Saved by the Bell Cast: Where Are They Now?
Although their Bayside days have been over for more than two decades, many of the Saved by the Bell stars are still stealing the spotlight on the small screen. Over the years, the cast has had some pretty incredible reunions — including their hilarious Tonight Show skit — but we can't help but wonder what everyone is up to now. If you can't get enough of the hit show, keep reading to learn more about the Bayside gang and to see how far they've come since Saved by the Bell!
Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris
Gosselaar's character regularly stops time, pranks his principal, and woos the girl everybody likes. Despite his on-again, off-again relationship with Kelly Kapowski throughout high school, the pair ends up getting married in Las Vegas alongside the rest of the gang — including Mr. Belding.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar Now
Gosselaar starred on the TNT series Franklin & Bash alongside fellow '90s star Breckin Meyer from 2011 to 2014, as well as CSI in 2015. Most recently he (and his beautiful beard) charmed audiences in Fox's short-lived baseball drama, Pitch.
He may have moved on since his Bayside days, but in 2009, Gosselaar reprised the popular role for a funny Zack Morris skit on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and he shared what 2013 Zack Morris would do during a tongue-in-cheek interview before channeling his character once again for the Tonight Show's Saved by the Bell reunion.
Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski
Although she eventually ends up with Zack, Kelly is adored by more than a few guys before she settles down. At different points, the head cheerleader (and die-hard George Michael fan) finds romance with A.C. Slater, her boss Jeff from The Max, and, later, her college professor.
Tiffani Thiessen Now
Like Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Thiessen returned to the small screen, playing Elizabeth Burke on USA's White Collar. In 2014, she teamed up with Mario Lopez for her Cooking Channel show, Dinner at Tiffani's, and in 2018 you'll be able to see her in Netflix's Alexa and Katie. Oh, and she also has one of the cutest families in Hollywood!
Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater
As the star wrestler and quarterback of the football team, Slater has muscles as well known as his iconic curly mullet. When he first transfers to Bayside, he rubs Zack the wrong way by going for Kelly, but by sophomore year, he's all about Jessie.
Mario Lopez Now
Lopez has maintained his TV presence through the years. Not only did he star as Vince Fontaine in Fox's Grease Live in 2016, but he's currently the host of Extra. He also brought his personal life to the small screen with his televised 2012 wedding, Mario and Courtney's Wedding Fiesta on TLC. In 2014, he published a memoir called Just Between Us, talking about everything from his Saved by the Bell years to his love life.
Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
Berkley plays the straight-laced, academic-obsessed girl in the group. While most of her storylines involve the on-again, off-again relationship between Jessie and Slater, nothing's quite as memorable as the episode when Jessie becomes addicted to caffeine pills and sings "I'm So Excited."
Elizabeth Berkley Now
Berkley competed on Dancing With the Stars in 2013, even giving a nod to her old Saved by the Bell days with an "I'm So Excited" number. Aside from guest-starring on New Girl, she also had a guest spot on Melissa & Joey alongside fellow '90s stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence in 2014. The actress — married to Ralph Lauren's nephew Greg Lauren — also published a book in 2011: Ask Elizabeth: Real Answers to Everything You Secretly Wanted to Ask About Love, Friends, Your Body . . . and Life in General, a guide for teen girls based on her self-help program of the same name.
Dustin Diamond as Screech
Diamond's quirky character is one of the only characters to be part of the franchise from start (Good Morning, Miss Bliss) to finish (Saved by the Bell: The New Class). Although he tries and fails to find love with Lisa throughout high school, he does date a fellow geek: Violet, played by Tori Spelling. After college, he works as Mr. Belding's assistant, and it's implied that he'll run Bayside himself down the road.
Dustin Diamond Now
He's had a range of appearances in offbeat movies, including a comic horror film called Little Creeps and another called Joker's Wild. In 2009, he ruffled feathers among his former castmates when he published a tell-all called Behind the Bell with an alleged "inside story" of the group from his perspective, which became the basis of Lifetime's Saved by the Bell movie. In late 2014, Diamond was arrested in Wisconsin for reckless endangerment of the first degree, possession of a switchblade, and carrying a concealed weapon. He pleaded not guilty to allegedly stabbing a man.
Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle
Voorhies played the rich, fashion-obsessed Lisa Turtle, the object of Screech's affection for most of high school. After graduating from Bayside, Lisa moves to New York to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Lark Voorhies Now
In 2012, Voorhies had a role in a small dramatic film called Closer to God: Jessica's Journey, and that same year, she made headlines when her mom told People that she was battling bipolar disorder.
Dennis Haskins as Mr. Belding
Along with Dustin Diamond as Screech, Dennis Haskins's character Mr. Belding is part of the Saved by the Bell franchise from beginning to end. Although he struggles to get along with Zack and Screech in high school, he ends up with a soft spot for the group. First, he makes an appearance at Zack and Kelly's wedding, and eventually, he hires Screech as an administrative assistant.
Dennis Haskins Now
Since his Bayside days, Haskins has made several guest appearances on the small screen, including one-episode turns on How I Met Your Mother and Mad Men in 2012. He has a few new projects in the works, including a role in the TV comedy I'm Dying Up Here and the 2017 movie Into a Dark Mind.