Mario Lopez
Actor, Host
Mario Lopez
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.
Biography
Mario Lopez's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
News
News abour Mario Lopez from around the web
Mexico's President Cancels Planned D.C. Trip To Meet With Trump
NPR - 24 days
President Trump tweeted this morning: "If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting." Now, President Peña Nieto has done just that. (Image credit: Dario Lopez-Mills/AP)
Article Link:
NPR article
Mr. Belding Tells 2 Adorable Stories About 'Saved By the Bell'
Huffington Post - 2 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Hey, hey, hey. WHAT is going on here? If there was one thing that would forever haunt the “Saved By the Bell” students long after they left Bayside High, it would be that phrase from their principal, Mr. Belding. But the actor who played Mr. Belding, Dennis Haskins, tells “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” that he and the cast had a close-knit family-like relationship in real life, more than anything. “We’d hang out together, the whole cast. We’d go to Jerry’s De ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Photos: 68th Emmy Awards red carpet photos at the Microsoft Theater - azcentral.com
Google News - 5 months
azcentral.com Photos: 68th Emmy Awards red carpet photos at the Microsoft Theater azcentral.com Mario Lopez arrives on the red carpet during 68th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sept. 18, 2016. Loading… Post to Facebook. Photos: 68th Emmy Awards red carpet photos at the Microsoft Theater Mario Lopez arrives on the red ... The Latest: Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins comedy actress EmmyWashington Post Photos: 2016 Emmy Awards red carpet arrivalsKHOU.com A mixed red carpet in colors and cut for the Emmysaustin360 AL.com -Minneapolis Star Tribune -Baltimore Sun -WTSP.com all 241 news articles »
Article Link:
Google News article
Mario Lopez Ends Those 'Live With Kelly' Co-Hosting Rumors
Huffington Post - 5 months
Ever since Michael Strahan’s controversial exit from “Live,” rumors have been flying about who is going to replace him. One of the subjects of those whispers is Bayside graduate Mario Lopez. Lopez has been a guest co-host on the show before, and was cheeky when Ellen DeGeneres asked him about the possibility of joining Kelly Ripa back in April. But unfortunately, A.C. Slater is officially tapping out. Lopez confirmed to The Huffington Post that the rumors are now just rumors. “No, I mean those were flattering and very sweet, but I’m here in LA, and I’ve already got a couple jobs and my family here. But she’s awesome. I’d love to go back and hang with her anytime,” said Lopez. The jobs he’s referring to, hosting “Extra” and a radio show, aren’t enough to keep him away from another new project, however. Lopez is partnering with Box Tops for Education in honor of the program’s 20th birthday. You can see the actor starring as a gym teacher in Box Tops’ new “Don’t Be Absent fr ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
How The New 'Hamilton' Cast Made A True Believer Out Of A Skeptic
Huffington Post - 7 months
You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. Sign up to receive it in your inbox weekly.   “Hamilton” has won almost too many awards, too much acclaim, too many rapturous public testaments to its life-changing power, not to entice pushback. So, of course, it has: Historians have substantively criticized various aspects of the musical, inspired by Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton. One article argued that the show doesn’t even pass the Bechdel test, a conclusion which requires a highly unforgiving interpretation of the “The Schuyler Sisters,” in which Angelica and Eliza Schuyler first appear and take in the revolutionary atmosphere in the streets of New York. Then there are the more personal reactions, all the more insistent because everyone else loves the show. Musician Laurie Anderson told The Atlantic that she had to leave after Act I: “It’s history lite, and musical lit ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Inside "A Chorus Line" At The Hollywood Bowl Rehearsals With Ross Lynch & Sabrina Bryan
Huffington Post - 7 months
Every year the Hollywood Bowl presents an amazing musical and this year A Chorus Line will be taking the stage. The iconic show will take place July 29, 30 & 31 and star many vets of various versions as well as some new faces. The show will star Sabrina Bryan as Valerie Clark, Robert Fairchild as Mike Costa, Spencer Liff as Larry, Mario Lopez as Zach, and Ross Lynch as Mark Anthony. The cast also includes Sarah Bowden as Cassie Ferguson, Mara Davi as Maggie Winslow, Courtney Lopez as Kristine Ulrich, J. Elaine Marcos as Connie Wong, Krysta Rodriguez as Diana Morales, Jason Tam as Paul San Marco, and Leigh Zimmerman as Sheila Bryant. The Hollywood Bowl's production of A Chorus Line will have choreography adapted and re-staged from the Michael Bennett original by director and choreographer Baayork Lee, who appeared as Connie Wong in the original Broadway production and choreographed the Broadway revival in 2006. We had the chance to hang out at rehearsals with Ross L ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
21 Times That Celebrity Dads Shared The Messy Side Of Parenting
Huffington Post - 8 months
When you're dealing with diaper blowouts, baby vomit and utter exhaustion, any reluctance to talk about the messy parts of parenting tends to fly out the window.  Even famous parents know this to be true. In honor of Father's Day, here are 21 spot-on quotes from celebrity dads who are more than happy to discuss the down and dirty of fatherhood.  1. On newborn bodily fluids: "I've never had more poop on my person." -- Justin Timberlake 2. On kid germs: "Kids are like buckets of disease. Last week I got a flu that I caught because my daughter coughed into my mouth." -- Louis C.K. 3. On dad style:  "Every dad should own cargo pants because they have a lot of pockets. Pacifiers and bottles and diapers and wet wipes and crackers and little toy dinosaurs and candy for treats for any child that has behaved or when you’re trying to bribe them. Yeah, cargo pants." -- Taye Diggs 4. On frightening bodily fluids: "They vomit a lot. For a second, I thought I needed ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Photos: Mario Lopez Cuddles His Daughter Gia
ABC News - 9 months
Meet the parents (and siblings, cousins and more!) of your favorite celebs.
