“Come see me at the XO Coffee Company in downtown Plano, Texas, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday March 28.” – David Hasselhoff
Line up no earlier than 3 p.m. if you want to meet The Hoff.
Why is The Hoff inviting you to come out to XO Coffee Company on Tuesday, March 28th? We did a little investigating and found out that David Hasselfoff, yes, the guy listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as “the Most Watched TV Star in the World” is the uncle of XO Coffee Company owner David Martin.
That’s why the star of Knight Rider and Baywatch will be at his nephew’s downtown Plano coffee shop.
What is XO Coffee Company?
XO Coffee Company, started by David Martin and his wife Linda in February 2017, wants to be your “home away from home” in downtown Plano, providing an unmatched customer experience in the delivery of superior craft coffee and featured breakfast, brunch, and lunch items made only with the finest all-natural ingredients.
“XO Coffee Company is all about love – love of family, love of friends, and love of coffee. By delivering an outstanding product and customer experience, our goal and our drive is to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. Our customers will be our number one priority – our promise to them is that they will leave XO Coffee Company feeling better than when they walked in!”
According to imdb.com, the 6-foot-4-and-a-half-inch tall David Hasselhoff is one of the most recognizable faces on television and throughout the world. He is known for starring in Knight Rider (1982) and Baywatch (1989).
David Michael Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Dolores Therese (Mullinex) and Joseph Vincent Hasselhoff, a business executive. He is of German (from his paternal grandfather), English, and Irish descent.
How did The Hoff get into acting? IMDB.com says the acting bug first hit when David was seven and so he took acting, singing and dancing lessons. He was shy off stage in front of girls because he was tall and thin, but when he was on stage he was in his element. Because of his father’s occupation, his family (he has four sisters) moved around frequently. He initially thought his career was going to go in the direction of musicals and Broadway.
Where did he get his acting break? IMDB.com says American audiences first came to know Hasselhoff when he portrayed the popular “Dr. Snapper Foster” for six seasons on CBS’s soap opera, The Young and the Restless (1973). Lured by NBC’s Brandon Tartikoff to move from daytime to prime time, Hasselhoff went on to star as “Michael Knight” in NBC’s hit series Knight Rider (1982). The role garnered him a “People’s Choice Award” for most popular actor and the show became a huge success overseas. The success of Knight Rider (1982) resulted in Hasselhoff’s first major international following.
When the show ended, Hasselhoff launched a successful recording career in Europe. In 1989, “Looking for Freedom” remained in the number one spot on the German charts for eight consecutive weeks. He has continued to perform regularly in concert and has released nine albums.
What about Baywatch? Hasselhoff returned to episodic television, according to imdb.com as Mitch Buchannon on Baywatch (1989) when the show debuted on NBC in 1989. Though it enjoyed good ratings, the network canceled the series after one season.
Undeterred, Hasselhoff and his partners acquired the rights to the show and, based on Hasselhoff’s popularity overseas, they were able to secure financing and revive “Baywatch” in 1991. Now a piece of American pop culture and an international television phenomenon, Baywatch (1989) was at its peak seen in 140 countries by over one billion viewers each week.
The Hoff spends many hours visiting children’s hospitals throughout the world. His charity, “Race For Life,” works with the terminally ill and handicapped children in America.
Hasselhoff enjoys scuba diving, hiking, white water rafting, tennis, and jogging.
The Hoff has parachuted with the US Army Parachute Demonstration Team, The Golden Knights, and flown with the US Navy’s Blue Angels.
Need Coffee? Punch this address into your phone: XO Coffee Company, 1023 East 15rh Street in downtown Plano 75074.