Mark-Paul Gosselaar: I Dyed My Hair Blonde Constantly for 'Saved By the Bell'

"When was I ever blonde? That's not real!" he said.

ByABC News
August 6, 2014, 1:46 PM

— -- Mark-Paul Gosselaar first rose to fame as blonde-haired teen Zack Morris in the popular sitcom, "Saved By the Bell."

However, a lot of work went into making him look like that: He dyed his dark hair blonde for every episode.

"People go, 'Wow! You're not blonde anymore,'" Gosselaar said during an appearance on "Live with Kelly & Michael." "When was I ever blonde? That's not real!"

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Gosselaar, 40, now starring in the TNT series "Franklin & Bash," said that while he's glad to have maintained a friendship with his former co-star Elizabeth Berkley, he's not sad that his constant trips to the hairdresser are done. In fact, he marvels that after "putting toxins on [my] hair for six years," that he hasn't gone bald.

"I can't believe I have hair now," he said. "I did that... [and] it wasn't natural."