Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Actor
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Zack Morris in NBC's Saved by the Bell, Good Morning, Miss Bliss, and Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Detective John Clark in NYPD Blue, and Jerry Kellerman in TNT's Raising the Bar. Since June 2011, Gosselaar has portrayed the role of Peter Bash in the TNT legal comedy-drama series Franklin & Bash.
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'Saved By The Bell' Producer Spills Secrets In New Memoir
Huffington Post - 4 months
Twenty-six years after Jessie Spano’s legendary caffeine pill breakdown hit the Saturday morning airwaves for the first time, the truth about the famous scene has finally come out. “Saved by the Bell” executive producer Peter Engel reveals in his new memoir that the world has NBC’s censors to thank for the character’s less-than-realistic addiction.  “What fans don’t know is that, when I originally wrote the episode with Tom Tenowich, Jessie was hooked on speed, not caffeine pills. But Standards and Practices, the censorial department at NBC, vetoed it saying speed was too serious for Saturday mornings,” Engel writes in I Was Saved by the Bell. Engel explains he didn’t want to abandon the storyline, believing that it was important for the show to delve into more serious subjects like drug use and the pressure teens put on themselves to succeed. The solution ―  a Saturday-morning-friendly caffeine addiction.  “So we compromised,” he writes. “We kept the ep ...
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2016 Is The Year Of Celebrities Apologizing For Cultural Appropriation
Huffington Post - 4 months
Celebrity trends come and go, but the stigma of cultural appropriation sticks around forever. At least you can try to make up for your mistakes with an apology. Chris Hemsworth, Lily Allen and “Saved by the Bell” actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar are three celebrities who’ve recently come forward to say they’re sorry for past costumes, music videos and TV episodes that wrongly mock and steal from cultures not their own.  On Tuesday, Lily Allen backtracked to the year 2013 to apologize for an egregious mistake she made in her music video for “Hard Out Here.” The British singer, who is white, used women of color as props in the video, having them twerk in the background while she dances in front of them.  “I was guilty of appropriating when I did a video called ‘Hard Out Here,’” Allen said on BBC Radio 1 show The Exchange, “which, the intention behind it [was], I definitely wanted to make a feminist statement. But I was guilty of thinking ― assuming ― that there was a one-size-fits-all ...
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7 New Shows To Watch This Fall And 7 Shows You Can Skip
Huffington Post - 6 months
Taking a chance on a new TV series is akin to a new relationship in many ways. And it’s almost normal to feel the commitment-phobia settling in each fall as the networks churn out their new pilots and hope something sticks. With the vast catalog of content at viewers’ fingertips, the idea of committing to a show that might not make it past its fifth episode hardly seems like the best use of time. Well, fear not, since we recently spent way too much time watching all the pilots for the upcoming fall TV season and are here to separate the wheat from the chaff. SHOWS TO WATCH “Atlanta” Donald Glover is the writer/creator/star of FX’s “Atlanta,” a show that follows two cousins as they attempt to make in the music business. Glover stars as Earnest “Earn” Marks, an Ivy-league drop out turned credit card sales man, who convinces his cousin Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles (Brian Tyree Henry) to let him manage his burgeoning rap career. The series premiered on Sept. 6, but the pilot epis ...
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7 New Shows To Watch This Fall And 7 Shows You Can Skip
Huffington Post - 6 months
Taking a chance on a new TV series is akin to a new relationship in many ways. And it’s almost normal to feel the commitment-phobia settling in each fall as the networks churn out their new pilots and hope something sticks. With the vast catalog of content at viewers’ fingertips, the idea of committing to a show that might not make it past its fifth episode hardly seems like the best use of time. Well, fear not, since we recently spent way too much time watching all the pilots for the upcoming fall TV season and are here to separate the wheat from the chaff. SHOWS TO WATCH “Atlanta” Donald Glover is the writer/creator/star of FX’s “Atlanta,” a show that follows two cousins as they attempt to make in the music business. Glover stars as Earnest “Earn” Marks, an Ivy-league drop out turned credit card sales man, who convinces his cousin Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles (Brian Tyree Henry) to let him manage his burgeoning rap career. The series premiered on Sept. 6, but the pilot epis ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar a dad again: '2 boys, 2 girls, too perfect!'
LATimes - about 2 years
Time out! Mark-Paul Gosselaar has welcomed his fourth child.
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Lark Voorhies was 'too busy' for 'Saved by the Bell' reunion
Fox News - about 2 years
Though Jimmy Fallon's amazing Saved by the Bell reunion on "The Tonight Show" featured fan favorites Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, and even Dennis Haskins (Principal Belding), plenty of people were left wondering, "Where's Lisa Turtle?"
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'Franklin And Bash' Renewed For Season 4 On TNT
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Franklin & Bash" has been renewed for Season 4, according to Deadline. The offbeat legal series, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, will return to TNT next summer. Heather Locklear, who joined the cast in Season 3, reportedly only signed a one-year deal, with Deadline reporting that a new agreement will need to be negotiated before she can return for the upcoming season. More...
