Have you ever been sitting around, just daydreaming, thinking, “I wonder what’s up with the Saved by the Bell cast now?” Sure you have! Those crazy ’90s TV kids were your pals back in the day, so why not catch up with them and see what Zack, Kelly, Lisa, and the rest of Bayside High School are doing now? This classic NBC series (a retooling of Disney’s Good Morning, Miss Bliss) was one of the best television shows of all time and featured many memorable characters. So where are the Save by the Bell actors and actresses now?
What’s Screech like today? How about Zack Morris, A.C. Slater, and even some of the teachers and guest stars like Ox, Max, Ginger, Ms. Wentworth, and Ms. Morris? If you’re like Mr. Belding, wondering “Hey, hey, hey, what is going on here?” when it comes to the actors who played Violet Bickerstaff, Stacey Carosi, and Tori Scott, have we got an update for you!
Find out which members of the Saved by the Bell cast wrote books (there’s quite a few), which ones starred on reality TV series (again, quite a few) and sadly, which actors are no longer with us.
All this Saved by the Bell cast trivia is below, waiting for you to crack it open like a social studies text book. So put down your Zack Morris phone and catch up with all your favorite characters from Bayside High.
Gosselaar’s character was spun off into a short-lived Disney sitcom, Good Morning, Miss Bliss. In 2001, Gosselaar joined the cast of NYPD Blue and played Detective John Clark for four years. In 2010, he joined the TNT series Franklin & Bash.
Gosselaar revealed during an interview that he dated his three female co-stars while Saved by the Bell was in production. He married former model, Lisa Ann Russell, in 1996 and they had two children. In 2011, the couple divorced and in 2012, Gosselaar married advertising executive Catorina McGinn. They have a son together.
Lopez took some time off after all the Saved by the Bell spin-offs before returning in 1997 to star as Olympic diver Greg Louganis in a TV movie about the legendary athlete. In 2006, he joined The Bold and the Beautiful and in the fall of that year, signed on as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. He would finish in second place, losing to Emmitt Smith.
Lopez has also served as host on a number of shows including The X-Factor, America’s Best Dance Crew, and Extra. He is married to Broadway dancer Courtney Mazza and has two kids, a daughter born in September 2010 and a son born in September 2013.
Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers
Following Saved by the Bell, Diamond appeared in a number of movies like Pauly Shore is Dead and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. In 2006, he directed and released his own sex tape (though he later said a stunt double was used). Diamond also began doing stand up comedy and toured once Saved ended.
He has also appeared in a number of reality TV shows and in 2009, he published a behind the scenes book about the cast and crew of Saved by the Bell from his point of view. The book mentions unflattering and sordid events that his colleagues refuted. Diamond later admitted the book was ghost written and parts of it were fabricated. He is also the bass player for his band called Salty the Pocketknife.
More recently, Diamond was arrested for stabbing a man in a Christmas Day 2014 brawl at a bar in Wisconsin. Though there’s no definitive proof our man Screech brandished the knife that injured another man, prosecutors believe there is enough evidence to proceed to trial.
Following Saved, Voorhies guest starred on The Bold and the Beautiful in 1995 but was released a year later when she refused to act in sex scenes, citing her religious beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness. She returned in 2004 for a brief stint.
Voorhies also guest starred on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Family Matters, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Since 2010, Voorhies has written three books. Her book True Light is infamous for having been written with commas after almost every word.
Mr. Richard Belding
Berkley quickly followed her Saved by the Bell stint by starring in Paul Verhoeven’s NC-17 film Showgirls as exotic dancer Nomi Malone. She married artist Greg Lauren in late 2003 and made her Broadway debut opposite Richard Dreyfus in 2004 in Sly Fox. She has guest starred on TV series including CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, Without a Trace, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
In 2006, Berkley also began an online self-help program for teen girls, called Ask-Elizabeth. In July 2012, Berkley gave birth to her first child, a son, born eight days before her 40th birthday.
Creel began acting in the late 80s, and when her Saved stint ended, she attended UCLA, earning B.A. in history and then a Master’s degree in film and television. She produced her first film in 1994 and now runs Creel Studio, a production studio specializing in food, travel, and lifestyle content.
Creel is also an award-winning photographer. She married partner Rinat Greenberg in June 2008, when California legalized same-sex marriages, and gave birth to two sons, in 2008 and 2013.
Remini’s most famous role to date is that of Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queensfrom 1998 to 2007. Following that show, she was one of the co-hosts on the CBS daytime talk show, The Talk before being fired in 2011.
In July 2014, Remini starred with her husband, Puerto Rican salsa musician Angelo Pagan, on a reality TV show titled Leah Remini: It’s All Relative.
Spelling is best known for her role as Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210. She also starred in a string of indie films including The House of Yes, Trick, and Cthulhu. She reprised her Donna Martin role in 2009 on the CW spin-off 90210. She also released an autobiography in 2009 that debuted at the top of the New York Times best seller list.
She married actor Dean McDermott in 2006 and the couple has four children and seven seasons of their reality series Tori & Dean. Spelling has written six books as well.
Following her brief Saved stint, Wilson starred in Billy Madison as Veronica Vaughn, Elsa Shivers in I Know What You Did Last Summer and Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat. Wilson starred in the off-Broadway production of The Rocky Horror Show and was a judge for the 2006 Miss Universe competition.
In September 2000, Wilson married professional tennis player Pete Sampras and had two sons, Christian in 2002 and Ryan in 2005. Wilson has not acted since 2008.