16 Stars Who Started Out on Soaps

Take a look back at the celebs whose careers were launched on daytime TV (17 Photos)

Ishaw Thorpe on Nov 27, 2013 at 2:30PM

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16 Stars Who Started Out on Soaps

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David Hasselhoff

Before he was a judge on America's Got Talent, a burly lifeguard on Baywatch, and the driver of a talking car on Knight Rider, David Hasselhoff logged a seven-year stint on CBS' The Young and the Restless as Dr. William "Snapper" Foster, Jr. Last summer, The Hoff (pictured with costar Trish Stewart during his 1975-1982 run) returned to Genoa City for a short story arc that began on Y&R's June 15, 2010, episode (and his 21-year-old daughter Taylor Ann made her daytime TV debut with him!). About reprising his Dr. Foster role, Hasselhoff says, "It was surreal and it felt like I never left." In 2012, he appeared on Celebrity Apprentice Australia and in Sept. 2013, appeared in German reality tv-show Promi Big Brother, which only lasted 15 days.

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