Markpaulgosselaar_jimmyfallon_290 As he’s established himself as a grown-up actor with roles on “NYPD Blue,” “Commander in Chief” and now “Raising the Bar,” Mark-Paul Gosselaar has (understandably) distanced himself from his first big role on “Saved by the Bell.”

Consider the distance achieved.

Gosselaar was a guest on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Monday — and did the whole appearance in character as Zack Morris, his “Saved by the Bell” alter ego. Or is it that he’s been “Zack Morris” all along, and just had to change his name to “Mark-Paul Gosselaar” when he got his SAG card because there was already someone with his name in the union?

Watch for yourself (and be sure to catch the performance by his band, Zack Attack, at the 7:30 mark):

Fallon has made it his mission to host a “Saved by the Bell” reunion on “Late Night,” and it looks like things are lining up. I only hope that Zack and Kelly can put aside any lingering hard feelings over their breakup.

What did you think of “Zack’s” appearance? It’s kind of cool when an actor can poke fun at himself, no?

Posted by:Rick Porter