Mario Lopez

by ethnic on September 14, 2008

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 10, 1973

Ethnicity: Mestizo-Mexican

Mario Lopez is an American actor and television host. He is known for playing A.C Slater on the series Saved by the Bell.

He is of Mexican descent. Both of his parents were born in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico.

He was a high school wrestler and is an avid boxing fan. He also commentates professional boxing fights.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Extra (2013) stated that Mario’s genetic ancestry includes Indigenous American, Spanish, and British.

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cdonorab November 30, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Correction. He has english ancestry as well. There’s a youtube video of him and his wife getting DNA results from a genealogist from ancestry. In the video the genealogist said the English ancestry was from the last 200 years.

follers November 30, 2016 at 9:43 pm

Actually, she explicitly stated that it was BEFORE 200 years ago. Beh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDy-SOrcgEg

anen87 February 16, 2016 at 4:39 am

To be technical he’s actually a Harnizo-Mexican.

sebastianvalladolid December 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Mestizo for sure not too white not too native

Connerfromvine August 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Mexican is about as vague as “American”

Devotion October 26, 2015 at 5:57 pm

He’s probably have Spanish and Native.

fuzzybear44 October 26, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Well hat’s what his dna test said

fuzzybear44 October 26, 2015 at 9:03 pm

correction-Well that’s what his dna test said

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 5:09 am

Nothing black about him. He looks Mexican.

abbracci June 14, 2015 at 8:34 pm

He’s pure Mexican. A lot of Mexicans look Caucasian.

neiltennant August 8, 2015 at 6:22 am

where in the world he would consider caucasian ?? :-)

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 8:12 pm

He doesn’t look white though, tf??

M June 14, 2015 at 6:50 pm

He probably has a little black in him. He looks like a tri-racial Puerto Rican.

Cossette August 5, 2015 at 12:25 pm

He actually took a DNA test, he is 70% European and 30% Native American. No sub-Saharan African. Actually in Mexico very very few of them have any sub-Saharan African blood in them, and even when they do it’s very low, like 2-5%

fuzzybear44 August 5, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Not from from the Dna test I ‘ve seen.it States that the Avg mestizo is 3-8% African. Just because Mario is testing negative, just means he s one of the population that doesn’t. Have any recent ancestry, and that’s all

cwm85 August 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm

No he’s not. Sorry.

M May 31, 2015 at 6:55 am

I always used to think he was gay, he sets of my gaydar like no tomorrow. I know he has a wife and a kid, but that really doesn’t mean crap. Ricky Martin was married to a woman and knocked her up, then he came out of the closet. Btw, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with being gay, I just had to add my commentary here.

M May 31, 2015 at 6:56 am

*sets off

Check7t December 12, 2014 at 7:06 pm

70% European and 30% Native, typical Northern Mexican look.

cdonorab October 10, 2014 at 11:43 am

He also has English ancestry as well. There’s a YouTube video of him getting DNA results indicating that he has some English ancestry.

Moors discovered the world December 9, 2013 at 3:26 am

Since someone doesn’t know his history Columbus had navigators and they where Moors(African) who had been to the America’s many times also they brought education to Europe if you learned anything in school you would know all of Africa was named Ethiopia after Leo Africanus described it.

Check7t December 12, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Doesn’t matter, they were North African Arab/Berbers initially (mostly Riffian Berber) and most Muslims (Moors) in Al-Andalus were ethnic Iberian converts to Islam. Leo Africanus disquisition was about the physical landscape of North Africa.

Check7t December 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Addendum: they didn’t bring “education to Europe” except enlightenment on Islam. Iberians were already civilized before Al-Andalus, thanks to the prevenient Romanos.

thomas1987 December 13, 2014 at 5:51 am

Moors were Caucasian
just because someone is from Africa doesn’t mean they are black
north Africans are Caucasian
just take a look at Cleopatra
and google it I saw actual paintings of the moors from those times.they had white skin and. Brown or red hair.

fuzzybear44 August 5, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Well yes many moors were white, which is no surprise seeing how people were converting left and right. However the original. Berbers or moors whichever term you wish to use, were black. There were laws centuries old, that clearly state what the Berbers or moors(whichever. Term you wish) were black. You should also remember the old phrase ( not all moors were black, but all blacks were moors). That’s. Why they came up with that saying.

