David Hasselhoff to Play Ian Ziering’s Dad in ‘Sharknado 3’

Gilbert Shepherd will be ready (he’ll be ready), whenever you fear (oh, don’t you fear)

Ian Ziering is the father figure of the “Sharknado” TV movie franchise — and for the third installment, he’s got an actual father of his own.

David Hasselhoff is set to play Fin’s dad, Gilbert Shepherd, in Syfy’s “Sharknado 3.” The former “Baywatch” star will join Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo in the July movie, which sees sharks causing mass destruction in Washington, D.C., before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida.

As previously reported, Bo Derek will play April’s (Reid) 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; *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick as a pool lifeguard; and Chris Jericho, who will portray Bruce the roller coaster ride operator.

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

“Sharknado 3” is a production of The Asylum.

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