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Baywatch is an American action drama series
Dramatic programming
Dramatic programming in the UK, or television drama and television drama series in the US, is television program content that is scripted and fictional along the lines of √a traditional drama. This excludes, for example, sports television, television news, reality show and game shows, stand-up...

 about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards
Los Angeles County Lifeguards
Los Angeles County Lifeguards is a division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The lifeguard operations safeguard of beach and of coastline, from San Pedro in the south, to Malibu in the north...

 who patrol the beach
Beach
A beach is a geological landform along the shoreline of an ocean, sea, lake or river. It usually consists of loose particles which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles or cobblestones...

es of Los Angeles County, California
Los Angeles County, California
Los Angeles County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of 2010 U.S. Census, the county had a population of 9,818,605, making it the most populous county in the United States. Los Angeles County alone is more populous than 42 individual U.S. states...

, starring David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff
David Michael Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer and businessman. He is best known 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...

. The show ran in its original title and format from 1989 to 1999, sans the 1990-1991 season, of which it was not in production. From 1999–2001, with a setting change and large cast overhaul, it was known as Baywatch Hawaii. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Baywatch was the most watched TV show of all time, with over 1.1 billion viewers around the world each week.

Baywatch premiered on NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

 in 1989, but was canceled after only one season due to low ratings and also because the studio, GTG, went out of business. Feeling the series still had potential, Hasselhoff along with creators and Executive Producers Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and Greg Bonann revived it for the first-run syndication
Television syndication
In broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast radio shows and television shows by multiple radio stations and television stations, without going through a broadcast network, though the process of syndication may conjure up structures like those of a network itself, by its very...

 market in 1991. Hasselhoff was given the title of Executive Producer for his work on bringing the show back. The series was hugely successful, especially internationally. The show led to a spin-off: Baywatch Nights
Baywatch Nights
Baywatch Nights was an American police and science fiction drama series that aired in syndication from 1995 to 1997. Created by Douglas Schwartz, David Hasselhoff, and Gregory J. Bonann, the series is a spin-off from the popular television series, Baywatch.-Synopsis:The original premise of the show...

, and a reunion movie, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding
Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding
Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding is a 2003 made-for-TV Film which was a reunion movie for the series Baywatch.-Plot:Mitch Buchannon was believed to have died in a boating accident at the end of the 10th season of Baywatch. However, it turns out he only had amnesia and has been recovering in a Los...

.

In 1999, with production costs rising in Los Angeles, and 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
Avalon, New South Wales
Avalon is a northern beachside suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Avalon is located 35 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Pittwater Council, in the Northern Beaches region....

 put forth strong objections, including potential damage to a fragile ecosystem. Pittwater Council
Pittwater Council
Pittwater Council is a Local Government Area on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The suburbs which comprise the Pittwater LGA were detached from the Warringah local government area in 1993...

 permanently barred all future filming. This pilot finally aired as a two-part episode of Baywatch.

As an alternative to Australia, Hawaii offered the producers large financial incentives to move the show to the islands instead, and in Season 10, Baywatch Hawaii was launched.

Plot


The show starred David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff
David Michael Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer and businessman. He is best known 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...

, of Knight Rider fame, as Mitch Buchannon, who was the only mainstay on the show, besides Michael Newman, for 10 of the 11 seasons. Baywatch revolved around the work of a team of lifeguards and their interpersonal relationship
Interpersonal relationship
An interpersonal relationship is an association between two or more people that may range from fleeting to enduring. This association may be based on limerence, love, solidarity, regular business interactions, or some other type of social commitment. Interpersonal relationships are formed in the...

s, with plots usually centering on dangers related to beach and other activities pertinent to the California (later Hawaii) beach lifestyle. Everything from earthquake
Earthquake
An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, seismism or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time...

s and shark
Shark
Sharks are a type of fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body. The earliest known sharks date from more than 420 million years ago....

 attacks to serial killer
Serial killer
A serial killer, as typically defined, is an individual who has murdered three or more people over a period of more than a month, with down time between the murders, and whose motivation for killing is usually based on psychological gratification...

s and even nuclear bombs served as plot conflicts on the show. Saving people from drowning tended to be one of the most typical situations used in the shows. Thus a trademark of the show was slow motion shots of the lifeguards running, most notably done by Erika Eleniak
Erika Eleniak
Erika Eleniak is an American Playboy Playmate and actress, perhaps best known for her role in Baywatch as Shauni McClain. She also starred in the films Under Siege and The Beverly Hillbillies.-Early life:...

, Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson
Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress, model, producer, author, activist, and former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch, and V.I.P. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990...

, Yasmine Bleeth
Yasmine Bleeth
Yasmine Amanda Bleeth is an American actress. Her television roles include Caroline Holden in the long-running series Baywatch.-Early life and career:...

, Alexandra Paul
Alexandra Paul
Alexandra Elizabeth Paul is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the television series Baywatch from 1992–97. She has starred in over 60 movies and television programs.-Personal life:...

, and David Charvet
David Charvet
David Charvet is a French singer and actor.-Personal life:Charvet was born in Lyon, France. His father is the Tunisian Jewish businessman Paul Guez. David Charvet's mother, Christiane Charvet, is French. He and his siblings speak French as their first language. He won a green card through the...

 along with Hasselhoff during the height of the show. Each show would feature one or two montages, often only superficially related to the plot.

Baywatch (1989–1999)

Actor Character Years
David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff
David Michael Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer and businessman. He is best known 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...

Mitch Buchannon
Mitch Buchannon
Mitch Buchannon is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. He was played by David Hasselhoff in every season of Baywatch and Baywatch Nights plus in the first season of Baywatch Hawaii...

1989–2000
Michael Newman Himself 1989–2001
John Allen Nelson
John Allen Nelson
John Allen Nelson is an American actor.- Early life :John Allen Nelson was born in San Antonio, Texas. He spent his first three years in Germany with his three siblings, David, Nancy and Diana where his father was stationed as a doctor for the U.S...

John D. Cort 1989–1995
Parker Stevenson
Parker Stevenson
Parker Stevenson is an American television and film actor.-Career:His first notable screen appearance was a starring role in the 1972 movie A Separate Peace...

Craig Pomeroy 1989–1990, 1997–1999
Gregory Alan Williams
Gregory Alan Williams
Gregory Alan Williams is an American actor and author. Williams is best known for portraying Garner Ellerbee in the syndicated series Baywatch.-Early life and acting career:...

Garner Ellerbee 1989–1995
Erika Eleniak
Erika Eleniak
Erika Eleniak is an American Playboy Playmate and actress, perhaps best known for her role in Baywatch as Shauni McClain. She also starred in the films Under Siege and The Beverly Hillbillies.-Early life:...

Shauni McClain
Shauni McClain
Shauni McClain is a character from the TV series Baywatch from the late 1980s to early 1990s. She was played by Erika Eleniak.Shauni was a complete rookie when she started out as a lifeguard with Baywatch, being scared of people drowning and freezing up when people needed CPR...

1989–1992
Billy Warlock
Billy Warlock
Billy Warlock is an American actor best known for playing Eddie Kramer, a lifeguard on the original three seasons of Baywatch and in the reunion movie in 2003, as well as for numerous daytime roles, most notably Frankie Brady on Days of our Lives and A.J...

Eddie Kramer
Eddie Kramer (Baywatch)
Eddie Kramer is a fictional character from the American lifeguard series Baywatch. He was played by Billy Warlock from the beginning, in 1989, to 1992, as well as in the 2003 reunion movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding....

1989–1992
Monte Markham
Monte Markham
Monte Markham is an American actor. During his career, Markham has appeared in film, in television, and on Broadway.Markham was born in Manatee County, Florida, the son of Millie Content and Jesse Edward Markham, Sr., who was a merchant.Of his television roles, Markham is perhaps most famous for...

Don Thorpe 1989–1992
Brandon Call
Brandon Call
Brandon Spencer Lee Call is an American television and film actor.-Early life and career:Born in Torrance, California, Call began his career as a child actor in 1984 appearing in guest roles on Simon & Simon and Hotel. In 1985, he landed a recurring role on the NBC daytime drama, Santa Barbara...


