Mike Vitar Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings, Career, Wikipedia, Pictures

June 11, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Michael Anthony Vitar is an American firefighter and former actor who rose to fame for his roles as Benjamin Franklin “Benny the Jet” Rodriguez in The Sandlot and Luis Mendoza in the final two Mighty Ducks films.

He began his acting career as a teenager when a casting manager noticed him while he was waiting in line for a ride at a school carnival.


  • Full Name: Michael Anthony Vitar
  • Stage Name: Michael Vitar
  • Born: December 21, 1978
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: American firefighter and former actor
  • Height: 1.84 m
  • Parent: Mr. and Mrs. Vitar
  • Siblings: 2, Pablo P. Vitar and Elizabeth Vitar
  • Spouse: Kym Allen
  • Children: 3, Eli Vitar, Wesley Vitar, and Norah Paige Vitar
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $300,000

Early Life and Education

Michael Anthony Vitar was born on December 21, 1978, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was raised by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vitar, and grew up with two siblings, Pablo P. Vitar and Elizabeth Vitar. He attended St. Francis High School in La Cañada, California, and graduated in 1997.


Michael Anthony Vitar, also known as Mike Vitar, started his career in show business at a young age.

He was discovered by a casting manager at just 12 years old and went on to have notable roles in films like The Sandlot (1993) as Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) and D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996) as Luis Mendoza, and TV shows like Brooklyn Bridge (1991) and Chicago Hope (1997).

However, Vitar’s career took a different turn when he decided to leave the entertainment industry and become a firefighter.

He began his journey as an EMT in 1996 and went on to join the Los Angeles Fire Department in 2002, where he has been serving as a firefighter ever since. This unique career path showcases the versatility and determination of Mike Vitar.

Awards and Nominations

  • 1994: Won Young Artist Award for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture for The Sandlot (shared with other cast members).

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @mikevitar
  • TikTok handle: @mighty.vitar22

Personal Life

Michael Anthony Vitar is a family man, married to Kym Allen, and they have three children together: Eli Vitar, Wesley Vitar, and Norah Paige Vitar.

However, his family has also faced tragedy, as his older brother Pablo P. Vitar (who played the older version of Michael’s character in The Sandlot) passed away in 2008.

Despite this loss, Michael remains dedicated to his family and has found success in both his personal and professional life.


  • The Sandlot (1993) – Benjamin Franklin “Benny the Jet” Rodriguez
  • D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) – Luis Mendoza
  • D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996) – Luis Mendoza
  • Chicago Hope (1 episode, 1997) – Carlos Lunes
  • Other appearances include: Brooklyn Bridge (TV series), Diplomatic Immunity, Sunset Grill, and NYPD Blue (all minor roles)

Net Worth

Michael Anthony Vitar, also known as Mike Vitar, has an estimated net worth of $300,000. Despite his successful acting career, he chose to dedicate his life to public service as a firefighter.

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