‘Knight Rider’ Keeps Following David Hasselhoff Wherever He Goes

Although he’d had a starring role on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, David Hasselhoff’s prime time value was uncertain in 1982 — his only after-dark appearances had been a guest shot on The Love Boat and a quickly cancelled adaptation of the movie Semi-Tough. But Brandon Tartikoff, then the chief at NBC, personally recruited him to star in a new series about a man and his talking high-tech car. Knight Rider became a big hit, and it turned Hasselhoff into a superstar. And, although he had further success with Baywatch, Hasselhoff says that almost everywhere he goes, people still remember him primarily for Knight Rider. (Click on the media bar below to hear David Hasselhoff)

 

Knight Rider is currently streaming on Netflix and is available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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