Jeremy Jackson
Jeremy Jackson
Jeremy Dunn Jackson is an American actor/singer. He is widely known for his role as Hobie Buchannon on the television show Baywatch.-Career:...

Hobie Buchannon
Hobie Buchannon
Hobie Buchannon is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. He was played by Brandon Call in the show's first season on NBC , and by Jeremy Jackson on the syndicated revival from 1991 to 1999 and in the 2003 reunion movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.Hobie was the son of the lifeguard Mitch...

1989–1990
1991–1999
Peter Phelps
Peter Phelps
Peter Phelps is an Australian actor, singer and writer. He is notable for his role of Peter Church in the television drama, Stingers and Trevor Cole, in Baywatch...

Trevor Cole
Trevor Cole (Baywatch)
Trevor Cole is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. He was played by Peter Phelps from 1989 to 1990.He was a main cast member for the first season and was credited in the opening credits for every episode of the season, despite this he made his final appearance in episode 13...

1989–1990
Holly Gagnier
Holly Gagnier
Holly Gagnier is an American actress.Gagnier's notable roles include long running stints on daytime's One Life to Live, and Days of our Lives. She has been seen on television shows including Murder, She Wrote and Wings...

Gina Pomeroy
Gina Pomeroy
Gina Pomeroy is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. She was played by Gina Hecht in the pilot and afterwards by Holly Gagnier from 1989 to 1990....

1989–1990
Shawn Weatherly Jill Riley
Jill Riley (Baywatch)
Jill Riley was a fictional character from the first series of Baywatch. She was played by Shawn Weatherly from 1989 to 1990.Her character was the most experienced female lifeguard on service, she trained Shauni McClain how to become a better lifeguard and was respected by all of her friends at...

1989–1990
Tom McTigue
Tom McTigue
Tom McTigue, is an American actor. He is best known for playing Harvey Miller on the 1990s television series Baywatch. He made guest appearances on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1991 as Jack and on Roseanne in 1994 as a Doctor.-External links:...

Harvey Miller
Harvey Miller
Harvey Miller may refer to:* Harvey R. Miller, New York lawyer* SS Harvey C. Miller, a Liberty ship, see List of Liberty ships: G-Je* A character from the TV show "Baywatch" played by Tom McTigue* The main character of the film The Caddy-See also:...

1991–1992
Richard Jaeckel
Richard Jaeckel
Richard Hanley Jaeckel was an American actor of film and television.-Life and career:Jaeckel was born in Long Beach, New York. A short, but tough guy, he played a variety of characters during his fifty years in movies & television and became one of Hollywood's best known character actors...

Ben Edwards
Ben Edwards (Baywatch)
Ben Edwards is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. He was played by Richard Jaeckel from 1991 to 1994.Ben Edwards was part of the first team of lifeguards at Baywatch formed in the 1950's, known as 'The Red Knights'...

1991–1994
Alexandra Paul
Alexandra Paul
Alexandra Elizabeth Paul is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the television series Baywatch from 1992–97. She has starred in over 60 movies and television programs.-Personal life:...

Stephanie Holden
Stephanie Holden
Stephanie Holden was a long running fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. She was played by Alexandra Paul. She was the sensible sister of Caroline Holden.- Early Life :...

1992–1997
Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson
Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress, model, producer, author, activist, and former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch, and V.I.P. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990...

C.J. Parker 1992–1997
David Charvet
David Charvet
David Charvet is a French singer and actor.-Personal life:Charvet was born in Lyon, France. His father is the Tunisian Jewish businessman Paul Guez. David Charvet's mother, Christiane Charvet, is French. He and his siblings speak French as their first language. He won a green card through the...

Matt Brody
Matt Brody
Matt Brody is a fictional character from the American television series Baywatch. He was played by David Charvet from 1992 to 1995.Matt embarked upon a long-term relationship with Summer Quinn in the fourth season, and pursued a similar relationship with C.J...

1992–1995
Nicole Eggert
Nicole Eggert
Nicole Elizabeth Eggert is an American actress. Notable roles include Jamie Powell in the television series Charles in Charge and Summer Quinn in the TV Series Baywatch. She was most recently a contestant on the VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club.-Early life:Eggert was born in Glendale,...

Summer Quinn
Summer Quinn
Roberta "Summer" Quinn is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch from seasons 3-4. She was played by Nicole Eggert from 1992 to 1994, and in the 2003 reunion movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.-Season 3:...

1992–1994
Kelly Slater
Kelly Slater
Robert Kelly Slater is an American professional surfer known for his competitive prowess and style. He has been crowned ASP World Champion a record 11 times, including 5 consecutive titles from 1994–98. He is the youngest and the oldest to win the title...

Jimmy Slade
Jimmy Slade
Jimmy Slade is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. He was played by American professional surfer Kelly Slater from 1992 to 1993.Kelly Slater appeared in 6 episodes of the third season and in 2 episodes of the fourth season....

1992–1993
Yasmine Bleeth
Yasmine Bleeth
Yasmine Amanda Bleeth is an American actress. Her television roles include Caroline Holden in the long-running series Baywatch.-Early life and career:...

Caroline Holden
Caroline Holden
Caroline Holden is a fictional character from the popular American television show Baywatch, portrayed by Yasmine Bleeth.-Season 4:Caroline made her first appearance on Baywatch in Season 4, Episode 7 'Tentacles Part 2'. She came to Baywatch to announce to her sister, Stephanie Holden, that she was...

1994–1997
Jaason Simmons
Jaason Simmons
Jaason Simmons is an Australian actor best known for the role of Logan Fowler on the TV series Baywatch.-Early life and career:...

Logan Fowler
Logan Fowler
Logan Fowler is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. He was played by Australian actor Jaason Simmons from 1994 to 1997.-Season 5:...

1994–1996
Gena Lee Nolin
Gena Lee Nolin
Gena Lee Nolin is an American actress and model. She is best known for her television appearances on The Price Is Right and Baywatch in the 1990s.-Career:...

Neely Capshaw
Neely Capshaw
Neely Capshaw is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. She was played by three different actresses during the character's run on the series – Heather Campbell, Gena Lee Nolin and Jennifer Campbell.-Neely's introduction:...

1995–1998
David Chokachi
David Chokachi
David Chokachi is an American television actor. He's best known for his role in the TV series Witchblade, Baywatch, and Beyond The Break. His father is Turkish and his mother is Finnish.-Early life:He attended Tabor Academy, an elite boarding prep school in Marion, Massachusetts...

Cody Madison
Cody Madison
Cody Madison is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. He was played by David Chokachi between 1995 and 1999.First he had a relationship with fellow lifeguard C.J. Parker and later with Lani McKenzie....

1995–1999
Traci Bingham
Traci Bingham
Traci Bingham is an American actress, model and television personality who is best known for playing Jordan Tate on the television series Baywatch between 1996 and 1998.-Personal life:...

Jordan Tate
Jordan Tate
Jordan Tate is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. She was played by Traci Bingham between 1996 and 1998.-Trivia:* "Jordan Tate" is also the name of a fictional Playboy Playmate portrayed by real-life Playmate Erika Eleniak in the Steven Seagal movie Under Siege.-External Links and...

1996–1998
Donna D'Errico
Donna D'Errico
Donna D'Errico is an American actress and model. She was chosen Playboy Playmate of the Month for September 1995. Her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley.-Career:...

Donna Marco
Donna Marco
Donna Marco is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch Nights. Joining the cast mid-way in season one, she became the new owner of the nightclub/bar, Nights. She also aspired to become a lifeguard at Baywatch. After the cancellation of Baywatch Nights, the role of Donna Marco was carried...

1996–1998
José Solano
José Solano
José Solano is an actor.Solano is best known for his role as Manny Gutierrez on Baywatch, and being the first minority series regular on that show. He was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by YM magazine after winning their "Man of the Year" contest...

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch from series 7-9. He was played by Jose Solano from 1997 to 1999.Hispanic-American Manny was one of the younger members of Baywatch...

1996–1998
Nancy Valen
Nancy Valen
Nancy Valen is an American actress and television producer. She is best known for portraying Captain Samantha Thomas on Baywatch.-Early life:...

