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Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s Daughter Pitches Better Than His Son: I Want My Girls to ‘Attain Their Dreams’

09/09/2016 at 11:15 AM ET

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar‘s kids may not be into the beard their dad’s been sporting for his new role on Fox’s Pitch, but he’s hoping they gain a positive outlook from the show.

“I think it’s an important message for my daughters and for my sons as well,” Gosselaar, 42, told PEOPLE at the Paley Center for Media preview of Pitch in Beverly Hills, California, on Thursday night.

“I have two sons, and I don’t want them to grow up in a world where they tell their sisters that they can’t play baseball because of their gender,” he adds.

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Admits His Kids (and Wife!) Aren’t Fans of His New Beard

08/10/2016 at 03:45 PM ET

Mark-Paul Gosselaar has some tough critics: his kids!

After revealing a scruffy new look at the 2016 Summer TCA Press Tour on Monday, the actor confessed that three of his children — Dekker Edward, 2½, Ava Lorenn, 10, and Michael Charles, 12 -– and his wife Catriona McGinn are not fans.

“It’s pretty soft,” Gosselaar, 42, told reporters of his beard at Monday’s Fox All-Star Party in Los Angeles. “I don’t have curly hair, so it’s not sticking me.”

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar: My Kids Binge Watch Saved by the Bell

10/08/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

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It’s been 22 years since he graced the halls of Bayside High, but Mark-Paul Gosselaar still has fond memories of the show that made him a star.

Saved by the Bell just continues to generate more and more fans,” Gosselaar, 41, tells PEOPLE. “My 11-year-old and my 9-year-old, they binge watch it!”

Now the father of Michael Charles, 11, Ava Lorenn, 9, Dekker Edward, 2 and Lachlyn Hope, 7 months, Gosselaar, who is married to Catriona McGinn, is starring in a new comedy, NBC’s Truth Be Told, premiering Oct. 16.

“My character, Mitch, is powered by guilt,” says Gosselaar with a laugh. “I have a pretty guilty conscience too. I’ll do something and it will keep me up for hours at night, like, ‘I shouldn’t have said that.’ But in general, I’m pretty neutral. I don’t get overly excited in public.”

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Jokes His Older Kids Watch the Younger Ones: ‘It’s Free Babysitting!’

08/20/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

Yes, Mark-Paul Gosselaar admits having four kids is a ton of work — but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing.

“It’s a lot of great work,” he said at the TCAs while promoting his upcoming NBC show, Truth Be Told, on Aug. 12.

Gosselaar, 41, says he and wife Catriona McGinn have encouraged a team approach to child-rearing, which has helped lighten the load.

“We had a little bit of a gap. The older ones would help with Dekker, who is now 23 months. Lachlyn is 5 months,” Gosselaar, who is also dad to son Michael, 11, and daughter Ava, 9, explains.

“Michael will take Lachlyn, Ava will take Dekker. Everyone is helping! It’s free babysitting!”

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar: Four Kids Is ‘Enough’

04/28/2015 at 05:00 PM ET

Mark-Paul Gosselaar takes daddy duty seriously — especially when it comes to the safety of his four children.

“A big thing for me is helmets. I grew up racing motocross and bicycles and all that stuff. So helmets to me is a big, big thing,” Gosselaar, 41, told PEOPLE at Safe Kids Day in Los Angeles on Sunday.

He pleads, “Every time you get on your bikes or scooters or skateboards, please put on your helmet.”

Aside from riding bikes, other activities in the Gosselaar household — he and wife Catriona are parents to 8-week-old daughter Lachlyn Hope and 18-month-old son Dekker Edward, while the actor is also dad to Ava Lorenn, 9, and Michael Charles, 11 — include reading.

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Welcomes Daughter Lachlyn Hope

02/18/2015 at 01:15 PM ET

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Expecting Fourth Child

Zack Morris might just be gearing up for daddy duty, but Mark-Paul Gosselaar is now a father of four!

The actor welcomed his fourth child, daughter Lachlyn Hope, on the night of Tuesday, Feb. 17, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“So in love with our new baby girl,” Gosselaar, 40, Tweeted Wednesday. “Mum and baby are healthy and happy. 2 boys, 2 girls, too perfect!”

The newborn is Gosselaar’s second child with wife Catriona McGinn, with whom he also has 16-month-old son Dekker Edward. He is also dad to daughter Ava Lorenn, 8, and son Michael Charles, 10, from his previous marriage.

In lieu of an official pregnancy announcement, Gosselaar — who recently reunited with his Saved by the Bell cast for a skit on the Tonight Show — let his wife’s baby belly do the talking when the couple stepped out for an event in December.

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Fourth Child on the Way for Mark-Paul Gosselaar

12/12/2014 at 11:35 AM ET

Mark-Paul Gosselaar‘s family is growing again — and he couldn’t be happier.

“It’s something we’re really excited about and we’ve been planning for awhile,” the actor, 40, told PEOPLE at Thursday’s Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! in Los Angeles.

Gosselaar’s new addition is due in February and will be his second child with his wife, Catriona McGinn. The couple welcomed son Dekker Edward, now 14 months, in 2013 and the dad-to-be admits having back-to-back babies is working in their favor.

“We’re doing some tweaks to the house and some things to prepare for the room,” he explains. “But we’re old pros at this now. How do you prepare other than get as much sleep as you can?”

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