- Mike Vitar is a former actor and firefighter who was born and raised in Los-Angeles, California
- He made his debut in the film Diplomatic Immunity at the age of 12 in 1991
- He is married to a photographer and has three children, Elisha, Wesley, and Norah Paige
Mike Vitar is a 44-year-old American firefighter and former actor who was famous for his role as Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez in The Sandlot (1991) and Luis Mendoza in the 1990s movie franchise The Mighty Ducks.
Mike Vicar is a Californian Born With Latino Roots
Mike Vitar was born Michael Anthony Vitar on December 21, 1978, in Los Angeles, California to Pablo and Aurora Vitar, who are Latinos. He was raised alongside his older siblings; Pablo and Elizabeth in Los Angeles.
He was educated in an all-boys Catholic school, St. Francis High School in L.A Canada. Famous figures like Ted Alexandro, William Alfred, Greg Dulchic, Christian, and Bergman attended the same high school.
Mike Started His Professional Career at The Age of 12
The retired actor began his career in 1990, at the age of 12. Nonetheless, it was in 1991 that he had his debut in the film, Arturo in the action film Diplomatic Immunity. The film got the attention of many and it made him prominent.
The celebrity kid also made an appearance in an episode of Brooklyn Bridge within the same year as his first movie. Subsequently, Vitar played the role of a boy, in the film Sunset Grill and later acted in The Sandlot as Benjamin Franklin” Benny the Jet Rodriguez which was a comedy.
Again in 1994, he played an exciting role in a sports comedy-drama film D2: The Mighty Ducks, and later returned for the role in D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996).
Still on his career, he acted as an adolescent in NYPD Blue, and in the following year, he was in Chicago Hope 1. which was the actor’s last film he appeared in.
Vitar started working for Gerber Ambulance and when he graduated from High School he moved to the next level as a firefighter in 2002, he is still active to date.
The Fire Fighter Has an estimated Net worth of $300,000
Mike Vitar has an estimated net worth of $300,000 which he has accumulated from his previous career and his current career as a firefighter.
Moreso, his precise salary as a firefighter is not known but based on the average earnings of an experienced firefighter in the United States, he receives a sum of $ 24.40 per hour salary and $47,576 yearly.
In relation to his earnings, his previous career as an actor which lasted for seven years earned a reasonable amount of money. The average salary of an actor ranges from $49,218 – $72,922 and an average salary of $59,725
Other Amazing Facts About Mike Vitar
1. The Los Angeles Born Married in 2007
At the age of 29, the firefighter got married to Kym Vitar in January 2007 in Califonia after he proposed to her in 2005.
Although much about their dating was not known, it is no secret that the couple started dating in 2003.
Their marriage has been blessed with three children; has two boys and a girl. The first child, Elias Vitar was born in 2007, and the second, Wesley was born in 2009. The former actor’s third, who happened to be his first and only daughter, was born in 2019.
2. The Sandlot Actor’s Wife is a Photographer
The child actor’s wife is a professional photographer who started her career in the 2000s. K
Mike’s wife’s photos mostly caption family moments, parenting, and child growth. From her post on her social media pages, she posts a lot of pictures that are based on these key things.
3. He Lost His Brother to Cancer
Mike Vitar lost his elder and only brother, Pablo Pedro Vitar to Colon Cancer on January 29, 2008.
Pablo was diagnosed with the disease in 2005 and he battled for two and a half years before it claimed him.
Pablo worked with the LAPD for 11 years as part of the elite Hollywood Vice team. At the time of his diagnosis, he was in the process of moving to the private sector from his work.
Also, he acted in The Sandlot film.
4. The Mighty Duck Actor was Charged With Assault in 2015
Mike Vitar and two of his colleagues were alleged of beating up a 22-year-old, Samuel Chang.
Vitar and one of the firefighters, Thomas Manor were charged with one count each of the assault that was likely to make to have a severe injury, and the third firefighter, Eric Carpenter, was charged with inflicting injury on the victim that caused him to brain a brain damage.
According to the report, Carpenter was hosting a Halloween party when they sported Chang, who lives with his grandmother in the neighborhood handing out sweets to children on Halloween. The three colleagues chased him down inflicting injury on the boy before he was choked by Carpenter.
Vitar was released on $30,000 bail and other fighters were placed on administrative leave with pay as the case continued.
5. The Father of Three Loves Baseball
Right from his early days, Vitar had an interest in baseball which he enjoyed playing and watching. In one of his famous films, The Sandlot, the actor was into sports and it was not difficult for him to fit into the role.
Similarly, he shared this hobby with his late brother who later became a baseball coach.