Saved By The Bell Wiki
Advertisement

Mario Lopez, Jr plays A.C. Slater in the Saved by the Bell franchise.

Biography

Mario was born in San Diego to Elvia (who worked as a telephone clerk) and Mario Michael Lopez, Sr. (who worked for the municipality of National City). He was raised in a large Catholic family with a young sister named Marissa.

Mario attended Chula Vista High School where he was a wrestler and in 1987, during his freshman year, he took 7th place in the state tournament. Mario graduated from high school in 1991.

Mario's professional career began in 1984 when he appeared as younger brother Tomás on the short-lived ABC comedy series, "a.k.a. Pablo." That same year, he was cast as a drummer and dancer on "Kids Incorporated".

In March 1987, he was cast as a guest star on the popular NBC sitcom, "The Golden Girls" as a Cuban boy named Mario who faces deportation. In 1997, Lopez starred as Olympic diver Greg Louganis in the television movie, "Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story."

The following year, Mario was cast as Bobby Cruz in the USA Network series, "Pacific Blue." He left the series after two seasons and went on to guest star on television shows such as "Resurrection Blvd.", "Eve," and "The Bad Girl's Guide."

From March to July 2006, Mario portrayed the role of Dr. Christian Ramirez on the daytime soap, "The Bold and the Beautiful." He also appeared on "George Lopez" and "Nip\Tuck."

In the fall of 2006, Mario appeared as a contestant on the 3rd season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" with his partner and then-girlfriend, Karina Smirnoff. They finished in second place.

Since 2019, Lopez now working on entertainment talk show as "Access Hollywood".

Career

Filmography

  • Holiday in Santa Fe (2021)
  • Feliz NaviDAD (2020)
  • A Very Merry Toy Store (2017)
  • Fantastica: A Boonie Bears Adventure (2017)
  • Flock of Dudes (2016)
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
  • Grease Live! (2016)
  • The Dog Who Saved Summer (2015)
  • The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)
  • Hits (2014)
  • The Stream (2013)
  • The Smurfs 2 (2013)
  • Dive Olly Dive and the Pirate Treasure (2013)
  • Honey 2 (2011)
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010)
  • Get Him to the Greek (2010)
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009)
  • Husband for Hire (2008)
  • Eight Days a Week (2007)
  • Holiday in Handcuffs (2006)
  • Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (2005)
  • The Soluna Project (2004)
  • A Sicilian Tale (2003)
  • Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
  • King Rikki (2002)
  • Outta Time (2002)
  • A Crack in the Floor (2001)
  • Big Brother Trouble (2000)
  • Eastside (1999)
  • The Journey: Absolution (1997)
  • Fever Lake (1997)
  • Killing Mr. Griffin (1997)
  • Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)
  • Depraved (1996)
  • The Golden Condor (1996)
  • Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994)
  • Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992)
  • Who Shrunk Saturday Morning? (1989)
  • Colors (1988)
  • The Last Fling (1987)
  • Chartbusters (1986)
  • Kids Incorporated: Rock in the New Year (1986)
  • Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool! (1984)

Television

  • Saved by the Bell (2021)
  • A Recipe for Seduction (short) (2020)
  • Elena of Avalor (2018-2020)
  • Game On! A Comedy Crossover Event (2020)
  • The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia (2020)
  • The Baker and the Beauty (2020)
  • Bitmoji TV (short) (2020)
  • The Rookie (2019)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2019)
  • The Other Two (2019)
  • This Is Us (2018)
  • Jane the Virgin (2018)
  • General Hospital (2017)
  • Jeff & Some Aliens (2017)
  • NCIS: New Orleans (2016)
  • Still the King (2016)
  • Nashville (2015-2016)
  • Powers (2015)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2015)
  • The Chica Show (2012-2014)
  • Sesame Street (2012)
  • Nip/Tuck (2006-2010)
  • Robot Chicken (short) (2008)
  • George Lopez (2007)
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (2006)
  • Mind of Mencia (2006)
  • The Bad Girl's Guide (2005)
  • Eve (2003)
  • Popular (2001)
  • Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (2001)
  • Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
  • Pacific Blue (1998-2000)
  • USA High (1998)
  • Union Square (1997)
  • Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1994-1996)
  • Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1993-1994)
  • CBS Schoolbreak Special (short) (1993)
  • Saved by the Bell (1989-1992)
  • The Golden Girls (1987)
  • Kids Incorporated (1984-1986)
  • Comedy Factory (1986)
  • The Magical World of Disney (1986)
  • a.k.a. Pablo (1984)
  • Simon & Simon (1984)

Notes and Trivia

External Links

Advertisement