Melissa Parra posted this on Twitter today, and although it’s an older article, I hadn’t read it and thought it to be quite interesting.
From Guardian.co.uk – April 11, 2009
David Hasselhoff, 56, was born in Baltimore. He began acting at seven and got his big break in the US soap The Young And The Restless. He went on to star in Knight Rider in the 80s and later Baywatch. The first part of the documentary The Hoff: When Scott Came To Stay airs on Living on Monday.
When were you happiest?
When I was doing Knight Rider.
What is your greatest fear?
Not working and not being able to continue to live this lifestyle.
What is your earliest memory?
Standing in my grandmother’s sink when I was one, being washed and looking out of the window as the horse-drawn carts delivered fruit and vegetables to Baltimore.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
My father, because he’s a positive man with an enormous amount of compassion. My mother passed away four days ago.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Holding a grudge.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Rudeness and racism.
What would your super power be?
To hypnotise the world to get along.
What makes you miserable?
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
What is the worst thing anyone’s said to you?
“You can’t see your children for two weeks.” (When I was going through my divorce.)
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Watching cable TV.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Cary Grant, if he was around.
What do you owe your parents?
My sense of humour, my compassion, my drive and my loyalty.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My children, Taylor Ann and Hayley.
What does love feel like?
Have you ever said “I love you” and not meant it?
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
All my friends who have passed away.
What is the worst job you’ve done?
Selling fire alarms at 18 or 19.
What has been your biggest disappointment?
That I wasn’t Indiana Jones.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
My drinking habits.
When did you last cry, and why?
This morning, reading a memorial card I wrote for my mother.
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
Scuba diving in Costa Rica. My stunt double and I were trying out some equipment that let us talk to each other and I ran out of air at 80ft – probably because I talked too much. I had to use his air. Then we were surrounded by sharks. It was scary.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
A new TV series.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Singing on the Berlin Wall to a million people in 1989.
What keeps you awake at night?
Terror of the next day.
Tell us a joke
The Dalai Lama walks up to a hotdog stand and says, “Make me one with everything.”