Dustin Diamond was an American actor, director, musician, occasional wrestler, and also a comedian. He got international fame by his role in a television series “Saved by the Bell.” At the time of his death in 2021, he had a total net worth of about $300 thousand.
Best Known for:
Dustin Diamond is best known for his role as Screech from ‘Saved By the Bell. It was about high school boys and their headmaster. In this series, his character was a quirky person, bringing a lot of fame to him.
His full name was Dustin Neil Diamond. He was born on January 7, 1977, in San Jose, California. His father’s name was Jaimee, and his mother was Mark Diamond. He belongs to an educated family, and his father worked for a computer processing firm. Diamond’s mother worked as a computer operator in a telephone company. By religion, Diamond was Jewish, and he studied at Zion Lutheran School.
Diamond made his acting debut in 1987 as a child actor when he was thirteen years old. His first appearance was in Samuel’s “Screech” Powers on a television show. He played this role from 1988 to 2000. His role in “Saved by the bell” continued for thirteen years from its beginning “Good Morning, Miss Bliss” to the ultimate end of the series “Saved by the Bell: The New Class.”
After the end of the series “Saved by The Bell,” Diamond started working as a “stand-up comedian.” Apart from comedy, he was also featured in reality shows like Celebrity Boxing 2 and The Weakest Link.
His other projects are Done, Jane White Is Sick & Twisted, The Return Show, Star Dates, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Duck Dodgers, Screeched: Saved by the Smell, A Dog for Christmas, Hamlet A.D.D. and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.
In 2009 Diamond published a book named “Behind the Bell.” This book depicts the backstage behavior of Dustin’s castmates. This book made a lot of controversies on the cast of “Saved By the Bell.” Later, when Mark-Paul Gosselaar was questioned about his experience on the set of “Saved by the Bells,” he criticized the book. Moreover, he said that he has an excellent experience with the cast members, and he never experienced such incidents. In 2013, Dustin claimed that the book is written by a ghostwriter and is overly exaggerated in its stories.
Since his childhood, Diamond was interested in wrestling. In 2003 he appeared in Port Washington, Wisconsin, and NWA-TNA’s Asylum in 2002. Diamond also took part in Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling as a contestant.
Besides acting and wrestling, Diamond was also a singer. He formed a band known as Salty The Pocketknife. After releasing the first album, the band split up due to internal clashes and disagreements. Diamond wrote a couple of songs. He also did commenting in The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest.
Diamond was in a long-term relationship with Jennifer Misner. In 2009 he married Jennifer. Later in 2013, the couple separated and then divorced. According to them, they had no baby. One shocking thing about Diamond is that his death certificate listed him as he never married anyone.
In 2006, Diamond released the sex tape “Screeched – Saved by the Smell.” He and his friends, in a monthly gathering, exchange such kinds of videos. Later in an interview on Oprah Winfrey Network, he revealed that a stunt double superimposed his likeness.
Other legal issues:
In 2015 Dustin Diamond was arrested during a bar fight while defending his soon-to-be-wife. This incident got viral as Diamond attempted murder in a bar. Later he cleared the situation and told everything. Due to this incident, he was sentenced to four months, out of which he only served two months.
According to CNN, in 2016, the diamond was again arrested. He took an oxycodone pill and violated the terms of his probation. Later some sources revealed that he was released after two days.
In California, Diamond filed for bankruptcy. In 2003 he settled inhe two days of the arrest. Port Washington, Wisconsin. In June 2006, in a famous radio show, Diamond asked his listeners to purchase a T-shirt from his website. He used this technique to avoid foreclosure on his house.
In 2018 he put his Port Washington house for sale, and himself moved to Florida. The Diamond House is located in a village in Spinnaker West in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His house, built in 2003, is a 2,700-square-foot Cape Cod-style home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is on an area of .55 hectares. The value of the house is around $ 312,000.
Diamond sold his home when it was facing foreclosure. In 2019 due to the bursting of pipe in the house, massive damage occurred. When his house was in foreclosure, he told TMZ that his home now has nothing, so presently; foreclosure does not mean anything at all.
Due to the water his, all the paintings, pictures, videos, and a lifelong group were ruined up. He further said, “With my items, I’ve lost. It now feels like Wells Fargo is trying to kick me when I’m down.” So Diamond sold his home for $280,000.
Diamond was fighting a disease of small cell carcinoma of the lungs. It is a Lung Cancer. His cancer was diagnosed at its extensive stage. Diamond just completed one round of chemotherapy in Cape Coral, Florida, when he died on February 1, 2021. Diamond was 44 years old at the time of his death.
“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond struggled throughout his life to make his career. He was an all-rounder man with excellent skills. Through his work, he made everyone laugh. At his death, he was young and was planning for more projects.