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Mark-Paul Gosselaar reveals his middle name (Hint: It's not Paul)

Mark-Paul Gosselaar has many TV hits under his belt, from "Saved by the Bell" to "NYPD Blue" to "Franklin & Bash." But as we learned on TODAY Monday, he's also got many names — one of which tends to get left off when the credits on those shows roll.

As TODAY's Al Roker noted when Gosselaar visited, his former "Bell" co-star Tiffani Amber Thiessen has dropped the "Amber" from her professional name.

"Would you drop the 'Paul'?" Roker asked.

Not likely, said Gosselaar. "Mark-Paul is hyphenated; it's a first name," he said. "I do have a middle name; I could throw that in as well, again, if America doesn't mind the idea."

And what is this middle name? Harry!

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The actor said by adding it he could sound like a "distinguished actor" late in his career: "Maybe I'll just go by Harry. Or just M.P."


Anything is possible! Stay tuned this fall, when Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar returns to TV on NBC's "People are Talking."

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