David Hasselhoff Returns to Young & Restless
Posted on Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:13 AM PDT

hasselhoff200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - David Hasselhoff is returning to the soap that made him famous. The former Baywatch star starred on The Young and the Restless from 1975 to 1982, and beginning in May, he'll return to the set of the fictitious city, Genoa City.

Hasselhoff will once again wear his lab coat as Dr. William "Snapper" Foster Jr. for his role that will begin airing in mid-June.

Hasselhoff had this to say about his early days on Y&R:

    “In 1976, Bill Bell, creator of America’s No. 1 soap opera, took a chance on a young and very green actor. Playing Snapper in 850 shows during the six years I appeared molded my craft, my attitude and my work ethic. Being asked to come back to appear in several episodes gives me a chance to say thanks, as I have an amazing amount of respect and heartfelt emotion for Bill, his family and my time on Young and the Restless. I just hope I can remember all those lines.”

Hasselhoff will soon be appearing in a reality show on A&E that will focus on his family. No word on whether or not his Young & Restless appearance will be featured on the show.