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Net Worth$9 million dollars
Date Of BirthMarch 1, 1974
SpouseCatriona McGinn, Lisa Ann Russell
FactUncle of Chris Gosselaar.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar was born on March 1, 1974, in Panorama City, California, to Paula, a homemaker, and Hans Gosselaar, a plant manager. He has four sisters: Lisa, Nancy, Stacy, and Linda. His father is of Dutch-Indonesian descent and his mother is of Dutch and German ancestry. He was raised as a Roman Catholic.

Gosselaar attended the High School of Performing Arts in Hollywood. He then attended the University of California, Los Angeles on a baseball scholarship, but dropped out after one year to pursue an acting career.

Gosselaar’s first acting role was on the short-lived television series Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993–1994). He then played Zack Morris on the NBC sitcom Saved by the Bell (1989–1993), which aired for four seasons. After Saved by the Bell ended, Gosselaar starred on the short-lived primetime soap opera Hyperion Bay (1998) and the police drama NYPD Blue (2001–2002).

In 2006, Gosselaar starred in the ABC comedy-drama series Commander in Chief as Ryan Pierce, the love interest of Geena Davis’ character. The series was cancelled after one season.

From 2007 to 2008, Gosselaar starred as Pete Kaczmarek in the TNT police drama Raising the Bar. From 2009 to 2010, he starred as Jerry Kellerman in the ABC legal drama series The Defenders.

In 2012, Gosselaar began starring as Jared Franklin in the TNT legal drama series Franklin & Bash. The series was cancelled after four seasons.

In 2015, Gosselaar began starring as Detective Zachary “Zach” Morris in the NBC police procedural drama series NYPD Blue.

Gosselaar has also starred in the films Dead Man on Campus (1998), Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th (2000), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and The Passage (2019).

Gosselaar has been married twice. His first marriage was to model and actress Lisa Ann Russell, with whom he has two children: Michael Charles and Ava Lorenn. His second marriage is to Catriona McGinn, with whom he has two children: Dekker Edward and Lachlyn Mae.

Gosselaar has a net worth of $12 million. His salary for NYPD Blue is $100,000 per episode.

General Info

Full NameMark-Paul Gosselaar
Net Worth$9 million dollars
Date Of BirthMarch 1, 1974
Height1.83 m, 1.85 m
Weight87 kg
EducationWilliam S. Hart High School
NationalityAmerican, British


SpouseCatriona McGinn, Lisa Ann Russell
ChildrenMichael Charles Gosselaar, Dekker Edward Gosselaar, Ava Lorenn Gosselaar, Lachlyn Hope Gosselaar
ParentsPaula Gosselaar, Hans Gosselaar, Ricky Knight, Sweet Saraya
SiblingsSylvia Gosselaar, Mike Gosselaar, Linda Gosselaar, Paige


MoviesPrecious Cargo, Dead Man on Campus, 12 Dates of Christmas, Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas, Heist, Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style, She Cried No, The Princess and the Marine, Born Into Exile, For the Love of Nancy, White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II, Kounterfeit, Dying to Belong, Atomic Tw...
TV ShowsSaved by the Bell, Pitch, Franklin & Bash, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, NYPD Blue, Raising the Bar, Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Hyperion Bay, Stingray, Commander in Chief, Robin's Hoods, D.C.

