American actor David Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Michigan as well as the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.
In 1973, David Hasselhoff took his first acting gig with the television soap opera The Young and the Restless. However, it wasn’t until 1982 that he got his breakout role as Michael Knight on the TV series Knight Rider. The show was an immense success in America and the world over, making him one of the most popular actors on television.
After Knight Rider ended, David Hasselhoff got to work producing and acting in a brand new show about a group of lifeguards in California, Baywatch, which ran in syndication for 10 seasons. Baywatch was the most watched television series in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Since Baywatch stopped filming, David Hasselhoff has appeared in multiple television and theatrical productions, including his work as a cast member on Dancing With the Stars and his role as a judge on America’s Got Talent.
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