David Michael Hasselhoff, nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor, singer and businessman, who set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on TV. He first gained recognition on The Young and The Restless, his career continued with his leading role as Michael Knight on Knight Rider and as L. A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series Baywatch. Hasselhoff produced Baywatch from the 1990s until 2001. On screen, he has appeared in films including Click, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Hop. In 2000, he made his Broadway debut in the musical Hyde. Following his debut, he starred in other musicals including Chicago and The Producers. Hasselhoff was born in Baltimore, the son of Dolores Therese, a homemaker, Joseph Vincent Hasselhoff, a business executive, his family is Roman Catholic, of German and English descent. His great-great-grandmother, emigrated with her family to Baltimore from Völkersen, Germany, 30 kilometres from Bremen, in 1865, he spent his childhood in Jacksonville and lived in Atlanta, where he attended Marist High School.
Hasselhoff made his theatrical debut at the age of seven in Peter Pan, since his childhood dream was to have a career on Broadway. He graduated from Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois in 1970, he was a member of the speech team, senior discussion leaders, president of the choir, captain of the volleyball team and held roles in several plays. He studied at Oakland University before graduating with a degree in theater at the California Institute of the Arts. Hasselhoff portrayed Dr. "Snapper Foster" on The Young and the Restless from 1975–82, leaving the series as the show wrote out many of their original characters. In 1979, he played "Simon" in Starcrash, he launched his singing career with guest appearances on the first season of children's program Kids Incorporated, performing "Do You Love Me". He guest starred on two episodes of Diff'rent Strokes and the soap opera Santa Barbara as himself in 1984. Hasselhoff was recruited by NBC President Brandon Tartikoff to star in the science-fiction series Knight Rider from 1982 to 1986 as Michael Knight.
He has described Knight Rider as more than a TV show: "It's a phenomenon. It's bigger than Baywatch was." On the success of Knight Rider – "It's because it was about saving lives, not taking lives, it was how one man can make a difference."He describes the acting he has done as "a little more difficult than if you had a well-written script – like, if I was going to be in, Reservoir Dogs, or The Godfather, or Dances with Wolves or Lawrence of Arabia or ER, I had to talk to a car." His role in the show led him to a People's Choice Award for'Most Popular Actor'. Now, over 33 years the show is still playing throughout the world. Hasselhoff returned to television on Baywatch which premiered in 1989. Although it was canceled after only one season, he believed the series had potential, so Hasselhoff revived it for the first-run syndication market in 1991, investing his own money and additionally functioning as executive producer, his contract stipulated royalties to be paid to him from the rerun profits, which gave him the financial liberty to buy back the rights to Baywatch from NBC.
In its second incarnation, Baywatch was much more successful. It ran for a total of 11 years and, from the 1990s until its series finale in 2001, was watched by 1 billion viewers across 140 countries, solidifying his status among the world's foremost television personalities of the said period; this success combined with his royalties and his other ventures have placed Hasselhoff's fortune at more than $100 million. In 1991, Hasselhoff reprised his role as Michael Knight in the television film Knight Rider 2000 as a sequel to the original series; the movie served as a pilot for a proposed new series, but despite high ratings, the plan was abandoned. In 1996, Hasselhoff was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1997, he performed a duet with Filipino singer Regine Velasquez, used as the main theme for his 1998 movie Legacy, he made his Broadway debut in 2000 in the title role of Hyde. In August 2001, he hosted an event at the Conga Room, in Los Angeles honoring the Latin rock band Renegade for record sales in excess of 30 million units worldwide, taking the stage with the Latin rockers and singing in Spanish.