Cossette August 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm

“Moors discovered the world”, wow. I don’t know where you got that load of shit but I wouldn’t try preading it around, enough of the world is ignorent as fuck. You should actually try study history before you start talking about it.

ricoh December 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Slavery existed in Mexico in all parts of the country for over three hundred years. Five hundred thousand African slaves were shipped to Mexico. Vast majority of Mexican people represent three races, African,European, and Indian. The first president of Mexico Gurrialo was a brown skin man of mixed race,Afromexican.

jarocho March 8, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Mario Lopez DNA results
70% European and 30% Native American
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOFzeC8BJ9c

gottlob March 9, 2013 at 1:35 am

Come on you mean to tell me this guy is not part Black? He is brown dark and ethnic looking, in fact he looks like Rapper LL Cool J .. lol

the punisher December 1, 2013 at 1:38 am

why you blacks always cathegoriza people he not even lose on being black most likely he is close of being Asian

Lotus December 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm

He looks good for a 40 year old man however a bit too plastic and his neck is a bit disgusting. Whatever happened to aging gracefully? Much hotter in his Saved by the Bell days that’s for sure.

Laser1231 August 5, 2012 at 11:55 pm

EVERYONE NEEDS TO STFU about mexicans being part black how the hell are mexicans part black…. How the heck can blacks come to america they were never in america until 300 years ago when europeans brought them here some slaves here Africans were never developed giant sea boats to come here. Native americans and Mexicans have asian/Eurasian ancestry that gives them high cheek bones, Long black thick straight hair chiseled noses and asian eyes Spaniards came to mexico and mixed giving them curly hair big eyes.

naizai January 2, 2013 at 11:32 am

Well technically there were some African slaves that settled in Mexico, mainly Veracruz.

Blahby June 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Uh, technically there have been slaves in America and it is in some white people’s blood (much of it) but nobody sees them as black because it is a tiny amount. Mario doesn’t have black people hair or features at all. He is Indigenous and Spaniard and some English. Maybe LL Cool J and so many black people who hate themselves should let their hair grow out so they can show off their very obvious ties to Africa…they are African…and stop wishing to be other people so bad.

fuzzybear44 June 24, 2013 at 4:57 am

@Blahby

LL was losing his hair,that why he shaved.I could say some mean things,but not all Latinos are like you.

fuzzybear44 January 3, 2013 at 5:09 am

Look at this Documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIzHIRCBtdE

Your own people are telling you this.Deal with it and move on.

Blahby June 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Black people want to be white and hispanic, lol! You know it’s true!!! They don’t even like their own kind…pretty sad.

ethnic June 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm

With all the hate in your tone it Sounds like you have serious issues with yourself.

fuzzybear44 June 24, 2013 at 5:01 am

@Blahby

That sounds like an issued you have.You want to be white and you can’t.So to try and make yourself feel better,you attack others.Projecting your own feelings on to them.Ethnic is right,you suffer from low self-esteem,and that’s pretty sad.

gigi February 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm

geez anything mixed with Mexican is hot damn even the food and tequila is good!!…I love Mexicans!!

rrr November 16, 2011 at 11:56 am

he kinda has some african aswell cause his parent are from the coast of mexico but not every mexican has african or european or indian blood
i have a fucking jewish nose but until i know most of my ancestors are amerindians from chiapas and spanish looking from michoacan so i dont know how i got this nose so mexicans are really diverse people

jarocho March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm

no you idiot, he is from Sinaloa, Mexico and according to his DNA test, he is 70% European and 30% Native American, deal with the reality, he has no black in him
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOFzeC8BJ9c

ricoh September 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm

He looks like a African American mixture,just George Lopez all of them are mostly African despite the fake eurocentric small dna gene pool test. The whole population Mexico are mixed with African peoples.

American87 September 22, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Maybe most do have African ancestry, and what´s your point? Unlike you, these guys are proud to represent their country and from where they came. They understand that it took many different peoples (Europeans, Natives, Africans, Asians) to build a country out of nothing. Americans need to take a little more pride in their heritage as well and stop trying to separate based on only one ancestrial lineage. We are all mixed up, and I´m a mixed up AMERICAN!