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Elizabeth Berkley Re-Creates Her Iconic Saved by the Bell Scene
PopSugar - over 3 years
Elizabeth Berkley channeled her Saved by the Bell character, Jessie Spano, on Monday night's episode of Dancing With the Stars. The actress performed an enthusiastic jive routine with her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, to the Pointer Sisters hit "I'm So Excited" - and though we're pretty sure you already know Elizabeth's connection to that song, let's just say it has something to do with a manic Jessie and a bottle of caffeine pills. If the '80s throwback wasn't amazing enough, Elizabeth had the support of none other than her former SBTB costar Mario Lopez and received a near-perfect score from the three judges. We got word over the weekend that Elizabeth would be re-creating the iconic scene, and she confirmed the news herself with a series of tweets leading up to the big event; speaking of social media, please check out this incredible tweet from Mark-Paul Gosselaar (aka Zack Morris) before Elizabeth hit the dance floor: Gotta take my NoDoz…gotta stay up tonight…”I’m so excited”…on D ...
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar welcomes baby No. 3, first for wife Catriona
LATimes - over 3 years
Mark-Paul Gosselaar has another mini Zack Morris on his hands.
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Wife Welcome Son Dekker
ABC News - over 3 years
The actor's third child was born yesterday around noon in LA.     
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark-Paul Gosselaar
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 42
    The FOX series Pitch cast Gosselaar in the main role of Mike Lawson, star catcher and team captain, in February 2016, and premiered on September 22, 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 41
    He starred as Mitch on the NBC series Truth Be Told, which aired for one season in 2015.
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    On February 4, 2015, Gosselaar reunited with Mario Lopez, 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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 37
    Gosselaar was engaged to advertising executive Catriona McGinn in August 2011. They married July 28, 2012, at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, California.
    More Details Hide Details They have a son, Dekker (born 2013), and a daughter, Lachlyn (born 2015).
  • 2010
    Age 36
    Gosselaar filed for divorce June 18, 2010, and it became final in May 2011.
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    After 14 years of marriage, Gosselaar and Russell announced their separation in early June 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 35
    In October 2009, he made his Off-Broadway stage debut in Theresa Rebeck's play The Understudy with The Roundabout Theatre Company.
    More Details Hide Details The show extended its limited New York run until January 17, 2010. Gosselaar began filming the TNT series Franklin & Bash on March 28, 2010. The series premiered on June 1, 2011. On November 11, 2014, it was announced that the series was canceled, after four seasons.
    In a July 2009 interview with People magazine, Gosselaar revealed that when Saved By the Bell was in production, he dated, at different times, his three female co-stars: Lark Voorhies, Tiffani Thiessen, and Elizabeth Berkley.
    More Details Hide Details He remains friends with his Saved by the Bell cast mates.
    On June 8, 2009, Gosselaar appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in character as Zack Morris to promote his show Raising the Bar, indicating that the name Mark-Paul Gosselaar is his stage name and declaring, as Zack, that he would participate in a Saved by the Bell "Class" reunion that is being spearheaded by Fallon.
    More Details Hide Details He has since agreed to participate in the reunion being organized by Jimmy Fallon on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon along with four fellow castmembers to date.
  • 2008
    Age 34
    He then gained the starring role of defense attorney Jerry Kellerman in the Steven Bochco-produced Raising the Bar, which debuted on September 1, 2008, on TNT.
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  • 2005
    Age 31
    Gosselaar is a sports car enthusiast, race car driver, track cyclist, dirt biker, and pilot. In 2005, he competed in the Far West Championships for track cycling.
    More Details Hide Details He won the Category 4/5 Sprint Championship event at the Encino Velodrome. Young Artist Award
  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 27
    He also starred in the short-lived WB series D.C. From 2001-05, he played Detective John Clark on ABC's NYPD Blue.
    More Details Hide Details After the series ended, he joined the cast of ABC's Commander in Chief, which lasted only one season. He appeared on the HBO series John from Cincinnati.
    In 2001, he starred in the movie The Princess and the Marine, with Marisol Nichols.
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  • 1998
    Age 24
    In 1998, he starred in the feature film, Dead Man on Campus.
    More Details Hide Details Later that same year, Gosselaar played the central character in the TV drama Hyperion Bay, which lasted 17 episodes.
  • 1996
    Age 22
    In 1996, Gosselaar married former model Lisa Ann Russell.
    More Details Hide Details Together they have two children: son Michael Charles (born 2004), and daughter Ava Lorenn (born 2006).
    In 1996, Gosselaar appeared in the TV-film She Cried No as a college student who date-rapes his best friend's sister at a fraternity party.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 20
    In 1994, Gosselaar 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.C. Slater and Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle.
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  • 1989
    Age 15
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Gosselaar's character was adapted from the short-lived Disney Channel sitcom Good Morning, Miss Bliss; although that show was cancelled after one season, NBC executives believed that a similar show, with Zack Morris as the series lead, had potential for success. He reprised the role in two TV movies and a less-successful spin-off, Saved by the Bell: The College Years.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 0
    Born on March 1, 1974.
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