WVU Children's Hospital Gala

Mario Lopez

Meet Mario

Mario Lopez is a constant presence on the pop culture scene with a legion of fans across the world. Actor, New York Times best-selling author, producer, and host, Lopez’s prolific career has made him one of the most sought-after personalities in entertainment today. Lopez became a household name as A.C. Slater on the hit ‘90s teen series, Saved by the Bell. He also stars in and produces the wildly popular Saved by the Bell reboot on Peacock. Lopez is the host of NBC’s Access Hollywood and Access Daily and has an overall development deal with NBC/Universal.

Additionally, Lopez currently hosts the national iHeart radio programs On with Mario Lopez and iHeartRadio Countdown with Mario Lopez, as well as the boxing podcast 3 Knockdown Rule, which is available on most podcast platforms. Lopez’s acting credits include This Is UsJane the Virgin, and Nip/Tuck, among many others. In 2008, Lopez made his Broadway debut as Zach in the revival of A Chorus Line, during which he met his wife, Courtney. They have three adorable kids, Gia, Dominic, and Santino and dogs, Julio and Oscar.