"Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" alum David Hasselhoff joins HuffPost Live to discuss his latest projects, including the upcoming films "Killing Hasselhoff" and "Sharknado 3." He'll also tell us about his new iPhone game, "Hoff Zombie Beach."
He also talks about his time singing on the Berlin Wall, talking to people about what it's like living with the wall, and how "Looking for Freedom" became their anthem.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany."I had been in Berlin in 1987 and in 1988 but the first time I really got into what was going on with the wall was in â€™89, when my song â€œLooking for Freedomâ€ was #1 for eight weeks in West Germany," David tells TIME magazine."And then the Berlin Wall mysteriously, through the grace of God, came down. The last time Iâ€™d seen my German promoter before that day, Iâ€™d asked him when he thought the wall was going to come down. He was just about 60 years old then, and he said, â€œNot in my lifetime.â€ I remember that statement. On November 9, he called me and said, â€œYouâ€™re not going to believe this! The wall is down! The people are free!â€David recounts his time in Berlin before and after the wall came down. Read the complete article at TIME Magazine's website here.David tells NPR, "I was a guy who happened to do a show called Knight Rider, who happened to sing a song called 'Looking For Freedom,'" says actor, activist and singer David Hasselhoff.Hasselhoff was a certified heartthrob in the States, but he built his European reputation on that pop song. NPR's Rachel Martin asked him how he came to sing an unforgettable concert in Berlin on New Year's Eve back in 1989 after the Wall fell."I had been behind the Wall eight or nine times since 1987, to kind of further my music career with the Knight Rider car; if they wouldn't come and see me, they would come and see the car," Hasselhoff says. "I hit big with a single and they invited me to sing, and I said, 'Only if I could sing on the Wall.' And they said yes!"Even with the massive crowd singing along, Hasselhoff says he had no idea whether the performance would have any lasting impact. It wasn't until he saw people holding signs while on tour, thanking him for the fall of the Wall, that he realized how much it meant."I didn't know if it was a joke or not, I really didn't," he says. "It wasn't a joke; it was like 'Thank you for the fall of the Wall and thank you for our childhood.'"Read the rest of the article at NPR.Buzzfeed: 25 GIFs That Pay Tribute to Germany's Love of David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff has traveled back to the Berlin Wall for the 25th Anniversary.. but this time in wax.Â Madame Tussaud's in Vienna brought the wax Hoff to the Brandenburg Gate for the special occasion, and is reportedly going to be around for another threeÂ months.
David Hasselhoff returned to Berlin 20 years after performing at the falling of the Berlin Wall for the MTV Europe Music Awards.Hasselhoff was at number one at the time in Germany and was at that point the biggest pop star in the country.Over the years this has become the source of many jokes including his appearance as Dodgeball coach to the German national team in the movie Dodgeball starring Vince Vaughn.Over recent years he has been in the press for his problems with alcohol and recently appeared in a show about his life on British TV.The night on top of the Berlin wall however will, according to David, always go down as one of his most treasured moments.