Jarocho October 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm

The whole mexican population isnt mixed with black only in some parts of Mexico, black slaves werent used in all of Mexico only some parts. Where his family is from, there were no slaves brought out there, they use native americans as slaves instead.

fuzzybear44 September 24, 2012 at 2:32 am

To Jarocho

Blacks were in north of mexico,especially after Slavery ended in Mexico.The second underground railroad lead into the North of Mexico.Land was given to the Black Seminoles(Nacimiento, Coahuila).The Los Angeles Pobladores(most of whom were black) came from Sonora and Sinaloa.There were ten colonies of escape AA in north Mexico etc.I’m not saying all modern day mexicans are mixed with African,but a good amount of you are.

fuzzybear44 March 9, 2013 at 1:00 am

@jarocho

I don’t know what all the laughter and name calling is all about.I clearly stated in my comment that (not all modern day mexicans are mixed with African),I guess you skipped over that part.We ‘re also talking about a 400yrs period,which any intelligent person would know that people change(especially with millions of Europeans flooding into the country).Also how could the Africans have died off in the mines,if they were recruited to be the Pobladores?In your silliness,all you did is verify what I stated. Also (As you freely admitted people of African ancestry were and are still there,no matter the size.Really Mario Lopez is one mexican out of how many. Certain Dna % shrink if there is no new contribution,30% native.Pretty soon you guys want be native at all,and there will be someone just like yourself,screaming were not native(they died off).

kikopa December 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm

You are a huge moron, not all mexicans are mixed with African. Many spaniards either tried to restrict themselves from mixing with blacks or even indigenous, also there were many european immigrant groups in mexico that came and mixed with the native cultures which obviously were not all slaves… i have european lineage that evaded mixing with native cultures by arranged marriages for generations. Though yes, many people in the whole world have African ancestry even if very far back- but that would include europe- therefore not in the context you seem to speak of.

fuzzybear44 September 24, 2012 at 2:41 am

To kikopa

That’s incorrect,they tried to restrict the blacks and indigenous from mixing.They didn’t restrict themselves from anything,they did bring women with them.Also the groups you speak of came much later in Mexico’s history(1800’s and later).However your right,not all mexicans have recent African heritage

fuzzybear44 September 24, 2012 at 3:09 am

meant to say they didn’t bring women with them

marjanel December 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Sorry but They did. There was a time when the Crown prohibited to Spanish descendants to sleep with Indigenous or blacks, if they did and were discoverd, both were punished(especially the indigenous or black person), you can see movies about that in Latin America. And Spanish did´nt brought women in the beginning, after that, Women begin to come to America(yeah America not USA).

Sarah September 24, 2012 at 2:05 am

afro cnetrists make up lies..mario is a mexican mestizo..he has clear amerindian and iberian featutes…natives influence in his eyes, forehead, high cheek bones, and Caucasian structure in head shape and jaws..now mexico was no slave plantation or shit..it was the main land for Spaniards to settle..only places that weren’t for settling were for slaves/work which were place like in the caribbean like the dominican republic..

george lopez tests isn’t accurate..a dam pale, hooked nose, and hairy jew american scored 23% native american in those baloney tests..we all know jew amrican ancestry is were freaken refugees and not colonial…american is a fob nation ..but mexico is mestizo nation of iberian and native ancetors from colonial times…most chicanos and mexicans have scored 0% to 0.1 black which is just a noise..some centrists want to spreed their negroid-tism to the world.. …a mexicans is mestizo as a Chinese is a Asian..you might as well try to find negro blood in chinese instead…plus in colonial times Mexicans lived in their little ranch and local area for 20-30 generations ..and socialized amongst their own ppl and societies..most didn’t even see a black person in their life time…and as for the little black slave population in mexico..most died since the life of slave didn’t last long..as for the leftover freed slaves, they were used for the civil war in where..most died..making the black population go from 7% to 1%.

fuzzybear44 September 24, 2012 at 3:07 am

To Sarah

Now I don’t know what’s in Mario’s bloodline,and could really care less.However I do know everything else you stated was crap.Everything I’ve stated,has been backed up by your own anthropologists.There the Museo de las Culturas Afromestizas in Cuajinicuilapa, Guerreo or Yanga, Veracruz.Look these thing up,the people didn’t die,it’s called assimilation. BTW they have tested Chinese,and even the Chinese EXPERTS who conducted the test were shocked at the results(African DNA).

