Dustin Diamond

 

Date Of Birth

January 7, 1977
 

Biography

Actor, musician and stand-up comedian Dustin Neil Diamond was born on January 7, 1977 in San Jose, California.  He studied at Daniel Chapel AME Zion Elementary located in Anaheim.  He was just a fifth grader when he started acting as Troy Kokes on the sitcom Good Morning, Miss Bliss.  Outside the entertainment industry, Dustin's first job in a department store required him to act as a live mannequin.  He was also bass player for the band called Salty the Pocketknife.

Good Morning, Miss Bliss eventually evolved into Saved by the Bell , a show that won the Best Off-Primetime Family Series award at the 1990 Young Artist Awards.  Dustin Diamond played Samuel “Screech” Powers on the NBC series.

He also appeared as Tommy on Getting By, as Greeter on Star Trek : The Next Generation, as Joey Harris on The Wonder Years and as Rob on The Munsters Today.

Among Dustin Diamonds' film credits are Big Fat Liar, The Price of Life, She's Out of Control, 13th Grade and Hamlet A.D.D.  He was also cast as Simone for the highly acclaimed B-Movie Jane White is Sick & Twisted.

In 2002, this karate black belter defeated Welcome Back, Kotter actor Ron Palillo on the second episode of FOX's Celebrity Boxing.  He also participated on Weakest Link and Star Dates.

In 2004, he did a TV commercial for Trivial Pursuit 90's Edition.

Dustin Diamond is one of the alumni on VH1's reality TV series Celebrity Fit Club : Boot Camp.  The show divides the 8 contestants into two groups and the teams are given several physical challenges every week.  Each members are also weighed regularly to see if they achieved their target goal weights.  A team composed of a nutritionist, a psychologist and a physical trainer oversees the participants.  Diamond was cast member on the fifth season and was part of the winning team called The Athletes.  He lost 30 pounds by the end of the season five.



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Place of Birth

San Jose, California
 

Birth Name

Dustin Neil Diamond
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

- He has a black belt in karate.

- He is a big fan of professional wrestling and has even appeared as a professional wrestler for an independent promotion in Wisconsin.

- He is a member of the band Salty the Pocketknife, where he plays bass.

- He has isolated himself from the cast of Saved by the Bell, and the only one he still talks to is Dennis Haskins.

 

Filmography

2012: Little Creeps (video) - Professor Donnely
2011: Hamlet A.D.D. - Bernardo
2010: Tetherball: The Movie - Coach McAger
2010: Big Money Rustlas - Man in Outhouse
2010: Minor League: A Football Story - Richard Wellington
2009: American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (video) - Alumnus Guy #1 - Special Appearance
2009: Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie - Buster (voice)
2008: Robot Chicken (TV series) - Employee/Gilbert Lowell/Samuel 'Screech' Powers
2008: Our Feature Presentation - Mr. Renolds
2005: 13th Grade - Corey
2005: Duck Dodgers (TV series) - Xainius the Eternal
2002: The Rerun Show (TV series) - Doctor
2002: Big Fat Liar - Wolf Party Guest
2002: Jane White Is Sick & Twisted - Simone
2001: Longshot - Waiter
1994-2000: Saved by the Bell: The New Class (TV series) - Samuel 'Screech' Powers
1994: Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (TV movie) - Samuel 'Screech' Powers
1993-1994: Saved by the Bell: The College Years (TV series) - Samuel 'Screech' Powers
1993: Getting By (TV series) - Tommy
1989-1993: Saved by the Bell (TV series) - Samuel 'Screech' Powers
1992: Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style (TV movie) - Samuel 'Screech' Powers
1992: Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV series) - Wind Dancer
1990: The Munsters Today (TV series) - Rob
1989-1990: The Wonder Years (TV series) - Joey Harris/Joey Lapman
1989: She's Out of Control - Kid on the Beach
1988-1989: Good Morning, Miss Bliss (TV series) - Samuel 'Screech' Powers
1988: Purple People Eater - Big Z
1988: Big Top Pee-wee - Child - Deke
1987: Making a Living (TV series) - A Young Sonny
1987: Yogi's Great Escape (TV movie) - Chubby Kid (voice)
1987: American Playhouse (TV series) - Young Stiles
1987: The Price of Life (short) - Young Stiles
 

Nickname

Dirty Sanchez
 

Height

6' (1.83 m)
 

Quotes

"A lot of people do standup comedy in hopes of landing a television series. Well, I'm just the opposite. I've already had a TV series and now I'm doing standup. If this doesn't work, soon I'll be doing security with Gary Coleman."

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