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Published:December 27th, 2014 09:42 EST

The Tragic Life of 'Saved by the Bell' Actor Dustin Diamond (Screech)

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond, most famous for playing the wacky teen Screech, was arrested on Christmas in a small town near Milwaukee for allegedly stabbing a man in a bar fight, the Port Washington police department confirmed. He appeared in court Friday afternoon where he was charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety; carrying a concealed weapon; and disorderly conduct (use of a dangerous weapon)."


Washington Post

Diamond is infamous for playing Screech in "Saved by the Bell", arguably the most annoying nerd in sit-com history.

In a rational universe Diamond would have retired from show business and opened a comic book store catering to nerds, geeks and other social misfits.

But in this age of reality TV Diamond has appeared in several reality shows including "Celebrity Fit Club" and " Celebrity Boxing."

I imagined that Diamond would never have matched the notoriety he garnered playing Screech, but in 2006 he directed and released his own sex tape: Screeched " Saved by the Smell." In an interview on Where Are They Now  on Oprah`s network he claimed he wasn`t in the sex tape, that the flick actually starred a stunt double. Yeah, right! As if there could really be another human being in this world unfortunate enough to look like him.

Diamond had an ill-fated career as a bass player in a rock band called "Salty the Pocketknife." Speaking of knives, Diamond stabbed the bar patron with a switchblade. Diamond told police he accidentally stabbed the man while trying to defend his girlfriend.

Diamond used a stud double in his own sex tape, and he accidentally stabbed a man during a bar fight, dude needs to start taking responsibility for his actions.

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