Beginning on July 16, 2004, he played the lead role in London performances of Chicago for three months. Hasselhoff has made several self-parodic appearances in movies, he had a major role in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, released November 19, 2004, starring as himself and meeting SpongeBob and Patrick. Hasselhoff had another short appearance in the movie DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story as the dodgeball coach to the German national dodgeball team, Team Hasselhoff. Berating his team after being eliminated from a tournament, he shouts "Ihr seid alle Schweine!" and smashes a photo of himself in his Baywatch attire. In 2004's EuroTrip, Hasselhoff appears in a washroom. In the 2006 Adam Sandler film Click Hasselhoff portrays Sandler's despicable boss. Hasselhoff appears in an episode of Wildboyz. In 2007, he again played himself in the Jamie Kennedy comedy Kickin' It Old Skool. In his music video for "Jump in My Car", he engages in self-parody; the car in the video was a black P
Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress and model. Anderson is best known for her appearances in Playboy magazine and for her work on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and V. I. P.. She rose to fame after being selected as the February 1990 Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine. Anderson went on to frequent appearances on the magazine's cover, holding the record of most Playboy covers by any person, she became known to a wider audience in 1991, appearing as a recurring character, Lisa, on the award-winning ABC sitcom Home Improvement for its first two seasons. She received international recognition for her starring role as C. J. Parker in the action-drama television show Baywatch, further cementing her status as a sex symbol. Anderson has appeared in films such as Barb Wire and Blonde and Blonder, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2006. Anderson is a prominent activist for the animal rights movement and has conducted campaigns condemning the commercial fur industry and promoting veganism through the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Anderson was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia, the daughter of Barry, a furnace repairman, Carol Anderson, a waitress. Her great-grandfather, Juho Hyytiäinen, was Finnish and of Romani descent, a native of Saarijärvi, left the Grand Duchy of Finland for Canada in 1908, he changed his name to Anderson. Anderson has Russian ancestry on her mother's side. Anderson got some press coverage right after her birth as a "Centennial Baby", having been born on July 1, 1967, the 100th anniversary of Canada's official founding via the Constitution Act, 1867. Anderson claims she suffered sexual abuse as a child, a fact she revealed publicly in 2014, she said she was molested by a female babysitter from ages 6 to 10, raped by a 25-year-old man when she was age 12, gang-raped by her boyfriend and six of his friends when she was 14. Anderson attended Highland Secondary School in Comox, British Columbia. During high school, she played on the volleyball team, she graduated in 1985. In 1988, Anderson worked as a fitness instructor.
In 1989, Anderson attended a BC Lions Canadian Football League game at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, where she was featured on the Jumbotron while wearing a Labatt's Beer T-shirt. The brewing company hired Anderson as a spokesmodel. Inspired by that event, her then-boyfriend Dan Ilicic produced a poster of her image, entitled the Blue Zone Girl. Anderson appeared as the cover girl on Playboy magazine's October 1989 issue, she moved to Los Angeles to further pursue a modeling career. Playboy subsequently chose her as Playmate of the Month in their February 1990 issue, in which she appeared in the centerfold photo. Anderson elected to have breast implant surgery, increasing her bust size to 34D, she increased her bust size again, to 34DD, several years later. Anderson's Playboy career spans 22 years, she has appeared on more Playboy covers than any other model, she has made numerous appearances in the publication's newsstand specials. Anderson wrote the foreword in the Playboy coffee table book Playboy's Greatest Covers.
After Anderson moved to Los Angeles, she won a minor role as Lisa, the original "Tool Time girl", on the ABC comedy series Home Improvement. She left the show after two seasons and won the role of C. J. Parker on Baywatch, which she played for five seasons between 1992 and 1997 making her one of the longest-serving cast members; this has been one of her best-known roles to date and has gained her a lot of popularity from international viewers. She reprised her role in a reunion movie, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, to star in commercials for DirecTV in 2007. Anderson was still appearing on the cover of the magazine each year. In 1993, Anderson appeared in a music video "Can't Have Your Cake" by Vince Neil to promote his first solo album Exposed. In 1994, she was cast in her first starring film role, in Raw Justice known as Good Cop, Bad Cop, costarring with Stacy Keach, David Keith, Robert Hays. Under the alternate title, the film won the Bronze Award at the Worldfest-Charleston in the category for dramatic theatrical films.
