Spotlight on: Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar
Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar (born March 1, 1974) is an American actor.
He is best known for his roles as Zack Morris in NBC's Saved by the Bell,
Good Morning, Miss Bliss, and Saved by the Bell: The College Years,
Detective John Clark in NYPD Blue, Jerry Kellerman in TNT's Raising
the Bar, and more recently Peter Bash in TNT's Franklin & Bash.
Gosselaar was born in Panorama City, California
His father Hans is Dutch and his mother Paula is Dutch-Indonesian.
Gosselaar first came to public notice in the role of Zack Morris, the star
of the hit series Saved by the Bell, which aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993.
From 2001 to 2005, Gosselaar played Detective John Clark on ABC's NYPD Blue.
In October 2009, he made his Off-Broadway stage debut in Theresa Rebeck's
play "The Understudy" with The Roundabout Theatre Company.
The show extended its limited New York run until January 17, 2010.
Gosselaar is also a sports car enthusiast, race
car driver, track cyclist, dirt biker, and pilot.
In 2005, he competed in the Far West Championships for track cycling.
He won the Category 4/5 Sprint Championship event at the Encino Velodrome.