Published On: Jun 12 2011 09:35:32 PM CDTUpdated On: Jul 17 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT
With "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff celebrating his 63rd birthday on July 17, join us for a look at where he and his former co-stars are today.
David Hasselhoff played head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, the main character on the show.
Since "Baywatch," "The Hoff" has kept busy with guest spots in TV shows such as "Sons of Anarchy" and the short-lived reboot of "Knight Rider," and movies like "Dodgeball," "Click," "Kickin' It Old Skool" and "Piranha 3DD." His other recent credits include a judge on "America's Got Talent" from 2006 to 2009 and a brief stint in 2010 on "Dancing with the Stars." He also returned to the role of Dr. William "Snapper" Foster he originally played from 1975 to 1982 on "The Young and the Restless" for six episodes in 2010 and has a role in "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" He's seen here at a screening his British mockumentary TV show "Hoff the Record" in May 2015.
Pamela Anderson rose to fame running on the beach in slow motion montage sequences as C.J. Parker over 112 episodes between 1992 and 1997.
The former Mrs. Tommy Lee/Kid Rock tried for movie success during her "Baywatch" peak fame, with movies like 1996's "Barb Wire," but never quite caught on. Her post-"Baywatch" roles include the short-lived TV shows "V.I.P.," "Stripperella" and "Stacked" and a stint on the 10th season of "Dancing with the Stars." In 2013, she appeared on the British reality TV series "Dancing On Ice," but she and her professional skating partner, American Matt Evers, were voted off in the first episode. That same year, she had a recurring role on the Canadian sitcom "Package Deal."
Yasmine Bleeth made her first "Baywatch" appearance during a two-part Season 4 episode, playing Alexandra Paul's character's younger sister, Caroline Holder. She appeared in 72 episodes before leaving the show in late 1997.
After leaving "Baywatch," Bleeth found initial movie success with "BASEketball" and starred for two years in the Don Johnson TV show "Nash Bridges." Following an arrest on drug charges in 2001, her career stalled, ending with the TV movie "Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding" and direct-to-video "Game Over," both in 2003. She is attempting a comeback of sorts, though, with a role in the low-budget horror movie "Beautiful Evil," which has been in the works for several years and is likely to eventually be released direct to video.
Alexandra Paul played Stephanie Holden, Caroline Holden's sensible older sister, between 1992 and 1997.
Paul has starred in more than 70 movies and television programs, including roles on "Melrose Place" and "Mad Men." Some of her more recent roles include the TV movies "Love at the Christmas Table," "Firequake" and "The Bride He Bought Online" and the direct-to-video movies "16-Love" and "A Beer Tale." She's also a dedicated environmental and political activist, having been arrested more than a dozen times during peaceful protests.
Real-life Los Angeles County lifeguard Michael Newman stuck with "Baywatch" longer than anybody but Hasselhoff. His character, "Newmie," recurred through 10 seasons of the show. His resume is mostly limited to "Baywatch" projects and he hasn't acted since leaving the show in 2000, taking up real estate instead.
Gregory Alan Williams played Sgt. Garner Ellerbee for nine seasons on "Baywatch."
Williams has kept busy since, including roles in "Remember the Titans," "The West Wing," "W." "Army Wives," "Drop Dead Diva," "Nashville" and more. His played a pro football coach in the USA Network drama "Necessary Roughness" (pictured) for three seasons before its cancellation in November 2013 and now appears as a recurring character in the ABC drama "Secrets and Lies." He's also recently had minor roles in the high-profile films "Million Dollar Arm" and "Terminator Genisys."
Jeremy Jackson played Mitch Buchannon's son, Hobie, growing up in front of viewers' eyes between 1991 and 1999.
Jackson's post-"Baywatch" career has been limited to a handful of TV and direct-to-video movies. He's admitted to addictions to drugs and growth hormones during his career and in 2011 appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab." In January 2015, he took part in the UK reality TV series "Celebrity Big Brother," but was removed from the show after four days for opening fellow housemate Chloe Goodman's dressing gown against her will. Following an investigation, he was issued a police caution for common assault, the equivalent to a citation, by the local authorities for the incident.
David Chokachi played lifeguard Cody Madison from Season 6 through the first episode of the show's 10th season.
In 1999, Chokachi left "Baywatch" to star on the TV series "Witchblade," which lasted until 2002. Following that, he appeared in various TV series and made-for-TV movies, including the 2006-09 teen surfing drama "Beyond the Break." He also had a minor role in the 2011 movie "Soul Surfer" and starred in the 2011 Syfy TV movie "Rage of the Yeti." His more recent credits include starring roles in lesser-known independently produced movies such as "The Jersey Devil," "10.0 Earthquake," "Christmas in Palm Springs" and "Geo Tag." In 2013, he appeared as a contestant on the two-hour special "Stars in Danger: The High Dive" (pictured).
Calvin Klein underwear model Michael Bergin joined "Baywatch" for its final four seasons, playing Jack "J.D." Darius.
Following "Baywatch," Bergin landed TV roles on shows like "Passions," "Charmed" and "CSI: Miami." He's also found work in independent and direct-to-video films, including 2008's "Playing with Fire" (pictured, at right) and his most recent role, the 2011 made-for-TV movie "12 Wishes of Christmas."
David Charvet landed a spot on "Baywatch" in 1992 as lifeguard Matt Brody and remained with the show for three full seasons, until 1995.
