Mike Vitar - Updated Jun 2024

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Mike Vitar

Mike Vitar is known as an actor and famous as Benjamin Franklin Fahad Mustafa. Mike Vitar has also played the character Rodriguez on The Sandlot.

Early life

On December 21, 1978, Mike Vitar was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. As of now, he is already 45 years old and his sun sign is Sagittarius. In addition, he had an elder brother named Pablo.

But, his brother was in the police department and died due to colon cancer on January 29, 2008. Furthermore, he has never, mentioned his parents’ names. Also, he has an older sister named Elizabeth. He went to St. Francis High School, for his education.

Personal life

Mike Vitar is a married man and is happily married to his love. In 2006, he tied the wedding knot with a professional photographer Kim Vitar. Moving on, they were blessed with children named Eli, Wesley, and Norah Paige after marriage.

As of now, he is living in Southern California City with his wife and 3 children.

On Halloween night 2015, he along with Eric Carpenter, and Thomas Molnar allegedly beat up Samuel Chang. He was only 22 years old and the reason was to hand out candies to children. Unfortunately, they broke his jaw and left him in a coma.

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Caption: Mike Vitar with his family. Source: E-celebrity mirror

Chang had severe brain damage while accusing him of being a pedophile. Later, he and Molnar were charged, in December. Thus, it was with one count of assault using force likely to produce great bodily injury.

Thus, Carpenter faced Personally inflicting great bodily injury on the victim charges.

In addition, he escaped imprisonment, as he could face 4 years sentence. Instead of that, he had to pay the US $2,000 to Chang. Therefore, he was suspended from work for 6 months without pay.

Mike Vitar – Body measurement

Mike Vitar is handsome and tall. He is very tall has a good height and stands 6 inches tall but his weight is not yet known. Similarly, the actor has black hair color and dark brown pairs of beautiful eyes.

Mike Vitar – Career

Mike Vitar was spotted by a casting manager in line for a ride at a school carnival, at the age of 12. Finally, he made his debut as Arturo in Peter Mari, in 1991. He played the character in the action thriller ‘Diplomatic Immunity’.
Similarly, he was seen portraying the character Anthony Gambuzza, in the same years. Thus, he appeared in the episode ‘Boys of Summer’ of ‘Brooklyn Bridge’. Therefore, it is a CBS family drama about a Jewish American family living in Brooklyn in the 1950s.
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Caption: Poster of Mike’s film. Source: IMDb

In the year 1993, he worked with Peter Weller in the neo-noir mystery film Sunset Grill’. Thus, the movie depicts a police officer turned private investigator trying to uncover a mystery involving illegal immigrants from Mexico.
In addition, in 1993, he landed in the movie ‘The Sandlot. In the movie, she leads a cast of primarily adolescent actors, Vitar. Moreover, his character is kind, generous, and talented Benjamin Franklin “Benny the Jet” Rodriguez.

More about career

Fortunately, the film not only received positive reviews from the critics but also grossed $33 million at the box office. In the year 1992, he wasn’t part of the original ‘Mighty Duck film.
Similarly, his acting in ‘The Sandlot’ convinced the makers of the first sequel ‘D2: The Mighty Ducks. Due to his talent, the makers cast him as Luis Mendoza, jersey #22. The film managed to earn $45.6 million at the box office, despite garnering poor reviews.
In the third film in the trilogy, he reprised the role in 1996’s ‘D3: The Mighty Ducks. Hence, these films have become cult classics as well, over the last 21 years. Besides that, he made guest appearances in ABC’s ‘NYPD Blue’ (1996) and CBS’ ‘Chicago Hope.
Moving on, in the year 1887, he announced his retirement from acting. Similarly, the total net worth of Mike Vitar is not disclosed yet.

Mike Vitar – Social media

Besides that, he is active on his Instagram account named @MikeVitar, with 2,725 followers.