Football players are no strangers to Saved by the Bell. Former Notre Dame and Cleveland Browns star Bob Golic played the lead in Saved by the Bell: The College Years. What is less remembered is Jim Harbaugh, the khakis-loving coach of the Michigan Wolverines, playing Screech's cousin.
Harbaugh, then the quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, appeared on a 1994 episode of Saved by the Bell: The New Class. It's a surprisingly lighthearted appearance for a man who is known for being extremely intense and serious. He had yet to develop his taste for affordable tan slacks, but he does take an early stab at coach-speak when he delivers a speech on heroism to the class.
Harbaugh reflected on his brief tenure as an actor
when chatting with 97.1FM in Detroit. "After that performance, I thought, Gosh, I'm not a very good actor," Harbaugh said. "I don't know how that came up. It was back in the mid-'90s, and it was one of those calls you get. 'Would you like to be on Saved by the Bell