Dustin Diamond

A former teen star, Dustin Diamond charmed as a child in "Big Top Pee-wee" (1988) and on "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" (The Disney Channel, 1988-89), which became the international teen smash "Saved by the Bell" (NBC ... Read more »
Born: 01/07/1977

Filmography

Actor (26)

A Voice From the Grave 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Feldman (Actor)

All Wifed Out 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Fit Club 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Getting By 1993 - 1994, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Robot Chicken 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Bronx Bunny Show 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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So Jewtastic 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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100 Greatest Kid Stars 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Off Centre 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Star Dates 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Jane White Is Sick & Twisted 2002 (Movie)

Simone (Actor)

Hang Time 1995 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Saved By the Bell 1988 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Attack of the Killer B-Movies 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Saved By the Bell: The College Years 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Saved By the Bell Graduation Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Price of Life 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Who Shrunk Saturday Morning? 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Good Morning, Miss Bliss 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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She's Out Of Control 1989 (Movie)

Kid on Beach (Actor)

Yogi's Great Escape (TV Show)

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Biography

A former teen star, Dustin Diamond charmed as a child in "Big Top Pee-wee" (1988) and on "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" (The Disney Channel, 1988-89), which became the international teen smash "Saved by the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1993). Part of the original cast, Diamond played the ultra-nerdy Samuel "Screech" Powers, who provided most of the show's physical and over-the-top comedy. As the rest of the cast grew into adult beauties, the not-quite-as-photogenic Diamond was forced to work harder to squeak and mug for laughs, and he reportedly developed a resentment of his colleagues and for the double-edged sword of achieving fame as a joke character. Nominated for three Young Artist Awards, Diamond was a key element of every iteration of the franchise, helping anchor the spin-offs "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" (NBC, 1993-94) and "Saved by the Bell: The New Class" (NBC, 1993-2000). Reduced to a visual and pop culture punchline as an adult, Diamond responded by adopting an aggressive, hardened exterior, parodying himself in "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" (2003), starring in his own pornographic film "Screeched" (2006), and writing a supposedly scandalous "tell-all" Behind the Bell. Sincerely or not, Diamond seemed to relish the nearly universal negative attention, including his shunning by his main five "Bell" co-stars. Although his teen stardom earned him a place in pop cultural immortality, Dustin Diamond wore the mantle uneasily at best. This eventually led to trouble with the law, including a pair of misdemeanor convictions related to a bar fight.

Milestones

2003

Played himself in a self-parodying cameo in the David Spade comedy "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star."

1993

Continued the role of Screech on NBC's "Saved By the Bell: The College Years."

1988

Supporting role opposite Paul Reubens in "Big Top Pee Wee."

1988

Cast as Screech on "Good Morning, Miss Bliss," the series that was retooled into "Saved By the Bell."

Bonus Trivia

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Was convicted of two misdemeanors following a Christmas Day 2014 bar fight in Wisconsin, but acquitted of a felony charge of reckless endangerment.

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