In 1996, she appeared in Barb Wire playing Barbara Rose Kopetski, claimed by some sources to be Anderson's real name, although it is not. The movie, a thinly veiled futuristic remake of Casablanca, was not a commercial success. During filming, she had a real barb wire tattoo put on her left upper arm as an alternative to having it painted on by make-up artists every day, but had it removed in 2016. In April 1997, she guest-hosted Saturday Night Live, she appeared on one of two covers for the September issue of Playboy. In September 1998, Anderson starred as Vallery Irons in the Sony Pictures Television syndicated action series V. I. P. created by J. F. Lawton. Blending action and humor in a fast-paced adventure series, with Anderson poking fun at her tabloid image, the show explored the exciting and sometimes treacherous lives of the rich and famous; the series lasted through a successful four-year run. In 1999, she appeared as a man-eating giantess in the music video for "Miserable" by California alternative rock band Lit.
She appeared on The Nanny as Heather Biblow. In 1999, she had her breast implants surgically removed. Sam Newman House, a pop architecture building constructed in 2003 in St Kilda, Australia, features a large image of Anderson's face. Sam Newman commissioned local architect Cassandra Fahey to design the building, used the image with Anderson's permission. Permits were issued retroactively
Americans are nationals and citizens of the United States of America. Although nationals and citizens make up the majority of Americans, some dual citizens and permanent residents may claim American nationality; the United States is home to people of many different ethnic origins. As a result, American culture and law does not equate nationality with race or ethnicity, but with citizenship and permanent allegiance. English-speakers, speakers of many other languages use the term "American" to mean people of the United States; the word "American" can refer to people from the Americas in general. The majority of Americans or their ancestors immigrated to America or are descended from people who were brought as slaves within the past five centuries, with the exception of the Native American population and people from Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Philippine Islands, who became American through expansion of the country in the 19th century, additionally America expanded into American Samoa, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands in the 20th century.
Despite its multi-ethnic composition, the culture of the United States held in common by most Americans can be referred to as mainstream American culture, a Western culture derived from the traditions of Northern and Western European colonists and immigrants. It includes influences of African-American culture. Westward expansion integrated the Creoles and Cajuns of Louisiana and the Hispanos of the Southwest and brought close contact with the culture of Mexico. Large-scale immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from Southern and Eastern Europe introduced a variety of elements. Immigration from Asia and Latin America has had impact. A cultural melting pot, or pluralistic salad bowl, describes the way in which generations of Americans have celebrated and exchanged distinctive cultural characteristics. In addition to the United States and people of American descent can be found internationally; as many as seven million Americans are estimated to be living abroad, make up the American diaspora.
The United States of America is a diverse country and ethnically. Six races are recognized by the U. S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes: White, American Indian and Alaska Native, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, people of two or more races. "Some other race" is an option in the census and other surveys. The United States Census Bureau classifies Americans as "Hispanic or Latino" and "Not Hispanic or Latino", which identifies Hispanic and Latino Americans as a racially diverse ethnicity that comprises the largest minority group in the nation. People of European descent, or White Americans, constitute the majority of the 308 million people living in the United States, with 72.4% of the population in the 2010 United States Census. They are considered people who trace their ancestry to the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa. Of those reporting to be White American, 7,487,133 reported to be Multiracial. Additionally, there are Latinos.
Non-Hispanic Whites are the majority in 46 states. There are four minority-majority states: California, New Mexico, Hawaii. In addition, the District of Columbia has a non-white majority; the state with the highest percentage of non-Hispanic White Americans is Maine. The largest continental ancestral group of Americans are that of Europeans who have origins in any of the original peoples of Europe; this includes people via African, North American, Central American or South American and Oceanian nations that have a large European descended population. The Spanish were some of the first Europeans to establish a continuous presence in what is now the United States in 1565. Martín de Argüelles born 1566, San Agustín, La Florida a part of New Spain, was the first person of European descent born in what is now the United States. Twenty-one years Virginia Dare born 1587 Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina, was the first child born in the original Thirteen Colonies to English parents. In the 2017 American Community Survey, German Americans, Irish Americans, English Americans and Italian Americans were the four largest self-reported European ancestry groups in the United States forming 35.1% of the total population.
