- Full Name: Mario Michael Lopez, Jr.
- Date of Birth: October 10, 1973
- Place of Birth: San Diego, California
- Profession: Actor and television/radio host
- Marital Status: Married
Net Worth History of Mario Lopez
Lopez’s acting career started when he was young and 1984 was the year that Lopez began acting and had been cast in several television series, such as “a.k.a. Pablo” and “Kids Incorporated”. He made a guest appearance on the television sitcom “The Golden Girls” as a young Cuban boy facing deportation. He received a small part in the big screen movie “Colors” in 1988 and it was in 1989 that he was cast as A.C. Slater on the popular television show “Saved by the Bell”. This role was steady for five (5) years.
Lopez starred in the made for television movie “Breaking the Surface” in 1997 where he played Greg Louganis (an Olympic diver). The following years, he secured the role as Bobby Cruz on the TV series “Pacific Blue”.
Mario Lopez joined the cast of “The Bold and the Beautiful” in March of 2006 as Dr. Christian Ramirez but by July of 2006, he was released from this contract. He made a guest appearance on “Nip/Tuck”, “George Lopez” and “Sesame Street”. He also co-hosted (as a guest) on the “Wendy Williams Show”.
His hosting career began in 1992 when he hosted “Name Your Adventure”. He continued to host the television show “Extra” and several MTV reality shows such as “American Best Dance Crew”. Other hosting gigs included “Masters of the Maze” and “Dating Factory”.
For a few months in 2012, he co-hosted the “X-Factor” with Khloe Kardashian. He continued in this role for several more seasons (without Kardashian). He also hosted a how on Animal Planet in spite of his severe allergies to cats.
In August of 2014, Mario Lopez began hosting the HOT AC edition of the iHeartRadio countdown. He also hosted his own show “Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby”.
About Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez graduated from high school in 1991. His sport of choice during that time was wrestling and he placed second in the San Diego Section and placed seventh in the entire state of California. He is from Mexican descent and was raised in a large family that practiced Catholicism and attended church services on a regular basis.
After a long six year courtship, Mario married Ali Landry, on April 24, 2004 and the marriage was annulled within two weeks.
He then dated his dance partner (from Dancing with the Stars) for a couple of years (between 2006 and 2008), but they never married.
Lopez married again in 2012 and wed Courtney Mazza. Together, they have a son, Dominic and a daughter, Gia.
In addition to acting and hosting television shows, Mario is also a published author. He has three non fiction books on the market. The first is a fitness book that was published in 2008. The second is cookbook that became a bestseller on the New York Times list. The third non fiction published book was a follow up to the first cookbook that was released in 2012. In addition to these non fiction works, he also published a sweet children book that was centered around his daughter, Gia and Mario’s relationship with her.