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

David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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