KITT returns to the desert along with Michael Knight himself. David HasselhoffÂ sits with Christopher Rutkowski and goes for a drive in KITT. El Mirage lake bed is the original shooting location for the 19080's TV series KNIGHT RIDER.theAFICIONAUTOÂ bring both TV stars back home to tell us all about KITT, cars and what working on the show was like.theAFICIONAUTOÂ also recreates one of the most iconic shots of Michael Knight in the driver's seat. This is the first time this has been seen in 30 years!
If that headline wasn't confusing enough, it'll all make sense when you watch this interview from the Apple Store on Regent Street in London that happened on Monday, December 15.
Christopher Rutkowski takes a journey with KiTT as he learns from Jennifer Catano what Knight Rider is all about. Michael Knight himself, DAVID HASSELHOFF, takes us for a ride and tells us why KITT existed and how important his old buddy is to fans.We're teaming up with KNIGHTRIDERHEROES.com to bring you this special episode. Be sure to check out knight rider heroes as there will be some very special information and an announcement soon, and you know theAFICIONAUTO is going to be a part of it!Watch this very special episode of theAFICIONAUTO as we explore one of the most famous movie/tv cars ever built.
Thanks to Jennifer Catano
David Hasselhoff was on the dutch tv show Syndroom recently and met with Twan (who has down syndrome) who was visiting LA from the Netherlands. They surprise Twan with a meeting with David Hasselhoff and KITT - which is owned by Jennifer Catano.Twan gets to talk to KITT as they go for a spin out in Los Angeles, and it's a really touching video.
Thanks to Jennifer Catano
Get ready to see a KITT replica like none other. A special guest stops by to tell me all about Knight Rider.
KITT is being driven by David Hasselhoff, which is owned by Jennifer Catano.
Thanks to Jennifer Catano
Sims 4 has some new modified characters, including Michael Knight and Beavis & Butthead that have just been released and are now playable.The game is played on a PC and users can modify and download different looking sims.David Hasselhoff For 'The Sims 4'
Mod uploaderÂ PeanutsBÂ posted theÂ "Michael Knight"Â mod which features a young David Hasselhoff based from the second season of Knight Rider. Although the virtual character for the game is not perfectÂ due to the lack ofÂ jacketÂ and hairstyle, the Sim is supposedÂ to look like Michael Knight from the original Knight Rider based on the uploader's description. No additional requirements have been noted by the uploader to use this mod.
Source: International Business Times
Knight Rider is coming to Cozi TV starting in June in the USA. Cozi TV is an NBC owned substation, so check your local listings. Unfortunately, Cozi isn't available on satellite. You can check to see if your local NBC station has this on one of their substations here.David Hasselhoff talks with Cozi about his upcoming Julien's auction this weekend benefiting the Starlight Foundation, then sits down for a Q&A about Knight Rider.
Thanks to HoffArmy and Jennifer Catano
Before David leaves Nottingham, he has one more thing to do.New College of Nottingham says it'sÂ getting the new term off to a hoff-tastic start, by welcoming no other than guest speaker David Hasselhoff.More than 300 students from ncnâ€™s academy of Creative, Cultural and Digital Industries will get the chance to hear from and question the international superstar about his life and career in the media industry.Students will attend the special event at Broadway Cinema this Friday (10th), which will officially launch â€˜jamconâ€™ - ncnâ€™s creative careers conference.David will speak about his rise to stardom in Knight Rider and subsequent global success with Baywatch and his more recent stints on stage in Chicago and on-screen as a judge on Britainâ€™s Got Talent, not to mention his 5m record sales worldwide.As a thank you to David for ending his time in Nottingham with ncn, he will be escorted to the venue in an E-type Jaguar, which comes courtesy of the Nottingham Motor Company - the car dealership purchased by ncn last year to launch its new motor vehicle training courses.New College Nottingham Head of Academy for Media, Film & Digital Technologies, Jonathan Laud said:â€œAt ncn weâ€™re massively excited that the Hoff is making time before his last weekend in the city to come and talk to our students. His speech kick starts our annual event which throws a spotlight on careers in the creative industries - we canâ€™t think of an artist who has had a more diverse and successful career covering a whole variety of creative careers, from actor, presenter, singer/songwriter, producer, theatre star and director. Heâ€™s been immortalised in cartoon animation and in videogames and his story is nothing short of fascinating. Itâ€™s a privilege to be welcoming him to ncn.â€TV and Film BTEC ncn student, Sandra Tkacz, 19 from Aspley, added: â€œIâ€™m very excited about meeting the â€˜Hoffâ€™, Iâ€™ve been looking forward to it for weeks. Itâ€™s amazing that he is coming to speak to us, I remember watching him when he was on Big Brother. Iâ€™m looking forward to hearing about his career and experience and how he got into the industry. I think it will motivate us all, Iâ€™m really looking forward to it.â€