Article Link:
ABC News article
Eva Longoria And Jose Bastón Tie The Knot At Star-Studded Wedding Ceremony
Huffington Post - 9 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Congratulations are in order for Eva Longoria and José Antonio Bastón! After dating for three years and getting engaged in December, the two are officially a married couple. The actress and her media mogul beau tied the knot on Saturday at a ceremony in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. The former "Desperate Housewives" star confirmed the news on Instagram with a photo of her and her husband's place cards from the reception. "In our garden, surrounded by a small gather ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
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 ...
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Tiffani Thiessen Confirms Reunion With Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Ever since the "Saved by the Bell" cast got back together on "The Tonight Show," we've wanted more. Well, it's all right, 'cause now we're saved by another reunion. The news has been floating around, and while chatting with The Huffington Post, Tiffani Thiessen confirmed that, yes, Zack Morris himself, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, would join her for Season 2 of her show, "Dinner at Tiffani's."  "Yeah. We do we have Mark-Paul and his wife this season," said Thiessen. Gosselaar and his wife will join Thiessen and her husband for a highly anticipated episode. In addition to Gosselaar, Thiessen's other co-stars Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez have also made appearances on the show, but could there ever be an episode featuring just the "Saved by the Bell" cast? Thiessen set the record straight.  "Dinner at Tiffani’s" is like the greatest name for a cooking show. You’re my new best friend. [Laughs] Did you just come up with this name and were like, "Well, now I need ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
How Mario Lopez trains to stay in Mario Lopez shape
LATimes - about 1 year
At 42, Mario Lopez has compiled a unique body of work. He hosts a celebrity TV news show ("Extra") and daily syndicated radio show ("On With Mario.") His show business career began at age 10 and has included acting ("Saved by the Bell"), dancing ("Dancing With the Stars" and Fox's upcoming "Grease:...
Article Link:
LATimes article
Steve Harvey Crowns The Wrong Miss Universe In Awkward Live TV Gaffe
Huffington Post - about 1 year
For two whole minutes on Sunday night, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez celebrated what she believed to be her victory at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant. With tears in her eyes and a gleaming crown on her head, she waved and smiled at the crowd, her national flag gripped in her hand. But Gutierrez’s celebration was suddenly, and awkwardly, interrupted by pageant host Steve Harvey. Harvey, it turned out, had announced the wrong contestant. Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach had, in fact, won the crown. “Uh, I have to apologize,” a visibly-unsettled Harvey told the still-cheering crowd. “The first runner-up is Colombia. Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines.” As footage of the event showed, the moments following Harvey’s clarification were marked by utter confusion and shock. A visibly-stunned Wurtzbach walked to the front of the stage, her eyes wide in disbelief. Once more in the spotlight, she stood for several awkward seconds next to the still-crowned Gutierrez, both see ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Couch bound? Here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Netflix
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 ...
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Southern California Finds Itself Waist-Deep In Mud After Thunderstorms
Huffington Post - over 1 year
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A section of Southern California found itself waist-deep in mud as the weekend arrived, and a highway overtaken with by flowing debris looked like a buried junkyard of hundreds of cars that would likely take days to dig up. The worst of the thunderstorms had passed, but the continued chance of rain could dampen cleanup and relief efforts in northern Los Angeles County's Antelope Valley, where the most serious slides occurred. On Friday, rescuers and those stranded in the highway debris flow described a chaotic scene that somehow left no reported injuries or deaths. "It was terrifying," 51-year-old Rhonda Flores of Bakersfield told The Associated Press. "It was a raging river of mud. I've never experienced anything like it, ever." Rescuers threw ladders and tarps across mud up to 6 feet deep to help the hundreds of trapped people from cars that got caught in the roiling river of mud along State Route 58 about 30 miles east of Bakersfield, a major truckin ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mario Lopez
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2014
    Age 40
    In August 2014, Lopez began hosting the Hot AC edition of the iHeartRadio Countdown.
