18 Facts About Dustin Diamond


Dustin Neil Diamond was an American actor and stand-up comedian, best known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers throughout the Saved by the Bell franchise.

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Dustin Diamond was born in San Jose, California, the son of Jaimee and Mark Dustin Diamond.

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Dustin Diamond'sfather taught digital electronics for a computer processing firm, and his mother was a computer operator for Pacific Bell.

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Dustin Diamond returned to Bayside High as Principal Belding's assistant in The New Class episodes, remaining with the show until its cancellation.

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Dustin Diamond began doing stand-up comedy after the end of Saved by the Bell and toured on and off after that.

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Dustin Diamond made several cameo appearances in films, including appearances in Made and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star .

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In 2007, Dustin Diamond was a cast member of the fifth season of Celebrity Fit Club.

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In 2009, Dustin Diamond published an inside story of the show's cast and crew, from his point of view, titled Behind the Bell.

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Dustin Diamond was a musician and formed an alternative metal band called Salty The Pocketknife.

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Dustin Diamond appeared on truTV's The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest.

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Dustin Diamond was a spokesperson for the Rockford, Illinois-based insurance company Insurance King.

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In 2008, Dustin Diamond was a contestant on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, broadcast on CMT.

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Dustin Diamond was a special guest referee for a match at Celebrity Big Bang Wrestling, Mistress Devon James vs Susan Finkelstein on July 22,2010.

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On February 11,2011, Dustin Diamond teamed with Jordan McEntrye and Knight Wagner, losing to MsChif, Marion Fontaine and Krotch in an intergender match at AAW in Merrionette Park, Illinois.

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Dustin Diamond moved to Florida in 2018, and put his house in Port Washington up for sale the following year.

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On December 26,2014, Dustin Diamond was arrested in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, for possession of a switchblade knife, which he was alleged to have pulled during a bar altercation in which a man was stabbed.

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In early January 2021, Dustin Diamond was diagnosed with extensive stage four small cell carcinoma of the lungs.

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Block and Dustin Diamond were close friends, and Block would say of Dustin Diamond "Everyone he was surrounded with was because of who he was, " Block said.

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