‘This book is my opportunity to print something from my heart, to tell the truth about what happened to me on the long and winding road from Baltimore to Baywatch to Broadway –and beyond. And the truth is not to be found in tabloid stories but in my actions: I am a good father and have tried to be a good husband. I love people and the emotional rollercoaster that goes with human relationships. I love all the bewildering, crazy and wonderful things that life has to offer.
This book is about my successes and my failures, my strengths and my weaknesses. And, above all, it isabout the hope contained in the Knight Rider slogan: "One man can make a difference." ’
Making Waves follows Hasselhoff’s acting career from his early childhood role in Peter Pan to his highly acclaimed performance in Chicago in London’s West End, and his new TV triumph in Simon Cowell’s America’s Got Talent. The wealth of inside information includes untold stories of his first marriage and his life as a TV star in Knight Rider and Baywatch.
At times deeply personal, it also reveals his fight against drink that nearly drove him to destruction and the devastating motorbike accident in which his second wife Pamela was badly injured. The conclusion covers the reasons for the breakdown of their marriage.
Described as a ‘living legend’, this fascinating book gives a new and moving insight into what it means to be the most watched TV star in the world.
David Michael Hasselhoff was born on 17 July 1952, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is best known for his roles as Michael Knight in Knight Rider, and Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch. Fulfilling his original dream to be a singer, David made ‘Looking for Freedom’ a massive hit in Germany in 1989, just as the Berlin Wall came down. The accompanying album went gold and triple platinum, topping the charts for three months. Baywatch ran for eleven years and is said to be the highest-grossing show in syndication worldwide. In 1990 Cosmopolitan’s Editor, Helen Gurley Brown, chose him for her magazine’s twenty-fifth anniversary issue. In October 2000, Hasselhoff conquered another childhood dream when he took on the starring role in Jekyll Hyde on Broadway. In 2004, he played the demanding role of Billy Flynn in Chicago in London’s West End for three months. His cameo appearance in The SpongeBob SquarePants movie, released November 2004, is to be followed in 2006 by a major role in the new Adam Sandler film, Click. Hasselhoff married actress Pamela Bach on 8 December 1989, with whom he has two daughters, Taylor-Ann and Hayley Amber. They later separated. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
# Paperback: 304 pages # Publisher: Hodder Stoughton (17 May 2007) # Language English # ISBN-10: 0340909307 # ISBN-13: 978-0340909300 # Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm