Who is Dustin Diamond ?
Dustin Neil Diamond is an American actor, director, rising comedian, and musician who was born on January 7, 1977. He started acting from childhood.
He is best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers throughout the “Saved by the Bell” franchise. It was the 1990s television show “Saved by the Bell” and its spin-off series. After ending “Saved by the Bell”, he has been working primarily as a stand-up comedian and reality show star.
How much is Dustin Diamond's net worth?
Diamond is estimated to have a net worth of 300 thousand dollars in 2020.
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How has he earned this money?
Diamond is estimated to have a net worth of 300 thousand dollars in 2020. He was earned through not only his work on the many episodes in the Saved by the Bell multi-series franchise but from his stand up work, multiple celebrity guest appearances, and voice work on cartoon franchises as well.
He earned $120 per episode on the Celebrity Fit Club. Although Diamond had a considerable net worth, the star was allegedly selling t-shirts back in 2006 in an attempt to save his house from foreclosure.
A Mini Biography of Dustin Diamond
- His birth name is Dustin Neil Diamond.
- People know him as Dustin Diamond.
- He was born on January 7, 1977 (age 43) San Jose, California, U.S.
- His father taught digital electronics for a computer-processing firm and his mother was a computer operator.
- By nationality, he is an American.
- His ethnicity is San Jose, California, U.S.
- He believes in the Jewish religion.
- Libra is his zodiac sign.
- He is an actor, director, rising comedian, and musician.
- He married Jennifer Misner in 2009 with whom had a longtime relationship, though the two have since separated.
- He is now almost 43 years old.
- Height is 1.78 meters.
Dustin Diamond's Early Life
Dustin Diamond was born in 1977 in San Jose, California, in a Jewish family. His father Mark Diamond taught digital electronics and his mother was a computer operator mother.
Diamond caught the acting bug early, starting with professional appearances in children’s TV show at the age of 10. Dustin was a live mannequin for a store when he was younger.
Educational Background of Dustin Diamond
Diamond started his education at Zion Lutheran School located in California. He had achieved a black belt in Karate. He plays bass in the band Salty the Pocketknife.
He was ranked 16 in VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Kid Stars. He is a noted fan of professional wrestling and he has a side gig as a professional wrestler for an independent promotion in Wisconsin. Has also prepared televised appearances as a fan of WWE programming.
Dustin Diamond's Married Life
He married Jennifer Misner in 2009 with whom had a longtime relationship, though the two have since separated. He had formerly dated actress, Candace Cameron, in the mid-1990s.
Before marriage, his girlfriend Jennifer suffered a miscarriage of their first child in December 2004 due to an ectopic pregnancy. They later created the Dustin Diamond foundation in 2005 for supporting organizations that specialize in child care.
Career in Acting
Diamond began acting as a child at the age of 10. He became familiar for playing the nerdy and lovable Samuel “Screech” Powers on the television show Saved by the Bell. He played many minor roles in films until he had got the role of Samuel “Screech” Powers in Saved by the Bells. He played this role for about thirteen years since it started with Good Morning, Miss Bliss, from 1988-1989.
After Saved by the Bell ended in 1993, Diamond started to act the role in Saved by the Bell: The College Years, which ran from 1993 to 1994. He has made outlook in films like Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, American Pie Presents the Book of Love, Hamlet A.D.D. Diamond then played the character again in Saved by the Bell: The New Class. In this show, Screech returns to Bayside High School as an assistant to Dennis Haskins’ school principal, Mr Belding.
The New Class ran from 1994 to 2000 and by the time this spin-off of the show finished, Diamond was 23, having played Screech non-stop since the age of 10. Diamond got popularity on reflection with his “Saved by the Bell” which would represent the peak of a career but it would soon go awry.
Stand-Up Comedy And Others
After Saved by the Bell, Dustin Neil Diamond started a career in comedy. He has worked as a stand-up comedian on several reality shows including: “The Weakest Link,” “Celebrity Boxing 2,” “Celebrity Fit Club,” “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling,” and “Celebrity Big Brother.”
Diamond has had some performance tours. He is a staunch supporter of professional wrestling he was part of the Memphis Championship Wrestling in 2000. He competed in Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
Dustin Neil Diamond has involved in music and has founded the alternative metal band Salty The PocketKnife, where he plays bass. After recording their first album, the band pulled down due to internal conflicts. He was the writer of several band’s songs.
He is the author of the book Behind the Bell, 2009, in which he reveals the inside story of crew and cast of the show.
A sex video of Dustin Neil Diamond titled Screeched – Save by the Smell was released into the public domain in 2006. In the video, Dustin Neil Diamond having sex with two women. He always claimed that his involvement in the video was fake.
In 2006, Diamond tried to sell 30,000 t-shirts to save his ownership of a $250,000 Wisconsin home. Each t-shirt was to go for $15 – $20 but Some buyers claimed that they never received the t-shirt even after paying for it.
Dustin Neil Diamond has been arrested many times for different faults. He stabbed a man with a switchblade knife after a bar brawl on December 26, 2014, in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. He was arrested with his fiancée, Amanda Schutz and she faced charges of disorderly conduct. Amanda was fined $500 for that offence. On the other hand, he was convicted on May 29, 2015, of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
He was ordered to four months in prison on June 25, 2015. But after serving three months, he was released on probation. However, he was again re-arrested in May 2016 for violating his terms of probation.