Mario Lopez is a well-known Mexican American TV host who is also an actor and is best known for portraying the role of A.C. Slater on the television series ‘Saved by the Bell’. Lopez has appeared in a number of film and television shows and has also hosted several events like the Miss Universe contest. He was the host of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. Here is a quick summary of Mario Lopez’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Mario Lopez Jr. was born in San Diego, California, on October 10, 1973, to his parents Mario Michael Lopez Sr. and Elvira Lopez.
He completed his schooling in 1991 at Chula Vista High School. In there, he used to wrestle for his school and came seventh in California state. He began acting by 10 years old and went on to appear in ‘Kids Incorporated’.
In April 2004, Mario Lopez was married to Ali Landry, after dating each other for six years. Their marriage was annulled after two weeks. In December 2012, he got married to Courtney Mazza. The couple has two children named Gia Francesca Lopez and Dominic Lopez. He has also dated Karina Smirnoff from 2006 to 2008.
Mario Lopez began his career as a child actor by appearing in ‘a.k.a. Pablo’ on ABC in 1984. In the same year, he went on to appear in ‘Kids Incorporated’. In 1989, he appeared in the main role in ‘Saved Bell’. Lopez has successfully appeared in its spin-offs.
In 1995, he became the host of ‘Masters of the Maze’. This was followed by appearing in the film ‘Fever Lake’ in 1996. He has also appeared in many TV movies including ‘Killing Mr. Griffin’, ‘The Soluna Project’, ‘Holiday in Handcuffs’, ‘Husband for Hire’, and ‘Grease Life’.
He has served as the host of the shows ‘The Other Half’, ‘Pet Star’, ‘MTV’s Top Pop Group’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’, ‘Candy Crush’, and ‘H8R’. In 2006, Lopez became a contestant on ‘Dancing with the Stars’.
In 2008, he made his Broadway debut by appearing in ‘A Chorus Line’. He has lent his voice in the animated film ‘The Smurfs 2’ in 2013. His other film roles include ‘Get Him to the Greek’, ‘The Dog Who Saved Christmas’, ‘A Crack in the Floor’, ‘Eastside’, ‘Big Brother Trouble’ and ‘Outta Time’.
Mario Lopez is also an author and has released many books including ‘Extra Lean’ and ‘Mario and Baby Gia’.
Awards & Achievements
Mario Lopez has received the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2014 and 2016. He has been nominated three times for the American Latino Media Arts Award Awards. He has won four Young Artist Awards from eight nominations. Lopez has been nominated twice for the Teen Choice Awards. In 2006, he got nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category at the Imagen Foundation Awards.
Net Worth of Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez has an estimated net worth of more than $16 million. His annual salary is an estimated $3.5 million per year. He made his fortune by appearing in several television shows and films. Part of his wealth also comes by releasing books, which has entered in the list of New York Times bestseller. He owns an Audi-R8 worth $200,000 and his house in Glendale, is worth $1.9 million.
Mario Lopez is considered one of the most popular television hosts in the world. He has hosted several shows and events in his career. When it comes to fitness and health, Lopez has been a very proponent. He has appeared on the cover of the magazine ‘FitnessRX For Men’. His popularity has also made him host Miss Teen USA contest, Miss USA contest, and the Miss Universe contest. He has also co-hosted ‘The X Factor’ in 2012.