Jared Hasselhoff

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Jared Hasselhoff
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Hasselhoff in 2014
Background information
Birth name Jared Victor Hennegan
Born (1971-08-05) August 5, 1971 (age 44)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Alternative rock, comedy rock, punk rock, rap rock, alternative hip hop
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, actor
Instruments Bass, backing vocals
Years active 1995-present
Associated acts Bloodhound Gang

Jared Victor Hennegan (born August 5, 1971), better known by the stage name "Evil" Jared Hasselhoff, is an American musician, songwriter, and actor. He is best known for being the bassist of Bloodhound Gang.[1]


Bloodhound Gang[edit]

Main article: Bloodhound Gang

As a member of the musical group Bloodhound Gang, Hasselhoff is an Echo award winner and was twice honored with the prestigious Comet award.

Other projects[edit]

In 2007, Hasselhoff played bass for the German crunk artist Tony Damager's song "Totalschaden". He also played bass in the video clip, along with Sido on drums and B-Tight on the guitar.

Hasselhoff participated in the WOK WM 2010 in Oberhof on March 19, 2010 in the four-man mister*lady Dance-Wok.[2] He has participated in the Wok WM in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Hasselhoff guest-starred as himself in two episodes of the German soap opera Verbotene Liebe, which aired in June 2008 on German television channel Das Erste.[3]

Hasselhoff currently stars as himself in a recurring role on the ProSieben television series Circus HalliGalli as well as its partner shows Duell um die Welt and Mein Bester Feind.

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, Hasselhoff moved to Berlin, Germany, due to his resentment of George W. Bush's politics.[4] He stated that he would not return to the United States as long as Bush was in charge. He was in a relationship with German actress Sina-Valeska Jung from 2006 to 2012.

Hasselhoff suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder, and has asked for his requested Skittles to be separated by color on at least one rider while on tour.[5] According to his episode of MTV Cribs, he also suffers from irritable bowel syndrome. He is also the tallest Bloodhound Gang member, standing at 6'5" (196 cm).[6] He is of half-African-American descent through his father.[7]

In 2013, Ukraine banned Hasselhoff from entering the country for five years after he appeared to urinate on the Ukrainian flag at a concert in Kiev. A few days later, the band was due to perform at Russia's Kubana Festival on the Black Sea coast, but the gig did not go ahead. Instead, they were questioned by police and were ordered to leave Russia.[8]


Year Title Role
2005 A Halfway House Christmas Santa
2009 Minghags: The Movie Paramedic


  1. ^ ""Evil" Jared Hasselhoff". IMDb. Retrieved September 16, 2006. 
  2. ^ Wok WM 2010 live: Oberhof freut sich auf ProSieben-Spektakel by www.topnews.de
  3. ^ "Verbotene Liebe": Vollblutrocker trifft Pianistin" (in German). news aktuell GmbH. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Jared Hasselhoff's web blog". vertigo.fm. Retrieved December 15, 2006. 
  5. ^ Time Waster. "Bloodhound Gang". The Smoking Gun. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1665189/
  7. ^ Interview with the group on Swedish TV: "...our bassist is half-black and I have Jewish blood running through my veins..."
  8. ^ BBC. "Ukraine bans US Bloodhound Gang rocker for flag insult". BBC. Retrieved 2013-08-07.