Dustin Diamond

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Dustin Diamond
Birth name Dustin Neil Diamond
Born January 7, 1977 in San Jose, California, USA
Died February 1, 2021 in Florida, USA from stage four small-cell lung carcinoma
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
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Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Good Morning, Miss Bliss Samuel Powers 1988–1989 1
Saved by the Bell Samuel Powers 1989–1993 1 2 3 4
Saved by the Bell: The College Years Samuel Powers 1993–1994 1
Saved by the Bell: The New Class Samuel Powers 1994–2000 2 3 4 5 6 7

Recurring Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
It's a Living Little Sonny 5x10 - The Sonny's Mother Show November 28, 1987
The Wonder Years Joey Lapman 2x09 - Loosiers February 28, 1989
The Wonder Years Joey Lapman 3x16 - The Glee Club February 27, 1990
The Munsters Today Rob 3x09 - Mind Reader December 1, 1990
American Playhouse Young Stiles Triple Play II June 21, 1991
Getting By Tommy 2x08 - Pinball Wizard December 7, 1993
Hang Time Samuel 'Screech' Powers 3x11 - The Hustlers October 18, 1997
Hang Time Himself 6x06 - At the Movies October 28, 2000
Off Centre Himself 1x14 - Mission Im-posse-ble February 17, 2002
The Rerun Show Doctor 1x04 - Saved by the Bell: Jessie's Song/The Jeffersons: Florence in Love August 13, 2002
Duck Dodgers Xainius the Eternal 3x05A - The Best of Captains, the Worst of Captains April 22, 2005
Duck Dodgers Xainius the Eternal 3x05B - That's Lifomatica April 22, 2005
Tom Goes to the Mayor Himself 2x01 - My Big Cups June 4, 2006
Robot Chicken Samuel 'Screech' Powers / Gilbert Lowell / Employee 3x16 - Boo Cocky September 7, 2008
The Game Himself 5x20 - Cold Swine Sucks... and So Does Falling in Love! May 22, 2012
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Himself 3x11 - Snow Job April 30, 2017

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style Screech Powers November 27, 1992 Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas Screech Powers October 7, 1994 Saved by the Bell

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Weakest Link TV Child Stars Edition November 16, 2001
Hollywood Squares September 8-12, 2003

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Young Artist Awards

(2 Nominations)


  • Born to a Jewish family
  • His mother worked as a computer operator for Pacific Bell and his father taught digital electronics at a computer-processing firm
  • Attended Zion Lutheran School
  • Has a black belt in karate
  • Married his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Misner in 2009; they have since separated
  • Was arrested in 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin for possession of a switchblade knife that he allegedly pulled on a man who was stabbed during an altercation at a bar; was convicted of two misdemeanors in 2015 and sentence to 4 months in prison; was released on probation after serving 3 months, but was arrested in May of 2016 for violating terms of probation