However, the English Americans and British Americans demography is considered a serious under-count as they tend to self-report and identify as "Americans" due to the length of time they have inhabited America. This is over-represented in the Upland South, a region, settled by the British. Overall, as the largest group, European Americans have the lowest poverty rate and the second highest educational attainment levels, median household income, median personal income of any racial demographic in the nation. According to the American Jewish Archives and the Arab American National Museum, some of the first Middle Easterners and North Africans arrived in the Americas between the late 15th and mid-16th centuries. Many were fleeing ethnic or ethnoreligious persecution during the Spanish Inquisition, a few were taken to the Americas as slaves. In 2014, The United States Census Bureau began finalizing the ethnic classification of MENA populations. According to the Arab American Institute, Arab
Joseph Ryan "Juice" Robinson is an American professional wrestler. He performs under the ring name Juice Robinson in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he is the IWGP United States Champion in his second reign, as well as Ring Of Honor, he was signed to WWE, where he wrestled in their developmental territories Florida Championship Wrestling and NXT under the ring name CJ Parker. Robinson was trained at Truth Martini's House of Truth wrestling school. In 2008, he made his debut for Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South under the ring name Juice Robinson, in a losing effort against Jason Dukes, he competed in an IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship number one contender Seven Team Royal Rumble, losing to Devon Moore and Nick Gage. His last match for IWA Mid-South was a loss in a three-way to Shane Hollister. Robinson wrestled for a variety of promotions, including AAW Wrestling, where he unsuccessfully competed for the AAW Tag Team Championship twice, Border City Wrestling, DreamWave Wrestling, where he unsuccessfully challenged for both the DreamWave World and DreamWave Tag Team Championships.
His last match for DreamWave was a victory against Colt Cabana. Robinson made his National Wrestling Alliance debut with a win against Doctor X, his last match in NWA was a win against Dom Vitalli. In 2011, Robinson signed a developmental contract with WWE and was sent to Florida Championship Wrestling. On July 7, he was defeated by Leo Kruger, he formed a tag team with Donny Marlow. At the FCW taping on July 21, Parker and Donny Marlow defeated Calvin Raines and Big E Langston to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship. At the FCW taping on September 22, Parker and Marlow defended their titles against Calvin Raines and James Bronson, they lost the championships on November 3 to the team of Briley Pierce. After losing the titles and Marlow disbanded as a team and transitioned to singles competition. On January 26, 2012, Parker was defeated by Dean Ambrose, he competed in tag team matches with a variety of partners for the rest of his tenure in FCW, teaming with the likes of Jason Jordan and Mike Dalton until FCW was closed and replaced by NXT in August 2012.
Shortly before the promotion's closure Parker won the Florida Tag Team Championship for a second time, winning the title with Jason Jordan at a live event. On the July 4 episode of NXT, Parker teamed with Nick Rogers in a losing effort against Corey Graves and Jake Carter, he was initially used as a jobber on NXT and was defeated by the likes of Roman Reigns and in a tag team match with Mike Dalton against The Ascension, before suffering an injury that kept him out of action for several months. Parker returned to NXT in July 2013 with a new hippie character, beginning a feud with Tyler Breeze that saw the two trading wins over several months. Although intended to be a fan favorite, Parker's hippie gimmick was unpopular and he was turned heel for the first time in his WWE career as a result, tweaking his character to that of an eco-warrior who berated fans for damaging the environment. Parker beat Tye Dillinger in January 2014 but was largely unsuccessful, losing to main roster stars like Antonio Cesaro, The Miz and The Great Khali as well as a defeat by Mojo Rawley at NXT Arrival.
