Mark-Paul Gosselaar

If you grew up in the 90s, you most likely know Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Bayside’s oh-so-adorable troublemaker Zack Morris from NBC’s Saved by the Bell TV show. He’s also landed several other delicious roles both on the big screen and on TV. No matter which role is your personal favorite, Mark-Paul has been part of culture since he was just a kid.

Gosselaar was born on March 1, 1974 in Panorama City, California. His father is from the Netherlands and his mother, Paula is of Dutch and Indonesian descent. We’re guessing that he may have his parents to thank for those dashing good looks and that famous Zack Morris hair.

Saved by the Bell aired from 1989 to 1993; along with several cast mates, he went on to star in Saved by the Bell: The College Years. We’re proud to say that by this point in time, Mark-Paul Gosselaar photos and posters decorated our school lockers and our Trapper Keepers…okay yes, and our bedroom walls!

Gosselaar later achieved success with his role as Detective John Clark on NYPD Blue; on the big screen, some of our fave Mark-Paul Gosselaar movies included Dead Man on Campus (1998), Beer Money (2001) and Sticks and Stones (2008). Want to know more? Here’s our coverage of him: