Celebrities | Pop Culture | TV | 90s

13 Stars Who Were On 'Saved By The Bell' Before Their Careers Took Off

- Page 1

NBC

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.

There are still Grey's Anatomy and This is Us stars to come...

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks

TV

8 Young Celebrities We Grew Up Watching Who Ended Up Behind Bars

You might think that growing up in the spotlight would be difficult, but you would hope that having money at a young age would help set you up for a successful future. As we've learned over the years, that is not always the case. As it turns out, being pushed into the spotlight and having people judge you while you go through puberty is apparently not all that good for you. Who would have guessed? Can you sense the sarcasm? Going through this intense scrutiny at such a young age isn't really that great, and not everyone handles it as

80s

Remembering The Magic Of Legendary 'Night Court' Star Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson was known for his iconic role on Night Court as well as his recurring role on Cheers. Audiences fell in love with his portrayal of Judge Harry Stone, and we were all heartbroken to learn that he had passed away on April 16th, 2018. The actor was found dead in his home in North Carolina home on Monday, at the age of 65. No foul play is suspected at this time, but it's still a shock to know that he's gone. Looking back over his career will give you waves of nostalgia. Let's take a moment to honor

TV

8 Young Celebrities We Grew Up Watching Who Ended Up Behind Bars

You might think that growing up in the spotlight would be difficult, but you would hope that having money at a young age would help set you up for a successful future. As we've learned over the years, that is not always the case. As it turns out, being pushed into the spotlight and having people judge you while you go through puberty is apparently not all that good for you. Who would have guessed? Can you sense the sarcasm? Going through this intense scrutiny at such a young age isn't really that great, and not everyone handles it as

90s

'Mad About You' Stars Officially Sign On To A Revival And Reveal What They've Got Planned

We knew it was a possibility that Mad About You would come back, and now it's looking as though it's a lot more likely as both former stars have signed on for a revival. In the last year alone, we've seen two other huge 90s hits come back and exceed expectations. Will & Grace came back to NBC after a political commercial kind of took over everyone's minds and we realized we wanted more. And of course there is Roseanne as well, which has been killing it in the ratings every episode. It's honestly only a matter of time before all
×