At the end of the credits for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, there's a guy that says

"We Are Groot".

Who is he? Actor and/or character would be awesome.


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David Hasselhoff


He is mentioned in the movie as Peter's idol and fatherly figure, however he never actually appears as himself. There is a scene though where once Ego gets annoyed at Peter's rejection, he mentions something like:

I chose the appearance that would be best preferred to you. [transforms into David Hasselhoff] Would you have preferred if I looked like this?

[or somesuch]

Anyway, that's the character part. Now for the sick rap (nah forreals, hang in here I'm dead serious)


David Hasselhoff can't be gotten rid of that easily, nope. He's also in the soundtrack too, in the titular song Guardians Inferno ft. David Hasselhoff, where he raps about the Guardians:

We are Groot

The significance of that little segment in the credits is related to the lyrics of the actual song; which says something a little bit like this:

In these times of hardship
Just remember

Ok, it goes exactly like that

This is a callback to the first movie where Groot sacrifices himself to protect the Guardians with a last line of

We are Groot

Amazing right?

  • See also: youtube.com/watch?v=3MMMe1drnZY
    – Möoz
    Aug 10, 2017 at 3:54
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    Wow, it didn't look like him. I noticed him in the movie, but this didn't look like him much at all. Least, to me. :(
    – PiousVenom
    Aug 10, 2017 at 13:49
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    Hello repcap my old friend...
    – Möoz
    Aug 10, 2017 at 20:06
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    Don't Hassle the Hoff! Aug 11, 2017 at 13:52

David Hasselhoff, actor from Night Rider (Peter's idol):

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    And Baywatch, dont forget he was in Baywatch, oh and he helped bring down the berlin wall :)
    – Richard C
    Aug 10, 2017 at 12:25
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    This is the single most greatest 70's thing I've ever seen.
    – PiousVenom
    Aug 10, 2017 at 13:54
  • also he was in the spongebob movie Jun 17, 2018 at 8:56

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