Mike Vitar is a famous former American actor who grabbed huge attention for portraying the role of Benjamin Franklin in the comedy movie, The Sandlot. Starting a professional acting career at the age of 12, he soon retired from the entertainment field and began his profession as a firefighter.
Mike Vitar’s Net Worth
As mentioned above, Mike started his professional acting profession when he was only twelve. To be more precise, he began his acting career in 1990 and was active in the field for only seven years. After retiring from an entertainment career, he started working as a firefighter.
After retiring from the acting profession, Mike has kept almost everything away from the media. He also began leading a low-key profile.
Though Mike Vitar did not reveal the exact figure of his net worth in the current context, sources like Celebrity Net Worth reported that his worth is $300 thousand. Also, some tabloids claim his worth to be around $500 thousand.
Mike definitely has collected a pretty high worth from his acting profession and is earning huge form his service at the fire department. The average salary of a firefighter in the United States is around $31 thousand to $83 thousand; so, Mike also might be earning in the same range.
Professional Career: Acting Profession And Firefighter
The 41 years old former actor started acting career in 1990. He grabbed considerable attention for appearing as Arturo in 1991’s action thriller movie, Diplomatic Immunity. In the same year, he appeared in an episode of television series, Brooklyn Bridge.
Two years later, he acted as Luis in mystery movie Sunset Grill and as Benjamin Franklin “Benny the Jet” Rodriguez in the comedy film The Sandlot.
In 1994, he portrayed the role of Luis Mendoza in sports comedy-drama movie D2: The Mighty Ducks and again appeared in the same role in 1996’s D3: The Mighty Ducks.
In 1996, he appeared as a teenager in NYPD Blue, and later in the following year, he portrayed the role of Carlos Lunes in Chicago Hope 1 (his last appearance).
In 1996, he also worked for Gerber Ambulance before moving to his current profession as a firefighter for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The 6 feet tall former actor was once dragged into controversy in Halloween night 2015. Actually, Mike and his fellow fighters Thomas Molnar, Eric Carpenter, Michael Cirlin, and Eugene Elbert, violently assaulted Samuel Change for handing out candies to kids.
The college student was then choked for six minutes resulting in liver failure, brain damage, and other injuries. The firefighters then accused him of being on PCP. Thus, Mike was charged with a misdemeanor battery charge, for which he did not contest.
Mike Vitar’s full name is Michael Anthony Vitar. He was born on 21st December 1978 and is currently 41 years old. He was born in Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America. His nationality is American, whereas belongs to Cuban descent.
Mike grew up with two older siblings; older brother Pablo and sister Elizabeth. Sadly, his brother passed away on 29th January 2008 due to colon cancer.
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