Top Ten Movies With Appearances by Saved by the Bell Alumnae

Has any television show or movie ever cursed the film prospects of actors the way Saved by the Bell has? Can you imagine anyone involved in the show doing anything but living in the Indiana/California high school known as Bayside? No. You can't.

We'll grant Tiffani(-Amber) Thiessen some cred for vamping it up as Valerie Malone on 90210, and Liz Berkley, no one's faulting you for trying to shake off your SBTB image. M-P Gosselar & Mario Lopez, as much as you blew us away with NYPD and Pacific Blues, respectively, Dead Man on Campus and Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story are one thing: awful.com/horrible. Lark Voorhies - you got engaged to Martin Lawrence and still couldn't even get into one of his mediocre movies! As for Dustin Diamond, we'll let him off the hook this time. [Of the series' stars, only Dennis Haskins managed to do anything of note - and that was sit next to me at the coffee shop in the South Bend (IN) airport. Unfortunately, people tell me this doesn't count as a "movie".]

Yet... some actors involved in SBTB did have success on the big screen... you just didn't realize they they were involved in SBTB or that you saw them in the good movie.

10. Billy Madison
Charactor in film: Veronica Vaughn
Charactor on Saved by the Bell: "Ginger"
When Slater dressed up as an astronaut for a masquerade ball, Ginger thought he was a deep-sea diver. HA!
Who is it? IMDB & Photo

9. The Lion King
Charactor in film: Pumbaa the Warthog
Charactor on Saved by the Bell: Leon Carosi
This actor is also known for playing "naked subway man" in an episode of Seinfeld
Who is it? IMDB & Photo

8. White Men Can't Jump
Charactor in film: "Robert"
Charactor on Saved by the Bell: Lt. Chet Adams
In the episode where the gang joins Bayside's army cadet program, the finale includes an American Gladiators-style jousting event, where the players face "Beldo" (Mr. Belding). After Belding is knocked out rather quickly by Kelly and Zack, Lt. Adams responds in typically tough fashion: "Pathetic, Beldo."
Who is it? IMDB & Photo

7. Speed
Charactor in film: "Terry"
Charactor on Saved by the Bell: "Graham"
Perhaps more than any other person ever to appear on Saved by the Bell, Graham was like someone you actually know (and can't stand): he was all about saving the environment when everyone else cut school. No wonder Jessie decided to go back to Slater at the end of the episode.
Who is it? IMDB & Photo

6. Catch Me If You Can
Charactor in film: Mr. Hendricks
Charactor on Saved by the Bell: Mr. Dewey
Mr. Dewey was the gang's Ben-Stein-without-the-wit teacher, best known for this episode.
Who is it? IMDB & Photo

5. Dick Tracy
Charactor in film: Lefty Moriarty
Charactor on Saved by the Bell: Mr. Moody
Mr. Moody:(calling security)"This is Melvin Moody and I'm in a bad Moody, I mean mood!"
Who is it? IMDB & [Photo Unavailable]

4. Starship Troopers
Charactors in film: Carmen Ibanez and Zander Barcalow
Charactors on Saved by the Bell: "Cynthia" and Jeffrey Hunter
Actor #1 was saved by Slater in an episode set at the Malibu Sands Beach Club, while Actor #2 stole Kelly and broke Zack's (and your) heart.
Who are they?
#1: IMDB
#2: IMDB & Photo

3. Ed Wood
Charactor in film: Frantic Usher
Charactor on Saved by the Bell: Sylvester
Sylvester was one of the great SBTB nerds. Although, not as great as giants such as Big Pete (think: "No problem. I got extra credit for my Spanish cooking class.") and Maxwell Nerdstrom
Who is it? IMDB & Photo

2. The Naked Gun
Charactor in film: Wilma Nordberg
Charactor on Saved by the Bell: Dr. Turtle, M.D.
Lisa's mom was everything an ersatz Claire Huxtable could want to be: tough, driven, and rich.
Who is it? IMDB & [Photo Unavailable]

1. Boogie Nights
Charactor in film: Hot Traxx Dancer
Charactor on Saved by the Bell: Johnny Dakota
Oh Johnny Dakota, how could you think Kelly Capowski would go for a pot-smoking movie star?
Who is it? IMDB & [Photo Unavailable]