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Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar was born on March 1, 1974, in Panorama City, California. He was born to Dutch-born father Hans Gosselaar and Indonesian-born mother Paula, who are now divorced. He has an older brother, Mike, and two older sisters, Linda and Sylvia. In 1989, after a career with small movies and commercials, Gosselaar started in the teen hit "Saved by the Bell" (1989), co-starring Tiffani Thiessen who played his girlfriend, Kelly Kapowski, throughout the show's run. The characters eventually married each other after the show and its spin-off, "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" (1993) , ended production. It was there he met his future real-life wife, Lisa Ann Russell, whom he married in 1996 in Maui, Hawaii. Most recently, he starred with Geena Davis in "Commander in Chief" (2005) for executive producer Steven Bochco, with whom he also worked when he starred as detective John Clark in Bochco's critically-acclaimed drama "NYPD Blue" (1993) Gosselaar's other television credits include TV movies Atomic Twister (2002) (TV), The Princess & the Marine (2001) (TV), For the Love of Nancy (1994) (TV), Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994) (TV), She Cried No (1996) (TV), Dying to Belong (1997) (TV) and Born Into Exile (1997) (TV). On the big screen, Gosselaar appeared in Dead Man on Campus (1998), as well as the independent films Beer Money (2001) (TV) and Sticks and Stones (2008) (TV). Gosselaar's sporting interests include cycling, motocross and auto racing. He is also an avid pilot. Gosselaar lives outside of Los Angeles with his wife, Lisa, and their 2 children.

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Mar 1, 1974 In Panorama City, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Punky Brewster 1984-09-16
Latest Project:
Series Pitch 2016-09-22
Known For
Series Pitch Mike Lawson 2016-09-22
Movie Precious Cargo Jack 2016-07-15
Series Truth Be Told Mitch 2015-10-16
Movie Heist Marconi 2015-11-13
Movie Hide Alex Wilson 2011-12-06
Series Franklin & Bash Peter Bash 2011-06-01
Movie 12 Dates of Christmas Miles Dufine 2011-12-11
Series Raising the Bar Jerry Kellerman 2008-09-01
Series Commander in Chief Richard 'Dickie' McDonald 2005-09-27
Movie Atomic Twister Deputy Jake Hannah 2002-06-09
Movie Beer Money Tim Maroon 2001-06-19
Movie The Princess & the Marine Jason Johnson 2001-02-18
Movie Dead Man on Campus Cooper 1998-08-21
Series Hyperion Bay Dennis Sweeny 1998-09-21
Movie Dying to Belong Steven Tyler 1997-02-24
Movie Kounterfeit Paco / Danny 1996-11-15
Movie Sticks & Stones Dale Finley 1996-09-01
Movie Brothers of the Frontier Hiram Holcomb 1996-04-06
Movie She Cried No Scott Baker 1996-09-23
Movie Twisted Love D.J. 1995-08-08
Movie The St. Tammany Miracle Carl 1994-01-01
Movie For the Love of Nancy Tommy 1994-10-02
Series Saved by the Bell: The College Years Zachary 'Zack' Morris 1993-05-22
Movie White Wolves - A Cry in the Wild II Scott 1993-12-31
Series NYPD Blue John Clark Jr. 1993-09-21
Series Saved by the Bell Zack Morris 1989-08-20
Movie Who Shrunk Saturday Morning? Zack Morris 1989-10-02
Movie Necessary Parties Chris Mills 1988-01-01
Series Stingray Eric Murray 1985-07-14
Series Punky Brewster Walker Wimbley 1984-09-16
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