Published On: Jul 18 2011 01:10:06 PM CDTUpdated On: Jul 28 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT
With Elizabeth Berkley, aka Jessie Spano, turning 44 on Thursday, what better time to check in with her and the rest of the gang from "Saved by the Bell"?
Mark-Paul Gosselaar played Zachary "Zack" Morris, the camera-addressing, scheming protagonist of most episodes.
Gosselaar is seen here arriving at the FOX 2016 Upfront event on May 16, 2016, in New York City.
Dustin Diamond played Samuel "Screech" Powers, Zack's nerdy best friend.
Diamond is seen here with his girlfriend Amanda Schutz at the Ozaukee County Courthouse in Port Washington, Wisconsin, on Dec. 29, 2014, during his status hearing on charges related to his role in a bar fight in which a man was stabbed. He was eventually found guilty of disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon and served three months in jail in early 2016.
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen played cheerleader Kelly Kapowski, Zack's dream girl.
Thiessen, who in 2000 dropped the hyphenated Amber from her first name to be billed professionally as simply Tiffani Thiessen, is seen here volunteering at Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles as a part of The Feeding America Pledge to Volunteer Campaign on April 4, 2016.
Mario Lopez played jock Albert Clifford "A.C." Slater, who didn't always see eye-to-eye with Zack, or, as he liked to call him, "Preppy."
Lopez is seen here on May 1, 2016, walking the red carpet at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
Elizabeth Berkley played the straight-laced, brainy Jessica "Jessie" Mrytle Spano.
Berkley is seen here on June 11, 2016, attending the 15th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Brentwood, California.
Lark Voorhies played Lisa Turtle, the fashion-crazed girl who was also the unwanted object of Screech's affections.
In the spring of 2012, Voorhies appeared looking quite different in heavy makeup and dyed red hair on the Yahoo! web series "The Yo Show" (pictured). She again made headlines recently when she married a man she met on Facebook in a quickie Las Vegas wedding in April 2015, only to file for divorce six months later.
Dennis Haskins played everybody's favorite principal, Mr. Belding.
Haskins is seen here attending the premiere of the movie "A Million Ways to Die in the West," in which he had a minor role, on May 15, 2014, in Westwood, California.
Stage magician and comedian Ed Alonzo appeared in early episodes of "Saved by the Bell" as Max, the owner of the The Max, a favorite hangout of the gang. The role allowed Alonzo to show off his quirky humor and magic tricks, but he was eventually written off the show, with The Max coming under new ownership.
Alonzo is seen here in February 2014 performing at The Drama League's 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Neil Patrick Harris in New York City. Alonzo's had cameos on several other TV series since "Saved by the Bell," including "Murphy Brown," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Modern Family," but has mostly focused on magic. He has worked to create illusions for concerts for singers such as Michael Jackson and Britney Spears and continues to perform regularly at amusement parks and other venues.
"Saved by the Bell" had many guest stars over its five season run, including Tori Spelling -- who played Violet Anne Bickerstaff for two episodes. Spelling went on to do "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Scream 2," "Scary Movie 2" and the new update of "90210."
Leah Remini was also a guest star on the show before she went on to star in the hit sitcom "The King of Queens."
Bridgette Wilson (pictured with husband, tennis star Pete Sampras, and their son in 2009) guest-starred in five "Saved by the Bell" episodes as Ginger. She went on to star in the movies "Billy Madison" and "The Wedding Planner," and the daytime drama "Santa Barbara."
Juliet Mills played Miss Bliss on two episodes of "Saved by the Bell." The show was preceded by the 1987 series "Good Morning, Miss Bliss," which starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Dennis Haskins, Lark Voorhies and Dustin Diamond as the "Bell" class in junior high. Mills' sister Hayley Mills, of "Pollyanna" and "The Parent Trap" fame, had played the title character in "Good Morning, Miss Bliss," but was replaced by Juliet Mills for the "Bell" guest slots.
Scott Wolf appeared in four uncredited stints as an extra on "Saved by the Bell" from 1990-91 before gaining attention for his role on the television drama "Party of Five" in 1994.
Patrick Fabian, the star of the 2010 summer horror movie hit "The Last Exorcism," played Professor Jeremiah Laskey on the spin-off series "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" from 1993-94.
One of the largest bank branches around is closed and customers are feeling left out in the cold. The Bank of America on upper State St. and Hope Ave. is closed and customers say it's been that way for days.
A plan to have fresh water from an ocean desalination plant flowing into the system by October in Santa Barbara is behind schedule and that's causing concerns. A new schedule shows drinking water won't be produced, tested and approved until January.