Dustin Diamond Biography – Dustin Diamond Wiki
Dustin Diamond (born Dustin Neil Diamond) was an American actor, director, stand-up comedian, and musician. He was best known for playing Samuel “Screech” Powers on Saved by the Bell, which aired for four seasons between 1989 and 1993 on NBC.
Diamond began doing stand up comedy after the end of Saved by the Bell. He was also featured on a number of game and reality shows including The Weakest Link, and Celebrity Boxing 2. He has also made several appearances in films, including Made (2001), Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003), Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003), Tetherball: The Movie (2010), All Wifed Out (2012), and College Fright Night (2014) and executive produced a 2014 Lifetime telefilm, The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story.
In 2014, he was sentenced to four months in prison for allegedly stabbing a fellow patron in a scuffle at a Wisconsin bar on Christmas Day; he was released a month early. He was arrested again in May 2016 for violating the terms of his probation. He later told his former SBTB co-star-turned Extra TV host Mario Lopez of jail, “It’s not like what you see on TV, I’ll tell you that. It’s pretty daunting, pretty scary going into that environment.”
“We are aware that Dustin is not considered reputable by most. He’s had a history of mishaps, of unfortunate events. We want the public to understand that he was not intentionally malevolent,” the actor’s agent, Roger Paul, said in a statement. “He — much like the rest of those who act out and behave poorly — had undergone a great deal of turmoil and heartache. His actions, though rebukeable, stemmed from loss and the lack of knowledge on how to process that pain properly. In actuality, Dustin was a humorous and high-spirited individual whose greatest passion was to make others laugh. He was able to sense and feel other peoples’ emotions to such a length that he was able to feel them too — a strength and a flaw, all in one.”
Dustin Diamond Age
Dustin Neil Diamond was born on January 7, 1977, in San Jose, California, United States. He died on February 1, 2021, in Florida. He was 44 years old.
Dustin Diamond Wife
Dustin Diamond married his wife Jennifer Misner in 2009. The couple separated in 2013. Diamond and ex-wife Jennifer Misner dated for years before they were married and later separated and eventually divorced. They did not have any children.
Dustin Diamond Amanda Schutz
Dustin Diamond previously dated Amanda Schutz. They were engaged but the pair split.
Dustin Diamond Children
Dustin Diamond did not have any children.
Dustin Diamond Death
Diamond died on February 1, 2021, at age 44, after a battle with stage IV lung cancer. His rep said in a statement: “He was diagnosed with this brutal, relentless form of malignant cancer only three weeks ago. In that time, it managed to spread rapidly throughout his system; the only mercy it exhibited was its sharp and swift execution. Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful.”
Mark-Paul Gosselaar said, “I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dustin Diamond, a true comedic genius. My sincere condolences to his family and friends,” Gosselaar, who played Zach Morris, said in a statement to Us. “Looking back at our time working together, I will miss those raw, brilliant sparks that only he was able to produce. A pie in your face, my comrade.”
Tori Spelling, who played Dustin Diamond’s onscreen girlfriend Violet Anne Bickerstaff, wrote on Instagram: “My 1st onscreen love Dustin Diamond got his Angel wings today. Before there was David and Donna there was Screech and Violet. Dustin was my first on-screen kiss. He welcomed me with open arms onto the set of Saved By the Bell. As one can imagine being the newbie on a hit show was overwhelming for a 14-year-old girl. He not only showed me around but made sure I was always ok. Such a young gentleman. He was kind, smart, and always making everyone laugh. He was a great scene partner. He was a really good guy. I’m sad after the show we never had much contact aside from occasionally running into each other at events. I’m glad he’s out of pain. He’s an icon to me professionally and personally. RIP Samuel love, your Violet ❤️”
Mark-Paul Gosselaar tweeted: “Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dustin Diamond, a true comedic genius. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Looking back at our time working together, I will miss those raw, brilliant sparks that only he was able to produce. A pie in your face, my comrade.”
Dustin Diamond Cause of Death
Dustin Diamond’s cause of death was Lung cancer. He was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in January 2021 and was receiving treatments at a Florida hospital.
Dustin Diamond Net Worth
Diamond said he had filed for bankruptcy protection in California in 2001 and had gotten into a financial hole because his parents had spent money he had earned from Saved by the Bell. In 2006, it was reported that Diamond was selling T-shirts at $15 a pop in an attempt to stave off a foreclosure of his home in Port Washington, Wisconsin.
Dustin Diamond Family
His father, Mark Diamond, taught digital electronics for a computer-processing firm and his mother was a computer operator for Pacific Bell.
Dustin Diamond Instagram
Dustin Diamond’s Instagram (@realdustindiamond) has over 5k followers.