Mario Lopez's Mexican heritage in many ways defines him as a man, and even more particularly as a parent. "Family in the Mexican culture is so important -- the food, the get-togethers, the strictness, and... we spend quality time together," he says. In terms of his parenting style, Lopez isn't afraid to call on traditional or "old-fashioned" values.
TV viewers first became acquainted with Mario Lopez in a big way when he was a kid himself, playing A.C. Slater on Saved by the Bell in 1989. Now Lopez, just having turned 41, is all grown up.