David Hasselhoff To Sing Anthem At Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl XVII

TV Icon And Recording Artist To Perform Star Spangled Banner

LAS VEGAS - Television icon, popular worldwide recording artist and former Las Vegas entertainer David Hasselhoff will perform the National Anthem prior to kickoff of Saturday's Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl XVII organizers announced.

''The Hoff'' is best known for his lead roles as Michael Knight in the popular 1980s NBC series ''Knight Rider'' and as L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series ''Baywatch,'' which flourished for more than a decade and still regularly appears in at least 140 countries.

Listed in the Guinness Book of World of Records as The Most-Watched TV Star in the World, Hasselfhoff can be seen as a judge on the NBC hit reality series ''America's Got Talent.''

The former star of the CBS soap opera ''The Young and the Restless'' as Dr. Snapper Foster has also enjoyed a remarkable music career and garnered more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide. His singing career took off in the late 1980s when he recorded "Looking for Freedom" at the end of the Cold War as the song became an anthem in Germany. His most recent single, "Jump in My Car," hit the top of the UK and European charts and the video was downloaded more than 6 million times.

Hasselhoff took to the stage in 2000 when he starred on Broadway in the musical, "Jekyll and Hyde" and recently appeared in the Las Vegas production of the Mel Brooks hit musical, "The Producers," where his comic turn as the flamboyant Roger DeBris proved to be an audience favorite.

The 17th edition of the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl will pit the University of Arizona vs. BYU beginning at 5 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium.

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