Parker began a feud with Xavier Woods, defeating Woods twice on NXT before resuming his losing streak against Adrian Neville. At NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way, Parker was squashed by Baron Corbin in Corbin's official debut, he suffered further losses to Corbin and Breeze in the following weeks before losing to the debuting Kevin Owens at NXT TakeOver: R Evolution. During the match, Parker legitimately broke Owens' nose with a palm strike, himself suffering a deep gash to the hand. On the February 18 episode of NXT, Parker attempted a protest due to him not appearing at NXT TakeOver: Rival. However, he was attacked by the debuting Solomon Crowe, his final televised appearance was in a losing effort to Hideo Itami on the taped in advance April 22 episode of NXT. On March 31, 2015, it was reported that Parker had left WWE after requesting his release from the company. WWE announced that he confirmed his release on April 3, 2015, it was announced that Parker would be wrestling at Combat Zone Wrestling's CZW Best of the Best XIV on April 11, 2015, under the ring name CJP.
He made it to the semi finals before being defeated by Mike Bailey. In July 2015, Robinson competed for All Star Wrestling on the holiday camp circuit including shows at Butlins and forming a tag team with Sam Adonis, he wrestled for other European indy groups including International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Robinson retired the CJP persona at the end of August 2015, returning to the ring name Juice Robinson. Robinson made his Pro Wrestling Noah debut on October 22, 2016, in a tag team match with Katsuyori Shibata, beating Maybach Taniguchi and Go Shiozaki. In June 21, 2017 Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre announced that Robinson as a participant in the 2017 International Gran Prix. On August 18, 2017, Robinson with Marco Corleone and Matt Taven defeated Diamante Azul and Volador Jr. in Arena México. On August 26, Robinson defeated Shocker in Arena Coliseo. On September 1, Robinson was eliminated from the International Gran Prix torneo cibernetico by Volador Jr. Robinson's Mexican tour concluded the following day.
On August 24, 2015, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that Parker would be working the following month's Destruction tour under his Juice Robinson ring name. He made his debut on September 4 in a six-man tag team match, where
A lifeguard is a rescuer who supervises the safety and rescue of swimmers and other water sports participants such as in a swimming pool, water park, beach or river. Lifeguards are strong swimmers and trained in CPR/AED first aid, certified in water rescue using a variety of aids and equipment depending on requirements of their particular venue. In some areas, lifeguards are part of the emergency services system to incidents and in some communities,lifeguards may function as the primary EMS provider. A lifeguard is responsible for the safety of people in an area of water, a defined area surrounding or adjacent to it, such as a beach next to an ocean or lake; the priority is to ensure. Lifeguards take on this responsibility upon employment, although they can be volunteers; the conditions resulting in drowning are summarized by the'drowning chain' in which each link can lead directly to an incident, or contribute to a succession of links. It consists of lack of education about water safety or local conditions, a lack of safety advice a lack of protection, lack of safety supervision, or an inability to cope with conditions.
The drowning chain provides a clear basis for preventing drowning which includes: education and information provision of warnings denial of access supervision training in survival skillsThe lifeguard is able to provide all these elements to help prevent drownings in their area of responsibility, for this reason this should be the primary focus of a lifeguard's activities, as it is better to stop an incident occurring than trying to react once it has occurred. This means that the effectiveness of a lifeguard unit can be measured not by the number or rapidity of rescues, or the skill with which they are executed, but by the absence or reduction of drownings and other medical emergencies. Prevention is an effective skill, vitally important to a lifeguard because it can aid in maintaining the safety of the aquatic patrons. A lifeguard's key duties are to: Enforce rules in order to anticipate problems/injuries Maintain concentrated observation of the duty area and its users in order to anticipate problems and to identify an emergency quickly.