Source: New College Nottingham
Lion Forge has released it's new digital Knight Rider comic available on the Comics Plus app, and soon on Amazon, Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store and Kobo.Knight Rider is written by Geoffrey Thorne and drawn by Jason Johnson, and will focus on the crime fighter, Michael Knight, who was made famous by David Hasselhoff.Buy the comic:
- Amazon/Kindle (coming soon)
- Apple iBooks (coming soon)
- Comics Plus
- Barnes and Noble Nook Bookstore (coming soon)
- Kobo (coming soon)
Source: Geoff Thorne / Den of Geek
Ever wanted your very own KITT? Check out this KITT app for iPhone. It talks back, plus there's information about the actors, the show, and behind the scenes. The app is $2.99 on iTunes.They just updated the app to make it better then ever, and they need your reviews. It's compatible with iOS7 and iOS6.Get the app here
By: Richard OuzounianÂ Theatre Critic,Â Published on Fri Aug 16 2013Letâ€™s get one thing straight about David Hasselhoff: he knows that people laugh at him, but he doesnâ€™t care as long as he gets the last laugh.The star ofÂ Knight Rider,Â BaywatchÂ and an infamous video involving a cheeseburger is coming to Toronto for Fan Expo Canada (a.k.a. Comic-Con North) from Aug. 22 to 25 and heâ€™s pumped about it.â€œI love these conventions,â€ said Hasselhoff, 60, on the phone from California. â€œThe people who show up are great. Sure, some of them are geeks, but who else but a geek would love me?â€Well, actually, over the years a lot of people have gone â€œHoff Crazyâ€ as he calls it. It started with the housewives who swooned over him onÂ The Young and RestlessÂ as Dr. â€œSnapperâ€ Foster from 1975 to â€™82. Then he got a whole new fan base thanks toÂ Knight Rider, where he played Michael Knight from 1982 to â€™86. Those are the peeps who will be lining up to see him in Toronto.But what made Hasselhoff the most money and the biggest name was playing Mitch Buchannon onÂ Baywatch. The beefcake and cheesecake series about the life guards on the L.A. county beaches folded after one season in 1989, but Hasselhoff saw its potential, raised the money, produced it himself and put it back on the air and in syndication for another decade.Hasselhoff found a lot of the investment he needed in Germany. â€œIâ€™m very big in Germany. Very. They lovedÂ Knight Rider, so I went to some German bankers forBaywatch. They asked me, â€˜Does it haff a car in it?â€™ â€˜No, but itâ€™s got a lot of hot people in bathing suits.â€™ â€˜Almost as gut as a car.â€™â€ They signed the cheques.â€œIt gave the world Pamela Anderson,â€ jokes Hasselhoff, â€œand it gave me a couple of million dollars.â€ Actually, according to many sources, The Hoff wound up earning a personal fortune of $100 million, mainly thanks toÂ Baywatch.When it finally went off the air, Hasselhoff tried a variety of projects, including acting on Broadway inÂ Jekyll and Hyde, the musical, under the direction of Robin Phillips, but times were a bit lean.â€œThereâ€™s a funny thing about being on a hit show for a long time. When it ends, people think you died or something. The phone doesnâ€™t ring a lot.â€When it did, it was for spoofy, self-mocking things like his appearance inÂ The SpongeBob SquarePants MovieÂ (2004) and for his often outrageous off-camera behaviour in real life, culminating in a video of him, supposedly intoxicated, rolling on the floor, doing nasty things to a cheeseburger.â€œAll that stuff is old news to me now,â€ says Hasselhoff, trying to change the subject. When asked if itâ€™s true heâ€™s been on better behaviour since 2011, he says,â€œLook, nothing really turned me around. The amount of negative press I got for doing nothing but being human was unfair. But I never kind of addressed that. I just kept moving forward.â€œHollywood is not the pleasantest or fairest of places. But once you realize that it is not fair and that people are going to screw you no matter what, you stop taking it personally and just move forward.