Beyond the Board Shorts: The David Hasselhoff Quiz


By: Bambi Turner

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About This Quiz

David Hasselhoff has combined TV shows, movie roles and a surprisingly successful singing career to become a pop culture icon.Take our quiz to see how much you know about the life and work of the Hoff!

What production did Hasselhoff make his stage debut in?

Hasselhoff made his stage debut in a production of "Peter Pan" at the tender age of 7. He has also performed as Captain Hook in various "Peter Pan" productions since 2010.


What is Hasselhoff's hometown?

Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland. His family moved around a lot when he was young, and he eventually attended college in California.


Hasselhoff was a longtime star on this popular soap opera.

Hasselhoff honed his acting chops playing Dr. Snapper Foster on "The Young and the Restless" from 1975 to 1982.


What was the name of Hasselhoff's character on "Starcrash?"

Hasselhoff played Simon, who was the son of the Emperor and could shoot lasers out of his golden mask in the 1978 fantasy flick.


How many seasons was David Hasselhoff the star of "Knight Rider?"

Hasselhoff starred on the '80s crime-fighting series for 86 episodes over four seasons from 1982 to 1986.


What was Knight's name before he became Michael Knight?

Police officer Michael Long becomes Michael Knight after he is shot, then nursed back to health by a mysterious benefactor.


What was the name of Knight's car in "Knight Rider?"

Hasselhoff's character fought crime with the help of KITT -- a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am officially known as Knight Industries Two Thousand.


What year did "Baywatch" debut?

David Hasselhoff starred on "Baywatch" when it debuted in 1989 -- and was cancelled after only one season.


How many seasons did "Baywatch" run in total?

After it was cancelled after a single season, Hasselhoff took on an executive producer role to help bring "Baywatch" back. The show went on to run for a total of 11 seasons before ending in 2000.


What was the name of Hasselhoff's character on "Baywatch?"

Hasselhoff plays head lifeguard -- later captain -- Mitch Buchannon, who has a son named Hobie with ex-wife Gayle.


What role did Hasselhoff play in the spinoff "Baywatch Nights?"

Hasselhoff's character Mitch Buchannon became a nighttime P.I. in "Baywatch Nights," which ran for two seasons between 1995 and 1997.


What model vehicle did Knight use in the movie "Knight Rider 2000?"

In the 1991 movie "Knight Rider 2000," Knight's beloved KITT was upgraded to the Knight 4000, which offered a built-in stun gun and amphibious mode.


Which country did Hasselhoff's character coach in the movie "Dodgeball?"

Hasselhoff made a hilarious cameo as the coach of the German Dodgeball team in the 2004 film. Lance Armstrong and Chuck Norris also had bit parts in the movie.


What role does Hasselhoff play in the 2011 movie "Hop?"

In the 2011 animated film Hasselhoff appears as the host of "Hoff Knows Talent," on which main character E.B. is scheduled to appear.


What was the name of Hasselhoff's character in "Sharknado 3?"

Hasselhoff appeared as Gilbert Grayson Shepard, father of Ian Ziering's character Fin, in the 2015 surprise hit. He also reprised his role in "Sharknado 4" the next year.


What year did Hasselhoff and his family make their reality series debut?

The actor and his family starred in their own reality series, which premiered in 2010 ... and was canceled after just two episodes.


Which actor plays Mitch in the 2017 "Baywatch" movie?

The role of head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon is played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, though David Hasselhoff does have a cameo in the film.


Where was Hasselhoff on New Year's Eve 1989?

Proving he's much more than just an actor, Hasselhoff spent New Year's Eve 1989 performing his song "Looking for Freedom" from atop the Berlin Wall.


Who took all of the momentum out of Hasselhoff's big pay-per-view concert in 1994?

On June 17, 1994, Hasselhoff was scheduled to perform a pay-per-view concert from Atlantic City, which would help to make him a singing star in the United States. Unfortunately, O.J. Simpson chose that night to hole up in a white Bronco, so people tuned in to watch the car chase instead.


What was the name of Hasselhoff's first album?

Hasselhoff released his first album "Night Rocker" in 1985. The biggest hit off the release was a song called "Do You Love Me."


Which country recorded the most music chart hits for David's music?

Rumor has it that Hasselhoff is big in Germany, but his real fans are in Austria. Nine of his songs have made it onto the Austrian Top 30 charts as of 2016, and it's the only country where he's hit No. 1.


Which Hasselhoff show premiered in 2015?

Hasselhoff stars on the British mockumentary series "Hoff the Record," which premiered in 2015 and helped to revitalize David's TV career in the UK.


Who replaced David Hasselhoff as the most watched man on TV in 2010?

Hasselhoff held the Guinness World Record for "Most-Watched Man on TV" until 2010, when Hugh Laurie of "House" took the title.


David officially changed his name to "Hoff" in 2015.

Fans were shocked when Hasselhoff appeared in a video in November 2015 and claimed to have changed his last name to simply "Hoff." His agent later explained that the video was part of an ad campaign and that the actor's name was fully intact.


Who was Hasselhoff partnered with on "Dancing With the Stars?"

Hasselhoff and partner Kym Johnson were voted off the show after the first week in 2010, thanks to their slightly awkward cha-cha to the song "Sex Bomb."


Hasselhoff served as a judge on this show for four seasons.

Hasselhoff was a judge on "America's Got Talent" for four seasons from 2006 to 2010 before he was replaced on the judge's panel by Howie Mandel.


Which show did Hasselhoff perform in on Broadway in 2000?

Hasselhoff made his Broadway debut in 2000 as the title character in the musical "Jekyll and Hyde."


A video of Hasselhoff doing this went viral in 2007?

Hasselhoff's daughter filmed his drunkenly eating a burger in 2007 in a video that went viral. The clip led Hasselhoff to get help for alcohol abuse.


As of 2016, how many times has David been married?

Hasselhoff married Catherine Hickland in 1984, and the couple divorced in 1989. He and Pamela Bach were married from 1989 to 2006.


How many children does Hasselhoff have as of 2016?

As of 2016, Hasselhoff is the proud father of two daughters -- Taylor and Hayley -- with second wife Pamela Bach.


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