Dustin Diamond wasn't invited to 'Saved by the Bell' reunion

"It would have been fun, but I don't see it as a personal insult," the actor insisted.
By Annie Martin  |  Feb. 20, 2015 at 11:51 AM
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MILWAUKEE, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Dustin Diamond wasn't invited to the Saved by the Bell reunion on The Tonight Show.

The 38-year-old actor revealed as much in a recent interview with Fox6 News. Diamond and actress Lark Voorhies were noticeably absent from the Jimmy Fallon-hosted reunion earlier this month, but the star said there are no hard feelings.

"It would have been fun, but I don't see it as a personal insult," he insisted. "Here's the way I look at it. I walk a very honest and humble path, and I know what kind of person I am. I'm very comfortable where I fit in life."

Diamond alienated himself from his former co-stars by releasing tell-all book Behind the Bell in 2009. The inside story paints several cast members in a negative light, but the actor told interviewer Brad Hicks a ghostwriter took what he said out of context.

Diamond portrayed Samuel "Screech" Powers on the NBC sitcom, and also appeared on spinoff Saved by the Bell: The College Years. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley and Dennis Haskins all appeared in the Tonight Show sketch.

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