Sarah September 25, 2012 at 12:58 am

@fuzzybear44 Costa chica, veracruz is a isolated little town/society that near the coast..near the caribbean they are the Rare. the majority is indeed mestizo….now mexico ain’t no Brazil..in where the Portuguese dropped off slaves in mass in that country, in where u can find tri-racial mullatos. out all colonies the spaniards were known not to bring many slaves..they don’t like their settlements t to be filled with slaves…so they used other places like the caribbean instead like ya know..

mexico didn’t recive a huge slave population.. becuz it wasn’t slave based economy. mexico’s afro admixed population is 1%..while 99% of mexico is Mestizo in the European +amerindian spectrum..and everyone knows that the life expectancy of slaves was short ..go read history on life as a slave. Mexico has more French, German, & Lebanese presence then “black”..I mean why should mexico acknowledge a non-existent negroid presence..while it can’t acknowledge “french”. Most of the rare black ppl in mexico are immigrants any way..like Giovanni dos santos who has..his afro ancestry from his Brazilian father..but you know what I still consider those 1% Afro-Mexicans as my countrymen, as long as they don’t want to pull the annoying victim card and they accept what we have in common is Amerindian and European admixture and not African. plus in mexico they are even more asian mexicans in Mexicali i and Baja California then there is “black”..so no need to acknowledge a non-Existent “asian or black” presence…becuz in mexico we aren’t a fob nation..all I have to say is “viva francia”. now have nice day…

fuzzybear44 September 26, 2012 at 1:58 am

Sarah

Look I Understand your basing everything your saying,by what you see today,Also by what you think someone,mixed with black should look like on the outside.However I’m basing everything on factual history,and all the dna sampling they’ve done down there.Such as :

Fact coming from(Jose Antonio MacGregor Campuzano, a Mexico City anthropologist):
In the 17th century the population of New Spain, or what today is Mexico,
was 3 million Indians, 1 million black African slaves and about 150,000 Spaniards.

Fact:
Nacimiento, Coahuila is home to the descendants of black seminoles

Fact:
Cerda-Flores and his colleagues also examined the DNA of Mexican-Americans in Texas, who came out as about 6 percent black. Other studies of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans by molecular anthropologists have come up with black admixture rates ranging from 3 percent to 8 percent

Fact:
“Afromestizos were part of the population that founded Nacogdoches, San Antonio, Laredo, La Bahía, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara.”

Fact:
pobladores recruited by the Spanish Crown to settle Los Angeles in 1781 were of African descent. Of the afromestizos in the group some hailed from Rosario, Sinaloa (a town where many of the residents were of African descent)

These are all Facts,done by your own people.Anytime slaves died,they got more.It was a slave based economy,whoever told you different ,was wrong.The only reason you don’t notice more afro looking people,is because Europeans have been flooding in there(and they believe in assimilation).Also that 1% that you mention,is just the people who can’t or want deny their African Blood.The others have assimilated,which why you get 1%-5% African blood level.However I know I’m wasting my time,because you already know this.The facts are coming out,you and other can continue to deny all you want,but it want change the facts.

heather August 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm

He is Sooo hottt !!

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm

He’s bi

rafael August 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm

you should know,queer

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 6:12 pm

U stupid ass Fag I wish u lived in Portland and I’d beat ur ass

rafael August 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm

yeah i think you really want me,queer

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm

What r u a 50 year old virgin tryna get at a high school boy ur a rapist!

is it friday yet April 25, 2011 at 9:43 pm

on saved by the bell the producers and directors wanted him to have his hair jerry curled..so thats why it was,,but his hair was naturally straight

411 April 26, 2011 at 2:31 am

Why would they want his hair in a Jerri curled style?

Itsz Giggulz Babii April 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm

OMG!!!! I thought he wuz rican! He is a sexy a** mexican! Suprisingly

Melanie Lombardi April 6, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Mario Lopez, is perfection. From body, face, dimples, smile & personality. Courtney Maza is a very lucky woman.

Jay wavy February 28, 2011 at 4:38 am

Wow Hes mexican i thought puerto rican.

Me myself and I December 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm

well I always wanted to know is he 1000% Indigenous or 50% White and 50% Indigenous (Mestizo)? can someone answer me? you would help! in advance thank you
and about Mario: I knew he was Mexican but I thought he had something else too!

Gago May 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Very few Mexicans have ‘only’ Native blood, sorry to rain on your parade. Those Mexicans you think are just pure native in the United States, you know: that walking swagger, ‘hey Essai!!’..those dudes are not as Native as they think. They have a lot of watered down Spanish ancestry. The Spaniards impregnanted every single Native woman, it was mandated by the crown to increase local populations. You want Native, look at the people from the Amazonian Jungle.