    More Details Hide Details
  • THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 39
    Lopez is a proponent of health and fitness, and was the cover feature for the November 2013 issue of FitnessRX For Men magazine.
    More Details Hide Details
    In September 2013, Lopez returned to the show as sole host for season 3 after Kardashian was not asked back as co-host.
    More Details Hide Details The X Factor was cancelled on February 7, 2014. Despite X factor's cancellation, Simon Cowell stated that he thinks X Factor will come back From 2002 – 2005, he was the host of the Animal Planet show Pet Star, despite some difficulty with an allergy to cats. 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. Starting in 2012 Mario Lopez began hosting his own Nationally Syndicated Radio Show 'ON With Mario Lopez' for Premiere Radio. It streams online daily on iHeartRadio and airs in selected CHR and Hot AC stations (particularly on KBIG-FM/Los Angeles) throughout the U.S.
  • 2011
    Age 37
    Lopez and Mazza became engaged over the 2011–2012 New Year's weekend, and married in Mexico on December 1, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details They have a daughter, Gia Francesca (born September 2010), and a son, Dominic (born September 2013). Lopez stated that he is Catholic and goes to church every week.
    In a 2011 interview Lopez admitted that the parting transpired after Landry discovered Lopez had been unfaithful to her days before the wedding at his bachelor party.
    More Details Hide Details
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The book is about Lopez and his infant daughter Gia. According to Mario Lopez, Fergie was his first kiss and the two were involved briefly while they were both on the hit `80s show Kids Incorporated.
  • 2008
    Age 34
    In the fall of 2008 Lopez began dating Broadway dancer, actress and producer Courtney Mazza.
    More Details Hide Details
    Lopez has published three non-fiction books. The first, Mario Lopez Knockout Fitness, was published in 2008 and written together with Jeff O'Connell (who had previously written a fitness book with LL Cool J).
    More Details Hide Details A cookbook, Extra Lean, with various recipes followed in early 2010 and became a New York Times bestseller. A third book, Extra Lean Family, was published in May 2012.
    Lopez made his Broadway debut on April 15, 2008, in the revival of the musical A Chorus Line in the role of Zach.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2006
    Age 32
    Lopez subsequently dated professional dancer Karina Smirnoff, his Dancing with the Stars partner, from 2006 to June 2008.
    More Details Hide Details
    In the fall of 2006, Lopez signed on as a contestant on the third season of Dancing with the Stars on ABC with professional partner and then-girlfriend Karina Smirnoff who was making her series debut.
    More Details Hide Details They finished in second place, losing to the team of Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke. In 1992, he hosted his first series on NBC called Name Your Adventure. He hosts the serial tabloid Extra, as well as the MTV reality shows America's Best Dance Crew and MTV's Top Pop Group. In the 1995-96 season, he would host the second season of Masters of the Maze on what was then The Family Channel. Lopez is both the host (with Carmen Palumbo) and co-executive producer of Sí TV's Dating Factory. From October to December 2012, he co-hosted the Fox singing competition The X Factor along with Khloe Kardashian.
    He also made an appearance on George Lopez as a police officer in late 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Lopez also guest-starred as a reporter for Extra Sesame Street in the Sesame Street episode "The Veggie Monster" in 2012. Lopez and Courtney Mazza have a reality show on VH1 called Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby which premiered on November 1, 2010.
    Later that year, Mario guest-starred as a plastic surgeon who drives Christian Troy to jealousy when he sees him naked in the shower in an episode of FX Network's Nip/Tuck during the show's fourth season, which began in Fall 2006.
    More Details Hide Details
    On July 18, 2006, he was released from his B&B contract.
    More Details Hide Details
    In March 2006, Lopez joined the cast of the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful playing the role of Dr. Christian Ramirez.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2004
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 23
    In 1997, Lopez starred as Olympic diver Greg Louganis in the television movie Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he was cast as Bobby Cruz in the USA Network series Pacific Blue. Lopez left the series after two seasons and went on to guest star on Resurrection Blvd. Eve, and The Bad Girl's Guide.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1989
    Age 15
    In 1989, Lopez was cast as A.C. Slater in the popular television sitcom Saved by the Bell, a role which lasted five years.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1987
    Age 13
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was cast in a small part in the movie Colors (1988) as Felipe's friend.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Age 10
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Pablo. That same year, he was cast as a drummer and dancer on Kids Incorporated.
  • 1973
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1991, where he wrestled for Chula Vista at the weight class of 160 lbs placing 2nd in the San Diego Section and 7th in the state of California in 1991 as well. He was raised in a large Catholic family of Mexican descent (from Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico).
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)