Screech from Saved By The Bell (and its progeny The College Years and The New Class) was certainly typecast, and didn’t have much of a future outside of the franchise.
- He directed and released his own sex tape (although apparently acted by a stunt double) and resorted to appearances in things like Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
- He alienated himself from his Bell co-stars with a tell-all book that he claims was fabricated by the ghost writer.
- He hawked T-shirts on the Howard Stern show to avoid foreclosure on his house, and was found guilty of disoderly conduct after pulling a knife in a bar fight as well as later for carrying a concealed weapon. He served 3 months in prison in 2015.
There’s sad news for those of us who grew up with the show, and fondly remember Zach and Kelly Kapowski or just remember Bell-alum Mario Lopez more for entertainment updates on hotel TVs.
Walked into my hotel room & this fool is on my TV… pic.twitter.com/exN6Ud59ru
— Mario Lopez (@mariolopezviva) January 25, 2019
Diamond is receiving chemotherapy for stage 4 small cell carcinoma. And he blames hotels (but not Mario Lopez) for his illness.
The rep says Dustin’s worked all over the country on film sets and at comedy clubs for meet-and-greets … and sometimes had to stay in pretty questionable hotels and motels, because there were no other options.
We’re told Dustin believes some of these spots might have had mold or asbestos … which he could have breathed in, causing his cancer.
You’d think, though, the traveling a lot and moving around would mean avoiding prolonged exposure to carcinogens – that if you stay in one place and that place is associated with increased cancer risk, you might find yourself a statistic, but if you spend a single night someplace and move on your risk is much lower.
The hotel lifestyle may not be good for the waist line or relationship stability, but surely it helps you avoid spending too much time drinking the wrong kind of water.