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Also Known As: Mark Paul Gosselaar, Mark-Paul Henry Gosselaar Died:
Born: March 1, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Panorama City, California, USA Profession: actor, model

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The handsome star of the fondly remembered "Saved by the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1993) television series, Mark-Paul Gosselaar became teen celeb royalty by playing the calculating yet charming King of Bayside High, Zack Morris. After the show ended, he struggled with typecasting and inferior-quality projects like "Dead Man on Campus" (1998) before successfully reinventing himself as an in-demand adult actor, thanks to his association with Steven Bochco. Good reviews for mature turns on "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005) and "Commander in Chief" (ABC, 2005-06) among others proved his talent could transcend his teeny-bopper history. Gosselaar enjoyed an upswing with Jimmy Fallon's successful efforts to reunite the "Bell" cast on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (NBC, 2009- ) and a co-lead alongside Breckin Meyer on the legal buddy comedy, "Franklin & Bash" (USA, Network, 2011- ). While few would have predicted career longevity for any of the Bayside High grads back in the day, Gosselaar managed to enjoy a second act in his career even more successful than the first.

The handsome star of the fondly remembered "Saved by the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1993) television series, Mark-Paul Gosselaar became teen celeb royalty by playing the calculating yet charming King of Bayside High, Zack Morris. After the show ended, he struggled with typecasting and inferior-quality projects like "Dead Man on Campus" (1998) before successfully reinventing himself as an in-demand adult actor, thanks to his association with Steven Bochco. Good reviews for mature turns on "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005) and "Commander in Chief" (ABC, 2005-06) among others proved his talent could transcend his teeny-bopper history. Gosselaar enjoyed an upswing with Jimmy Fallon's successful efforts to reunite the "Bell" cast on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (NBC, 2009- ) and a co-lead alongside Breckin Meyer on the legal buddy comedy, "Franklin & Bash" (USA, Network, 2011- ). While few would have predicted career longevity for any of the Bayside High grads back in the day, Gosselaar managed to enjoy a second act in his career even more successful than the first.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hide (2011)
2.
3.
4.
 Atomic Twister (2002) Jake Hannah
5.
 Princess and the Marine, The (2001) Jason Johnson
6.
 Beer Money (2001) Tim Maroon
7.
 Dead Man on Campus (1998) Cooper
8.
 Born Into Exile (1997) Chris
9.
 Dying to Belong (1997) Steven Tyler
10.
 Kounterfeit (1996)
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1979:
Obtained an agent at age five
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Began appearing in TV commercials
1987:
Made TV acting debut in an episode of NBC's "Highway to Heaven"
1989:
Debuted as a series regular, playing teen troublemaker Zack Morris on "Saved By the Bell" (NBC)
1993:
Reprised character of Zack in "Saved By the Bell: The College Years" (NBC)
1993:
Hosted and served as creative consultant on the NBC game show "Brains and Brawn"
1995:
Made feature debut in the direct-to-video release "Twisted Love"
1998:
Co-starred with Tom Everett Scott in "Dead Man on Campus"
1998:
Returned to series TV as co-star of The WB's "Hyperion Bay"
2000:
Co-starred on the short-lived drama series "D.C." (The WB)
2001:
Cast as a US soldier who falls in love with a member of the Bahraini royal family in the NBC television movie "The Princess and the Marine"
2001:
Joined cast of the ABC's "NYPD Blue" as Detective John Clark
2005:
Played a slick, savvy media strategist on ABC's "Commander in Chief"
2007:
Appeared on the HBO series "John from Cincinnati"
2008:
Cast as defense attorney Jerry Kellerman on the TNT series "Raising the Bar"
2010:
Guest starred on an episode of Showtime's "Weeds"
2011:
Played a lawyer opposite Breckin Meyer on the TBS legal comedy series "Franklin & Bash"
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Education

Hart High School: Newhall , California -

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wife:
Lisa Ann Russell. Actor, former model. Born in 1971; married on August 26, 1996 in Hawaii.

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father:
Hans Gosselaar. Plant supervisor. Works for Anheuser-Busch; separated from Gosselaar's mother.
mother:
Paula Gosselaar. Manager; former airline hostess. Separated from Gosselaar's father; managed son's career until his 1996 marriage.
brother:
Michael Gosselaar. Older.
sister:
Linda Gosselaar. Older.
sister:
Sylvia Gosselaar. Older.
son:
Michael Charles Gosselaar. Born January 31, 2004; mother is Lisa Ann Russell.
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