If you were a gay teen in the early 90’s, there’s a good chance you had a crush on Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Zack Morris on “Saved By The Bell“.
Now, he’s 42 years old, but that’s not the only reason you won’t recognise him – the weight and beard also have something to do with it.
In preparation for his upcoming role on TV series “Pitch“, where he plays Mike Lawson (a famous baseball catcher), Mark grew a beard – and gained “substantial” weight – “TooFab” reports.
“I’ve been in the industry for a while and I do have something that follows me”, Mark says. “The show’s creator was really the first to say ‘I want to break that, I don’t want people to recognise you right away’ – that’s the beard.
“My wife hates it. She says ‘I didn’t buy you with a beard. I want the model without the beard'”.
So there it is (yes, Mark is the one on the left) –
And another one –
And a video –