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Dennis Haskins

Dennis Haskins (born November 18, 1950) is an American actor known for his role as principal Richard Belding in the teen sitcom Saved by the Bell, which ran from 1989 to 1993 on NBC. He then went on to star in Saved by the Bell: The New Class, which aired from 1993 to 2000. He also portrayed the role as a regular in Good Morning, Miss Bliss. He also had a brief cameo (as himself) in the 2006 cult classic The Boys and Girls Guide To Getting Down. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Haskins is an alumnus of Our Lady of Perpetual Help as well as Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga and of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He played basketball at UTC after failing to make the team at the University of Tennessee. Haskins is a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Before breaking into acting, Haskins was a contestant on the TV game shows Press Your Luck and Scrabble. In recent years, he has been lobbying to become a cast member on ABC's Dancing With The Stars. On August 31, 2009, Dennis released his first music album called "Karaoke With Your Favorite Principal Dennis." On the album he sings everything from “Piano Man” to “Mustang Sally.” He sings the latter with Hulk

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Mr. Belding -- 'Saved by the Bell' Reunion ... Count Me In!

Mr. Belding
'Saved by the Bell' Reunion ... Count Me In!

"Saved by the Bell" is another step closer to a comeback ... Mr. Belding himself -- aka Dennis Haskins -- tells TMZ he's all for a Bayside High reunion, just days after Mark-Paul Gosselaar said he… READ MORE >

Mr. Belding -- I'm a Pro Wrestler Now!

Mr. Belding
I'm a Pro Wrestler Now!

Mr. Belding is a trash-talking ... stomach-kicking ... stone cold stunning PRO WRESTLER ... and TMZ has the video to prove it. It all went down at an event in Jersey ... where 61-year-old Dennis… READ MORE >

- 663 days ago
'Mr. Belding' -- Greatest TV Principal of All Time?

"Mr. Belding"
Greatest TV Principal ... Of All Time?

Time to settle the eternal question -- is Dennis Haskins ... aka Mr. Belding from "Saved by the Bell" ... the greatest fake principal the world has ever seen? Icon fight ... begin!Check out TMZ… READ MORE >

- 934 days ago
Mr. Belding Exposes Himself

Mr. Belding
Exposes Himself

Seeing Zack Morris break out "Friends Forever" last night was beyond awesome. Watching Mr. Belding, a.k.a. Dennis Haskins, play peek-a-moob while trying to sing "Don't Stop Believin'" with an '80s… READ MORE >

- 1859 days ago
Mr. Belding -- Bayside's Biggest Loser!

Mr. Belding
Bayside's Biggest Loser!

Mr. Belding is half the man he used to be -- and dude claims it's all courtesy of the unofficial TMZ diet plan! Apparently, we gave Dennis Haskins a complex back in '07 when we ran a story on him… READ MORE >

- 1992 days ago
Mr. Belding Has an Attention Deficit Disorder

Mr. Belding
Has an Attention Deficit Disorder

Just like on "Saved by the Bell," Mr. Belding awkwardly forced himself into the lives of younger, more attractive people while in Las Vegas this weekend.Not even detention could have kept Beldy,… READ MORE >

- 2175 days ago
Saved By the Belding

Saved By the Belding

Does anybody even know what Mr. Belding's real name is anymore?insertBCSinglePlayer(1670074930);His birth certificate may read Dennis Haskins, but this guy's got no problem being forever known as… READ MORE >

- 2187 days ago
Principal Belding's Got Game

Principal Belding's Got Game

Zack Morris has got nothing on Principal Belding! Former "Saved by the Bell" star Dennis Haskins was caught at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Body English for rocker Vince Neil's birthday party.… READ MORE >

- 2343 days ago
Fame Whores Upstage Mr. Belding

Fame Whores Upstage Mr. Belding

Dennis Haskins, aka Mr. Belding, was unsuspectingly bombarded by jumping attention junkies the other night outside the Laugh Factory.insertBCSinglePlayer(1342091711);As Haskins tried to talk to… READ MORE >

- 2403 days ago
Richard Lewis Is Not Worthy

Richard Lewis Is Not Worthy

There are times when a TMZ photog comes to a celebrity crossroads, and last night found us at a difficult fork -- to follow former Laker James Worthy or comedian Richard Lewis. Too many… READ MORE >

- 2425 days ago

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