He spent his teenage years in the Santa Clarita Valley in Southern California, where he attended Hart High School.Gosselaar first came to public notice as the star of the hit television comedy series Saved by the Bell, in which he played Zack Morris, and which aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993.Leah Remini starred as Zack's love interest for the six Malibu Sands episodes.Other guests included Soleil Moon Frye, Scott Wolf, and Denise Richards.In 1994, he appeared as Zack Morris in a second spin-off series Saved by the Bell: The New Class in the episode "Goodbye, Bayside – Part 2", along with Mario López as A. In 1998, he starred in the feature film, Dead Man on Campus.Later that same year, Gosselaar played the central character in the TV drama Hyperion Bay, which lasted 17 episodes. From 2001-05, he played Detective John Clark on ABC's NYPD Blue.Although much of the show's action took place in classrooms, the Bayside High set consisted of a single classroom.
Our articles are guaranteed to entertain you and your friends, no matter your interests.He initially disliked the name "Saved by the Bell" and agreed to it only because he thought another group already owned the phrase and it would have to be changed.Tartikoff was surprised to learn that the title was available, and the name stuck.The pair even enjoyed a real life love affair, as Mark-Paul previously revealed that when Saved By the Bell was in production he dated his three female co-stars Tiffani, Elizabeth Berkley and Lark Voorhies at different times.Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Kelly Kapowski were an item on screen, and Screech pined for Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies), but real life told a different story.However, Berkley impressed them so much that they created the character Jessie Spano, the gang's vocal social activist, for her.The original plan was for Zack and Slater to be rivals vying for Kelly; however, the writers instantly picked up on the chemistry between the two actors and decided to make the characters best friends.The male actors, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, and Dustin Diamond appeared in all 86 "Saved by the Bell" episodes.Dustin Diamond also has the distinction of being the only cast member to star in the show's spin-offs, including "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" and "Saved by the Bell: The New Class."Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for the role of Kelly Kapowski, but producers preferred Tiffani Thiessen's interpretation of the character.Gosselaar shared in several interviews that he and co-star Voorhies had a three year relationship during the show's run.They were together through the end of the "Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style" movie in 1992.