Mario Lopez (born October 10, 1973) is an American actor and televison host who has appeared in several televison series, in films, and on Broadway. Best known for his portrayal of A.C. Slater on the TV series Saved By The Bell, Lopez has gone to appear in several projects since that time including Dancing With The Stars, which he finished second to NFL legend Emmitt Smith.
Lopez was the host of The X Factor USA from 2012-2013.
The X Factor USAEdit
Lopez was hired as the host along with reality televison star Khloe Kardashian Odom for season 2 after season 1 host Steve Jones was fired. Critics liked Lopez, noticing how natural he is in front of the camera, but didn't like Odom due what many perceived as awkwardness on her part.
In April 2013, Lopez was announced as the show's sole host starting in season 3.
Lopez has been married to dancer Courtney Mazza, whom he had been dating since 2008, since December 1, 2012. The couple have two children, daughter Gia and son Dominic.