Samantha Thomas
Samantha Thomas
Samantha Thomas is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch from series 7. She was a captain and had an elevated position at Baywatch headquarters. She was played by Nancy Valen from 1996 to 1997.- Notes :...

1996–1997
Michael Bergin
Michael Bergin
Michael John Bergin, , is considered to have been one of the first males to have achieved supermodel status, previously reserved for women such as Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson, Naomi Campbell, and Iman....

J.D. Darius 1997–2001
Kelly Packard
Kelly Packard
Kelly Chemane Packard is an American actress who has starred in TV shows such as Baywatch and California Dreams and has also hosted shows such as Ripley's Believe It or Not!....

April Giminski
April Giminski
April Giminski is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. She was played by Kelly Packard between 1998 and 1999.April Giminski is the only female character to cross over between Season 8 & Season 9 after the rest of the female Baywatch cast were all let go in what was described as "The...

1997–1999
Marliece Andrada Skylar Bergman
Skylar Bergman
Skylar Bergman is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. She was played by Marliece Andrada in between 1997 and 1998.-External links and sources:*...

1997
Angelica Bridges
Angelica Bridges
Angelica Bridges is an American actress, model and singer. She was discovered by the president of Elite Model Management when she was singing at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida....

Taylor Walsh
Taylor Walsh
Taylor Walsh is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. She was played by Angelica Bridges between 1997 and 1998 and in the 2003 reunion movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding....

1997–1998
Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra
Tara Leigh Patrick , professionally known as Carmen Electra, is an American glamour model, actress, television personality, singer, and dancer...

Lani McKenzie
Lani McKenzie
Lani McKenzie is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. She was played by Carmen Electra between 1997 and 1998 and in the 2003 reunion movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.-External links and sources:*...

1997–1998
Brooke Burns
Brooke Burns
Brooke Elizabeth Burns is an American actress and former fashion model. She began her career on the popular TV series Baywatch and Baywatch Hawaii.-Early life:...

Jessie Owens
Jessie Owens (Baywatch)
Jessie Owens is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. She was played by Brooke Burns from 1998 to 2001....

1998–2000
Mitzi Kapture
Mitzi Kapture
Mitzi Gaynor Donahue is an American actress, also credited and more popularly known as Mitzi Kapture.Kapture began her career in films, most of which were not huge commercial successes...

Alex Ryker
Alex Ryker
Alex Ryker is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. She was played by Mitzi Kapture from 1998 to 1999....

1998–1999

Baywatch Hawaii (1999–2001)


Actor Character Years
David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff
David Michael Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer and businessman. He is best known 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...

Mitch Buchannon
Mitch Buchannon
Mitch Buchannon is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. He was played by David Hasselhoff in every season of Baywatch and Baywatch Nights plus in the first season of Baywatch Hawaii...

1989–2000
Michael Bergin
Michael Bergin
Michael John Bergin, , is considered to have been one of the first males to have achieved supermodel status, previously reserved for women such as Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson, Naomi Campbell, and Iman....

J.D. Darius 1997–2001
Brooke Burns
Brooke Burns
Brooke Elizabeth Burns is an American actress and former fashion model. She began her career on the popular TV series Baywatch and Baywatch Hawaii.-Early life:...

Jessie Owens
Jessie Owens (Baywatch)
Jessie Owens is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch. She was played by Brooke Burns from 1998 to 2001....

1998–2000
Jason Brooks Sean Monroe
Sean Monroe
Sean Monroe is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch Hawaii. He was played by Jason Brooks. Sean is a dedicated lifeguard, who thinks that he is making a difference in the world as a lifeguard. Mitch choose him as a incharge of Baywatch Hawaii. Despite that Sean is emotionally strong,...

1999–2001
Brandy Ledford
Brandy Ledford
Brandy Lee Ledford also known as Jisel is an American actress, model and Penthouse Magazine's 1992 Pet of the Year. She played the role of Doyle in the science fiction TV series Andromeda...

Dawn Masterton
Dawn Masterton
Dawn Masterton is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch Hawaii. She was played by Brandy Ledford between 1999 and 2001....