â€One of the things that Hasselhoff cheerfully admits has changed his view on things is attending events like the one here in Toronto.â€œIf I had known how good these things were, I would have started coming to them a long time ago. Barbara Eden was at one next to me. Wow. There I was withÂ I Dream of Jeannie.â€œAnd Christopher Lloyd is always at these things and he is an inspiration to me. We didPiranha 3DDÂ together and believe me, when Lloyd speaks, he makes you hear every single syllable.â€He launches into a very plausible imitation of Lloyd in the final scene of the horror-porn-spoof announcing, â€œThey are spawn-ing and they are go-ing to waaaaaaalk!â€Hasselhoff pauses for a minute. â€œI know Iâ€™m making it all sound like fun and it is, but thereâ€™s something touching about it, too. I saw one kid who suffered from muscular dystrophy in his wheelchair, all done up like something out ofÂ Star WarsÂ and when I said hi to him, he said, â€˜Hey, Hoff, the geeks shall inherit the earth.â€™â€œFor one day in his life, he can say, â€˜F--- the world, I can dress up like R2D2.â€™â€The once and futureÂ BaywatchÂ king is also anxious to explore the Comic-Con part of the festival because â€œweâ€™re going to launch the second edition of my comic book there. Itâ€™s calledÂ The Hoff. And it doesnâ€™t just mean me, it stands for The Heroes of Fearless Freedom.â€Hasselhoff is on a roll as he warms to his subject. â€œThe Hoff lives inside The Hassle Castle. Heâ€™s Hoff and running. My career is Hoff crazy!â€A few sample pages show that the comic book is indeed funny, but itâ€™s all at Hasselhoffâ€™s expense.â€œSure, itâ€™s a caricature version of me, but youâ€™ve got to wink at yourself. Look, no one knows the real me. They tell you that truth is everything? Well go on, man, try and find the truth and let me know when you do. Iâ€™ll be waiting for a long time.â€œDo you know theyâ€™re making a documentary about my involvement in East German history? Itâ€™s true.Â Knight RiderÂ was so popular there that they were flinging satellite feeds onto trash-can covers to see it. And then I hit it big over there with my song called â€˜Looking for Freedomâ€™ and I wound up singing it on the Berlin Wall. For real.â€He chuckles a little ruefully. â€œThat was my Elvis period and I was doing whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted with whoever I wanted, just because I could. Thatâ€™s over now.â€A short pause and then The Hoff slips into gear again.â€œNowadays, I kinda do whatever comes along. I take it day by day. I was asked to audition forÂ Les MisÃ©rablesÂ onstage, but I thought that would be too much real work. Iâ€™m opening a hotel in Bali called Bask, with a bar theyâ€™re naming â€˜Hoffâ€™s Hideaway.â€™ Iâ€™ve got a TV commercial on the air now for Cumberland Farms where Iâ€™m singing about their iced coffee. I do it all.â€œThe funniest thing Iâ€™ve got going now is a movie someone wrote calledÂ Killing Hasselhoff. Itâ€™s about a death pool for celebrities and when this guy canâ€™t get Gary Busey or Lindsay Lohan, he goes after me. Hey, you have to wink at yourself.â€Weâ€™re about to hang up when he decides to add one more thought.â€œMy girlfriend has a magazine she showed to me. It was calledÂ Too Soon, all about these people who died way earlier than they should have. John Ritter, John Belushi, Freddie Prinze, that kid fromÂ Glee. I donâ€™t want to be part of that list.â€œMy dream in life is to have a stem-cell replacement so I can live 20 more years. Iâ€™m still ready to do it all.â€FIVE FAVE ROLESKnight Riderâ€œEveryone wanted to have a friend like me, someone who would take care of them. Hell, donâ€™t we all?â€Baywatchâ€œThat really was a licence to print money and NBC cancelled it after one season. Good thing they did, because I picked it up and ran with it.â€The Young and the Restlessâ€œWhen youâ€™re on a soap opera five times a week, people think youâ€™re part of their lives. Women would throw themselves at me, thinking I was really that guy. Crazy.â€The SpongeBob SquarePants Movieâ€œHey, it put me back in touch with the younger generation of fans and that is so important.â€Jekyll and Hydeâ€œI loved singing those songs onstage, but youâ€™ve got to show up[ every night, no matter how youâ€™re feeling. I couldnâ€™t handle that.â€
Source: The Star
Next Thursday, David Hasselhoff will be in Toronto for Fan Expo Canada through the weekend. Melissa Greho, a co-host for the morning show CP24 Breakfast, tweeted David will be joining them Thursday morning to talk about 30 years of Knight Rider.The CP24 Breakfast show starts at 5am EST.
