Jared Hasselhoff

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Jared Hasselhoff
Jared Hasselhoff.jpg
Hasselhoff at the 2006 Nibe Festival
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
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]

Early life[edit]

Hasselhoff was born in Philadelphia and raised in Woxall, Pennsylvania. He attended Temple University, where he met future Bloodhound Gang member Jimmy Pop. He currently lives in the Kreuzberg section of Berlin, Germany.

At various times, Hasselhoff has claimed to be the illegitimate son, cousin and/or tennis partner of actor David Hasselhoff. None of these appear to be the case.


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]

On March 30, 2012 Hasselhoff defeated two-time Olympic gold medalist Lars Riedel via forth round KO to become the German Promi-boxing heavyweight champion, a title he maintains to this day.

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.

He is CEO of the German beverage distributor Rock-Drinks.de, a title he attributes to "being a big drunk."

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, Hasselhoff moved to Kreuzberg, 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.

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.[6]


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. ^ BBC. "Ukraine bans US Bloodhound Gang rocker for flag insult". BBC. Retrieved 2013-08-07.