Mario Lopez, Jr.
San Diego, California, U.S.
In 1991, Lopez graduated from Chula Vista High School.
Actor, TV host
- Father – Mario Michael Lopez Sr. (Worked at National City’s municipality)
- Mother – Elvia Lopez (Telephone Clerk)
- Siblings – Marissa Lopez (Younger Sister)
3 Arts Entertainment
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
84 kg or 185 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Mario Lopez dated –
- Fergie Duhamel (1984) – In 1984, Fergie dated briefly with actor Mario Lopez, when they were working for the Kids Incorporated TV show. Mario revealed that Fergie was his first kiss.
- Tiffani Thiessen (1991-1993) – Saved by the Bell co-stars Tiffani and Mario dated for 2 long years ON and OFF from 1991 to 1993.
- Jaime Pressly (1997-1998) – After meeting on the set of 1997 film The Journey: Absolution, the two actors were RUMORed to be dating. They posed an intimate scene on-screen and it was speculated that they are dating off-screen as well.
- Ali Landry (1997-2004) – Mario started dating another actress Ali Landry in 1997. After six long years of dating together, the duo married on April 24, 2004, at Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. But, just after two weeks, the marriage was annulled. They separated in May 2004. Later, in an interview, Mario admitted that he cheated on her days before the marriage during a bachelor’s party.
- Heidi Mueller (2006) – The two American actors dated together in 2006. They separated in December 2006.
- Karina Smirnoff (2006-2008) – Mario started dating Ukrainian dancer Karina Smirnoff in September 2006 after meeting her on the set of Dancing With The Stars. He was partnered with her in the third season of the show. The duo kept dating until June 2008. They finished second in DWTS.
- Meaghan Cooper (2007-2008) – This time Mario dated an American model, Meaghan Cooper, who is 13 years his junior. Former Hooters calendar model dated him secretly from February 2007 until March 2008, while he was publicly dating Karina. Meaghan, Mario and Karina together formed a three-person duet on DWTS. But, it didn’t work.
- Courtney Mazza (2008-Present) – Finally, Lopez started dating Courtney, an American dancer in September 2008 after they met on the set of Broadway musical A Chorus Line. After three years of dating, the couple engaged in December 2011. On December 1, 2012, they married in Mexico. Together they have two children – a daughter named, Gia Francesca (born – September 11, 2010) and a son named, Dominic (born September 9, 2013).
Race / Ethnicity
Mario is of Hispanic, Latino and Mexican descent.
Very strong and muscular build
Lopez has ring-worthy body. His body specifications may be –
- Chest – 45 in or 114 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 16 in or 41 cm
- Waist – 34 in or 87 cm
9.5 (US) (via his Boxing Shoes)
Nioxin Thinning Hair (2013)
Best Known For
Playing A.C. Slater in NBC’s sitcom Saved by the Bell from 1989 to 1993 in total 87 episodes. Mario also appeared in 2 Saved by the Bell TV movies and its various spin-off series.
In 1986, Mario appeared in The Deacon Street Deer for his role as Hector. It was a TV movie.
First TV Show
In 1984, Mario debuted with Disney Channel’s kids program Kids Incorporated for his role as drummer. He appeared on it for season 1, 2 and 3 from 1984 to 1986.
His workout funda is very simple – First, find something which you like to do and then work on it daily to improve your skills at it. If you love it, then you will definitely work on it.
Mario dedicates each session to a particular body part. For instance, one day is kept for arms and the other may be for back. An hour long sessions are reserved for different body parts each day. But, sometimes, he likes to mix it up. For example, in one session of gym, he would do chest exercises, back, and shoulders exercises and would also be doing cardio like swimming.
He works out for six days a week and Sunday is a rest day on which he would take his dog for a stroll, do sparring or swimming. Read about his workout and diet plan.
Mario Lopez Favorite Things
- Food – Fish tacos, chicken enchiladas
Source – Bodybuilding.com
Mario Lopez Facts
- He has also worked at Coggin Honda in Orlando, Florida, but for a short time.
- Mario is friends with actress Eva Longoria since 1992.
- In 1993, Mario was accused of raping an 18-year-old girl. But, the case was later dismissed due to insufficient and contradictory evidences.
- Mario likes 1980s hip hop and house music, which he mostly listens during the workout.
- He graced the cover page of FitnessRX For Men magazine in their November 2013 issue.
- He has a dog named Julio.
- He also took part in the New York City Marathon in 2011.