In the history of film and television, many child actors have appeared, who with their ravishing performances thrill the fans and become audience favorites. But not all of these child actors were able to achieve success as film stars later in adulthood. While some child actors successfully became big movie stars as adults, many others left the world of acting and turned to other means of earning a living. Mike Vitar is a child star who falls into this second category.
Mike Vitar is a former American child actor who caused a sensation in the early 90s. He starred in a handful of movies and TV series, captivated audiences with his amazing talent and became one of the most vaunted child stars of the era. Among his remarkable works is The Sandlot, a coming-of-age film in which he played the role of Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez. His acting career was short-lived, however, as he soon left the scene to concentrate on other things outside the big screen.
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Who is Mike Vitar and how old is he?
Mike Vitar was born on December 21, 1978. The former actor was born and raised in the city of Los Angeles, California, USA. Even though many people today know him simply as Mike Vitar, it is remarkable that his real birth name is actually Michael Anthony Vitar.
The identities of his parents are still quite vague at the moment, but we know that he has two siblings; a brother and a sister. His brother was identified as Pablo and his sister’s name was revealed as Elizabeth. His brother was also an actor who starred in The Sandlot. However, he was diagnosed with colon cancer and died on January 29, 2008.
Growing up, Mike attended St. Francis High School in La Cañada, California and graduated in 1997. After finishing his acting career, he took a job at the Gerber Ambulance in Torrance. Later he became a professional firefighter. Since 2002 Mike has been working at the Los Angeles Fire Department, of which he has been a member since 2002.
Mike Vitars wife
Mike Vitar is currently a happily married man. He is married to a woman named Kym Allen. The exact time the couple met and fell in love is not known, but we do know that they formed the covenant in 2006.
The marriage between Mike and Kym has produced three children; they now have two sons and a daughter. His sons have been identified as Eli and Wesley Vitar and his daughter’s name has been announced as Norah Paige. A happy family, Mike and his wife and children currently live in Los Angeles.
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His acting career
Mike Vitar started acting when he was just 12 years old after being discovered by a casting manager for a ride at the school carnival. He was approached by the manager and soon began casting in various films.
He began his acting career in 1991 when he was cast in Diplomatic Immunity to play the role of Arturo. In the same year, he played the role of Anthony Gambuzza in Brooklyn Bridge, a television series.
Mike gained attention in 1993 when he took on the role of Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez in The Sandlot, a comedy in coming-of-age films. The film introduced him to a wide audience and put him in the spotlight. In the same year, he starred in Sunset Grill, a neo-noir mystery movie.
In 1994 Mike played Luis in D2: The Mighty Ducks, a sports comedy-drama film. He then appeared in an episode of NYPD Blue in 1996. In the same year, he played Luis Mendoza in D3: The Mighty Ducks.
Mike Vitar’s last TV role was in 1997 when he played Carlo Lunes in Chicago Hope. After that performance, he retired from acting to concentrate on other things.
Mike was able to make some money during his time as an actor. As a child, he starred in various TV series and feature films and when he stopped acting he became a firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department where he now earns his living for himself and his family.
At the moment Mike Vitar’s fortune is estimated by various sources to be around $300,000.
Mike Vitar is a pretty big man. The former actor stands at about 6’2″. He is also said to weigh about 62kg or 136.4lbs.