David is an American actor whose popularity spreads across the globe. He is a singer, producer and businessman. Perhaps best known in Britain for his lead roles as Michael Knight in the popular 1980s US series Knight Rider and as L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series Baywatch. After high school graduation in 1970, he studied at Bates College and Oakland University and graduated with a degree in theater at the California Institute of the Arts.
David also produced Baywatch for a number of seasons in the 1990s up until 2001, when the series ended with Baywatch Hawaii. He also crossed over to a music career during the end of the 1980s and the early 1990s. He was noted for his performance at the Berlin Wall at New Year’s Eve 1989; he enjoyed a short-lived success as a singer primarily in German-speaking Europe.
More recently, David has been involved with talent shows. He took part in the eleventh season of Dancing with the Starsin 2010. He was also a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent from 2006 to 2009. In 2011, he joined the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel. He appeared as himself in the 2011 film Hop.