For '90s kids, there are few things better than firing up an old episode of Saved by the Bell. That nostalgic dose of Zack Morris and the rest of the Bayside High School crew will brighten up any day. But after four hijinks-filled seasons, the original show ended in 1993. So what have the cast members been up to over the past 30 years? Well, a few followed truly surprising career paths that fans never expected.
Dennis Haskins played Principal Belding for 12 years, going from Good Morning, Miss Bliss right through to Saved by the Bell: The New Class. He had to audition for the role seven times before making it his own — although he did miss out on shooting the pilot. The character did his own catchphrase, though: "Hey, hey, hey, what is going on here?"
Dennis Haskins: actor, singer, comedian
Dennis Haskins never stopped acting after his Saved by the Bell run, but he also dabbled in other industries as well. He released a music album in 2009 and has even tried his hand at stand-up comedy. The actor has returned to his fan-favorite role many times over the years, too. You may have seen him in Robot Chicken or Victorious.
Every Saved by the Bell fan remembers Kelly Kapowski. Played by Tiffani Thiessen, she was the student that everybody loved, the head cheerleader, and the captain of multiple sports teams. And it was her will-they-won't-they love story with Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) that played out across many seasons and revivals of the show.
Tiffani Thiessen moved to the 90210
After her stint at Bayside High, Thiessen landed a lead role in Beverly Hills, 90210 and spent the next four years in that famous zip code. In 2001 she reportedly turned down the opportunity to star in Charmed, but she bounced back in 2009 with a recurring role in White Collar. These days, she's the host of MTV's Deliciousness.