Mario Lopez booking
Mario Lopez is the host of the daily TV show Extra and MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. He first
appeared on the national (and international) radar in 1989 playing A.C. Slater on the teen sitcom
Saved by the Bell, which aired until 1993. He also appeared on the third season of ABC’s Dancing
with the Stars, where he made it to the final round. Outside of TV, Lopez has starred in Broadway’s A
Chorus Line; landed on the New York Times bestseller list with his healthy-eating guide, Extra Lean,
and its follow-up, Extra Lean Family; and appeared in several movies.
Mario Lopez was born on October 10, 1973, in San Diego and began acting around age ten on the TV
variety show Kids Incorporated. A few years later, in 1989, Lopez became an overnight teen idol
playing jock A.C. Slater on the Saturday-morning series Saved by the Bell—he also appeared in both
Saved by the Bell spinoffs (The New Class and The College Years) and TV movies (Hawaiian Style
and Wedding in Las Vegas). As the shine wore off the Saved by the Bell franchise, however, Lopez
found himself in a bit of an actor’s no-man-land, and the 1990s found him in various forgettable TV
and straight-to-video movies and small television series roles. Most notable from this period was his
1997 portrayal of Olympic swimmer Greg Louganis in TV’s Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis
Story, based on the book co-written by Louganis. Lopez received an American Latino Media Arts
Award nomination for the part and some critical attention.
Around the turn of the millennium, Lopez embarked on a comeback via reinvention, as he began
serving as TV host on such shows as Pet Star and The Other Half (the male version of The View). He
also began hosting pageants, and on the set of the 1998 Miss Teen USA pageant, he met his future
wife, beauty queen Ali Landry, and they wed in 2004 (the marriage was annulled a few weeks later).
Lopez’s career experienced a real jolt in 2006 when he appeared on the third season of the reality
competition show Dancing with the Stars, on which he was the runner-up. A few months later, Lopez
joined entertainment show Extra as a correspondent and weekend cohost, but he was soon promoted
and hosted weekday episodes on his own. His newfound prime-time exposure made him a hot
commodity, and he was named People magazine’s “Hottest Bachelor” in 2008. With his comeback
complete and Mario Lopez once again a household name, he has moved away from TV occasionally.
He made his Broadway debut in A Chorus Line in 2008 and released his first book that year as well,
Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness. The following year, Lopez published Mud Tacos, a children’s story,
and a cookbook, Extra Lean, followed in 2010 (its sequel, Extra Lean Family, appeared in 2011).
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