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1That may be a factor because we are the older show; we have been on the air for a while. Is it our day? Is it time to hang it up? But it seems that the show still continues, and we still enjoy being here. And that's a very important element.
2When they do bring on new people, it's good for the show. It's like getting a new toy. The writers enjoy it because it's a whole new character that they can write for, one that they aren't used to writing for. They can try different things.
3After 4 years on NYPD Blue it has been nice to have the summer off and spend time with family and friends. There are a few projects I am interested in and plan to be working this fall.
4I have a hard time watching the shows now. It is like opening up a yearbook when you were in junior high. I think everybody looks back at their photos and cringe, and I get to experience it with everybody else in the world looking at mine.
5Lisa understands me. I'm very complex, but I have trouble opening up to people. I tend to keep things to myself. All my life, I've been kind of shy - opening up is always a challenge and Lisa can understand that.
6Road racing at the moment because it's still so new to me. I like the fact that they are longer and teamwork is important. I guess the same is true for track, it's just that I have used track this year as a training device to improve my sprinting in road racing.
7Some people say it might be good for your career to die and then come back again. I have died many ways, car crashes, motorcycle crashes, etc. But, I am still alive.
8I'm always worried about my money for some reason.
9The first thing I did was a print ad for Century Plaza. I was five.
10This is one of the hardest industries to be married.
11We recycle everything in my house. I'm not into any particular organizations, but I'm doing my part and that makes me feel okay.
12Actors are not all there when it comes to things like relationships. The thing about us is we still greatly enjoy each other. If it weren't for her support it would be hard for me to do what I am doing now.
13I die pretty much every year. I find it amusing.
14I don't want to be known as somebody that everybody knows about.
15I haven't done a lot of action movies, so it's kind of fun to get to do a lot of stunt work.
16I think racing and riding are two different elements of cycling. You either want to or not depending on what you want to get out of it.
17I want to keep a mysterious side to me.
18But my passion is racing cars. It's what I like to do in my off time.
19I have always had good strength in my legs from working out with weights. I have also been riding a bike of some sort for most of my life and have good agility.
20The biggest challenge has been simulating a tornado with wind machines and dirt and debris. Right when you walk on the set, you feel the energy of a tornado. But the hardest thing is trying to get dialogue out in all of that.
21But I plan on dedicating specific training to track this winter for the next racing season.
22I always have this feeling that I'm losing everything, so I'm a real saver.


1His wife, Catriona Gosselaar (Catriona McGinn), gave birth to their second child together (his fourth child), a girl named Lachlyn Hope Gosselaar, born on February 17, 2015.
2His paternal great-grandparents, Hartog "Herman" Gosselaar and Hester van Emden, were killed in The Holocaust. They died in the Sobibor extermination camp, in Nazi-occupied Poland, on April 9, 1943.
3Announced he and his wife, Catriona Gosselaar (Catriona McGinn), are expecting a baby together in September 2013 to People Magazine. His third. [March 2013]
4Announced that his wife, Lisa Ann Russell, is expecting their 2nd child, a girl, in March 2006. [January 2006]
5He and his wife, Catriona Gosselaar (Catriona McGinn), welcomed their first child, son Dekker Edward Gosselaar, on September 30, 2013, in Los Angeles.
6His wife, Catriona Gosselaar (Catriona McGinn), is an advertising executive.
7His father is from The Netherlands, and is of Dutch Jewish and German ancestry. His mother is from Bali, Indonesia, and has Dutch and Indonesian ancestry. His paternal grandfather was from a Dutch Jewish family whose ancestry can be traced back to the 1700s; his patrilineal line goes back to his four times great-grandfather, Jacob Nathan Gosselaar, who was born, c. 1733, in Rotterdam.
8First husband of Lisa Ann Russell.
9He has played the same character (Zack Morris) in five different series: Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1987), Saved by the Bell (1989), Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1993), Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993) and Robot Chicken (2005).
10Spoke the last line of NYPD Blue (1993), in which he referred to the recently-promoted "Sergeant Andy Sipowicz" as "Boss".
11Uncle of Chris Gosselaar.
12Colored his hair blonde in every episode of Saved by the Bell (1989).
13Lists Saved by the Bell: Running Zack (1990), the episode where Zack explores and learns about his Native American heritage and forms a close bond with a local Indian, as his favorite episode of Saved by the Bell (1989).
14Still keeps in touch with his Saved by the Bell (1989) co-star Mario Lopez.
15Children: Michael Charles Gosselaar (b. January 31, 2004) and Ava Lorenn Gosselaar (b. May 7, 2006). Both were born in Los Angeles, California.
16Spoke fluent Dutch at home as a child.
17Older brother Mike and older sisters Sylvia and Linda, are all three born in The Netherlands.
18Has competed as a celebrity race car driver.




