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Lopez, Mario 1973–

Lopez, Mario 1973–


Born October 10, 1973, in San Diego, CA; son of Mario, Sr. (an employee of the municipality of National City) and Elvira (a telephone clerk) Lopez; married Ali Landry (an actress and model), April 24, 2004 (marriage annulled, May 12, 2004). Education: Attended high school in San Diego, CA. Avocational Interests: Dancing, racquetball, wrestling.

Addresses: Office—TMG Television Productions, 420 Lincoln Rd., Suite 446, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Agent—Jeff Witjas, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—Mark Schulman, 3 Arts Entertainment, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., Seventh Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor. Hot 92 Jamz Radio, morning music announcer, c. 2005; TMG Television Productions and TMG Films, Miami Beach, FL, principal; worked as a dancer and drummer. Appeared in videos shown as part of the theme park ride Space Mountain at Disneyland. Worked at an auto dealership in Orlando, FL.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination (with others), outstanding young ensemble cast, Young Artist Foundation, 1990, Young Artist Award nominations, best young actor starring in an off-primetime series, 1991 and 1992, and Young Artist Award, best young actor in an off-primetime series, 1993, all for Saved by the Bell; Young Artist awards, outstanding host for a youth magazine, news, or game show, 1993, and outstanding youth host in a television magazine, news, or variety show, 1994, both for Name Your Adventure; Young Artist Award nomination, best youth actor in a television miniseries, movie, or special, 1994, for Big Boys Don't Cry; ALMA Award nomination, outstanding individual performance in a made-for-television movie or miniseries in a crossover role, American Latin Media Arts awards, 1998, for Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story; ALMA Award nomination, outstanding actor in a drama series, 1999, for Pacific Blue.


Television Appearances; Series:

Tomas del Gato, a.k.a. Pablo, ABC, 1984.

Dancer and drummer, Kids Incorporated (also known as Kids Inc.), The Disney Channel, 1984–86.

Albert Clifford "A. C." Slater, Saved by the Bell, NBC, 1989–93.

Cohost, Name Your Adventure, NBC, beginning 1992.

Host, Masters of the Maze, The Family Channel, 1994–95.

Panelist, Match Game, syndicated, beginning c. 1998.

Officer Bobby Cruz, Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1998–2000.

Cohost, The Other Half, syndicated, c. 2001–2003.

Host, Pet Star, Animal Planet, beginning c. 2002.

Host, America's Most Talented Kid (also known as America's Most Talented Kids), NBC, c. 2003.

Celebrity team captain, Extreme Dodgeball, Game Show Network, beginning c. 2004.

Host and coanchor, ESPN Hollywood, ESPN2, beginning 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Himself, I Love the '80s, VH1, 2002.

Himself, I Love the 80s 3-D, VH1, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Hector, "The Deacon Street Deer," The Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1986.

The Last Fling, ABC, 1987.

A. C. Slater, Saved by the Bell—Hawaiian Style, NBC, 1992.

A. C. Slater, Saved by the Bell—Wedding in Las Vegas, NBC, 1994.

Dave Ruggles, Killing Mr. Griffin (also known as Killing Griffin), NBC, 1997.

Greg Louganis, Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story, USA Network, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Dancer, Kids Incorporated: Rock In the New Year, 1986.

Johnny Vega, The Arena, ABC, 1986.

Host and A. C. Slater, Who Shrunk Saturday Morning?, NBC, 1989.

Trapeze artist, The 14th Annual Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1989.

A. C. Slater, Saved by the Bell Graduation Special, NBC, 1993.

Ray Sanchez, "Big Boys Don't Cry," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1993.

NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam, multiple networks, 1993.

Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland, CBS, 1994.

Competitor, Superstar American Gladiators, ABC, 1995.

NBA All-Star Stay in School Celebration, NBC, 1995.

Host, The 16th Annual Miss Teen USA, CBS, 1998.

Presenter, The National Hate Test, USA Network, 1998.

Himself, Mi gente! My People, 1999.

Trainer, Celebrity Boxing, Fox, 2002.

Cohost, Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve 2003, ABC, 2003.

