David Hasselhoff: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (I Roomed With Pee-wee Herman at CalArts!)

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David Hasselhoff, whose show Hoff the Record airs on AXS TV Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET, shared 25 interesting things about himself with Us Weekly!

1. My first toy was a go-kart — like a mini KITT!

2. I played Brutus in a high school production of Julius Caesar.

3. I broke the attendance record at a pantomime production of Peter Pan in the U.K. I played Captain Hoff the Hook.

4. I once went jogging with President Bill Clinton. I’ve also had dinner with Ronald Reagan.

5. I’ve garnered more than 40 gold and platinum records.

6. I’ve sung with Sammy Davis Jr. and Lou Rawls.

7. I also once sang with Luciano Pavarotti on an airplane!

8. I had my own talk show in Finland and Sweden.

9. I was privileged to hang with Muhammad Ali. His first words were, “Hey, Knight Rider, you’re pretty, but not as pretty as me!”

10. I’ve sung to 1 million people on New Year’s Eve in Berlin.

11. I picked up my current girlfriend [model Hayley Roberts] for a date in Wales in an inexpensive rental car to show her I’m just like everyone else.

12. I roomed with Pee-wee Herman and Katey Sagal at the California Institute of the Arts.

13. I’ve held a 27-foot-long anaconda snake.

14. I played to more than 100,000 people at the Nova Rock Festival in Austria in 2015.

15. I’ve given speeches at Oxford, Cambridge and Trinity colleges.

16. I got caught on a runaway camel in Morocco with my stunt double. It makes us laugh to this day.

17. I once had dinner with Michael Jackson. He talked to me about Knight Rider and how he owned a KITT car.

18. I also visited Neverland once for one of the Jackson kids’ birthdays.

19. I’ve sold more records than Michael — in Switzerland.

20. I once drove an Audi R8 at 204 mph.

21. I had my own racing team, Race for Life, in Indianapolis.

22. I received an honorable mention award for the success of the RTL TV network in Germany.

23. During apartheid, I went into Soweto, South Africa, to spread peace — dressed as Knight Rider!

24. I was once charged by a bull elephant in Kenya.

25. I ran out of air while diving at Truk Lagoon at 80 feet. 

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