Mike Vitar aka Michael Anthony Vitar is an American firefighter who was also a former American actor. At the age of 12, he rose to fame as a child actor. He made his first appearance in Benny de Jet as Benjamin Franklin. And the former actor rose to fame after his role as Luis Mendoza in The Sandlot.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Vitar also lives a happily married life with his wife Kim Vitar. They are also proud parents of three children together. By the way, did you know Vitar was once out to chase and harass a man who handed out candies on Halloween?
Well, we’ve come up with several other details about him, including his brother’s death, family background, and more!
Mike’s Early Life and Family
Mike was born on December 21, 1978 in Los Angeles, California. His parents raised him along with his two other older siblings Pablo Vitar (brother) and Elizabeth Vitar (sister). Mike has not yet openly revealed about his parents.
Speaking of his education, Vitar graduated from St. Francis High School in LA in 1997. In addition, the former actor is American by nationality and has a mixed ethnic background.
Mike Vitar’s brother Pablo died of cancer
His older brother Pablo Vitar was also an actor. He appeared in the older version of the same role Benny in The Sandlot. Like his brother Mike, Pablo did not continue his acting career for a long time.
After putting an end to his acting career, Pablo joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1996. A few years later, Pablo sadly left this world on January 29, 2008 because of colon cancer. His sudden death was a great shock to Mike and his family.
Professional career: Mike Vitar started his career at the age of 12
As mentioned before, Mike started his acting journey at the age of 12. He is widely popular for his role in The Sandlot. Moreover, the actor has played many other popular roles as various TV series and movies such as Sunset Grill, The Mighty Ducks, Brooklyn Bridge, and much more.
In 1997, Vitar played the role of Carlos Lunes in the medical drama TV series Chicago Hope. The last time the actor appeared on screen in a project was in the movie The Sandlot 2 (2005).
Since then, Mike has not appeared in movies and TV shows. But the ex-actor has given his fans hope that he could one day return. While inquiring about his comeback in the film industry, the actor once replied:
“I would like to meet everyone who has supported me, even though I have not been active in the acting world for ten years.”
He further said,
“To all the fans I have nothing but love and a lot of respect for you all and who knows one day I might consider acting again. SO STAY INFORMED!”
What is Vitar currently doing?
As mentioned before, Mike currently works as a firefighter. Although the former actor was once temporarily suspended for 6 months, Vitar returned to his job. He began his career as a firefighter in 2002, joined the Los Angeles Fire Department and still works for the department.
Legal issues: He was once banned for six months
On October 31, 2015, Mike and his fellow firefighter friend were charged with a felony. According to viewers, Vitor and his friend Samuel confronted Chang who was handing out candies on the occasion of Halloween. Mike and his friends accused him of handing out candies laced with drugs.
Later they chased Chang and held him and held him until the man fell into a coma. They did give him CPR before taking him to the hospital. He was in hospital for a long time.
After the incident, Vitar and his friends were taken into custody. Mike was required to pay the victim $2,000, but the refund amount has yet to be determined. They were sentenced to 4 years in prison. But Mike did not plead against the battery and was initially released on $30,000 bail. Later, the firefighter was temporarily suspended for 6 months without payment. He also had to take a 12-month anger management course.
Is Mike married? Who is his wife?
Mike Vitar tied the knot with an American photographer named Kim Vitar in 2006 during a quiet family ceremony. Sources say Mike and his wife Kim were in a long-term relationship before their marriage.
Although the details about their marriage and first romance are not much in the media, the loving duo lead a happy married life. There are no rumors of their divorce yet. The couple happily spends their lives with their children.
Does Mike have children with his husband?
Yes, they are the parents of their two sons and a daughter. Kim and Mike welcomed their oldest son Eli Vitar on March 12, 2007. Likewise, on April 30, 2009, they had their second child named Wesley Vitar. She has posted about her children on her photo page.
They then gave birth to their youngest child, Noah Paige Vitar, on January 31, 2013. The couple seems to be having a great time with their three little adorable children.
His wife Kim is a photographer
As we mentioned above, Kim, born in July 1981, is an avid photographer by profession. She also created an Instagram account called #kymvitar photography to promote her photography. So far, Kim has amassed over 1.3k followers on her Insta.
Yes, the firefighter doesn’t like social media handles. He is only active on Instagram with only three posts so far. And his followers on his Insta are over 2.7k as of 2022.
The last post Mike uploaded on his Insta was in July 2014. He captioned his teenage photo,
“At one of my photo shoots when I was a teenager, I’m new to Instagram and haven’t posted in a long time, can I give a shoutout?”
What is Mike Vitar’s net worth?
Vitar leads a fairly luxurious life. And speaking of his net worth, if sources are to believe that the actor-cum-firefighter has an estimated net worth of $1 million in 2022. He mainly collects his money from his work as a firefighter.
- 1 Mike’s Early Life and Family
- 2 Mike Vitar’s brother Pablo died of cancer
- 3 Professional career: Mike Vitar started his career at the age of 12
- 4 Legal issues: He was once banned for six months
- 5 Is Mike married? Who is his wife?
- 6 Mike on social media platforms
- 7 What is Mike Vitar’s net worth?