David Hasselhoff is back in the limelight -- Check out this timeline of his greatest achievements

By J.P. Mangalindan
Updated July 14, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Young and the Restless (1975-82)
Regularly rips off his shirt as Dr. William ”Snapper” Foster on Y&R, the soap that spawned such future stars as Tom Selleck and Eva Longoria.

Knight Rider (1982-86)
Chases crooks with a curly mullet and a talking Trans Am named KITT.

The Berlin Wall (1989)
Belts ”Looking for Freedom” — a cover of a ’70s German hit — from atop the Brandenburg Gate. The song’s a smash and helps turn the Hoff into a German icon. Sadly, KITT remains more popular in the U.S.

Baywatch (1989-98)
Again, Shirtless, Competing for airtime with scantily clad beauties who are slightly less animated than KITT.

Jekyll & Hyde (2000)
Takes lead in the Broadway musical. The shirt more or less stays on. Perhaps that’s why the show folds less than three months later. His schizoid turn is preserved on DVD.