Video: Jim Harbaugh's appearance on 'Saved By The Bell'
Posted by: Chris Vannini on January 23, 2013
Jim Harbaugh had a short-lived acting career.
Back when he was quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, he made an appearance on Saved By The Bell: The New Class as one of the character's cousins.
Dennis Haskins, an actor on the show, spoke with The Tim Brando Show about Harbaugh's appearance.
"He was great," Haskins said. "He came in to do a thing. If you watch the episode, he did a great job and it was a great message, to watch out for each other and support each other. I had a great time with him. He was nothing but class. He was kind to everybody. He was a really decent guy, and at the time, he was the quarterback of the Colts.
"Just last night, I spoke to Lindsey McKeon, who played Katie on the show, because the scene goes from Screech, Anthony and Jim to two of the main characters, and she's one of them. She loved it, because her boyfriend is a fan of the Colts, so it all goes back around.
Harbaugh has made some television appearances since, most recently a Pizza Hut commercial.
Below is a clip from the show, as well as Haskins' interview.
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