Where Are They Now: The Cast Of ‘Saved By The Bell’
Mario Lopez: Then
At the tender age of ten-years-old, Lopez began his long career after he was discovered at his dance recital. He was cast in local commercials and ads. From there, he went on to become a dancer and drummer for the television show,Â Kids Incorporated.Â It was in 1989 that he was cast as the character of A.C. Slater onÂ Saved By The Bell.Â Producers originally wanted an Italian-American teen for the role. Someone who personified a “young John Travolta.” But after many auditions, they opened the part up to other ethnicities.Â After his role as Slater was over, Lopez went on to star in various television movies and shows.