David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952), nicknamed "The Hoff," is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman. He is a multi-setter of Guinness World Records, being the most watched man on TV and having the highest reverse bungee jump.
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 such films as Click, Dodgeball, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and Hop.
In 2000, he made his Broadway debut in the musical, Jekyll & Hyde. Following his debut he starred in other musicals such as, Chicago and The Producers.
- ^ "New crab with hairy chest dubbed "The Hoff"". CBS News. January 5, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
- ^ Royal Wedding, Hugh Laurie and Johnny Depp lead record breakers of small and big screen in new Guinness World Records 2012 edition 14 September 2011:
Hugh Laurie has not been able to wrestle the all-time title from David Hasselhoff who remains the world's most watched man on television - ever.
- ^ Highest reverse bungee jump: The highest height a human was catapulted using a reverse bungee system is 70 m (229 ft 7 in) by David Hasselhoff (USA) at Battersea Power Station, London, UK, on 30 June 2011.
Cricket star Freddie Flintoff aiming for 12 world records in 12 hours for Sports Relief 15 March 2012: Freddie is hoping to break TV star David Hasselhoff's record for Highest reverse bungee jump, set in August 2011.
Video: Freddie Flintoff sets 14 world records in one day for Sport Relief 20 March 2012: The marathon kicked off at 7.45am on Monday morning at Wembley Stadium in London with a failed attempt at breaking TV star David Hasselhoff's highest reverse bungee jump record