Mario Lopez

Lopez in 2011, s_bukley /

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 10, 1973

Ethnicity: Mexican [Spanish, Indigenous]

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

His parents were born in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. He is married to actress and producer Courtney Mazza, with whom he has three children.

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.

He is a devout Catholic, and underwent baptism by immersion at the Jordan River.

Mario’s mother’s surname is Trasvina.


Curious about ethnicity

103 Responses

  1. myspace celebrity says:

    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!

  2. Vero D says:

    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…

  3. Deloy says:

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

  4. Lupe says:

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

  5. LaLa says:

    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.

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