Check out David on Celebrity Juice in the UK over Christmas. They played a game called, “Hoff’s Christmas Crackers.” David comes in around the 9:50 mark.
Archive for December, 2011
The legendary actor, singer, and entertainer David Hasselhoff drops into Absolute 80s for a Christmassy chat about his career, his new tour, and rescuing dwarves from the ocean.
David Hasselhoff has been linked to a second series of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia.
The former Baywatch actor, who recently stepped down from his role on the Britain’s Got Talent panel, is believed to be a hot favorite for the show’s new cast, according to Australia’s Sunday Telegraph.
Hasselhoff is to appear as Captain Hook in pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome this Christmas.
Model Kris Smith – partner of Dannii Minogue – is also believed to be in talks to appear on the Nine Network show, alongside Mel B’s husband Stephen Belafonte and former AFL star Jason Akermanis, a Brownlow Medal winner in 2001.
A production source is quoted as saying that movie producer Belafonte is “definitely keen” to take part in the show, adding: “He and Mel want to pursue more opportunities in Australia.”
Filming for The Celebrity Apprentice Australia’s second season is due to begin in January 2012. The first series – broadcast this autumn – was won by stand-up comedian Julia Morris.
Source: Digital Spy
David was on Loose Women in the UK last week.
HOW DID YOUR CHILDHOOD INFLUENCE YOUR WORK ETHIC?
My parents, Joe, a business exec, and Dolores, a stay-at-home mum, were very encouraging of my acting aspirations from a young age, as we moved around the States from Florida to Georgia to Illinois.
My mother has said “the biggest challenge was keeping David busy”. Whether it was acting classes, singing tuition, skating, I was completely full-on. My first real acting job was as Nibs in Peter Pan when I was eight. Since then I’ve rarely missed a gig. I realised a long time ago that to make it in this business it takes an immense amount of commitment, hard work and sacrifice.
HAS THERE EVER BEEN A TIME WHEN YOU FELT LIKE THE TYPICAL STRUGGLING ACTOR AND YOU DIDN’T KNOW HOW YOU WERE GOING TO MAKE ENDS MEET?
Thankfully, no. I left home after my junior year in high school to go to the California Institute of the Arts, which was founded by Walt Disney, after which I got my first big gig on The Young and The Restless for seven years from 1975.
I went from that into Knight Rider for four years until 1986, my singing in Europe, then I did Baywatch for 10 years, which, despite some people’s derision, Guinness World Records has ranked as the most-watched television show ever.
[International reruns and syndication rights of Knight Rider and Baywatch have helped propel Hasselhoff's net worth to more than $100m/£65m]
While everyone’s making fun of me, I’m just sitting back and going, “Money!”
WERE YOU SURPRISED AT HOW SUCCESSFUL YOUR SINGING CAREER WAS IN EUROPE?
No, it wasn’t really a surprise. I’m a different person to most celebrities – I like to jump in and I’m gracious with my fans, and I think people really appreciate manners like that.
WAS BUYING THE RIGHTS TO BAYWATCH FROM NBC WHEN THEY CANCELLED IT AFTER JUST ONE SEASON YOUR BEST BUSINESS DECISION?
Yes, definitely. I don’t know if it was a bold move or just the obvious, but I have a keen sense of recognising what will work and what won’t.
I invested my own money and became executive producer, as well as having my contract stipulate that royalties were to be paid to me from the profits, which ultimately gave me the chance to buy the syndication rights from NBC. That was unheard of in the Nineties.
We worked really hard to get it to take off, but on the back of my ongoing popularity from Knight Rider, I went all over the US selling Baywatch to advertisers. At the time a lot of ad executives were females, so I played to that, and we were able to secure enough advertising to keep the show on the air. It ended up lasting for 11 years, which set the pace for a lot of long-running shows to come.
David Hasselhoff launched Bristol’s Advent Calendar competition with a bang on Thursday night, revealing the amazing prize behind door number one, picking a winner, and telling the crowds all about why he’s so excited to be starring in Peter Pan at the Bristol Hippodrome.
Introduced by Paris and Paulina from the Heart Breakfast Show, and with an amazing pre-show performance by percussion drummers and break dancers, The Hoff took to the stage with gusto, singing along to the Baywatch theme tune, stripping to reveal his Peter Pan t-shirt, and telling the thrilled crowd about his plans for Christmas.
The Hoff revealed some great insights into his role at Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the Hippodrome, including the exciting news for fans that his performance will include plenty of singing.
He then announced the opening of door number one of the Bristol Advent Calendar competition, and with an explosion of glitter, Bristol’s biggest competition was launched. And behind the door? The incredible prize of a family ticket to Peter Pan to see the Hoff himself in action, a two-night stay at SACO Apartments, £500 of shopping vouchers for Cabot Circus and a family ticket for the incredible Bristol Pirate Walks. The Hoff then picked a winner for this incredible prize straight from the crowds.
And that’s not all – there will be more chances for people to win incredible prizes like this. You can enter the competition every day from 2nd December until the 24th, as we open the door of the advent calendar each day to reveal yet another fantastic prize!
David Hasselhoff is starring as Hoff the Hook in panto in Bristol this Christmas. He took time out of his busy schedule to visit the West Country Tonight.
You can watch the whole interview here:
Here’s the Bristol TV advert for Peter Pan