Mark-Paul Gosselaar is an American actor who is known for his television roles most notably his role on the hit teen series, ‘Saved by the Bell’ as Zack Morris. At the age of 5, Mark started Modeling.
|Name||Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar|
|Date of Birth||March 1, 1974|
|Net Worth||$9 million USD|
Early Life of Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Gosselaar was born on the 1st of March 1924 as Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar in Panorama City, LA, California, to the family of Hans and Paula Gosselaar. He is the youngest of four children.
After the divorce of his parents, Mark moved to Santa Clarita in Southern California where he
Career on Movies & tv shows – Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mark began his career from modeling industry and later he moved in acting. In 1986, he landed a guest spot on the popular series, Highway to Heaven.
Gosselaar played the role of Zack Morris in the hit comedy series, Saved by the Bell and that role was one that brought him to wider recognition. The role gained critical acclaim and ultimately became his breakthrough role. Gosselaar’s role in the series was so successful that the producers of the show sought to make a spin-off solely based on his character. Disney made the sitcom – Good Morning, Miss Bliss based on his character, However, the show was only short-lived.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar would go on to reprise the role of Zack Morris in two spin-offs by NBC. They were Saved by the Bell: The College Years, and Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Mark also reprised the role in two TV movies.
In addition to the Saved by The Bell spin-offs, Mark-Paul in his free time took up other TV gigs including an appearance in Murphy Brown. Mark acted alongside the likes of Dennis Haskins, Hayley Mills, Lark Voorhies, Mario Lopez, and Dustin Diamond. In 2014, he reunited with some of his cast mates in a Saved by the Bell sketch with Late Night host Jimmy Fallon.
After the show ended, Mark-Paul made his feature film debut in White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II, a sequel to the 1990 film, A Cry in the Wild.
He quickly built his filmography appearing more in TV series and TV movies. His next big role in the small screen after ‘Saved by the Bell’ was as Dennis Sweeny in Hyperion Bay. His other notable TV series include; Raising the Bar, Franklin & Bash, Truth Be Told, and Pitch.
Outside Gosselaar’s acting career, he is a sports car enthusiast, race car driver, track Cyclist, dirt biker and pilot. He finished road cycling in the Far West Championship in 2005 and won the Encino Velodrome Category 4/5 sprint championship event.
Personal life of Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mark-Paul Gosselaar got married to former model and actress, Lisa Ann Russell on the 26th of August 1996. Their union lasted for about a decade and a half before they decided to call it quits in early June 2011. A few weeks after the announcement of their separation hit the airwaves, Gosselaar filed for divorce which was finalized in May 2011. Their union was blessed with two children named Michael Charles Gosselaar and Ava Loren Gosselaar.
He then moved on to Catriona McGinn, an advertising executive. They were engaged in August 2011 and married in July 2012. They have two kids Dekker Gosselaar a son and Lachlyn Gosselaar a daughter.
Net Worth of Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is an American actor with a net worth of $9 million USD. An actor most widely recognized for his work on “Saved by the Bell”, and its various spin-offs, he also recurred on “NYPD Blue” and “Raising the Bar”.