Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

American actor
Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar is an American actor. He played Zack Morris in the NBC series Saved by the Bell. In 1991, he won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Starring in an Off-Primetime Series.Wikipedia
BornMarch 1, 1974
HometownLos Angeles, California, United States
Net worth$8 million
Height5'11" (1.80m)
SpouseCatriona McGinn, Lisa Ann Russell
ChildrenDekker Edward Gosselaar, Lachlyn Hope Gosselaar, Michael Charles Gosselaar, Ava Lorenn Gosselaar
ParentsHans Gosselaar, Paula Gosselaar


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Saved by the Bell’s Mark-Paul Gosselaar Feels ‘Awful’ for ‘Quiet on Set’ Stars

  • Rob Kim/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust Mark-Paul Gosselaar can sympathize with the former Nickelodeon stars of the Quiet on Set docuseries, even though his experience as a child star was vastly different. “I feel really, really awful for them having gone through that,” Gosselaar, 50, told Page Six in an interview published on


‘Found’ Stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Shanola Hampton Reveal the Scenes They’re Most Proud Of

Mark-Paul Gosselaar may play the villain to Shanola Hampton’s hero on their NBC show, Found, but the costars have formed a close bond on set. “[The cast members] each bring a light to the show that I find myself — much like the audience has, thankfully — really connecting [to] and relating to their characters,” Gosselaar, 49, tells Us Weekly exclusively. “But I really do enjoy our scenes [together].” Hampton, 46, previously starred on Showtime’s Shameless from 2011 to 2021, while Gosselaar is best known for his work on Saved by the Bell. Their new show, Found, follows Gabi Mosely (Hampton), a crisis management specialist who leads a team dedicated to finding missing people forgotten by the press and police. Gabi enlists her own childhood kidnapper, Hugh “Sir” Evans (Gosselaar), to help her solve cases while she keeps him locked in her basement. “I have to say that with the exception of maybe one scene, [the scenes] in the basement I’m really proud of,” Hampton tells Us of the tense scenes she shares underground with Gosselaar. Freddie Prinze Jr., Mario Lopez and More 90s Stars Who Are Dads Now “You do really good work, though,” Gosselaar chimes in. “I have watched the shows when they’re on, sometimes — I don’t like to watch myself. But I really enjoy the procedural aspects of the show, I think they’re very smartly written.” Shanola Hampton, Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Bryan Bedder/NBC The show also stars Gabrielle Walsh, Kelli Williams, Brett Dalton, A’Zaria Latrell Carter, Arlen Escarpeta and Karan Oberoi, all of whom Gosselaar is proud to work with. “I think the actors are very good. Kelli kills me,” he gushes. “Kelli’s scenes, the ones on the bus, those kill me as a father. She’s amazing.” Winter TV Preview 2023: Inside the Must-Watch New and Returning Shows Williams’ character, Margaret Reed, serves as Gabi’s lead investigator while also searching for her son, Jamie, who was abducted 13 years prior. Despite the serious subject matter of the show, the cast still finds time to have fun on set. Oberoi is the biggest prankster on set, according to Hampton. “He’s just an idiot, in the best way,” she tells Us. “That’s my dude. He’s just a fool.” Gosselaar loves to tease Hampton between takes. “You’re the only one I can prank,” he says. “I can’t really prank A’Zaria because those scenes are dark and it’s terrible.” Matt Miller/NBC Hampton, however, is an easier target. Gosselaar once jokingly announced to the entire cast and crew that she was cast in Ghostbusters after she showed up on set in a jumpsuit. “I can’t stand him,” Hampton tells Us. While Gosselaar and Hampton both give standout performances on Found, Gosselaar says it’s the supporting cast members that keep him watching the show. “I’m brought back every week by the other cast members,” he adds. Found airs on NBC Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET. With reporting by Christina Garibaldi
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