1999–2000
Simmone Jade Mackinnon
Simmone Jade Mackinnon
Simone Jade Mackinnon is an Australian actress.-Early life:Mackinnon was born Simone Jade Mackinnon in Mount Isa, Queensland in 1973 to Ian and Annette Mackinnon. She has a brother and a sister, Robbie and Kym. She and her family later uprooted to Coffs Harbour in New South Wales...

Allie Reese
Allie Reese
Allie Reese is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch Hawaii. She was played by Australian actress Simmone Jade Mackinnon between 1999 and 2000....

1999–2000
Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa is an American actor and model.He is known for his role as Ronon Dex on military science fiction television series Stargate: Atlantis . Most recently, he became recognized for his role as the title character in the sword and sorcery film Conan the Barbarian...

Jason Ioane
Jason Ioane
Jason Ioane is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch Hawaii. He was played by actor Jason Momoa from 1999 to 2001 and in the 2003 reunion movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding....

1999–2001
Stacy Kamano
Stacy Kamano
Stacy Lee Kamano is an American television actress, best known for her role on Baywatch Hawaii.-Career:...

Kekoa Tanaka
Kekoa Tanaka
Kekoa Tanaka is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch Hawaii. She was played by actress Stacy Kamano between 1999 and 2001 and in the 2003 reunion movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding....

1999–2001
Krista Allen
Krista Allen
Krista Allen is an American actress. She is best known for her work in the television series Days of Our Lives, Baywatch Hawaii, and What About Brian; and in the Hollywood films Liar Liar, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Anger Management, and The Final Destination...

Jenna Avid
Jenna Avid
Jenna Avid is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch Hawaii. She was played by Krista Allen between 2000 and 2001.Jenna epitomizes the femme fatale. She is a highly selfish character and can be particular vindictive, especially to Sean whom she taunts throughout the series...

2000–2001
Charlie Brumbly Zach McEwan
Zach McEwan
Zach McEwan is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch Hawaii. He was played by Charlie Brumbly from 2000 to 2001.Zach is a close friend of Jason Ioane with an inflated opinion of himself. He resembles an Elvis impersonator with an extreme quiff surfer hair style and Elvis style aviator...

2000–2001
Brande Roderick
Brande Roderick
Brande Nicole Roderick is an American model and actress known for her appearances in Baywatch and Playboy.-Personal life:...

Leigh Dyer
Leigh Dyer (Baywatch)
Leigh Dyer is a fictional character from the TV series Baywatch Hawaii. She was played by Brande Roderick between 2000 and 2001 and in the 2003 reunion movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding....

2000–2001
Alicia Rickter
Alicia Rickter
Alicia Rickter is an American model and actress. She appeared as “Laura” in the comedy Buying the Cow and in TV series Baywatch Hawaii and The Young and the Restless. She has posed nude for Playboy magazine as Miss October 1995, the 500th Playboy Playmate...

Carrie Sharp 2000–2001

Theme songs

  • The original NBC
    NBC
    The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

     theme was "Save Me," performed by Peter Cetera
    Peter Cetera
    Peter Paul Cetera is an American singer, songwriter, bassist and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career...

    , with Bonnie Raitt
    Bonnie Raitt
    Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter and a renowned slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of acclaimed roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country, but she is perhaps best known for her more commercially...

     on guitar and Richard Sterban, bass singer for The Oak Ridge Boys
    The Oak Ridge Boys
    The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet.The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s...

    , as one of the background vocalists. The song is from Cetera's 1988 album One More Story
    One More Story
    One More Story is the third solo album for music artist Peter Cetera and his second album after leaving the group Chicago. This album includes the hit "One Good Woman". It also includes the single "Best Of Times"...

    .
  • On some DVD releases of the first series "Save Me" was replaced with "Above The Waterline" by Kim Carnes
    Kim Carnes
    Kim Carnes is an American singer-songwriter. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner noted for her distinctive raspy vocal style. Some people have called her "The Female Rod Stewart" due to her raspy voice....

