- "In these times of hardship, just remember: We are Groot!"
- ―David Hasselhoff
David Michael Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman. He recorded the song "Guardians Inferno" (written by James Gunn) with The Sneepers in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
- David Hasselhoff portrayed Michael Knight in Knight Rider. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Peter Quill shows Gamora a picture of Michael Knight and tells her that he used to tell kids at school that Michael Knight was his father, with Gamora misidentifying his name as "Zardu Hasselfrau".
- David Hasselhoff portrayed Nick Fury in the 20th Century Fox Television production Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D..