Dustin Diamond
Actor, musician, comedian
Dustin Diamond
Dustin Neil Diamond is an American actor, musician, director, and stand-up comedian best known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers in the television shows Saved by the Bell, Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
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WATCH: Dustin Diamond Apologizes to 'Saved by the Bell' Co-Stars
ABC News - 4 months
Dustin Diamond, who played Screech, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show
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Records show Dustin Diamond was jailed for oxycodone use
Yahoo News - 9 months
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond tested positive for a painkiller last month in violation of his probation conditions, according to records the Wisconsin Department of Corrections released Friday.
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'Saved by the Bell' star back in jail
CNN - 9 months
Actor Dustin Diamond, best known for playing the role of Screech on the 1990s high school comedy "Saved by the Bell," has been arrested in Ozaukee, Wisconsin on a probation hold, according to the Ozaukee County Jail.
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Dustin Diamond is back in jail after violating parole
LATimes - 9 months
Former “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond is back in jail in Wisconsin after an official says he violated the terms of his parole.  Ozaukee County jail records show Diamond, who was recently released after serving time for disorderly conduct and concealed-weapon convictions, was arrested Wednesday.  ...
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Watch: 'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Describes Jail Sentence
ABC News - 9 months
Diamond opened up to former co-star Mario Lopez about the stabbing incident that led him to serve time in a Wisconsin jail.
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Actor Dustin Diamond released from jail early for good behavior
Reuters.com - 11 months
(Reuters) - Dustin Diamond, who played nerdy Screech in the 1990s U.S. television sitcom "Saved by the Bell," was released from jail a month early after serving three months for a barroom stabbing in Wisconsin, officials said.
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Heads up, preppies! A Saved by the Bell-themed pop-up diner is coming to Chicago
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Okay, time out everybody. A new  Saved By The Bell- themed diner and bar is coming to Chicago’s Wicker Park to help you relive your childhood ’90s nostalgia, reports the Chicagoist. The venue, called Saved By The Max, will be modeled after the Max Diner that the high school students from the cheesy ’90s show frequented for burgers, fries, shakes, and teenage shenanigans. It is reportedly not connected to NBC, which aired the program, nor the production company Rysher Entertainment. But it’s sure to dredge up some nostalgia, and maybe even attract a guest star or two. What is Lark Voorhies up to these days, anyway? Related: Check out this painstaking replica of Ferris Bueller’s bedroom Menu items will be named after all the most popular characters, including Zack Morris (Mark Paul Gosselaar), Kelli Kapowski (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez), Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley), Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies), and Screech Powers (Dustin Diamond). You can feast on fare like AC ...
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'Saved by the Bell' actor booked into Wisconsin jail
Chicago Times - about 1 year
Former "Saved by the Bell" actor Dustin Diamond has been booked into jail to start his four-month sentence for an altercation at a Wisconsin bar. The Ozaukee County Jail website shows Diamond was booked Friday. Diamond played Screech on the 1990s TV show. He was convicted in June of carrying a...
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Dustin Diamond Begins Jail Sentence for Bar Stabbing - The Hollywood Gossip
Google News - about 1 year
The Hollywood Gossip Dustin Diamond Begins Jail Sentence for Bar Stabbing The Hollywood Gossip If you do the crime, you do the time, and the time has come for Dustin Diamond. The actor, best known for playing "Screech" on Saved by the Bell, has checked into the Ozaukee County jail in Wisconsin to begin a four-month sentence for disorderly ... “Saved by the Bell” actor Screech booked into Wisconsin jailFOX 61 Saved By The Bell's Screech reports to jailWDAM-TV 'Saved By the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Reports to Jail for 2014 StabbingWRCB-TV Us Weekly all 203 news articles »
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"Saved by the Bell" actor Screech booked into Wisconsin jail
Yahoo News - about 1 year
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Former "Saved by the Bell" actor Dustin Diamond has been booked into jail to start his four-month sentence for an altercation at a Wisconsin bar.
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Actor Dustin Diamond withdraws appeal in Wisconsin stabbing case
Reuters.com - about 1 year
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy Screech in the early 1990s U.S. television sitcom "Saved by the Bell," withdrew the appeal of his conviction for a Christmas night barroom stabbing in a Milwaukee suburb, court records showed on Thursday.
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Yahoo News - over 1 year
This list is continually updated to reflect recent Netflix availability as TV shows are frequently added and removed. Netflix has a treasure trove of awesome movies that you can stream right now, but if you’re looking for more than just a two-hour commitment, it’s also got a boatload of great TV shows you can delve into to keep yourself occupied for days, or even weeks on end. If you just finished a good series and you need a new one to fill the void, Netflix is the place to go. Nothing beats a weekend-long marathon with no commercials, so without further ado, we give you our tightly-curated list of the best Netflix Instant TV shows. Related: Best movies streaming on Hulu | Best movies streaming on YouTube Jump to: New this month Drama Comedy Sci-Fi/Fantasy Action/Mystery Reality TV/Documentary Memory Lane Kids Note: For a complete list of everything coming to Netflix, as well as what’s going away, take a look at our comprehensive monthly breakdown. New for November 2015 Master of None ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dustin Diamond
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 39
    Dustin's probation agent determined Dustin had violated the terms of his probation, and Dustin was arrested in May 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 38
    On June 25, 2015, Diamond was sentenced to four months in prison.