Supervise the use of other equipment when allocated to that duty Carry out rescues and initiate other emergency action as necessary Give immediate first aid in the event of injury to a bather or other incident Communicate with bathers and other users to help fulfill the above tasks Help clean areas around pool or beach to ensure the safety and experience for patronsLifeguards may have other secondary duties such as cleaning, filing paperwork, checking a swimming pool's chlorine and pH levels, or acting as a general information point. It is important that lifeguards never allow their secondary responsibilities to interfere with their primary responsibilities. Lifeguards may be required to attend occasional in-service meetings to strengthen their lifeguarding skills. Lifeguards are trained in a variety of different lifesaving skills. There are minor differences between these skills depending on the organization who trained the lifeguards; the skills vary depending on the facility in which they will be put to use, such as the depth of the pool, a water-park facility, or a beach.
Some of the various out-of-water skills taught are: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation A series of chest compressions and ventilations that try to circulate blood containing oxygen throughout the body to vital organs in an attempt to resuscitate a victim. A lifeguard performing CPR on an adult should use two hands on the chest, with the ring finger of the bottom hand lined up with the nipple; the chest compressions should consist of thirty compressions to 2 rescue breaths with a depth of at least 2 inches but no more than 2.4 inches. For a child the hands should be placed the same way as an adult, chest compressions should be about two inches </ref> The rate at which the compressions should be is 100-120 compressions per minute for both child and adult. For an infant, the hand placement should be two fingers at the center of the chest, again just below the nipple line; the depth of compressions should be about one and a half inches with compressions being 30:2. The rate of compressions should be 100-120 compressions per minute.
The chest compressions to ventilation's ratio changes from 30:2 to 15:2 for a child and infant during two rescuer CPR. Use an AED - Provides an electrical shock that attempts to restore normal heart rhythm in a victim For AED, the information needed is what is in the AED container, where the pads should be placed and how to use the AED; when using an AED, make sure that the device is on. The device should include, a pair of scissors, a razor, 3 different size AED Pads; the AED pads should be placed on an on the upper right side of the chest, on the lower left side below the armpit. The pediatric pads should only be used on a infant; the placement of the pads for a child is the same as an adult. On an infant place one of the pads on the center of the chest in between the nipples, the other pad should be placed on the back between the shoulder blades. First Aid- the lifeguard in training should know how to protect themselves from blood borne pathogens. Lifeguards should protect themselves at all times.
Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, starring David Hasselhoff. The show was cancelled after its first season on NBC, but survived through syndication and became one of the most-watched television shows in the world; the show ran in its original title and format from 1989 to 1999. From 1999 to 2001, with a setting change and large cast overhaul, it was known as Baywatch: Hawaii. Baywatch premiered on NBC in 1989, but was cancelled after only one season, when it placed 73rd out of 103 shows in the seasonal ratings, because the studio, GTG, went out of business. Due to high production costs, GTG was unable to finance the series any further. Feeling the series still had potential, David Hasselhoff, one of the principal actors, along with creators and executive producers Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, Gregory J. Bonann, revived it for the first-run syndication market in 1991. Hasselhoff was given the title of executive producer for his work on bringing the show back.
The series was hugely successful internationally. The show led to a spin-off, Baywatch Nights, three direct-to-video films: Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise, Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding. Babewatch is a satirical term sometimes used in connection with the series, used by Mad, by commentators, as the title for a series of adult films with crossover characters which ran between 1994 and 1999 in 13 parts. In 1999, with production costs rising in Los Angeles, the syndication market shrinking, the plan was to move the show to Australia and launch Baywatch Down Under. A pilot was filmed, but the series was stopped when residents of Avalon put forth strong objections, including potential damage to a fragile ecosystem. Pittwater Council permanently barred all future filming; as an alternative to Australia, Hawaii offered the producers large financial incentives to move the show to the islands, in season 10, Baywatch: Hawaii was launched. Baywatch filmed for two seasons in Hawaii, from 1999 until 2001.
