About Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez is an American movie, stage actor and television host. He is best known for the role of A.C. Slater in a television sitcom Saved by the Bell and regular performances on Saved by the Bell: The College Year. Since the beginning of his career Mario has participated in numerous popular television projects, including Dancing with the Stars and the news show Extra. Lopez is a former host of the America’s Best Dance Crew and singing competition/reality show The X Factor. Mario Lopez net worth is currently estimated at $9 million.
Mario was born in 1972 in San Diego. His mother Elvia was a telephone clerk and his father Mario Michael Lopez Sr. was a municipality worker. Both of Mario’s parents are of Mexican ancestry and raised Marion in a spirit of Catholic values. Lopez made his first television appearance an ABC’s sitcom a.k.a. Pablo. The same year he was cast as dancer and drummer on the children’s television program Kids Incorporated- a teenager-oriented show that included musical performances as an integral part of the plot. Mario Lopez net worth started to grow rather fast after he landed the role on a popular daytime television comedy Saved by the Bell.
He began filming in these series when he was 17 and continued till the show was canceled five years later. He made his debut on television movie in 1997 as an Olympic swimmer Greg Louganis in Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story. In 1998 Lopez started filming in a crime drama series about the work and dangers faced by the Santa Monica police officers, entitled Pacific Blue. Almost ten years later Lopez joined the team working on a soap opera Bold and Beautiful. This profitable contract, which might have boosted Mario Lopez net worth by a million or two, was terminated the same year.
The American reality series Name Your Adventure, which was aired on NBC since 1992 to 1995, was the first show hosted by Lopez. In one of his interviews years later Mario has revealed that during the filming of his first episode with NYA he was so nervous he could barely fallow the dialogue in which he was supposed to participate. During his lengthy career Mario has also hosted an entertainment news program which covers celebrity life events entitled Extras, MTV’s Top Pop Group (a show consisting of various competition among 9 pop bands striving for fame and success) and Americas Best Dance Crew (competitive dance reality series on NBC). Television is not the only source of Mario Lopez net worth, he is also an author of three books: Mario Lopez Knockout Fitness, Extra lean and Extra Lean Family.