Mario Lopez is an American actor and television host best known for his role as A.C. Slater on American television sitcom, Saved by the Bell. He also appeared on the third season of Dancing with the Stars. He was also a host on America’s Best Dance Crew for MTV and co-hosted the second season of The X Factor in the American version and was the sole host for the third and final season.
Lopez won the three Young Artist Awards, one for Saved by the Bell and two more as host of Name Your Adventure. In 2008, he named as People magazine's Hottest Bachelor in 2008.
Early Life And Education Of Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez was born on 10th October 1973 in California of United States, under the birth sign Libra. He was born to Elvira, a telephone company clerk and Mario Sr., who worked in the municipality of National City.
He graduated in 1991 from Chula Vista High School. The talented TV host was raised in a large Catholic family of Mexican descent.
Mario Lopez's Career
The rea s suring host began his career in 1984 debuting as the younger brother, Tomas in the short-lived ABC comedy series a.k.a Pablo. He was also cast as a drummer and dancer on Kids Incorporated, the same year. In 1989, he was cast as A.C Slater in the popular television sitcom Saved By the Bell.
In 2006, he signed in as a contestant on the third season of the Dancing with the Stars on the AMC with a professional partner. He made his Broadway debut in the revival of the musical, A Chorus Line in the role of Zach. As he is proponent towards his health, he was in the cover feature for the November 2013 issue of FitnessRX For Men magazine.
Mario Lopez's Personal Life
The proficient TV host kissed Fergie for the first time while they were on the show entitled “Kids Incorporated.” He was also accused of date rape but there was no evidence to support the case.
Lopez dated Ali Landry for six years and finally married her on April 24, 2004, at the Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta but their marriage was invalid two weeks later. Then Lopez dated professional dancer Karina Smirnoff for two years from 2006-2008.
After being apart from Karina, he started dating an actress and producer, Courtney Mazza to whom he married in 2012. They both have a daughter named Gia Francesca and a son named Dominic.
Mario Lopez's Net Worth
The famous TV host has the estimated net worth of around $16 million. The source of this huge net worth is his work as an actor and television presenter. His salary on Extra and America’s Best Dance Crew was expected to be around $3.5 million per annum.
The rea s suring host also owns a cla s sy house in California that cost approximately $1.9 million. He also owns R-8 sports car manufactured by Audi. The car is worth $200,000. Besides that, he also has a roadster manufactured by Can-Am.
by Bchrome, 10 Aug, 2017