12 Actors Who Became TV HostsFrom Bill Maher to Mario Lopez, these thespians like it better on the other side of the interview table
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These days, he can be found dishing the latest American Idol gossip or counting down the days to royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton as the host of the entertainment-news show Extra. But to most females who were tweens or teens in the early Nineties, Mario Lopez will always be the acid-washed-jeans-wearing football-playing beefcake A.C. Slater from Saved by the Bell. (And for those with even longer memories, back in the Eighties, he co-starred with the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie in Kids, Incorporated, about an all-kids rock band.) The Jheri-curled mullet may be long gone, but Lopez's twinkling schoolboy smile is still intact.