Jared Hasselhoff

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Jared Hasselhoff
1LIVE Krone 2014 Jared Hasselhoff.jpg
Hasselhoff in 2014
Background information
Birth name Jared Victor Hennegan
Born (1971-08-05) August 5, 1971 (age 45)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Alternative rock, comedy rock, punk rock, rap rock
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, actor and television moderator. 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 "Knight Rider" actor David Hasselhoff, although none of these appear to be the case.[2]

Career[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

On March 30, 2012 Hasselhoff defeated two-time Olympic discus medalist Lars Riedel via forth round KO to become the German Promi-boxing heavyweight champion.[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, Die Beste Show der Welt and Mein Bester Feind.[6]

Hasselhoff is the host of the alternative science magazine "Evil Science" which airs on the German ProSieben Maxx network.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, Hasselhoff moved to Berlin, Germany, due to his resentment of George W. Bush's politics.[8] 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.[9] 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).[10]

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.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2003 Viva la Bam: Scavenger Hunt Evil Jared
2004 Viva la Bam: Rock Stars Evil Jared
2005 Viva la Bam: State of Bam Evil Jared
2005 Viva la Bam: Lambo vs. Limo Evil Jared
2005 White Men Can't Rap Phoenix
2005 A Halfway House Christmas Santa
2005 TV Total Musical Guest
2005 Cribs Jared Hasselhoff
2006 Howard Stern on Demand Evil Jared
2006 The Dudesons Movie Evil Jared
2007 Die Niels Ruf Show Musical Guest
2008 Verbotene Liebe Evil Jared
2008 Street Customs Berlin Evil Jared
2009 Minghags: The Movie Paramedic
2012 Promi Boxing The Bloodhound Butcher
2015 Kartoffelsalat Nauseous Zombie #1
2015 Mein Bester Feind Bartender
2015 Bülents Grosse Überasschungsshow Evil Jared
2015 Duell um die Welt Quizmaster
2016 Mein Bester Feind Well Greased Guy
2016 Evil Science Host
2017 Die Beste Show der Welt Tag Team Champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Evil" Jared Hasselhoff". IMDb. Retrieved September 16, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Jared Hasselhoff: Steckbrief" (in German). WEB.DE. Retrieved 2016-11-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Evil Jared HASSELHOFF" (in German). knab konzerte. Retrieved 2016-11-20. 
  4. ^ Wok WM 2010 live: Oberhof freut sich auf ProSieben-Spektakel by www.topnews.de
  5. ^ "Verbotene Liebe": Vollblutrocker trifft Pianistin" (in German). news aktuell GmbH. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  6. ^ "Serien von und mit Evil Jared Hasselhoff" (in German). fernsehserien.de. Retrieved 2016-11-20. 
  7. ^ "Evil Science mit Evil Jared auf ProSieben MAXX" (in German). ProSieben. Retrieved 2016-11-20. 
  8. ^ "Jared Hasselhoff's web blog". vertigo.fm. Retrieved December 15, 2006. 
  9. ^ Time Waster. "Bloodhound Gang". The Smoking Gun. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1665189/
  11. ^ BBC. "Ukraine bans US Bloodhound Gang rocker for flag insult". BBC. Retrieved 2013-08-07.