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


1973 Birth Mario Lopez was born in San Diego in 1973 to Mexican parents, the son of Elvia, a telephone clerk, and Mario Michael Lopez, Sr., who worked for the municipality of National City. … Read More
1984 10 Years Old 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 Cuban boy named Mario who faces deportation.
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. … Read More
1993 19 Years Old After Saved by the Bell ended in 1993, Lopez went on to reprise his role as A.C. Slater in the short-lived spin-off series Saved by the Bell: The College Years.


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 Lopez is a Catholic who goes to church every week. He married Ali Landry on April 24, 2004, in a Catholic ceremony at the Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. … Read More
In March 2006, Lopez joined the cast of the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful playing the role of Dr. Christian Ramirez.
2008 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Lopez made his Broadway debut on April 15, 2008, in the revival of A Chorus Line in the role of Zach.
Lopez has also guest co-hosted The Wendy Williams Show, and MC'ed the gala benefit for the 2010 Pageant of the Masters arts festival in Laguna Beach, California.
2011 37 Years Old 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
2012 38 Years Old In November 2012, he will co-host the Fox singing competition The X Factor along with Khloe Kardashian.