Source: HoffTalk Retweet of Melissa Greho
The St. Louis publisher Lion Forge Comics is partnering with NBC Universal to write, develop and publish digital comics based on five NBC shows from the 1980s and '90s:Â Knight Rider,Â Airwolf,Miami Vice,Â Punky BrewsterÂ andÂ Saved by the Bell."From hugely popular characters such as Crockett and Tubbs, Zack Morris and Punky Brewster to highly stylized music and clothing choices, these TV franchises have had a significant impact on pop culture," said Lion Forge CEO David Steward in a statement.The company's goal is to extend "that influence by creating visually appealing and entertaining experiences on mobile devices for a whole new generation of fans."Among the writers on the projects are Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans), Jonathan London (Geekscape), Geoffrey Thorne (Leverage) and David Gorden (Catalyst Prime) while artists include Jason Johnson (Wetworks), Carl Reed and Lorenzo Lizana.The comics will debut later this year and will be available through the Amazon Kindle Bookstore, Apple's iBooks, Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store and Kobo.KnightRiderOnline had this to add:
Not much is yet known about how much these comics will align with the Knight Rider many of us grew up with. However, when asked by Knight Rider Archives about this Geoff Thorne did say that it would be a "reboot. but you'll find all of it very familiar." We expect to find out more at San Diego Comic Con in two weeks.
It's that time of the year again! Several Knight Rider events are gearing up and we've decided to let you in on all the details. If there's an event I'm missing, please let us know! E-mail, tweet us, Facebook us, or leave a comment. Unfortunately, David isn't slated for any of these events, but you never know.
An event specifically for movie-TV car owners and fans of Knight Rider, Dukes of Hazzard, Starsky & Hutch, Smokey & Bandit, Batman, Green Hornet, Ghostbusters and more.Â All proceeds go directly to the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network.Las Vegas Car Stars Official Site
The Hoff Army is hosting a fan get together in Niestetal, Germany this year. They'll do a special project and work on a birthday gift for David Hasselhoff. The get together is from June 21 at 6pm until June 23 at 3pm atÂ Gruppenhaus WartburghÃ¼tte.Â The Hoff Army promises other surprises. If you want to go, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. They just ask that you tell them how long you're going to stay and when you're going to arrive.Hassel Kassel on Facebook
Milan, Italy -Â There will be several replicas of KITT belonging to our friends and KRI members.Â Exposure and Sale of Official KRI Gadgets.Â Exhibition of Photos and videos of events we attended (Both in Italy and abroad).Â You can admire the photos autographed (personally) by the actors of the television series, signed at the events abroad.Â During the event you can Subscribe to the association KRI - Knight Rider ItaliaÂ and buy the gadgets produced by KRI.Knight Rider Italian Festival on Facebook
Atlanta, Georgia, USA -Â Yes, itâ€™s official! The gears are already turning on the details of this years SOUTHERN KNIGHTS ATLANTA 2013 event. This years event will be July 12 & 13, 2013 at the same hotel as last year, Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place, 1775 Pleasant Hill Road Â· Duluth, Georgia.Southern Knights Official Site
Source: Associated Press
By ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) â€” David Hasselhoff still feels a connection with the younger generation, even though his popular TV series "Baywatch" has been off the air for more than a decade."When Justin Bieber comes up and goes, 'Hoff!' and then Selena Gomez says, 'It's so weird he loves you,' it's great. It just means that you're hip and it's cool," the 60-year-old actor said in a recent interview."Baywatch" aired from 1989 to 2000. Hasselhoff also starred in the TV series "Knight Rider," which aired from 1982 to 1986.To stay part of the conversation, Hasselhoff keeps busy and is always working. He stars in a Lifetime movie "The Christmas