Mario Michael Lopez, Jr. is an American actor and television host who is best known for his role as A.C. Slater on the NBC sitcom Saved by the Bell from 1989 to 1993, for being anchor of the syndicated entertainment news program Extra since 2008, and for hosting the competition show America's Best Dance Crew from 2008 to 2012 and The X Factor since 2012.

He currently hosts the annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade special, since 2011. Mario is to voice Cruz in Elena of Avalor.[1]


  1. "Mario Lopez Post". Twitter (January 12, 2017).