Mario Lopez

Actor + Host
Born Oct 10, 1973

Mario Michael Lopez, Jr. is an American television host and actor who has appeared on several television series, in films, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of A.C. Slater on Saved By The Bell, which he also portrayed as a regular on Saved by the Bell: The College Years. He has appeared in numerous projects since, including the third season of Dancing with the Stars and as a celebrity guest host for the syndicated entertainment news magazine show Extra.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Dec 08, 2016
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    Mario Lopez Ends Those 'live With Kelly' Co Hosting Rumors
    Huffington Post - Sep 16, 2016
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    Huffington Post - Aug 04, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mario Lopez.


1973 Birth Mario Lopez was born on October 10, 1973 in San Diego, California, to Elvira, a telephone company clerk, and Mario Sr., who worked for the municipality of National City. … Read More
1984 10 Years Old Mario Lopez's professional career began in 1984 when he appeared as younger brother Tomás in the short-lived ABC comedy series a.k.a. … Read More


1987 13 Years Old In March 1987, he was cast as a guest star on the popular sitcom The Golden Girls as a Latino boy named Mario who faces deportation. … Read More
1989 15 Years Old In 1989, Lopez was cast as A.C. Slater in the popular television sitcom Saved by the Bell, a role which lasted five years.
1993 19 Years Old In 1993 Lopez was accused of date raping an 18-year-old woman, but prosecutors found no evidence to support the allegation, and multiple witnesses "contradicted the woman's account of her encounter" with Mario.


1997 23 Years Old In 1997, Lopez starred as Olympic diver Greg Louganis in the television movie Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story. … Read More


2004 30 Years Old After six years of dating, Lopez married actress Ali Landry on April 24, 2004, in a Catholic ceremony at the Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico their marriage was annulled two weeks later.
In March 2006, Lopez joined the cast of the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful playing the role of Dr. Christian Ramirez.
Lopez made his Broadway debut on April 15, 2008, in the revival of the musical A Chorus Line in the role of Zach.
He released a children's book entitled Mario and Baby Gia by Celebra Children’s Books (a division of Penguin Books), on September 27, 2011. … Read More
2013 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2013, Lopez returned to the show as sole host for season 3 after Kardashian was not asked back as co-host. … Read More


2014 40 Years Old In August 2014, Lopez began hosting the Hot AC edition of the iHeartRadio Countdown.
2015 41 Years Old On February 4, 2015, Lopez reunited with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Elizabeth Berkley, Dennis Haskins and Tiffani Thiessen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they appeared in a Saved by the Bell sketch with Fallon.