Being a celebrity is hard work.
Sometimes you get one big break and you have to ride that role for the rest of your life.
That is certainly the case for Dennis Haskins who played Mr. Belding on teen program Saved by the Bell.
After local public relations company Rockit Promotions wrote a Where Are They Now-style post on its blog featuring the man who played Mr. Belding, he quickly fielded a correction, because Rockit hadn’t updated his work history. It is understandable that he wanted to clear things up a little, so everyone should note that Dennis Haskins has done a lot since his days at Bayside High. He played Judge #2 on How I Met Your Mother, throwaway character Phil Beachum on Mad Men, and he’s set to play Santa Claus in a film titled Holly, Jingles and Clyde 3D in 2013.
And that’s all well and good, but in addition to his busy work schedule, Mr. Haskins would like you to know that he makes paid public appearances, and that he gets paid to take photos with fans. You can even participate in the old art of karaoke with Mr. Belding, who has something called “Karaoke with Your Favourite Principal Dennis Haskins a.k.a. Mr. Belding” on the Internet.
Below is a conversation I had with the man we all loved as the principal who just couldn’t get control of his students: