Who is Dustin Diamond? Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Arrested, Instagram, Net Worth

Dustin Diamond Wiki – Dustin Diamond Biography

Dustin Diamond alias Screech is an American actor, director, stand-up comedian, and musician best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers throughout the Saved by the Bell franchise.

Screech is not dead according to a death hoax spread on social media in October 2020, suggesting that the actor had died. Diamond began acting as a child. He’s popularly 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 through its final incarnation, Saved by the Bell: The New Class.

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. The College Years was canceled after one season. He then returned to Bayside High as Principal Belding’s assistant in The New Class episodes, remaining with the show until its cancellation.

Diamond attended Zion Lutheran School.

Dustin Diamond Age

Dustin Diamond is 43 years old.

Arrested and Charges

According to the parody piece, Diamond — who played the nebbishy Samuel “Screech” Powers in the 1990s NBC comedy — was serving a 15-year sentence for stabbing a heckler when he was “tragically struck down in prison resulting in his death.”

As many Facebook users pointed out, Diamond is not currently in prison. However, the 43-year-old comedian and director was sentenced to four months in a Wisconsin jail in 2016 after a 2015 conviction for disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon the prior year. Diamond was released a month early, whereupon he was forced to return to the clink a month later over a probation violation, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office. He stayed there for just two days.

Diamond has not been confirmed to appear in the upcoming “Saved by the Bell” reboot, which premieres Nov. 25 on the NBC streamer Peacock.

Death Hoax

The purported hoax was perpetuated by social media users who were eager to break the fake news. “Thy gatt Screech son lol,” wrote one Facebook user above a screenshot of the story. Another shared the still with a link to an unrelated music video on YouTube.

As it turns out, the piece was published by the website Rings, which bills itself as a “fabricated satirical newspaper and comedy website” that “uses invented names in all its stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized.” The story is especially suspect as it hasn’t been reported by any other news outlets, according to Reuters.

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In October 2020, a death hoax spread on social media suggesting that the 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.”

Diamond was last in the news in June 2020 when TMZ reported that the actor was behind nearly $300,000 on his mortgage in Port Washington, Wisconsin.


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