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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

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.As Haskins tried to talk to TMZ about his father having a… READ MORE >

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 >

- 3108 days ago
Mr. Belding -- Saved by Taco Bell?

Mr. Belding
Saved by Taco Bell?

"Saved by the Bell" principal Mr. Belding aka Dennis Haskins, exited the FOX Reality Really Awards in a giving mood -- spoon-feeding chocolate ice cream to a hungry photog! Gee, thanks, Mr.… READ MORE >

- 3156 days ago
Mr. Belding: The Perfect Gentleman

Mr. Belding: The Perfect Gentleman

Each week, as Principal Belding on "Saved By the Bell," Dennis Haskins helped teach Zach and company right from wrong. On the streets of Hollywood last night, Haskins taught everyone a lesson in… READ MORE >

- 3179 days ago

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