‘Franklin & Bash’ Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Celebrity Q&A
on July 18, 2011

I just saw Mark-Paul Gosselaar in a new TV show, Franklin & Bash. What can you tell me about him?
—Reba Callahan, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Gosselaar, 37, is the youngest of four children born to an Indonesian mother and a Dutch father. His older siblings were born in the Netherlands, while the actor, who speaks Dutch, was born in Panorama City, Calif. He’s divorced and has a young son and a daughter. One of the reasons the former Saved by the Bell heartthrob agreed to join the new comedy drama, in which he and Breckin Meyer play streetwise lawyers, is because TNT films the series in Los Angeles, near his home and children. “I sometimes don’t pick gigs on location because it takes me away from my kids for too long,” he says.

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