KRSeason2BehindTheScenes19Thirty Two years ago tonight, September 26, 1982, the spectacular 2 hour movie premiere pilot episode of Knight Rider “Knight Of The Phoenix” made it’s debut! David has a great love of helping children and doing charity work; he has traveled the world visiting children in hospitals in several countries bringing smiles to their faces as “Michael Knight” all these years and continues to do so. Celebrating 32 years of “One Man Can Make A Difference”!

This is Twan from the Netherlands and he is a hard core Knight Rider Fan who happens to have down syndrome. David is so fantastic and loves to give back – he took Twan for a ride in KITT and made Twan’s dream come true. It was a tear jerker as well as total happiness all at the same time! – INTERNATIONAL
Twan Meets David On “SynDROOM”:

David Is Driving The SPM KITT Owned By Jennifer Catano
Watch the full SynDROOM episode with Twan & Knight Rider at

Here’s what a few viewers of this “SynDROOM” episode who wrote in to us had to say:

“Dear Mr. Hasselhoff, I was touched by this show and I would like to thank you for giving this guy the day of his life. The ride with you and KITT was absolutely fabulous! It was great to see what you did for Twan. “One man can make a difference!” Thank you David! Best greetings, Jack Munnecom”

“Dear Mr Hasselhoff, I would like to thank you for what you did for Twan, a Dutch young adult with Down syndrome whose dream was to meet KITT and the Knightrider. I saw this episode of Syndrome last night on Dutch Television (RTL) and it was heartwarming to see how happy you’ve made him. Best regards, Ronald Castenmiller”

“Dear David, Yesterday I saw the Dutch television show SynDroom with Twan who is a huge fan of you, Michael Knight and KITT. I really respect your sincere cooperation to the show and the way you helped to fulfill Twan’s lifelong dream. The way he said goodbye to the car said it all. I think that Twan is a great person and deserved this. Kind regards, Hans”

Watch The Original Commercial For The Knight Rider Pilot Movie – Video Begins at 0:05:


Check out the complete Knight Of The Phoenix Photo Gallery Page

Calling all 80’s kids! Here’s a few Knight Rider toy commercials from back in the day 🙂

Back To The 80’s! 🙂 A Few More Original Commercials & Promos…

Halloween Is Coming… 😉

Meeting with kids on the set during the 1984 taping of “Knight Of The Drones”

Photo Courtesy Of Linda Borchers