Every episode of Saved by the Bell featured a new wacky story about the kids from Bayside High School, and usually introduced us to one or two memorable new characters.
Just a handful of the actors and actresses who played those bit parts went on to do bigger and brighter things. Here are 13 celebrities who broke into show business with parts on Saved by the Bell.
1. Tori Spelling
After being turned down by Lisa Turtle for three seasons, Screech was obviously feeling scorned. For three episodes, his attention and affection turned to a dorky new girl: Violet Bickerstaff.
Spelling's career was just about to take off because of her role on 90210 when she stopped by Bayside for this memorable performance.
2. Bridgette Wilson
Wilson wasn't even credited for her five episodes as a ditsy blond Bayside student. She went on to star in some of the biggest hits of the '90s, including Mortal Kombat and Billy Madison.
3. Gabrielle Union
The future Bring It On and Being Mary Jane star flexed her acting skills by appearing in two episodes of Saved by the Bell: The New Class....as two different characters.
4. James Marsden
You know him from 27 Dresses, Enchanted and X-Men, but do you remember his most memorable role of all? Yes, Marsden played homecoming king Chad Westerfield in an episode of The New Class. Of course you knew that.
5. Leah Remini
Maybe you still remember this one. Remini had a seven-episode run as Stacey Carcosi. Her father owned the Malibu Sands Beach Club, where the Bayside gang worked during the summer.
6. Soleil Moon Frye
Okay, so this was after her biggest role. But we bet you didn't recognize the Punky Brewster star in this episode from season four. She was attracted to Screech, but lost interest when his get-rich-quick spaghetti business failed.
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