Michael Anthony "Mike" Vitar, is an American former teen actor who most notably appeared as Benjamin Franklin "Benny the Jett" Rodriguez in The Sandlot and as Luis Mendoza in D2: The Mighty Ducks and D3: The Mighty Ducks. He started acting at the age of 12 when a casting manager spotted him in line for a ride at a school carnival. He retired from acting after 1997, and since 2002, he has been a firefighter for the Los Angeles Fire Department. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Kym, whom he married in 2007, and their two sons.
He has two older siblings. His older brother, Pablo, played the older version of his character, Benny, in The Sandlot, after which he joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1996. Pablo succumbed to colon cancer on February 5, 2008. Michael also has an older sister named Elizabeth.
In 1996, he worked for Gerber Ambulance in Torrance as a stepping stone into the EMS field in order to move into his current career.
He attended St. Francis High School in La Cañada, California, from which he graduated in 1996.