Oh, by the way, I look like George Lopez and have 57% European ancestry with a tremendous amount or Rb1 which is only found in Western Europe (Spain/Portugal).

WTF May 24, 2011 at 4:52 am

@Gago

LMAO,they didn’t impregnated every single Native woman.Next there were more Africans and mixed Africans there than Spaniards all the way up to at least the late 1800’s.Also Rb1 is also founded in Africa,plus Western Europe (Spain/Portugal)have been flooded with black people for who knows how long.In some places in Portugal the black blood % is still high

Niklaus December 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm

spoken like a true afrocentric idiot. blacks were there mixing with indians way before spanish ??? blacks only got to america as slaves u retard. why do u think blacks arent rly attuned tp swimming and sea water cuz theyre not rly that naval as u think. so what did they use to get over the ocean ???? rafts ?? its not a river stupid. plus spain and portugal rarely mixed with africans in ure book. cuz those africans were actually arabs not subsaharan blacks. u must live in USA cuz u think that african automatically means black. what a mule.

Jarocho October 15, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Hes probably around 60-65% european and the rest native but as a baby he looked asian, so he might have asian in him somewhere down the line. In the state that his parents are from, the mestizos are normally 60-65% european or even higher.

Susan December 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

You’re right. he looks Native and Spanish. His eyes especially look Native with their almond shape. He’s cute!

Niklaus December 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm

the reason why he looks asian is cuz natove americans cary the asian pool gene so they have similar eyes therefor if he inherited it from his native side that would register as asian.

jarocho March 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Mario Lopez DNA results
70% European and 30% Native American
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOFzeC8BJ9c

jessie October 14, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Oh yeah his meXicano…why wouldent he be we got the best looking people hello..

myspace celebrity August 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

I always found it hilarious how Slater didn’t know that he was Mexican (or at least embraced his Mexican side) until the college years. Then again, A.C. Slater was originally meant to be an Italian character so the writers never really changed his ethnicity for awhile.
Anyway, Mario Lopez is beautiful and has the cutest dimples!

Vero D July 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Why the heck does everyones keep saying ” he’s mexican, I would’ve never guessed.” What’s the big surprise?? He’s mexican and gorgeous!!! There are plenty of good looking mexican guys…

Deloy April 23, 2010 at 3:04 am

Omg he’s Mexican who would have known but idc he’s sexy as hell!!!!

Lupe December 1, 2009 at 9:59 am

I knew he was Mexican! I was arguing with my mom about this because she thought he was Puerto Rican…

LaLa October 29, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Jeeze, ppl! It is SO obvious Mario Lopez is Mexican! I guess I can tell b/c I’m a Latina! But really ppl have no clue.

ethnic October 14, 2009 at 3:05 pm
Yesica October 14, 2009 at 4:22 am

The name says it all! Mario “Lopez” and he looks Mexican… LOL!!!! That’s hilarious!!! Puerto Rican? No! He does not look puerto rican. My husband looks more puerto rican than him! Now, Rosie Perez… you can tell she is puerto rican… LOL…

jean pierre margall August 26, 2009 at 4:27 am

Wow I didn’t know mario lopez as mexican who would of guessed??

ethnic August 26, 2009 at 8:46 am

I sense the sarcasm. well with a name like that he couldve been Puerto Rican.

mario lopez interview March 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Mario Lopez is Mexican? I wouldn’t have guessed…

~AMEYO~ December 6, 2008 at 2:02 pm

I MISS THE SHOW SAVED BY THE BELL ITS THE BEST SHOW I LIKE ALL THEM OLD SHOWS…

rafael August 4, 2011 at 6:18 pm

your disgusting,please don’t tell me your fantasies

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Go fuck another 15 year old boy u gay rapist u know u want to. I just wanna kick your ass so bad and I’ve fought someone older I bet I can send ur Ass to the hospital

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Haha ur such a lil bitch and a fool cuz u believed all that I was lying! But I am 14! Stupid ass

rafael August 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm

ha ha ha you must really like getting beat up,most gay guys do.

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I’m not gay my GF is pregnant with my first son

rafael August 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm

damn at 15

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I <3 pussy

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 6:38 pm
ra.fael August 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

if you knew what you were doing she wouldn’t be pregnant

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Condom broke

ra.fael August 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm

maybe you need a smaller one

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm

See I’m a real man

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I needed I big one xl

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