Initially known as Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the Bayside-set Saved by the Bell would go on to become a staple of so many childhoods as we all tuned in to see what shenanigans Zack Morris and his pals would get up to in each and every episode.
With the show having come an end in 1992 after a total of 86 episodes, let’s find out what the stars of the series have been up to since those Bayside days…
10. Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley) – THEN
In Saved by the Bell, Elizabeth Berkley played the all-American sweetheart, Jessie Spano. But since then?
*Sigh* Showgirls, eh?
Clearly looking to step away from the kid-friendly role of Jessie Spano, Elizabeth Berkley’s would go on to star in Showgirls just 3 years after Saved by the Bell was canned. And boy, what an awful movie that was! As naked Berkley writhed around with Kyle MacLachlan in a swimming pool, audiences awkwardly winced at what they saw.
Showgirls would win a slew of Razzie Awards and is still to this day viewed as one of the most awful movies ever made. Since then, Elizabeth Berkley has been reduced to TV movies or the occasional guest appearances on TV shows.
Since 2003, Berkley has been married to Greg Lauren – nephew of a certain Ralph Lauren – and the pair have a son together.
Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano) – NOW
9. Screech Powers (Dustin Diamond) – THEN
Believe it or not, Screech was one of only five characters to appear in all 86 episodes of Saved by the Bell. The loveable nerd who was a nerd way before being a nerd was deemed cool, Screech was so often the punchline of the show’s jokes and even returned to be a regular part of the it-somehow-got-six-seasons Saved by the Bell: The New Class that ran up until 2000.
In the heady years since The New Class, actor Dustin Diamond hasn’t actually done all that much actually acting. Instead, he’s often been found in the realms of reality TV in the likes of Hulk Hogan’s Championship Wrestling and Celebrity Big Brother.
It’s away from the TV screen that Diamond’s life has taken a slightly darker turn, however, with him having been arrested for drug use and for stabbing somebody in a bar fight back in 2014. Oh, and then there’s that sex tape.
Yes, Screech has his own sex tape in which he… well, you can find out for yourself if you so choose. Google is your friend.
Dustin Diamond (Screech Powers) – NOW