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Mario Lopez

Mario Michael Lopez, Jr. [ma'ɾio] /ˈmaɪkəl/ [lo'pes] (born October 10, 1973) is an American television host and actor who has appeared on several television series, in films, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of the character A.C. Slater on Saved By The Bell, which he also portrayed as a regular on Saved by the Bell: The College Years. He has appeared in numerous projects since, including the third season of Dancing with the Stars and as a celebrity guest host for the syndicated entertainment news magazine show Extra. He currently hosts America's Best Dance Crew for MTV. Starting in November, Lopez will co-host the U.S. version of the TV singing competition The X Factor, according to TMZ. Mario Lopez was born in San Diego in 1973 to Mexican parents, the son of Elvia, a telephone clerk, and Mario Michael Lopez, Sr., who worked for the municipality of National City. He was raised in a large Catholic family. Lopez was a high school wrestler. In 1990, he took 7th place at the State tournament. He graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1991. Lopez's professional career began in 1984 when he appeared as younger brother Tomás in the short-lived ABC comedy series

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Nervous Mario Says, Show Must Go On

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- 2844 days ago
Breaking News: Injury on the Set of 'Dancing'

Breaking News:
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Rosie O'Donnell Bares Her Chest

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Joey and Mario's 'Dancing' High

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