The proposal to relocate Baywatch to Hawaii rather than Australia was initiated by April Masini in a telephone call to executive producer Greg Bonann. The deal to provide the incentives necessary to secure the series was presented to Governor Ben Cayetano by Al Masini and April Masini, Tony Vericella, president of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, Cayetano's executive assistant, Joe Blanco; the agreement required the production to change its name from Baywatch to Baywatch: Hawaii, hire local leads, film in the state for at least two years, guaranteeing 44 episodes, each at a cost of about US$870,000, 60% of, to be spent in Hawaii. Baywatch revolved around the work of a team of lifeguards and their interpersonal relationships, with plots centering on dangers related to the beach and other activities pertinent to the California beach lifestyle. Topics from earthquakes and shark attacks to serial killers served as plot conflicts on the show. Saving people from drowning was one of the most typical situations used in the shows.
The original NBC theme was "Save Me", performed by Peter Cetera, with Bonnie Raitt on guitar and Richard Sterban, bass singer for The Oak Ridge Boys, as one of the background vocalists. The song is from Cetera's 1988 album One More Story. On some DVD releases of the first series "Save Me" was replaced with "Above the Waterline" by Kim Carnes. For the syndicated series, the new theme "I'm Always Here" replaced "Save Me". An instrumental version of "I'm Always Here" was used as the ending theme of seasons 6 to 9. A different instrumental version was used as the theme for season 10; some parts of the lyrics of "I'm Always Here" are written on Jimi's grave. When the NBC episodes were added to the Baywatch syndication package, the opening theme was changed to a shorter version of "I'm Always Here", with some images of the original NBC opening retained. David Hasselhoff sang the Kevin Savigar–Todd Cerney tune "Current of Love" as the ending theme of Seasons 2–4. Together with Laura Branigan he sang "I Believe" as the ending theme of Season 5.
On the DVD edition of the second season, the original main title theme is replaced by the song "Strong Enough", performed by Evan Olson. The theme for season 11 was called "Let Me Be the One" written and performed by Carlos Villalobos, Glenn Medeiros and sung by Fiji; the spin-off series, Baywatch Nights theme song was performed by saxophonist Alfonzo Blackwell. "The Nights Will Never Be the Same" was featured on his 1996 sophomore CD release. Alfonzo Blackwell was featured with David Hasselhoff each week in the ending credits of the TV series. Other versions of "I'm Always Here" include: An instrumental version of the song appears in the episode "Battles" of the UK television programme Spaced; the Swedish electronic musical group Sunblock released it as a single. A soundalike version was used in the Hey Arnold! Episode "Summer Love" over the end credits. Swedish group Konditorns recorded the theme with Swedish lyrics for their album K2, titled "Jag är alltid här", a direct translation of the phrase "I'm always here".
The film adaptation is a comedy and directed by Jeremy Garelick. Garelick's previous successes include the rewrite of The Hangover. In September 2012, it was announced that Reno 911! co-creator and star Robert Ben
Baywatch is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon and based on the television series of the same name. Written by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Jon Bass, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Priyanka Chopra; the plot follows lifeguard Mitch Buchannon and his team, who in an effort to save their beach have to take down a drug lord. Principal photography began on February 2016, in Florida and Savannah, Georgia; the film was released in the United States on May 25, 2017, by Paramount Pictures, grossed $177 million worldwide and received negative reviews from critics, with criticism for its crude humor and character development, but did receive some praise for its cast. Baywatch received five nominations at the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor for Efron. In Emerald Bay, Florida, Lt. Mitch Buchannon and his team of lifeguards, including second-in-command Stephanie Holden and veteran C. J. Parker, protect the beaches and the bay as part of an elite division known as Baywatch.
Having made over 500 rescues in his career, Mitch is beloved by the community, to the annoyance of local beat cop Garner Ellerbee and Mitch's superior, Captain Thorpe. During one of his morning patrols, Mitch discovers a small pouch of flakka drug washed up near the Huntley Club, now under the ownership of Indian businesswoman Victoria Leeds, secretly bribing city councilman Rodriguez and others in efforts to increase her stake in the bay. At the tryouts for prospective lifeguards, three people stand out: surfer Summer Quinn, an old friend of Holden. Summer and Ronnie both pass the trials, but Brody refuses to participate, insisting his Olympic status and recommendation letter entitles him to have a place on the team. Mitch challenges Brody on a course of the former's choosing, but a drowning woman and her kids interrupt the challenge and they rush to save her. Mitch learns Brody has to perform community service as part of an unspecified plea deal, that Thorpe insists rehabilitating Brody's image is necessary to convince the city not to further cut Baywatch's funding.
When a private yacht catches fire, Brody disobeys orders and dives directly under the flames, causing Holden and C. J. to have to save him. The occupants are evacuated, except for the deceased councilman Rodriguez. Ellerbee disapproves of Mitch's further investigative actions. Mitch and the gang attend a party held by Leeds to look for more evidence but without much luck as Brody makes a fool of himself getting drunk. Mitch and Summer infiltrate the city morgue, where they record two of Leeds' men planting a falsified autopsy report to cover up the fact that Rodriguez was murdered on her orders, they are discovered, though Mitch manages to subdue and capture one of them, the recording is destroyed and Ellerbee is forced to release their suspect on a lack of evidence. Angered, Thorpe threatens to fire Mitch. Convinced that Leeds is running drugs out of the Huntley and Brody go undercover and sneak into the club kitchen, where they witness her workers retrieving the drugs from barrels of fish and processing them.
They contact Ellerbee. Thorpe, enraged that Mitch deserted his post, fires him and names Brody as the new lieutenant. Brody accepts the job reluctantly, Mitch takes a job as a cellphone salesman. After finding another pouch of flakka on the beach, Brody steals the second victim's report from Ellerbee and brings it to Summer, who confirms his suspicion that the man was murdered. Ronnie, upon recognizing the victim as his friend Dave, helps Brody hack into Leeds' servers, revealing her plan to privatize the entire beach by systematically buying out or eliminating every competing business owner; the team infiltrates a private party on Leeds' personal yacht, discovering how she's been using the hull to smuggle the drugs. Brody is captured and placed in a bait cage to be drowned, a gloating Leeds reveals that she bribed the corrupt Thorpe to set Mitch up so he could justify firing him before pushing the cage into the water. Just before Brody drowns, Brody’s love interest and fellow lifeguard Summer, who he may or may not be kissing underwater.
One minute he’s kissing her, the next he’s kissing Mitch who appears and saves him. The two catch up to Leeds, while Ronnie and C. J. launch fireworks to prevent her escape helicopter from landing. Just as they run out, a wounded Mitch, having intentionally stung himself with a sea urchin to boost his adrenaline, uses a Roman candle to blow Leeds up, saving Brody once again. Ellerbee takes Leeds' henchmen into custody, apologizing to Mitch for doubting him. Thorpe begins to berate Mitch for returning to the beach. In response, Brody punches Thorpe in the face. Thorpe is subsequently arrested for his role in Leeds' plan. In the aftermath and Brody begin relationships with C. J. and Summer respectively. Mitch, having been reinstated, formally inducts Summer and Brody into Baywatch and introduces them to their new captain, Casey Jean. Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon Zac Efron as Matt Brody Priyanka Chopra as Victoria Leeds Alexandra Daddario as Summer Quinn Jon Bass as Ronnie Greenbaum Hannibal Buress as Dave the Tech Kelly Rohrbach as C.
J. Parker Ilfenesh Hadera as Stephanie Holden Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Sgt. Ellerbee Oscar Nunez as Councilman Rodriguez Rob Huebel as Captain Thorpe Amin Joseph as Frankie Jack Kesy as Leon Logan Paul as Zane Pamela Anderson as Casey Jean Pa