    .
  • For the syndicated series, the new theme "I'm Always Here" (performed by Jimi Jamison
    Jimi Jamison
    Jimmy Wayne "Jimi" Jamison is a rock vocalist and songwriter, best known as the lead singer for the band Survivor from 1984–1989 and 2000-2006.- Further biography :...

     of Survivor
    Survivor (band)
    Survivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s with its AOR sound, which garnered many charting singles, especially in the United States. The band is best known for its double platinum-certified 1982 hit "Eye of the Tiger", the theme...

    ) 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 (the first season of Baywatch Hawaii).
  • When the NBC
    NBC
    The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

     episodes started to air five times a week with all the other syndicated episodes, the opening theme was changed to a shorter version of "I'm Always Here," with some images of the original NBC opening retained. An instrumental version of the song appears in the episode "Battles" of the UK television programme Spaced
    Spaced
    Spaced is a British television sitcom written by and starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, and directed by Edgar Wright. It is noted for its rapid-fire editing, frequent pop culture references and jokes, eclectic music, and occasional displays of surrealism and non-sequitur humour...

    . The Swedish electronic musical group Sunblock
    Sunblock (band)
    Sunblock is an electronic music group from Sweden, consisting of Magnus Nordin and Martin Pihl with dancers Oksana Andersson, Rebecca Simonsson and Pernilla Lundberg being the focal point of the group....

     remixed the song and released it as a single. A Soundalike version was used in an episode of Hey Arnold over the end credits.
  • David Hasselhoff sang "Current of Love" as the ending theme of Seasons 2–4. Together with Laura Branigan
    Laura Branigan
    Laura Ann Branigan was an American singer-songwriter and actress of Italian and Irish ancestry. She is best known in the United States for her 1982 Platinum-certified hit "Gloria" and in Europe for the number-one single "Self Control"...

     he sang "I Believe" as the ending theme of Season 5.
  • On the DVD edition of the first season, the original main title theme is replaced by the song "Strong Enough," performed by Evan Olson
    Evan Olson
    Evan Scott Olson is a rock singer and songwriter based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Born in West Point, New York during the "Summer Of Love," 1967, his father was an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Olson has recorded seven albums including "One Room" and "Red"...

     (from his album Audio).
  • The theme for season 11 (the second season of Baywatch Hawaii) was "Let Me Be The One" by Fiji and Glenn Medeiros
    Glenn Medeiros
    Glenn Alan Medeiros is a Hispanic Hawaiian singer and rapper who was a teenage star in the 1980s.-Biography:...

    .
  • The spin-off series, Baywatch Nights
    Baywatch Nights
    Baywatch Nights was an American police and science fiction drama series that aired in syndication from 1995 to 1997. Created by Douglas Schwartz, David Hasselhoff, and Gregory J. Bonann, the series is a spin-off from the popular television series, Baywatch.-Synopsis:The original premise of the show...

    theme song was performed by saxophonist Alfonzo Blackwell. "The Nights Will Never Be The Same" (Baywatch Nights Theme) was also featured on his 1996 sophomore CD release. Alfonzo Blackwell was featured with David Hasselhoff each week at the ending credits of the TV series.

Theatrical release


In 2004, DreamWorks
DreamWorks
DreamWorks Pictures, also known as DreamWorks, LLC, DreamWorks SKG, DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC, DreamWorks Studios or DW Studios, LLC, is an American film studio which develops, produces, and distributes films, video games and television programming...

 announced they had bought the rights to create a new theatrical Baywatch movie. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Ann Simpson is an American recording artist, actress, television personality, and fashion designer whose rise to fame began in 1999. Since that time, Simpson has achieved many recording milestones, starred in several television shows, movies, and commercials, launched a line of hair and...

 was rumored to be cast as C.J. Parker. The movie is slated for release in 2012.

The film version is reported to be a comedy, written and directed by Jeremy Garelick. Garelick's previous successes include the rewrite of The Hangover
The Hangover (film)
The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha and Jeffrey Tambor...

.

DVD releases


Australia: Seasons 1–4 have been released in collector's edition boxsets.

