Dustin Diamond Wiki – Dustin Diamond Biography
Dustin Diamond alias Screech is an American actor, comedian, and musician. He is known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers throughout the Saved by the Bell franchise. He was born to a Jewish family in San Jose, California. His father taught digital electronics for a computer-processing firm and his mother was a computer operator for Pacific Bell. He attended Zion Lutheran School.
Dustin Diamond is 43-years-old.
Dustin Diamond Wife, Children
Diamond currently resides in Port Washington, Wisconsin. He married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Misner in 2009, though the two have since separated.
In 2001, Diamond filed for bankruptcy in California. On June 13, 2006, Diamond appeared on The Howard Stern Show asking listeners to visit his website and purchase 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” in order to raise $250,000 and avoid foreclosure on his house.
Diamond began acting like a child. He became known for playing the nerdy and lovable Samuel “Screech” Powers on the television show Saved by the Bell, a role he played for close to thirteen years from its beginning as Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1988–89) through its final incarnation, Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1994–2000). Continuing the series into college, Saved by the Bell: The College Years shows most of the cast transplanted into not only the same college but also the same college dormitory, where Screech continued his typical misadventures. The College Years was canceled after one season. Diamond returned to Bayside High as Principal Belding’s assistant in The New Class episodes, remaining with the show until its cancellation.
Arrested and Charges
On December 26, 2014, Diamond was arrested in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, for possession of a switchblade knife, which he was alleged to have pulled during a bar altercation in which a man was stabbed. Amanda Schutz, his fiancée, also faced a charge of disorderly conduct in relation to the incident, was found guilty and fined $500. On May 29, 2015, Diamond was convicted of two misdemeanors, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
He was cleared of the most serious charge, recklessly endangering public safety. On June 25, 2015, Diamond was sentenced to four months in prison. He served three months and was released on probation. Diamond’s probation agent determined that he had violated the terms of his probation, and he was arrested in May 2016.
Diamond has been arrested several. In December 2014, he was involved in a bar brawl that resulted in a man being stabbed and Diamond ended being arrested in relation to the incident. He was sentenced to four months in prison on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct in 2015. He was also fined $500. ABC News reported at the time, that Diamond was released on probation three months into his sentence.
CNN reported at the time that Diamond was rearrested in May 2016 after he was found to have violated the terms of his release. The Associated Press later reported that Diamond’s probation violation was his use of an oxycodone pill. The AP report said that Diamond was released within two days of his rearrest. At no point was Diamond sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Dustin Diamond Death Hoax
He from Saved by the Bell is not dead. In October 2020, a death hoax spread on social media suggesting the 43-year-old actor had died.
The story being spread on social media-originated from a website named Ringsssss. The headline of the story read, “Saved by the Bell’s Dustin‘ Screech ’Diamond’ Killed in Prison Riot at age 43. ” The story alleges that the riot occurred as Diamond was close to the end of a “15-year sentence for a stabbing that happened after someone criticized his comedic skills and heckled him at a comedy club.”
The website’s about section describes Ringsssss as a “fabricated satirical newspaper and comedy website.” The website says that it uses fictional names in stories “except in cases when public figures are being satirized.”
Diamond is a well-known celebrity thanks to his role on Saved by the Bell. Had he died, his death would be reported nationally and internationally. Heavy could find no other reports that allege Diamond is dead.
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