Spotted at a school carnival by a casting manager, Michael Anthony Vitar is a former child actor who commenced his acting career at the age of 12 and after a plethora of roles; he drew the curtain at the age of 19. The 1990s was a bustling decennary for child actors. There were plenty of characters to be featured in and some parents took advantage and push their wards into the upheaval of “celebritydom” which brought to their path consistent criticism. Only a meagre number of them stayed true to their path by walking on to be a destination as adult stars while some took to drugs and alcohol. Others also left stardom to find the true path that brings them joy. One such is Mike Vitar. Mike is now a firefighter and an astute member of his society in Hollywood,
Early life and nationality
Vitar is an American but has Cuban descent. The former star grew up with two siblings. Vitar’s elder brother, Pablo also starred in the movie, The Sandlot where he played the older version of his character. Pablo joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1996. St. Francis High School in La Cañada, California was the institution he studied in and graduated from in 1997.
In 1996, he had employment at Gerber Ambulance in Torrance as a firefighter. His experience in the firefighting field has helped him in his career today as a Fire Fighter. He joined the Los Angeles Fire Department in 2002.
Date of birth and age
December 21, 1978, and his age is 43 Los Angeles, California, U.S.
As mentioned early on, Vitar was discovered by a casting manager at a school Carnival. His commencement in acting was established when he played Arturo in Peter Maris’ action thriller ‘Diplomatic Immunity. He played the role of Anthony Gambuzza in his television debut in the episode ‘Boys of Summer of ‘Brooklyn Bridge, a CBS family drama about a Jewish American family living in Brooklyn in the 1950s in the same year.
In the neo-noir mystery film ‘Sunset Grill’, he acted with Peter Weller. The motion picture was set in Los Angeles. The film portrays a police officer-turned-private-investigator trying to unveil a mystery embroiling illegal immigrants from Mexico.
Aftermath came the 1993 ‘The Sandlot’. A cast of adolescent actors was led by Vitar and was characterized as the benevolent, charitable and gifted Benjamin Franklin “Benny the Jet” Rodriguez. The movie picked up brilliant reviews from critics and also received $33 million at the box office. The timeless plot of underdogs winning over impenetrable odds merged with pleasant characters has guaranteed the movie’s cult standing.
Vitar was not involved in the making of the 1992 original ‘Mighty Duck film but his acting prowess persuaded the makers of the first sequel ‘D2: The Mighty Ducks’ to him Luis Mendoza, jersey #22. The motion picture managed to obtain $45.6 million at the box office albeit the terrible reviews given by critics. He recurred as the character in the ‘D3: The Mighty Ducks, the third film in the trilogy in 1996. In 21 years, these motion pictures have been beautiful classics.
Before he drew the curtain, he appeared as a guest appearance in ABC’s ‘NYPD Blue (1996) and CBS’ ‘Chicago Hope’ (1997).
As of November 2022, the net worth of the former actor stands at $300,000
Mike has been married to Kym Vitar nee Allen since 2006; the couple has three beautiful children. Vitar has two siblings; Pablo and Elizabeth Vitar. Pablo was diagnosed with colon cancer and passed on to glory on January 29, 2008
6 feet tall or 183 cm
Information regarding his weight is currently not out yet.
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On 2015, Halloween night 2015, vitae and some of his team from work assaulted 22-year-old Samuel Chang for “handing out candies to children”. Chang’s jaw was broken and was left in a state of comatose with an acute brain injury. They accused the 22-year-old of being a paedophile. Vitar and his colleague, Molnar were charged with “assault utilizing force likely to produce great bodily injury while Carpenter faced”. Meanwhile, Carpenter faced ‘personally inflicting great bodily injury on the victim’ charges. The former actor was likely to face a possible four-year jail time but managed to escape the sentence. He was made to pay $ 2,000 to Chang. Vitar was to put a hold on work for six months without salary.