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David Hasselhoff to play Ian Ziering's father in Syfy's 'Sharknado 3'

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Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:30 pm

David Hasselhoff ("Night Rider," "Baywatch") will trade his red swimming trunks for a chainsaw when he portrays Gilbert Sheperd, the father of Fin (Ian Ziering) in "Sharknado 3," Syfy and The Asylum announced today. Hasselhoff joins stars Ziering, Tara Reid (April) and Cassie Scerbo (Nova) in the newest installment of the global pop culture sensation.

Syfy and The Asylum previously announced Bo Derek will play April's mother, May; Ryan Newman will play April and Fin's daughter, Claudia Sheperd; and Jack Griffo portrays Claudia's friend, Billy.

Additional cameo roles include Mark Cuban as the president of the United States; Ann Coulter as the vice president; Jerry Springer as Mr. White, a manic tourist; N'SYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick as a pool lifeguard; and Chris Jericho as Bruce, the rollercoaster ride operator.

"Sharknado 3" will premiere on Syfy in July, causing mass destruction in Washington, D.C., before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida.

Anthony C. Ferrante will once again direct, based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.

When it aired July 30, "Sharknado 2: The Second One" became Syfy's most-watched original movie ever.

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