Precious Cargo2016Jack
Pitch2016TV SeriesMike Lawson
Truth Be Told2015TV SeriesMitch
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2014-2015TV SeriesPaul Winthrop / Jared Briscoe
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesZack Morris
Franklin & Bash2011-2014TV SeriesPeter Bash
Mad2013TV SeriesPrince Eric Jack Frost
Men at Work2013TV SeriesTim
Happy Endings2013TV SeriesChase
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 232012TV SeriesMark-Paul Gosselaar
12 Dates of Christmas2011TV MovieMiles Dufine
Hide2011TV MovieAlex Wilson
Weeds2010TV SeriesJack
Rizzoli & Isles2010TV SeriesGarrett Fairfield
Raising the Bar2008-2009TV SeriesJerry Kellerman
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesZack Morris
Robot Chicken2008TV SeriesZack Morris / Employee
Law Dogs2007TV MovieEvan Marlowe
John from Cincinnati2007TV SeriesJake Ferris
The House Next Door2006TV MovieKim
Commander in Chief2005-2006TV SeriesRichard 'Dickie' McDonald
Over There2005TV SeriesJohn Moffet
NYPD Blue2001-2005TV SeriesDet. John Clark, Jr.
Hitched2005TV MovieMichael
Atomic Twister2002TV MovieDeputy Jake Hannah
Alikes2002TV MovieChris
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2001TV SeriesWesley Jansen / Peter Ivanhoe
Beer Money2001TV MovieTim Maroon
The Princess & the Marine2001TV MovieJason Johnson
D.C.2000TV SeriesPete Komisky
Hyperion Bay1998-1999TV SeriesDennis Sweeny
Dead Man on Campus1998Cooper
Born Into Exile1997TV MovieChris
Dying to Belong1997TV MovieSteven Tyler
Kounterfeit1996VideoPaco Danny
She Cried No1996TV MovieScott Baker
Specimen1996Mike Hillary (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)
Sticks & Stones1996Dale (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)
Brothers of the Frontier1996TV MovieHiram Holcomb
Twisted Love1995D.J.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class1994TV SeriesZack Morris
The St. Tammany Miracle1994Carl
Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas1994TV MovieZack Morris
For the Love of Nancy1994TV MovieTommy (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)
Saved by the Bell: The College Years1993-1994TV SeriesZack Morris
Robin's Hoods1994TV SeriesBilly Higgins
White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II1993Scott
Blossom1992TV SeriesKevin
Saved by the Bell1989-1992TV SeriesZack Morris
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style1992TV MovieZack Morris
Murphy Brown1990TV SeriesWes
Who Shrunk Saturday Morning?1989TV MovieZack Morris
Good Morning, Miss Bliss1988-1989TV SeriesZack Morris
Necessary Parties1988TV MovieChris Mills (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)
Charles in Charge1988TV SeriesPhilip
Punky Brewster1988TV SeriesWalker Wimbley
The Wonder Years1988TV SeriesBrad Gaines
The Twilight Zone1986TV SeriesTim Conrad (segment "What Are Friends For?")
Stingray1986TV SeriesEric Murray
Highway to Heaven1986TV SeriesRolf Baldt


The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saved by the Bell: The College Years1993TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Saved by the Bell1989-1992TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Good Morning, Miss Bliss1989TV Series performer - 1 episode


Murder in the First2016TV Series 1 episode
Franklin & Bash2014TV Series 1 episode


'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentary special thanks


Celebrity Name Game2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Stand Up to Cancer2016TV SpecialHimself
Dinner at Tiffani's2016TV SeriesHimself
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Pete Holmes Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fashion Police2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 76th Annual Drama League Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself (segment "American TV Icon")
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The View2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards2006TV Special documentaryHimself
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Det. John Clark, Jr.
Car Cruzin'2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
A Day in the Dirt2002DocumentaryNarrator
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Veteran Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
MADtv2001TV SeriesHimself / Det. John Clark
1998 MTV Movie Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV SeriesHimself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Fox and Friends2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHimself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2014TV SeriesJared Briscoe / Paul Winthrop
Saturday Morning: From Toons to Teens2013Video shortZack Morris (uncredited)
Saved by the Bell: It's Alright - Back to the Bell2013Video shortZack Morris (uncredited)
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesPeter Bash
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesZack Morris
100 Greatest Teen Stars2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The First of Its Class: From Sitcom to Icon2005Video documentary shortZack Morris (uncredited)
Saved by the Bell: The New Class1996TV SeriesZack Morris


Won Awards

1991Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in an Off-Primetime SeriesSaved by the Bell (1989)

Nominated Awards

2005Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama Series EpisodeNYPD Blue (1993)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Off-Primetime SeriesSaved by the Bell (1989)
1992Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in an Off-Primetime or Cable SeriesSaved by the Bell (1989)
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble CastSaved by the Bell (1989)
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Cable Family SeriesGood Morning, Miss Bliss (1987)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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