How come we just found out about Jim Harbaugh’s Saved by the Bell cameo? The most obvious answer is probably because it happened on Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Seriously. Who cares about that spin off?
Regardless, if you haven’t seen the clip, it’s worth watching. The 49ers head coach not only plays himself, while he was quarterback of the Colts, he also happens to be Screech’s cousin. And, he gives some pretty awesome advice.
The interesting thing about Saved by the Bell is that while the show has become a cult-like favorite for many of us, it never really was known for having major guest stars or cameos from big names. Which is why this whole Jim Harbaugh cameo is getting a lot of attention. However, there were some familiar faces throughout the show’s run.
11. Casper Van Dien
Before Casper Van Dien achieved cult-status in 1997’s Starship Troopers, Johnny Rico had an uncredited role in the 1991 episode “Pipe Dreams”.
10. Eric Dane
If you watch Grey’s Anatomy, then you know Eric Dane as Dr. Mark Sloan, aka McSteamy. If you don’t that show, you may have seen him as Multiple Man in X-Men: Last Stand. But, back in 1991 he showed up at the Malibu Sands Beach Club in the episode “The Game” to cause some trouble.
9. Soleil Moon Frye
Punky Brewster herself appeared as the gold digging Robin in 1992’s “Screech’s Spaghetti Sauce”.
8. Bridgette Wilson
Before appearing in movies like Billy Madison and I Know What You Did Last Summer, and marrying tennis great Pete Sampras, Bridgette Wilson appeared in several Saved by the Bell episodes in 1992. Her character was the ditsy blond Ginger.
7. Denise Richards
In one of her first acting appearances, the future Mrs. Charlie Sheen showed up during the last episode at the Malibu Sands Beach Club. Her character Cynthia attempted to attract Slater by fake drowning.
6. Scott Wolf
Scott Wolf gained fame when Party Of Five first aired in 1994. But, just a few years earlier, the young actor appeared in several Saved by the Bell episodes in 1990 and 1991. Although uncredited, we’ll always remember his performance as “movie patron” in “The Aftermath”.
5. Tori Spelling
While Tori Spelling was playing Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210, she also made several appearances as Screech’s girlfriend Violet Bickerstaff.
4. Casey Kasem
The well-known radio personality, and of course voice of Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, stopped by The Max to host a dance as himself in the episode “Rockumentary”.
3. Leah Remini
The future King of Queens star stole Zack’s heart as Stacey Carosi, daughter of the owner of the Malibu Sands Beach Club – Ernie Sabella the voice of Pumbaa in The Lion King – where the gang spent the summer working in 1991.
2. Christine Taylor
Before getting hitched to Ben Stiller, and appearing in films like The Wedding Singer, Zoolander and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Christine Taylor appeared in the 1991 episode “S.A.T.s” as Heather Brooks. Her character asked Zack Morris to tutor her after his surprisingly high S.A.T. score.
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1. The Thanksgiving All-Stars
OK, this is cheating just a little bit, but it has to be included for the sheer star power that showed up during Saved by the Bell: The College Years. In the 1993 episode entitled “A Thanksgiving Story,” the gang received a helping hand from celebs like Brian Austin Green, Jonathan Brandis, Night Court’s Marsha Warfield and Jenna von Oÿ aka Six from Blossom. But, the best guest star was Mr. Belding himself Dennis Haskins.
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