Mark-Paul Gosselaar is recognized for his incredible work in Saved by the Bell where he was cast as Zack Morris. He appeared in some commercials at the early age of 5. He also cast in the short-lived WB series D.C and John Clark on ABC's NYPD Blue.
Early Life and Education
Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar, known as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, is an American actor, born on March 1, 1975, Los Angeles, California, U.S. to Father Hans Gosselaar, who is a plant supervisor for Anheuser-Busch and mother Paula Gosselaar, who is a homemaker and hostess for KLM. He grew up along with his three siblings, brother Mike Gosselaar, and sisters Sylvia Gosselaar and Linda Gosselaar.
Mark attended Santa Clarita Valley and later, attended Hart High school from where he graduated. He made his first appearance in commercials for Oreo cookies and Smurf merchandise, and then made a guest appearance on television series at the age of 5.
Gosselaar first became popular starring in the hit television comedy series 'Saved by the Bell', where he played as Zack Morris, which was live on NBC from 1989 to 1993. He reappeared in two TV movies and the less-successful sequel, 'Saved by the Bell': The College Years.
In 1998, he starred in the feature film, 'Dead Man on Campus.' He also appeared in the short-lived WB series D.C from 2001-05 and also played the role of, John Clark on ABC's NYPD Blue. On February 4, 2015, Gosselaar appeared with Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley, Dennis Haskins and Tiffani Thiessen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in a Saved by the Bell sketch with Fallon.
Later, on March 28, 2010, he started filming the TNT series, Franklin & Bash, which premiered on June 1, 2011. On February 2016, he was cast in The Fox series 'Pitch', as the role of Mike Lawson, a star catcher, and team captain, which premiered on September 22, 2016.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar has married twice till date. In 1996, he married Lisa Ann Russell, a former model. The pair met on the set of Saved by the Bell in 1993, where Russell played a small role on the show and caught the attention of Gosselaar.
After 14 years of marriage, they separated in June 2010. He filed divorce on June 8, 2010, which was finalized in May 2011. They have two children together, son Michael Charles (born on 2004) and daughter Ava Lorenn (born in 2006).
After his first divorce, Gosselaar got engaged to Catriona McGinn, an advertising executive in August 2011. The couple later married on July 28, 2012, at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, California. They have two children together, Dekker (born 2013, and daughter Lachlyn (born 2015).
As of 2017, Mark's net worth is estimated to be around $9 million dollars.