see-the-hoff/ Oh Say Can You See the Hoff? TMZ.com, December 22, 2008
According to CelebTV.com, Hasselhoff will appear in the videogame Ready 2 Rumble Revolution along with other celebrities such as Brad Pitt , Justin Timberlake and Simon Cowell . http://www.celebtv.com/justin-timberlake-david-beckham-ready-2-rumble/ Justin Timberlake and David Beckham are �Ready 2 Rumble� CelebTV.com, January 23, 2009
In 2009, Hasselhoff took part in "The Hoff: When Scott Came to Stay" for UK television channel Living (UK TV channel)|Living . http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1465512/ The Hoff: When Scott Came to Stay IMDB During the two part special, Scott Mills lived with Hasselhoff for 4 days at his rented California mansion. Amongst other things they went jetskiing, visited Vegas and went to see "The Hoff Drops" (Hasselhoff's daughters) recording in the studio. The two are good friends and Hasselhoff regularly visits Mills on his radio show when in England. Mills played Hasselhoff in The Scott Mills Show|Scott Mills The Musical at the Edinburgh Festival . Also in 2009 Hasselhoff took part in a ghost hunting experience at Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire with his daughters and Mills. 2011 see's David return to British TV as a judge on Britain's Got Talent.cite web|url= http://www.hauntedhappenings.co.uk/davidhasselhoffscottmills.php |title=Ghost Hunts, Ghost Hunting, UK Paranormal Events, Ghost Nights and Weekends |publisher=Hauntedhappenings.co.uk |date=June 18, 2009 |accessdate=August 4, 2010
In 2010, Hasselhoff guest hosted professional wrestling's WWE Monday Night Raw in London, England.
Hasselhoff returned to The Young and the Restless , reprising his role as Dr. William "Snapper" Foster Jr. for a short arc that aired in mid-June 2010.cite web|url= http://www.tvguide.com/News/David-Hasselfhoff-Young-1017548.aspx|title=David Hasselfhoff Returning to The Young and the Restless|publisher=TVGuide.com
On August 15, 2010 Comedy Central aired a special " Roast (comedy)|roast " of Hasselhoff.cite web|url= http://www.tvguide.com/News/David-Hasselhoff-Roast-1019396.aspx|title=Comedy Central to Roast David Hasselhoff in New Special|publisher=TVGuide.com
Hasselhoff appeared as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 11)|season 11 of Dancing with the Stars (U.S. TV series)|Dancing with the Stars . His professional dance partner was Kym Johnson . On September 21, 2010, they were the first couple eliminated from the competition. Coincidentally, Hasselhoff competed against Brandy Norwood , who judged alongside him in the America's Got Talent (season 1)|first season of '' America's Got Talent ''.cite web|last=Rice |first=Lynette |url= http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/08/30/dancing-with-the-stars-season-11-celebs/ |title=Aug& nbsp;30& nbsp;'Dancing With the Stars': The season 11 celebrity dancers are |publisher=Hollywoodinsider.ew.com |date=August 30, 2010 |accessdate=May 22, 2011 In October 2010 it was announced that he would be playing Captain Hook in the New Wimbledon Theatre production of the pantomime "Peter Pan" from December 2010 -January 2011.
In September 2009 he featured on a radio podcast by Aleksandr Orlov of Compare the Meerkat , part of the advertising for British website, Comparethemarket.com cite web|url= http://www.comparethemeerkat.com/blog/when-aleksandr-met-hoff-listen-now |title=When Aleksandr Met The Hoff � Listen Now& #33; |publisher=Compare the Meerkat |date=November 11, 2009 |accessdate=May 22, 2011 He was also the subject of an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom as a result of his support for the re-opening of Morecambe Winter Gardens . http://edmi.parliament.uk/edmi/EDMDetails.aspx? EDMID=42447& SESSION=905 dead link|date=May 2011
Get Hasselhoff to Number 1 campaign
On April 21, 2006 fans of David Hasselhoff launched a tongue-in-cheek website http://www.gethasselhofftonumber1.com "Get Hasselhoff to Number 1" in an attempt to get the 1989 hit "Looking for Freedom" to the top of the UK music charts through Internet downloads of the single. The campaign attracted attention on British radio and television broadcasts, in the national presscite web|url= http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html? in_article_id=14881& in_page_id=2 |title=Fans hassle for new Hoff pop |publisher=Metro.co.uk |date=June 7, 2006 |accessdate=May 22, 2011cite news| url= http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html? in_article_id=389507& in_page_id=1773 | location=London | work=Daily Mail | title=Campaign to get 'The Hoff' to number one | date=June 7, 2006 and on the Internet. http://www.mansized.co.uk/news/story.phtml/368 Hoff fans push for number one slot | News | Mansized http://www.rwdmag.com/articles/fullstory.php? & sid=& id=2651 dead link|date=August 2010cite web|url= http://www.ynwa.tv/forum/lofiversion/index.php? t103886.html |title=Forum |publisher=Ynwa.tv |accessdate=May 22, 2011 Over 40,000 people signed up to receive the "Hoff Alert" email when the time had come to purchase the single.
The focus of the campaign shifted to " Jump in My Car ", when that was actually released as a single, and BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills lent his support.cite web|url= http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/scottmills/feature_hoff.shtml |title=BBC � Radio 1 � Scott Mills |publisher=BBC |accessdate=May 22, 2011 On October 3, 2006 the Hoff Alert was sent out, and Hasselhoff promptly gained his highest ever UK chart entry (number 3) on October 8, 2006.
Hasselhoff has launched a MySpace-like social networking site , known as "HoffSpace."cite web|url= http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2008/07/david-hasselhoff-networking-site-finally-arrives.html |title=David Hasselhoff social networking site finally arrives |publisher=Pastemagazine.com |date=July 3, 2008 |accessdate=May 22, 2011 He did so in part as a response to people opening false social-networking pages in his name,cite web|url= http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/265682/david-hasselhoff-s-social-networking-site-is-booming/1/ |title=David Hasselhoff's social networking site is booming |publisher=Nowmagazine.co.uk |accessdate=May 22, 2011 as well as those of his children.cite web|url= http://www.geekentertainment.tv/2008/08/11/dont-hassel-the-hof-david-hasselhoff/ |title=GETV: Don�t Hassel the Hoff, David Hasselhoff |publisher=Geekentertainment.tv |date=August 11, 2008 |accessdate=May 22, 2011
Comedy Central Roast
In 2010, Hasselhoff was the subject of a Comedy Central Roast hosted by Seth MacFarlane , the creator of the cartoon sitcom, Family Guy . He was also reunited with William Daniels who returned to portray KITT and poke fun at Hasselhoff. Other roasters included his former Baywatch co-star Pamela Anderson and professional wrestling|professional wrestler Hulk Hogan .cite web|url= http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/roast-david-hasselhoff/index.jhtml |title=The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselholf |publisher=Comedycentral.com |date=August 15, 2010 |accessdate=May 22, 2011
Hasselhoff and his daughters, Taylor-Ann and Hayley Hasselhoff|Hayley , starred in a reality series on A& E Network|A& E called The Hasselhoffs . The series launched on Sunday, December 5, 2010, and focused on Hasselhoff's attempts to resuscitate his career and launch his daughters' onto the Hollywood stage.cite news |first=Daniela |last=Elser |publisher= news.com.au |url= http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/television/david-hasselhoffs-reality-show-debuts/story-e6frfmyi-1225967474987 |title=David Hasselhoff's Next Chapter � Reality Star |date=December 8, 2010 |accessdate=December 22, 2010 On Friday, December 10, 2010, A& E confirmed in a statement that, after airing just two episodes, The Hasselhoffs had been canceled. According to Nielsen Co. ratings, the first episode was seen by 718,000 viewers. Viewers dropped to 505,000 for the second installment, which aired on the same evening. A& E hasn't ruled out running the other eight completed half-hour episodes at a later date.cite web|url= http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2010/12/11/hasselhoff-show-cancelled.html |title=Hasselhoff Show Axed After 2 Episodes |publisher=Canadian Broadcasting Corporation |date=December 11, 2010 |accessdate=May 22, 2011 The full series began airing in the United Kingdom on May 30 on The Biography Channel.cite web|url= http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a319745/hasselhoffs-reality-series-to-air-on-bio.html |title='Hasselhoffs' reality series to air on Bio |publisher=Digitalspy |date=May 16, 2011 |accessdate=June 7, 2011
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. http://www.thebookstandard.com/bookstandard/news/author/article_display.jsp? vnu_content_id=1002344802Dead link|date=June 2010
Hasselhoff is a practicing Lutheran .cite web|url= http://hope-elca.com/famous/ |title=Famous Lutherans |publisher=Hope-elca.com |accessdate=May 22, 2011
Hasselhoff was married to actress Catherine Hickland from March 24, 1984 to March 1, 1989. Their wedding was recreated in List of Knight Rider episodes (season 4)|the Knight Rider Season 4 episode "The Scent of Roses" which first aired on January 3, 1986. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0620879/plotsummary
Hasselhoff married actress Pamela Bach on December 9, 1989. The couple had two daughters, Taylor Ann Hasselhoff born May 5, 1990 who attended the University of Arizona 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 domestic violence|violent behavior towards her, his publicist stated that he denied the violence allegations. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4788500.stm "Hasselhoff 'violent' claims wife", BBC, March 9, 2006. On June 15, 2007 Hasselhoff's attorney Melvin Goldsman stated Hasselhoff was awarded primary physical custody and full legal custody of the two girls.McDonald, Ray. http://www.voanews.com/english/Entertainment/2007-06-19-voa15.cfm "Actor David Hasselhoff Wins Custody of Daughters", VOA .com , 2007-06-19, Retrieved on June 30, 2007.
