Look who’s coming home to Genoa City! EW.com has learned that David Hasselhoff will briefly reprise his role as Dr. William “Snapper” Foster, Jr. on The Young and the Restless. He’ll return to the show’s Los Angeles set in May for an arc that will start airing in mid-June. The Baywatch star got his start in TV by starring on the popular sudser from 1975 to 1982.
“In 1976, Bill Bell, creator of America’s No. 1 soap opera, took a chance on a young and very green actor,” Hasselhoff said in a statement given exclusively to EW.com. “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.”
It seems likely that Hasselhoff will address his return to Restless in his upcoming reality show for A&E, but CBS could not confirm.