Consultant," opposite Caroline Rhea, that airs Saturday (8 p.m. EST). He will tweet backstage for MTV at Sunday's European Music Awards and play Captain Hook in a Peter Pan pantomime in December in Manchester, England.Hasselhoff talks about his various projects, his famous name and his hopes for a retro "Knight Rider" movie.AP: Would you ever want to do a full-time TV series again?Hasselhoff: It depends what the series would be. I've been approached by some dear friends who run 'The Office' and 'Ugly Betty' about doing a sitcom, being a part of an ensemble. I'd love to do that. I'd love to bring back more than anything kind of like 'Murder She Wrote,' or there's a great show in the U.K. called 'Lovejoy,' or 'Hart to Hart.' Some shows that have got some fun, (a) little tongue-and-cheek like Cary Grant, and play my age but still know that secretly (the character) is livin' hard, livin' fast and lovin' it because that's kind of where I'm at in my life.AP: You can act, sing, perform on the stage and judge talent competitions. Why do you like variety?Hasselhoff: I embrace everything. All I want to do is be onstage. A performer needs to perform. You need to work. I think that's why I've lasted so long. I grew up watching 'The Carol Burnett Show.' ... People are now beginning to see that I do variety. I do sing. I did do Broadway and the West End.AP: I'm sure you get a ton of offers. What do you say "no" to?Hasselhoff: I say 'no' to things that I can't laugh with where they're laughing at me and they're trying to do something that is a little bit over-the-edge. ... If you don't respect me you're not gonna get that respect back.AP: Does it ever amaze you how your last name is so popular?Hasselhoff: I think God has a sense of humor because they wanted me to change it. ... I was going to change it one time to David Michaels, but then I found out there was already a David Michaels. I took so much heat for the name Hasselhoff growing up, I'm gonna keep this name because I was proud of my parents. It's kind of pathetic because Hasselhoff has turned into The Hoff and The Hoff is keeping Hasselhoff out of work but The Hoff's paying the bills so I welcome The Hoff.AP: There's a "Knight Rider" movie in development. What can you say about it?Hasselhoff: If you make the 'Knight Rider' movie and you don't make it retro and you don't appeal to all the people that love the show, that grew up with it. ... If you don't, it's not gonna be 'Knight Rider.' It will probably be a hit because 'Knight Rider' is a great title but it won't be 'Knight Rider.' ... It's in the hands of a company and hopefully I'll meet with them and we'll see what direction it's going in.
Are they making a "Baywatch" movie? What does David Hasselhoff think about Justin Timberlake playing the role he originated? Will "Knight Rider" make a comeback?David sets the record straight.Then, all month long you've been voting for what you want to see on the show. The results are in and you elected for Wendy and David to act out a steamy soap opera scene!
David Hasselhoff posted on his official website yesterday that he'll be attending Winter Memorabilia in Birmingham from November 24 to the 25th.
I will be doing signings and Q and A's so come and ask me what you always wanted about Knight Rider or Baywatch or any other things I've done.Looking forward to see you all there and hear your questions.
The Hoff,Â David HasselhoffÂ is back on TV with his new holiday movie â€œThe Christmas Consultantâ€ premiering Saturday November 10th at 8 on Lifetime. Even though itâ€™s been 26 years since his first hit show â€œKnight Riderâ€ went off the air, many of the children of the 80s still know and love David best for cruising around in his talking carÂ KITTÂ wearing his sweet leather jacket and fighting bad buys.So, how long has it been since he actually got behind the wheel of KITT and took him for a spin? â€œI have my own KITT car, which is now being chromed and I just drove it last Sunday. It was given to me as a gift from my staff for my 60th birthday,â€ David tells us. â€œI have the original dash and I have a lot of original stuffâ€¦we just put it all together.â€