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.

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 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

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


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

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


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!!

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