Saved by the Bell Cast: Where Are They Now?

The Saved by the Bell cast has pursued various careers and faced personal challenges since the show ended in 1993. Some have found success, while others have dealt with legal issues, health problems, and personal struggles.

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Saved by the Bell Cast: Where Are They Now?

Saved by the Bell Cast: Where Are They Now?

It's been over three decades since the beloved sitcom Saved by the Bell ended its run in 1993, but fans continue to follow the lives and careers of its talented stars. From Mario Lopez and Mark-Paul Gosselaar to Elizabeth Berkley and Tiffani Thiessen, let's catch up with the Bayside High gang and see what they've been up to in recent years.

Mario Lopez, who played charming jock A.C. Slater, has become an icon of health and fitness. He graced the cover of FitnessRX For Men magazine in 2013 and is an amateur boxer and purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Lopez married Broadway dancer, actress, and producer Courtney Mazza in 2012, and the couple has three children together.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, known for his role as Zack Morris, had an on-set romance with several of his co-stars, including Lark Voorhies, Tiffani Thiessen, and Elizabeth Berkley. He was married to former model Lisa Ann Russell from 1996 to 2010, with whom he has two children. Gosselaar later married advertising executive Catriona McGinn in 2012, and they have two children together. He starred as Detective John Clark Jr. on NYPD Blue from 2001 to 2005 and has taken up various hobbies, such as sports car racing and piloting.

Elizabeth Berkley, who portrayed overachiever Jessie Spano, was involved in a $45 million lawsuit when actor and screenwriter Roger Wilson filed suit against Leonardo DiCaprio. She starred as Nomi Malone/Polly Ann Costello in the controversial 1995 film Showgirls. Berkley married artist and actor Greg Lauren in 2003, and they welcomed their son in 2012.

Lark Voorhies, known for her role as fashionista Lisa Marie Turtle, has been diagnosed with schizoaffective thought disorder, a chronic mental health condition. Her psychiatrist, Dr. Modir, said, "It's just gonna require some patience and some understanding of what the condition is and allowing her to have a script... and I think she'll shine."

Tiffani Thiessen, who played popular cheerleader Kelly Kapowski, went on to portray bad girl Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210 and later hosted her own cooking show. She experienced a difficult period in her personal life after her then-boyfriend David Strickland died by suicide in 1999. Thiessen is now married to Brady Smith, and they have two children. Speaking about aging on the Good Instincts podcast, she said, "I think people will say things, you know, and maybe expect me to look a certain way, yes... But I mean, it's just not realistic. I can only age the way I'm going to age, right?"

Dustin Diamond, who brought lovable nerd Samuel "Screech" Powers to life, faced legal troubles in his later years. He was charged with stabbing another man with a switchblade in 2014, which led to a prison sentence. Diamond spent two more days in jail in 2016 for violating the terms of his probation. Sadly, he passed away in January 2021 from lung cancer.

Dennis Haskins, who portrayed Principal Richard Belding, released an album of cover songs in 2009. He starred in the high-school-set music video for the Dirty Heads' Vacation in 2019 and has been lobbying to become a cast member on ABC's Dancing With The Stars.

The cast of Saved by the Bell has experienced a mix of personal triumphs and challenges since the show ended in 1993. While some have found success in their careers and personal lives, others have faced legal troubles and health issues. Despite the passage of time, the actors remain connected to their iconic roles and the lasting impact of the beloved sitcom.

Key Takeaways

  • Mario Lopez is a fitness enthusiast and has three kids with wife Courtney Mazza.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar has had two marriages and stars in various TV shows and hobbies.
  • Elizabeth Berkley starred in Showgirls and has a son with husband Greg Lauren.
  • Lark Voorhies has schizoaffective thought disorder and is working to manage her condition.
  • Dustin Diamond faced legal troubles and sadly passed away from lung cancer in 2021.