Mark-Paul Goesselaer) on Saved by the Bell and Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1989-1993).
And when he played Ryan in the homoerotic horror movie The Journey: Absolution (1997).
And when he played Dr. Mike Hamoui on Nip/Tuck (2008-2010), getting naked in the shower room and causing unexplainable longings in the ostensibly heterosexual plastic surgeons.
And lots more. I could post a thousand beefcake photos of Mario Lopez, but really, there aren't many people in the world who aren't familiar with his physique. It's the most photographed in Hollywood, and deservedly so.
But I'm still fixated on that smile. Has anyone ever seen Mario not smiling, except when he's acting on screen? He even smiles at the papparazzi who follow him on his morning jogs.
For that matter, has Mario ever said a bad word about anyone? Has anyone ever said a bad word about him? (Ok, I criticized him for making a heterosexist statement on his website, but he has certainly made up for it by being a long-term gay ally.)
He's on every list of the "Most Beautiful Celebrities," but he should also place high on the list of the "Nicest Celebrities."
He turned 39 on October 10, 2012. Hopefully he won't retire until he's 89, so we can have look forward to another 50 years of beefcake and impish grins.