- Hasselhoff appeared as a contestant on season 11 of 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 first season of America's Got Talent.
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- Early Career
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Hasselhoff was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Dolores Therese (née Mullinex/Mullinix; died 11 February 2009), a homemaker, and Joseph Vincent Hasselhoff, a business executive. His family is Roman Catholic, of German, Irish and English descent. His great-great-grandmother, Meta, emigrated with her family to Baltimore from Völkersen, Germany, 30 kilometers (19 mi) from Bremen, in 1865. He spent his pre-teen years in Jacksonville, Florida, and later lived in Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended Marist High School. Hasselhoff made his theatrical debut at age seven in Peter Pan, and ever since his childhood dream was to have a career on Broadway. He graduated from Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois in 1970. He was a member of the speech team, senior discussion leaders, president of the choir, captain of the volleyball team and held roles in several plays (including one lead role as Matt in The Fantasticks). He studied at Oakland University before graduating with a...
Hasselhoff portrayed Dr. "Snapper Foster" in The Young and the Restless from 1975 through 1982, leaving the series as the show wrote out many of their original characters. In 1979, he played "Simon" in Starcrash. He launched his singing career with guest appearances in the first season of children's program Kids Incorporated, performing "Do You Love Me". He guest starred in two episodes of Diff'rent Strokes and the soap opera Santa Barbaraas himself in 1984.
Hasselhoff has spoken at both the Oxford and Cambridge Student Unions. Hasselhoff was later honored on Comedy Central's The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoffin addition to receiving the International Star of the Year Award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Entertainment by the Bollywood Awards. He was awarded the Comeback Star of the Year award during the VH1 Big in '06 Awards. 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 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 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3as vice president of the United States, while starring in its promotional microsite, conquerthislife.com, which featured several tongue-in-cheek videos as well as a Hasselhoff soundboard. In February 2008, to...
Looking for Freedom
His music career took off in the late 1980s and achieved success at the tops of the charts, with his album, Looking for Freedom, which went triple platinum in Europe. He had one #1 hit in the German pop charts in 1989 ("Looking for Freedom"). He was noted for his performance of the single at the Berlin Wall on New Year's Eve 1989, days after the collapse of the wall. Wearing a piano-keyboard tie and a leather jacket covered in motion lights, Hasselhoff stood in a bucket crane and performed th...
Later Music Career
In 1993, he released the single "Pingu Dance" based on the popular children's show Pingu. In 1994, he 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 police chase in southern California. Viewership of the concert was significantly lower than expected due to the live coverage of the chase, and the event was ultimately a...
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. Since 2013, Hasselhoff has dated Hayley Roberts, from the town of Glynneath in Wales. He is a fan of Welsh rugby union, and they regularly attend rugby matches in Wales. In November 2015, Hasselhoff posted a YouTube video in which he announced that he had changed his name to "David Hoff". It was then reported that he was not changing his name; that the video was an excerpt from an upcoming advertising campaign. After touring Glasgow during late 2015, Hasselhoff stated that he supports Scottish football team Partick Thistle F.C.He resides in Southern California with his two daughters, five dogs, and other pets.
He was a celebrity cast member on the eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars which increased in ratings by 36% from the previous year. His professional dance partner was Kym Johnson. On 21 September 2010, they were the first couple eliminated from the competition. Coincidentally, Hasselhoff competed against Brandy, who judged alongside him in the first season of America's Got Talent.
- July 17, 1952 (age 66)
- Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 02, 2010 · Now, we don’t know who David Hasselhoff’s Dancing With The Stars partner is – partly because she hasn’t been announced yet, and because because we really can’t bring ourselves to care – but, on the simple basis that she’s a female member of the professional Dancing With The Stars team, we’re going to guess that she’s tall, slim, coated in a thick nut-coloured Ronseal mixture and has about 4,000 more teeth than she would ever actually need. Or maybe, because David Hasselhoff ...
Sep 22, 2010 · Hasselhoff and his professional partner, Kym Johnson, were ousted from the TV celebrity dance competition after performing just one dance. Given the boot: Former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff with...
Sep 22, 2010 · 22 September 2010 • 10:49am. David Hasselhoff with dancing partner Kym Johnson Dancing with the Stars Season in Los Angeles Credit: Photo: REUTERS/AP. The 58-year-old entertainer, who was ...
Oct 30, 2010 · ... his beautiful professional dance partner Karina Smirnoff may be facing elimination Tuesday night after scoring the lowest score of the night on Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars”.
Sep 22, 2010 · The actor was gracious Tuesday night after he was sent packing, and reportedly went out for cheeseburgers with his two daughters and his dancing partner Kym Johnson after the elimination.
Apr 26, 2021 · Cheryl Burke's feud with Ian Ziering is likely one of the most high-profile in "Dancing with the Stars" history. Burke and Ziering danced together on Season 4 of the show in 2007, and Burke made ...
Jun 30, 2021 · Kym Johnson and David Hasselhoff only made it to week 1 during season 11, but apparently that was all his partner needed. After the pair left the ballroom for good, rumors began circulating that ...
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