Mike Vitar | Biography

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  • Full Name Michael Anthony Vitar
  • Occupation Actor, Former Firefighter
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Birth Date Dec 21, 1978
  • Age 45 Years, 5 Months
Benjamin Franklin “Benny the Jet” Rodriguez in 'The Sandlot' and Luis Mendoza in the final two 'Mighty Ducks' Films

Mike Vitar | Biography

Fired by The Los Angeles Fire Department after he faced Assault Charges

After leaving his career as an actor, Vitar began working as an Emergency Medical Technician. Eventually, in 2002, he joined the Los Angeles Fire Department, where he began working as a firefighter. 

Michael Anthony Vitar is an American former actor and firefighter who appeared as Benjamin Franklin “Benny the Jet” Rodriguez in The Sandlot and Luis Mendoza in the final two Mighty Ducks films. He started acting at the age of 12 when a casting manager spotted him in line for a ride at a school carnival.

Who is Mike Vitar?

Mike Vitar was born on 21 December 1978 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is currently 42 years old. While information about his parents is not known, he grew up with two siblings; an older brother Pablo P. Bitar and an older sister, Elizabeth Vitar. 

Vitar is popularly known for the roles he played as a child actor. He made his movie debut in 1993 from The Sandlot Kids. In the movie, he played the role of Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez. 

Additionally, he also appeared in The Mighty Ducks second and third installments. After his role in The Mighty Ducks, Vitar started making occasional guest appearances in different movies and television shows but did not fully commit to any role. 

After leaving his career as an actor, Vitar began working as an emergency medical technician. Eventually, in 2002, he joined the Los Angeles Fire Department, where he began working as a firefighter. 


Vitar was charged with assault charges after he and two other men tackled and placed a chokehold on a man in 2015. The incident occurred on 31 October 2015 near a Halloween party in Northwest Los Angeles. 

The victim was attacked while walking down the street, handing out candy to children. Vitar and two other men chased him down the street and attacked him with the accusation that the candies were drug-laced. The investigation was conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery/Homicide Division. Eventually, they were fired by The Los Angeles Fire Department as the firefighters were off-duty. 

Initially, Vitar was released on a $30,000 bail but was later charged with misdemeanor battery. However, he did not contest the allegations. Consequently, Vitar received three months’ probation and 90 days of community service. Additionally, he was suspended for six months without pay. 

In 2018, Vitar appeared in the documentary The Legends Never Die: The Sandlot Story, his last credit. 

Net Worth 

Mike Vitar is a former actor who appeared in different movies and television shows in the ’90s. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Vitar’s net worth is estimated to be $300 thousand. 


Mike Vitar is married to Kym Allen. Allen is a professional photographer. The couple tied the knot in 2006. They have three children together; Eli, Wesley, and Norah Paige. 

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