Charvet, who is married to Brooke Burke, followed "Baywatch" with a two-year stint on "Melrose Place." The rest of his resume includes TV movies and direct-to-video releases, including the 2010 Lifetime Movie Network movie "The Perfect Teacher" and the 2013 indie action-adventure "Prisoners of the Sun."
A former member of "Bob Barker's Beauties" on "The Price is Right," Gena Lee Nolin landed the role of lifeguard Neely Capshaw in 1995 and stayed with the show for five years.
After leaving "Baywatch" in 2000, Nolin launched her own show "Sheena," which ran for two seasons. Her other main post-"Baywatch" role was in the 2003 TV movie "Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding." She's also appeared as herself on several TV shows including the Biography Channel's "Celebrity Ghost Stories" in 2010.
Former "Charles in Charge" star Nicole Eggert played teen lifeguard Summer Quinn for two seasons of "Baywatch" between 1992 and 1994.
Eggert's post-"Baywatch" roles includes guest spots on "Clueless," "Boy Meets World" and "Gilmore Girls." She's also starred in several TV and direct-to-video movies since the show and appeared on the reality TV series "Celebrity Fit Club" and "Celebrity Ghost Stories." She was also a contestant on the celebrity diving competition "Splash" in 2013. Her most recent roles came in the 2014 made-for-TV movies "The Dog Who Saved Easter" and "Where's the Love?"
Billy Warlock played Eddie Kramer for the first two seasons of the show, leaving after two episodes of 1992's Season 3.
Apart from a few guest spots on shows like "Silk Stalkings" and "NYPD Blue," Warlock's post-"Baywatch" career reads like a daytime soap opera TV guide. He's had roles on "General Hospital," "One Life to Live," "As the World Turns," "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of Our Lives" (pictured).
Erika Eleniak's time on "Baywatch" paralleled Warlock's. She played rookie lifeguard Shauni McClain starting in the show's pilot episode, with her character eventually marrying Warlock's Eddie Kramer and eventually leaving the show at the same time he did.
After leaving "Baywatch" in 1992, Eleniak landed roles in movies such as "Under Siege," "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Chasers." Following that, her career has mostly consisted of TV movies and direct-to-video releases. Her most recent credits include guest spots on "CSI: Miami" and "Desperate Housewives," both in 2010, and the Lifetime Movie Network movie "Holiday Spin" and Christian-themed film "Meant to Be," both in 2012. She's seen here during the taping of a German TV show in January 2014.
Donna D'Errico got her "Baywatch" initiation as Donna Marco on the spin-off "Baywatch Nights" in 1996 and began appearing on the main show soon after.
Since leaving "Baywatch" in 1998, D'Errico has been in numerous independent films such as "Intervention," "Inconceivable," "The Making of Plus One" and "Only God Can."
Parker Stevenson, known previously for his work on "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" series, was part of the original cast of "Baywatch" in the 1989 season, playing Craig Pomeroy. He later returned for the syndicated 1997 and 1998 seasons.
Stevenson's post-"Baywatch" career includes mostly TV work, including guest spots on "Judging Amy," "The District," "Legend of the Seeker" and "Longmire."
Jason Brooks played lifeguard Sean Monroe on the Hawaii seasons of "Baywatch."
Brooks has stayed busy since "Baywatch" ended, racking up nearly 50 roles since 2001. His resume includes roles in everything from "Charmed" and "CSI: Miami" to "No Ordinary Family," "Big Love" and the movie "Super 8." Most recently, he's had roles in the 2012 straight-to-video movie "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!," the TV series "Revolution" and "The Mentalist" and the TV movies "Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys" in 2014 and "Guilt by Association" in 2015.
Carmen Electra turned her May 1996 Playboy pictorial into stardom, including a 1997-98 stint on "Baywatch" as Leilani "Lani" McKenzie.
Electra, perhaps more known for her Playboy pictorials and relationships with Dave Navarro and Dennis Rodman than her acting, has since had roles in the parody films "Scary Movie," "Date Movie," "Epic Movie," "Meet the Spartans" and "Disaster Movie." She's also appeared in direct-to-video movies like "2-Headed Shark Attack," "Lap Dance" and "Chocolate City" and has had guest spots on TV shows such as "90210," "Suburgatory" and "Franklin & Bash."
Then unkown actor Jason Momoa joined "Baywatch" during its 10th season, when it shifted locations and became known as "Baywatch Hawaii." He played native Hawaiian lifeguard Jason Ioane.
Since then, Momoa has made a name for himself starring in the TV shows "North Shore," "Stargate: Atlantis" and "Game of Thrones." He also took over for Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2011 remake of "Conan the Barbarian" and starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in 2012's "Bullet to the Head." More recently, he's starred in the Sundance Channel series "The Red Road" (pictured) and co-wrote and starred in his directorial debut, the 2014 drama "Road to Paloma." He's also been cast in the role of Aquaman for 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" as well for a "Justice League" movie scheduled for 2017 and a standalone "Aquaman" movie set for 2018.
A young Mila Kunis appeared in two episodes of "Baywatch" in 1994 and 1995, some of the first roles on her acting resume.
Kunis rose to fame on "That '70s Show" before becoming a bona fide movie star with roles in films such as "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Black Swan," "Friends with Benefits," "Ted" and "Oz the Great and Powerful."