Hasselhoff -- born in Baltimore July 17, 1952 -- transitioned to prime time in 1982 when he took on the role of Michael Knight, an ex-cop with an outrageously cool car, on the hit drama "Knight Rider." When the series ended, Hasselhoff headed to Europe to pursue another longtime interest: singing.
Although Hasselhoff turned into a huge musical star in Europe (becoming Germany's Elvis), he wasn't able to parlay that success into a singing career stateside. Instead, he continued to work predominantly in television and occasionally in films such as SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie (2004) and 2006's Click.
Five years have passed since the East Coast felt the deadly fury of sharknadoes, and America has become complacent about the possibility of another assault. But they're back -- and badder than ever -- and Fin Shepard must again take them on.