American actress Pamela Bach is perhaps best-known as the wife of Baywatch star David Hasselhoff. Benefiting from the relationship, she received her break-out role as Kay Morgan in the popular series “Baywatch” (1991-1992). Since then, she has appeared in several TV programs, including “The Young and the Restless,” “Sirens” and “Viper.” As a film actor, the Tulsa-born beauty has dotted her acting resume with films like More Than Puppy Love (2000), Castlerock (2000, also co-executive produced), the comedy Nudity Required (1988) and the horror film Appointment with Fear (1985).
On a more private note, Bach, who married Hasselhoff in 1989, was forced to deal with marriage failure after a 17-year marriage when her husband filed for divorce on January 12 of this year. Two month later, Bach claimed the Knight Rider actor abused her and requested a restraining order against her estranged husband. However, a judge rejected her request and said the two should stay away from each other. A source stated Bach and Hasselhoff each have custody of one daughter.
Childhood and Family:
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Pamela Weissenbach, who would later be known as Pamela Back, was born on October 16, 1963. She was married to actor David Hasselhoff in December 1989 after David divorced his first wife, actress Catherine Hickland. Pamela and David share two daughters, Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff and Hayley Hasselhoff.
Pamela Bach began her professional acting career at age 22 when she broke into television as a guest performer on an episode of “Otherworld.” She leaped to the big screen that same year playing the small role of Samantha in the horror film Appointment with Fear, directed by Ramzi Thomas and Alan Smithee. Bach followed it up with a bunch of guest roles in such shows as “T.J. Hooker,” Glen A. Larson-created “Knight Rider” (which starred her-then husband Hasselhoff), the comedy “Cheers,” and the action-adventure “The Fall Guy” (appeared as a beach girl).
After three years away from film, Bach acquired her second movie exposure when director John T. Bone tapped her to portray the supporting turn of Dee Dee in his comedy Nudity Required (1988). Written by Danny King, the film starred Julie Newmar, Billy Frank, Brad Zutaut and Troy Donahue. The actress then returned to the small screen in the following year with a guest starring role on “The Adventures of Superboy.” She rounded out the decade by making another guest appearance on an episode of “The New Lassie.”
Bach took two-years off following her marriage to actor David Hasselhoff. Her career received a much-needed boast during 1991-1992 when she played series’ regular Kay Mogan in the syndicated show “Baywatch,” starring her husband Hasselhoff. She also made irregular performances in the show during the 1995-1996 seasons, in 1998 and in 2000.
The actress joined the cast of the long-running television series “The Young and the Restless” (1994), portraying Mari Jo Mason #1, and for 1994-1995, she had a recurring role in the drama serial “Sirens,” portraying Dr. Ellen Baskin. In 1997, she appeared as a guest star in her husband’s series “Baywatch Nights” (playing Cindy) and then undertook another guest gig in one episode of “Viper,” a sci-fi series co-created by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo.
Entering the new millennium, Bach moved into producing by making her debut as a co-executive producer for the Craig Clyde-directed action Castlerock (2000), where she also starred as Libby. Among her costars were Alana Austin, Ernest Borgnine, Matt Bradesku, Clyde and Mason Craddock. Also in 2000, she costarred opposite Diane Ladd and Craig Benton in writer/director Tom Whitus’ More Than Puppy Love (2000).