On June 30, 2006, Hasselhoff severed a tendon in his right arm while shaving in the bathroom of a gym in the Sanderson Hotel in London. The actor hit his head on a chandelier, which showered his arm with broken glass.Lehner, Marla. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1209792,00.html "Hasselhoff Has Surgery After Shaving Accident", People , June 30, 2006.
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.cite web|url= http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/05/exclusive-breaking-news-david-hasselhoff-alcohol-poisoning-rushed-hospital|title=David Hasselhoff Alcohol Poisoning; Rushed To Hospital|publisher= Radar Online |accessdate=May 4, 2009 Although Hasselhoff has publicly admitted past treatment for alcoholism,cite news |title=David Hasselhoff Rushed to Hospital for Alcohol Poisoning for Second Time in Five Months |url= http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2009/09/21/report-david-hasselhoff-rushed-hospital-alcohol-poisoning-second-time-months/ |publisher=Fox News |date=September 21, 2009 |accessdate=Oct. 2, 2009 his representatives denied the reports that alcohol poisoning was the reason for hospitalization.cite web|url= http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b121939_hoffs_hospital_drama_was_it_really.html|publisher= E!Online |title=The Hoff's Hospital Drama: Was It Really So Dramatic? |accessdate=May 4, 2009
On September 21, 2009, Fox News 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.cite web | url = http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/11/exclusive-david-hasselhoff-rushed-hospital-after-seizure | title = EXCLUSIVE: David Hasselhoff Rushed To Hospital After Seizure | work=RadarOnline.com | accessdate =November 29, 2009
On May 26, 2010, he was once again rushed to hospital following a three day drinking binge.cite web|url= http://www.tonight.co.za/index.php? fArticleId=5486440 |title=Drinking binge lands the Hof in hospital |publisher=Tonight |date=May 26, 2010 |accessdate=August 4, 2010
On May 3, 2007, a home video clip surfaced of Hasselhoff apparently in a drunken stupor. The video showed him shirtless, lying on the floor, drunkenly trying to consume a cheeseburger in a Las Vegas, Nevada|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 (musical)|The Producers .cite web|url= http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story? id=3139874 |title="Drunk Tape Bad for Hasselhoff, but Is It Worse for His Daughter? " ABC |publisher=Abcnews.go.com |date=May 4, 2007 |accessdate=May 22, 2011 In the wake of the leaked clip, Hasselhoff issued a statement saying it was filmed by Taylor Ann so that he could see how he behaved when intoxicated and was deliberately released. http://www.inthenews.co.uk/printerfriendly.aspx? itemid=445970 "Hasselhoff 'too drunk' to board plane", inthenews.co.uk, July 27, 2006. http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/27/people.hasselhoff.flight.ap/index.htmlDead link|date=June 2010 CNN.com, July 27, 2006.
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. Associated Press|AP , http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-05-03-hasselhoff-tape_N.htm "Hasselhoff's visitation rights suspended", USA Today , 2007-05-03, Retrieved on June 30, 2007. On May 14, 2007, a news report questioned whether the video had impacted negatively on the sale of the UK broadband and hosting company Pipex Communications|Pipex , a major advertising campaign in the UK for the company featured Hasselhoff as "King of the Internet." http://www.huliq.com/21642/pipex-in-a-pickle-david-hasselhoff-drunken-antics-last-straw-for-1-billion-sale-of-uk-isp "Pipex in a pickle: David Hasselhoff drunken antics last straw for $1& nbsp;billion sale of UK ISP", huliq.com
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/apr/11/david-hasselhoff Q& A, The Guardian , April 11, 2009.
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