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Mark-Paul Gosselaar



Mark-Paul Gosselaar became a TV teen idol as bleached-blond Zack on Saved by the Bell and spent the latter half of the 1990s trying to live down that legacy. Born in California to Dutch parents, Gosselaar had already made numerous TV guest appearances as a child actor by the time he was cast on Saved by the Bell in 1989. Though the perky high school/college sitcom made him a hit with the young audience, he had difficulties finding work after leaving the show in 1994. Still, he managed to land roles in TV and B-films, including Sticks and Stones (1996), Kounterfeit (1996), and the Western Brothers of the Frontier (1996).



Confirming that his teen (and perhaps teen idol) years were behind him, Gosselaar played a college date rapist in She Cried No (1996) and co-starred with Hilary Swank in the college hazing TV movie Dying to Belong (1997). Moving to higher profile feature films, Gosselaar engaged in slightly more lighthearted college hijinks in MTV Films' black comedy Dead Man on Campus (1998). He was back on TV, however, playing young adults in two short-lived drama series, Hyperion Bay (1998) and D.C. (2000). In 2001, Gosselaar was finally able to truly graduate from Saved by the Bell to bona-fide grown-up roles when he was selected to take over for Rick Schroeder on the long-running gritty cop series NYPD Blue. His four year run with the series cemented the actor's new reputation as an adult actor, and he would go on to star on several other shows, like Commander in Chief, Raising the Bar, and Franklin & Bash. In 2015, secure in his adult career, Gosselaar reunited with some of his Saved By the Bell cast members for a skit on The Tonight Show.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% Precious Cargo
  • Jack
2016
26% Heist
  • Marconi
2015
No Score Yet Hide
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet 12 Dates Of Christmas
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The House Next Door
  • Kim
2006
No Score Yet Over There
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet A Day in the Dirt
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Atomic Twister
  • Jake Hannah
2002
No Score Yet The Princess and the Marine
  • Lance Corporal Jason Johnson
2001
15% Dead Man on Campus
  • Cooper
1998
No Score Yet Kounterfeit
  • Paco / Danny
1997
No Score Yet Coup de circuit
  • Dale
1997
No Score Yet Born into Exile
  • Chris
1997
No Score Yet Dying to Belong
  • Steven Tyler
1997
No Score Yet She Cried No
  • Scott
1996
No Score Yet Brothers of the Frontier
  • Hiram Holcomb
1996
No Score Yet Freshman Fall
  • Scott
1996
No Score Yet Twisted Love
  • D.J.
1995
No Score Yet Saved by the Bell---Wedding in Las Vegas
  • Zack
1994
No Score Yet For the Love of Nancy
  • Tommy
1994
No Score Yet El Milagro de St. Tammany
  • Carl
1994
No Score Yet White Wolves
  • Scott
1993
No Score Yet Saved by the Bell Hawaiian Style
  • Zack
1992
No Score Yet Necessary Parties
  • Chris Mills
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
67% Happy Endings
2011-2013
  • Chase
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Wesley Jansen
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Actor
No Score Yet Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Director
  • Peter Bash
13% Truth Be Told
2015
  • Mitch
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
2012-2013
  • Himself
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
93% Pitch
2016
  • Mike Lawson
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Paul Winthrop Paul Winthrop/Kared Briscoe Paul Winthrop/Jared Briscoe
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest

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