He became known for playing the nerdy and lovable Samuel "Screech" Powers on the television show Saved by the Bell, a role he played for close to thirteen years from its beginning as Good Morning, Miss Bliss —89 through its final incarnation, Saved by the Bell: The New Class — Continuing the series into college, Saved by the Bell: The College Years shows most of the cast transplanted into not only the same college, but also the same college dormitory, where Screech continued his typical misadventures.
The College Years was canceled after one season. Diamond returned to Bayside High as Principal Belding's assistant in The New Class episodes, remaining with the show until its cancellation. He has also been featured on a number of game and reality shows including The Weakest Link , and Celebrity Boxing 2. Diamond has also made several cameo appearances in films, including appearances in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star in and in Made in The Book of Love.
In , he had a supporting role in the sports comedy Tetherball: In it, Diamond plays the Foul Mouths' down-on-his-luck coach. In Diamond played Bernardo, the castle guard, in the partially animated science fiction comedy Hamlet A. During his run on the show, he came into conflict with former American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke , country singer Cledus T. Tensions between Diamond and the rest of the celebrities culminated in an open confrontation during which Diamond initially challenged Ant to "physical combat" and subsequently issued the challenge to Harvey Walden after Walden defended Ant.
A huge fan and supporter of professional wrestling, Diamond was previously involved with Memphis Championship Wrestling in March and April He has had many wrestling involvements since then as a referee, manager and even a tag team partner. Diamond later commented on the book's content in a December appearance on a "Where Are They Now" segment on the OWN Network in which he stated that the book was ghost written by an author who simply interviewed him and compiled the book from his answers.
He claimed that many parts of the book, such as allegations of teen sex and drug use, were fabricated from very minor statements he made during the interviews, such as his remark, "Yeah, there were a bunch of kids on set with hormones so Diamond played bass and wrote much of the music as well.
Shortly after recording their first album, the band split up due to internal disagreements. He appeared as a host at the 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. He became the fourth housemate to be evicted on Day Personal life Diamond currently resides in Port Washington, Wisconsin. He was cleared of the most serious charge, recklessly endangering public safety. Diamond's probation agent determined that he had violated the terms of his probation, and he was arrested in May