Actor and singer David Hasselhoff is coming to SupaNova Gold Coast in April.Dust off your red speedos, fire up your talking car – David Hasselhoff is coming to town.
The star of Baywatch, Knight Rider and that infamous drunken cheeseburger YouTube video has been announced as special guest for the 2013 Supanova event on the Gold Coast in April.
The Hoff was a TV institution in the 80s as Michael Knight, crime-fighting partner of K.I.T.T the talking Trans Am in Knight Rider.
He hit mega-stardom in the early ’90s as Mitch Buchannon on Baywatch, the chief lifeguard at a Los Angeles beach that featured pneumatically-enhanced lady lifeguards who ran in slow motion and delivered CPR on an alarmingly frequent basis.
More recently, the 60-year-old’s appeared as himself in a number of movies and TV shows, showing a good sense of humour about his own celebrity status.
He’s been a judge on Dancing With the Stars, America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent, and has appeared in a number of stage musicals, including Chicago in London’s West End and Jekyll and Hyde on Broadway.
The Hoff was particularly popular as a singer in Germany, and even sang his single Looking for Freedom on the partly-demolished Berlin Wall on New Year’s Eve 1989, while wearing a flashing jacket, which was the style at the time.
That same song will feature on the soundtrack of the upcoming movie adaptation of the epic Cloud Atlas, which indicates if nothing else that the Wachowskis have a great sense of humour.
If you don’t think The Hoff has enough geek cred for Supanova, may we draw your attention to a 1998 telemovie called Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
That’s right, The Hoff was Nick Fury BEFORE Samuel L. Jackson.
Coincidentally, Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. starred Garry Chalk, who will also be coming out as a Supanova Supastar. His cartoon cred extends to voicing Optimus Prime in the Transformers series of the 1990s.
Eliza Dushku (Faith from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Natalie Tena (Tonks in Harry Potter and Osha in Game of Thrones) are also heading our way for the pop culture festival, which runs April 20 and 21 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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