Dustin Diamond Fortune Is – That’s How Rich Dustin Diamond Really Is – You Won’t Believe It
Dustin Diamond Net Worth: Dustin Diamond is an American actor, musician, director, and stand-up comedian who has a net worth of $300,000. Dustin Diamond is best known for his role as Screech on the television show Saved by the Bell and its spin-off series. Since the end of the various “Saved by the Bell” shows, he has mainly worked as a stand-up comedian and reality show star.
Career: Dustin Neil Diamond was born on January 7, 1977 in San Jose, California. His family is Jewish. His father taught digital electronics for a computer processing company and his mother was a computer operator at Pac Bell. He attended the Zion Lutheran School. He started acting as a child and was 11 years old when he was cast on the 1988-89 season of Saved By the Bell.
Fine Arts: Diamond played Samuel “Screech” Powers on the NBC hit show from his premiere as Good Morning, Miss Bliss in the 1988-89 television season through his final incarnation, Saved by the Bell: The New Class from 1994-2000. Saved by the Bell: The College Years not only featured most of the cast at the same college but also in the same dorm where Screech continued his trademark misadventures. The College Years was canceled after one season. Diamond returned to Bayside High as Principal Belding’s assistant on episodes of The New Class and remained with the series until its cancellation.
Six years after the show ended, Diamond made headlines for starring in a sextape he directed and released himself called “Screeched – Saved by the Smell.” However, Diamond did an interview for “Where Are They Now?” on the OWN network where he wasn’t actually in the sex film; rather, a stunt double was provided with his likeness.
After being rescued by the bell, Diamond began doing stand-up comedy. He has also appeared on a number of reality shows including The Weakest Link, Celebrity Boxing 2, Celebrity Fit Club, Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling and Celebrity Big Brother. While at Celebrity Fit Club, he got into a confrontation with fellow actresses Kimberley Locke (American Idol), Cledus T. Judd (country singer), Da Brat (rapper), host Ant and the show’s personal trainer, the former USMC Sergeant Harvey Walden IV. The incident culminated in an open confrontation with Diamond challenging Ant to a physical fight and then issuing the challenge to Harvey Walden after Walden Ant.
A huge fan and supporter of professional wrestling, Diamond was previously involved with Memphis Championship Wrestling in March and April of 2000. Since then he has had many wrestling engagements as a referee, manager and even as a tag team partner, which led to his competing on the CMT show Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
Diamond has also appeared in a number of films including Made (2001), Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003), American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009), Tetherball: The Movie (2010), and Hamlet ADD ( 2014).
Diamond released the inside story of the cast and crew of Saved By the Bell in 2009 entitled Behind the Bell. The book paints a very unflattering picture of Diamond’s fellow actors and their allegedly dirty behavior backstage. A number of former crew members and cast members of “Saved By the Bell” were highly critical of the book, including Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who described his own experience with the show as positive and didn’t see where the book’s negative claims actually played out on set occurred. Diamond also claims in the book to have had sex with 2,000 women, including Linda Mancuso, NBC vice president of children’s programming, who is 18 years Diamond’s senior.
During his aforementioned interview on a December 2013 episode of Where Are They Now, he said the book was ghostwritten by an author who interviewed him and compiled the book based on the interview. He claimed that many parts of the book, such as claims about teenage sex and drug use, were fabricated from very insignificant statements he made during interviews, such as his comment, “Yeah, there were a bunch of kids on the set with hormones, so… what do you think of that?”
Diamond is also a musician and founded the alternative metal band Salty The Pocketknife. He played bass and wrote most of the music. Shortly after recording their first album, the band broke up due to internal disagreements. Diamond has also appeared on truTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest… as a commentator.
He appeared as a host at the 12th Annual Juggalo Convention.
Diamond currently resides in Port Washington, Wisconsin. He married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Misner in 2009. Since then they have separated.
Sometime before her arrest in 2014, he became engaged to Amanda Schutz. Amanda is a professional clown. Her clown name is Loli Pop the Clown. She provides entertainment at children’s parties. In her role as a clown, Schutz appeared on an episode of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Personal Action: In December 2014, Diamond was arrested after a brawl at a bar in Port Washington, Wisconsin, after he allegedly stabbed another patron with a switchblade during an altercation with his fiancée. Both Diamond and his fiancée face disorderly conduct.
Over the years, the state of Wisconsin has filed tax orders against Diamond totaling $82,156, and in 2014 he was found to owe the Electrical Construction Industry Board of Wisconsin $40,000.
Personal Life: He had a number of failed real estate projects after his stint with the Saved by the Bell franchise. In 2001, Diamond filed for bankruptcy in California. On June 13, 2006, Diamond appeared on The Howard Stern Show and urged listeners to visit his website and buy a t-shirt. Diamond stated on the show that he hoped to sell 30,000 t-shirts that read “I Paid $15.00 to Save Screeech’s House” to raise $250,000 and avoid foreclosure on his house. It turned out to be just a publicity scheme, although years later, in 2010, Wells Fargo moved to actually having his home foreclosed on.
Diamond resides in Spinnaker West Subdivision. His home, built in 2003, is a two-story, 2,700-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom Cape Cod-style home. It sits on 0.55 acres of grounds. The home is valued at approximately $312,000.
|Birth date:||January 7, 1977 (43 years old)|
|Job:||Comedian, actor, musician, film director|
|Nationality:||United States of America|