    More Details Hide Details He served three months and was released on probation.
    On May 29, 2015, Diamond was convicted of two misdemeanors, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
    More Details Hide Details He was cleared of the most serious charge, recklessly endangering public safety.
  • 2014
    Age 37
    On December 26, 2014, Diamond was arrested in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, for possession of a switchblade knife, which he was alleged to have pulled during a bar altercation in which a man was stabbed.
    More Details Hide Details Amanda Schutz, his fiancée, also faced a charge of disorderly conduct in relation to the incident, was found guilty and fined $500.
  • 2013
    Age 36
    Diamond later commented on the book's content in a December 2013 appearance on a "Where Are They Now" segment on the OWN Network in which he stated that the book was ghost written by an author who simply interviewed him and compiled the book from his answers.
    More Details Hide Details He claimed that many parts of the book, such as allegations of teen sex and drug use, were fabricated from very minor statements he made such as responding, when asked, "Yeah, there were a bunch of kids on set with hormones so what do you think?" He is also a musician and formed an alternative metal band called Salty The Pocketknife. Diamond played bass and wrote much of the music as well. Shortly after recording their first album, the band split up due to internal disagreements. Diamond has also appeared on truTV's The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest as a commentator. He appeared as a host at the 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos.
    In August 2013, Diamond became a housemate on the twelfth series of Celebrity Big Brother.
    More Details Hide Details He became the fourth housemate to be evicted on Day 16, losing to Abz Love, Bruce Jones, Courtney Stodden, Lauren Harries, Louie Spence and Vicky Entwistle.
  • 2009
    Age 32
    Diamond currently resides in Port Washington, Wisconsin. He reportedly married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Misner in 2009, though the two have since separated.
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    In 2009, Diamond published an inside story of the show's cast and crew, from his point of view, titled Behind the Bell.
    More Details Hide Details The book paints an unflattering portrait of many of Diamond's colleagues and their alleged, sordid backstage behavior; some of these claims have been refuted by Diamond's colleagues and questioned by critics. Diamond also alleges, in the book, that he has had sex with 2,000 women, one of them NBC's VP of children's programming, Linda Mancuso, who was 18 years his senior. Diamond's former co-stars were highly critical of the book and Mark-Paul Gosselaar stated that his own experiences with the show were positive and did not see where any of the book's negative claims actually occurred on set.
  • 2007
    Age 30
    In 2007 Diamond was a cast member of the fifth season of Celebrity Fit Club.
    More Details Hide Details During his run on the show, he came into conflict with former American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, country singer Cledus T. Judd, rapper Da Brat, the program's host, Ant, and the program's trainer, former USMC sergeant Harvey Walden IV. Tensions between Diamond and the rest of the celebrities culminated in an open confrontation during which Diamond initially challenged Ant to "physical combat" and subsequently issued the challenge to Harvey Walden after Walden defended Ant.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 26
    Diamond has also made several cameo appearances in films, including appearances in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star in 2003 and in Made in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, he also played the part of "Alumnus Guy #1" in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love. In 2010, he had a supporting role in the sports comedy Tetherball: The Movie. In it, Diamond plays the Foul Mouths' down-on-his-luck coach. In 2014 Diamond played Bernardo, the castle guard, in the partially animated science fiction comedy Hamlet A.D.D..
  • 2000
    Age 23
    Diamond appeared as a contestant on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, broadcast on CMT. A huge fan and supporter of professional wrestling, Diamond was previously involved with Memphis Championship Wrestling in March and April 2000.
    More Details Hide Details He has had many wrestling involvements since then as a referee, manager and even a tag team partner.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Age 0
    Diamond was born on January 7, 1977, in San Jose, California.
    More Details Hide Details His father taught digital electronics for a computer-processing firm and his mother was a computer operator for Pacific Bell. He attended Zion Lutheran School. His father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. His mother had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Dustin's maternal grandmother's family has lived in the American South for many generations. Diamond began acting as a child. He became known for playing the nerdy and lovable Samuel "Screech" Powers on the television show Saved by the Bell, a role he played for close to thirteen years from its beginning as Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1988–89) through its final incarnation, Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1994–2000). Continuing the series into college, Saved by the Bell: The College Years shows most of the cast transplanted into not only the same college, but also the same college dormitory, where Screech continued his typical misadventures. The College Years was canceled after one season. Diamond returned to Bayside High as Principal Belding's assistant in The New Class episodes, remaining with the show until its cancellation.
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