Finland: Seasons 1–3 have been released by Futurefilm
Future Film Ltd
Future Film Ltd is a Finnish-based home-video distribution company headquartered in Vaasa. From early to late 1990s they were best known as the distributors of children's animation...

.

Germany: Seasons 1 to 11 have been released. These releases are presented exactly as they originally aired, albeit with German language credits (These are also available in the U.K. from amazon as imports).

Italy: Seasons 1 and 2 have been released by Koch Media
Koch Media
The Koch Media group is a media enterprise started in 1994 by Franz Koch and Dr. Klemens Kundratitz.The Koch Media group produces and markets digital entertainment products and accessories in Europe and North America...

, season 5 and 6 have been released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the home video distribution arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. It was established in November 1979 as Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, releasing 20 titles: The Anderson Tapes, Bell, Book and Candle, Born Free, Breakout,...

.

Netherlands: Seasons 3 have been released.

Sweden: Seasons 1–3 have been released.

UK: Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 have been released. Season 6 is scheduled for release in March 2012.

USA: In June 1999 a single disc DVD was released featuring two 2-part episodes from the show's original run ("Nightmare Bay" part 1 and 2 from Season 2, and "River of No Return" part 1 & 2 from Season 3). These episodes are absent from the U.S. box sets of their respective seasons mentioned below.


France: The reunion movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding
Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding
Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding is a 2003 made-for-TV Film which was a reunion movie for the series Baywatch.-Plot:Mitch Buchannon was believed to have died in a boating accident at the end of the 10th season of Baywatch. However, it turns out he only had amnesia and has been recovering in a Los...

was translated to French language as Alerte à Malibu: Mariage à Hawaï and have been released.

First Look Studios
First Look Studios
First Look Studios was an independent American film studio that specialized in home video releases of films and TV series. It purchased the Blockbuster subsidiary, DEJ Productions, in 2005...

 released the first three seasons on DVD in 2006/2007. Although the box sets are labeled "Season 1," "Season 2," et cetera, the sets actually feature episodes of the following season (i.e. the "Season 1" box set contains the episodes of the literal second season (1991–1992) of the show). The second and third sets were released on October 31, 2006. Each set features a disc with Season 1 episodes on it. These releases also do not contain any of the original music as it appeared when the episodes aired. They have been removed due to copyright agreements. However, these releases have been discontinued and are now out of print.

See also

  • Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding
    Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding
    Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding is a 2003 made-for-TV Film which was a reunion movie for the series Baywatch.-Plot:Mitch Buchannon was believed to have died in a boating accident at the end of the 10th season of Baywatch. However, it turns out he only had amnesia and has been recovering in a Los...

  • Baywatch: Forbidden Paradise
    Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise
    Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise is a 1995 made-for-TV movie which was about the characters of the popular series Baywatch vacationing in Hawaii.-Plot:...

  • Baywatch Nights
    Baywatch Nights
    Baywatch Nights was an American police and science fiction drama series that aired in syndication from 1995 to 1997. Created by Douglas Schwartz, David Hasselhoff, and Gregory J. Bonann, the series is a spin-off from the popular television series, Baywatch.-Synopsis:The original premise of the show...

    (Baywatch spin-off)
  • Son of the Beach
    Son of the Beach
    Son of the Beach is an American sitcom that aired from 2000 to 2002 on the FX network. The series was a spoof of Baywatch, with much of the comedy based on sexual jokes, innuendo and the like. The studly David Hasselhoff character is instead an average, pot-bellied, out-of-shape bald man but...

    (Baywatch parody).
  • Babewatch is a satirical
    Satire
    Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement...

     term sometimes used in connection with the series, which has been used by Mad Magazine
    Mad (magazine)
    Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. Launched as a comic book before it became a magazine, it was widely imitated and influential, impacting not only satirical media but the entire cultural landscape of the 20th century.The last...

    , commentators, as well as used as the title for a series of adult films with crossover
    Fictional crossover
    A fictional crossover is the placement of two or more otherwise discrete fictional characters, settings, or universes into the context of a single story. They can arise from legal agreements between the relevant copyright holders, or because of unauthorized efforts by fans, or even amid common...

     characters which ran up between 1994–1999 to become a tridecology.

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