Host, Miss Teen USA, NBC, 2003.

Host, Second Chance: America's Most Talented Senior, NBC, 2003.

Himself, 100 Most Irresistible Women, Spike TV, 2003.

Member of blue team, Battle of the Network Stars, NBC, 2003.

Correspondent, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2004, ABC, 2004.

Host, You Win Live, Game Show Network, 2004.

Himself, Cash for College, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 18th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Roberto, "Corpus Delecti," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1984.

Mario Sanchez, "Dorothy's Prized Pupil," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1987.

A. C. Slater, "Goodbye Bayside: Part 2," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, NBC, 1994.

Storytime, PBS, c. 1994.

A. C. Slater, "Fire at the Max: Part 2," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, NBC, 1996.

Guillermo, "No Sex 'til after Homework," Union Square, NBC, 1997.

The Pet Shop, Animal Planet, c. 1997.

Rafael Banderas, "Everybody Loves Rafael, USA High, 1998.

Rafael Banderas, "Rafael's Proposal," USA High, 1998.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1999.

Happy Hour, USA Network, 1999.

Celebrity contestant, "Daytona Beach, Florida I," Search Party, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Celebrity contestant, "Daytona Beach, Florida III," Search Party, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Ramon Perez, "Revelaciones," Resurrection Blvd., Showtime, 2000.

Lazaro Chaveco, "Viva Zapatos," Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (also known as Cover Me), USA Network, 2001.

Himself, "Television Hosts," Weakest Link (also known as The Weakest Link USA), NBC, 2001.

Pablo, "The Brain Game," Popular, The WB, 2001.

Guest, The Test, FX Channel, 2001.

Himself, "Grind," Player$, G4techTV, 2003.

Roberto, "Hi Mom," Eve, UPN, 2003.

Guest host, Good Day Live, Fox, 2003.

Guest, Living It Up! with Ali and Jack, NBC, 2003.

Himself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Guest, Pyramid, syndicated, 2003, 2004.

Himself, "WBC Title Fight," 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience, Spike TV, 2004.

Guest, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004.

Himself, Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, multiple appearances in 2004.

Ricardo, "The Guide to Being in the Mood," The Bad Girl's Guide, UPN, 2005.

Dr. Christian Ramirez, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Rags, Top Model, and Belleza y poder), CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Tomas del Gato, a.k.a. Pablo, ABC, 1984.

A. C. Slater, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, NBC, 1993.

Antonio, The Soluna Project, 2004.

Host, Real People, syndicated, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Felipe's friend, Colors, Orion, 1988.

Jessie Mata, Depraved, 1996.

Second bodyguard, El condor de oro, 1996.

Ryan Murphy, The Journey: Absolution, Artist View Entertainment, 1997.

Steve, Fever Lake, ETD Distribution, 1997.

Antonio Lopez, Eastside, Hollywood Independents, 2000.

Coach, Big Brother Trouble, Mainline Releasing, 2000.

Lehman, A Crack in the Floor, Norris Johnson Productions, 2000.

David Morales, Outta Time (also known as Out of Time and The Courier), Pathfinder Pictures, 2002.

Juan Vallejo, King Rikki (also known as Rikki the Pig and The Street King), Dream Rock/Moonstone Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, Pauly Shore Is Dead (also known as You'll Never Wiez in This Town Again), Ckrush Entertainment/Regent Releasing, 2003.

Voices of Manu Tuiama and mainland surfer, Aloha, Scooby-Doo (animated), Warner Home Video, 2005.

Soccer player, The Goal, TMG Films, 2006.

Film Work:

Coproducer, Outta Time (also known as Out of Time and The Courier), Pathfinder Pictures, 2002.



Chartbusters, 1986.

Music Videos:

"Blind," 2001.

"The Sun Always Shines on TV," 2001.



Cruise, Beth, Mario Lopez: High Voltage Star, Aladdin Library, 1992.


People Weekly, November 30, 1992, p. 77.

TV Guide, August 7, 1999, p. 22; February 15, 2003, p. 14.


Mario Lopez,, February 22, 2006.

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