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Known Credits: 40

Birthday: 1974-03-01

Place of Birth: Panorama City, California, USA

Adult Actor: False

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Biography

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.

Acting
2011 12 Dates of Christmas as Miles Dufine
2011 Hide as Alex Wilson
2011 Franklin & Bash - (41 episodes) as Peter Bash
2011 Franklin & Bash - (21 episodes) as Steven Bash
2008 Raising the Bar - (25 episodes) as Jerry Kellerman
2007 John from Cincinnati - (3 episodes)
2005 Commander in Chief - (2 episodes)
2005 Commander in Chief - (18 episodes) as Richard 'Dickie' McDonald
2005 Over There - (2 episodes)
2004 The Tony Danza Show - (1 episode)
2002 Atomic Twister as Deputy Jake Hannah
2001 Beer Money as Tim Maroon
2001 The Princess & the Marine
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - (1 episode) as Paul Winthrop
2000 D.C. - (5 episodes) as Pete Komisky
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - (1 episode)
1998 Dead Man on Campus as Cooper
1997 The View - (1 episode)
1996 Kounterfeit as Paco / Danny
1996 She Cried No as Scott Baker
1996 Brothers of the Frontier as Hiram Holcomb
1996 E! True Hollywood Story - (1 episode)
1996 Specimen
1994 For the Love of Nancy as Tommy
1994 The St. Tammany Miracle as Carl
1993 White Wolves - A Cry in the Wild II as Scott
1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years - (20 episodes) as Zachary 'Zack' Morris
1993 Saved by the Bell: The New Class - (1 episode)
1992 Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style as Zack Morris
1990 Blossom - (1 episode)
1989 Saved by the Bell - (52 episodes) as Zachary 'Zack' Morris
1988 Good Morning, Miss Bliss - (14 episodes) as Zachary 'Zack' Morris
1988 Murphy Brown - (1 episode)
1988 The Wonder Years - (1 episode)
1985 The Twilight Zone - (1 episode)
1985 Stingray - (25 episodes) as Eric Murray
1984 Charles in Charge - (1 episode)
1984 Punky Brewster - (1 episode)
1984 Highway to Heaven - (1 episode)
1900 Robin's Hoods - (21 episodes)
1900 NYPD Blue - (0 episodes)
1900 Hyperion Bay - (0 episodes) as Dennis Sweeny