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Dick Vitale Wiki Biography
Richard John ‘Dick’ Vitale was born on 9 June 1939, in Passaic, New Jersey USA. Also known as Dickie V, he is one of the most famous and richer American basketball sportscasters , having also been a coach, showman, author, columnist, cameo actor, power broker and motivational speaker whose numerous achievements and contributions made him a cult figure in the sports world.
So how rich is Dick Vitale? According to various sources, Vitale has accumulated a net worth of $15 million dollars, his wealth being earned from his long career as a coach and sportscaster, as well as an author.
Dick Vitale left Seton Hall University in 1963, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business and administration. After that he graduated from William Paterson College with a masters degree in education, and he also earned 32 graduate credits beyond his masters degree in administration.
Dick started working as a coach in 1959, at an elementary school in New Jersey when he was just twenty years old. After a few years, he started coaching at a local high school, and then at the school that he once attended – East Ruherford High School. After twelve years, in 1971, he became an assistant coach at Rutgers University, New Jersey, where his talent was seen. In 1973 he was selected to be the head coach at the University of Detroit, and later he became athletic director at the same university. These positions were the basis of his net worth.
Dick’s career kept going upwards, and he took a job as a coach in the NBA`s Detroit Pistons. He stayed there through a full season, after which he was hired to work at sports network ESPN where in 1979 he had his first chance to broadcast a basketball game. He quickly gained popularity and since then, he has called close to a thousand games, including NBA contests for ESPN during the next two seasons. These contributed enormously to his net worth.
In 1988 he made his first of several cameo movie appearances, and also began his analyst work for ABC Sports, which additionally increased his salary. In the years following, he continued increasing his wealth by working as a guest columnist for USA Today, providing comments on a variety of topics in his “Dick Vitale Fast Break” segment during the college basketball season on Sports Center, and working as a college basketball analyst for ESPN Radio.
There has been lots of recognition for his achievements and contributions in many areas. He was named Honorary Alumnus by the University of Detroit and he was voted Man of the Year by the Detroit Athletic Club in 1977. In 1988 he was presented with an Honorary Citizens Award by Father Flanagan of Boystown, and one year later the American Sportscasters Association recognized him as “Sports Personality of the Year”. In 1991 the NIT Metropolitan Media did the same. He was also given a Ronald Reagan Media Award by the United States Sports Academy in 1997, and the next year he was awarded the Basketball Hall of Fame`s popular Curt Gowdy Media Award. Later he was given many other awards like: NABC Cliff Wells Appreciation Award, Jake Wade Award, President`s Humanitarian Award for his work with young people, National Pathfinder Award. In 2011 the University of Detroit even named their basketball court in his honor. He has also been inducted into seven halls of fame, including in 2008 the Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 2012 the League Museum Hall of Excellence.
Nowdays, Dick Vitale is popular even outside of sports television. He has made several cameo appearances and he has authored nine books, which have also increased his net worth. Vitale is known for some catchphrases like “baby” and “diaper dandy” as well as his unique and colorful broadcasting style.
In his personal life, Dick Vitale married Lorraine McGrath in 1971; their two daughters, Terri and Sherri went to the University of Notre Dame on tennis scholarships, and they both eventually graduated with MBAs.
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Dick Vitale Quick Info
|Full Name||Dick Vitale|
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
|Date Of Birth||June 9, 1939|
|Place Of Birth||Passaic, New Jersey, United States|
|Profession||Coach, Sports commentator, Commentator|
|Education||William Paterson University, Seton Hall University|
|Spouse||Lorraine McGrath (m. 1971)|
|Children||Terri Vitale, Sherri Vitale|
|Parents||Mae Vitale, John Vitale|
|Nicknames||Dickie V , Richard J. “Dick” Vitale , Richard J. Vitale|
|Awards||Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men’s Basketball|
|Movies||Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Jury Duty, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!|
|TV Shows||Saturday Primetime|
Dick Vitale Trademarks
- Known for his high-energy commentary and expressions such as “Awesome, Baby!” and “Unbelievable!”
Dick Vitale Important Facts
- He was inducted into the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in sports.
- Basketball coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, 1973-74 through 1976-77.
- Inducted into the University of Detroit Mercy Detroit Titans Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.
- He was nominated for the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Sports.
- Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 as a contributor. Selection was announced 7 April 2008, one day after the announcement of his selection to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
- Inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 as a contributor.
- Often eats at the Broken Egg restaurant on Siesta Key, Florida.
- Is on the Board of Directors of The V Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer, which was founded in 1993 by his late friend and former ESPN colleague Jim Valvano.
- Has a brother named John.
- Recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award (awarded to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to basketball) in 1998.
- He has two daughters named Terri and Sherri.
Dick Vitale Filmography
|Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||2012||TV Series||Viking Mayor||Actor|
|Jury Duty||1995||Hal Gibson||Actor|
|Blue Chips||1994||Dick Vitale||Actor|
|The Cosby Show||1992||TV Series||Dan Vicente||Actor|
|The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!||1988||The Baseball Announcer||Actor|
|30 for 30||2015||TV Series documentary special thanks – 1 episode||Thanks|
|Mike & Mike||2011-2016||TV Series||Himself – ESPN College Basketball Analyst / Himself – Telephone Interviewee / Himself – Basketball Hall of Famer / …||Self|
|In Depth with Graham Bensinger||2016||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|30 for 30||2013-2015||TV Series documentary||Himself – ESPN College Basketball Analyst / Himself||Self|
|Duke-Carolina: The Blue Blood Rivalry||2013||Documentary||ESPN Announcer||Self|
|Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story||2012||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|Hooters 2011 International Swimsuit Pageant||2011||TV Movie||Himself – Audience Member||Self|
|CenterStage||2008||TV Series documentary||Guest||Self|
|Home of the Giants||2007||Himself||Self|
|ESPN 25: Who’s #1?||2004-2006||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame…||2006||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith||2005||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Complete Guide to Guys||2005||Himself||Self|
|Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker||2005||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2004||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2002||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Love & Basketball||2000||Himself||Self|
|The Sport Jerks||1998||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|He Got Game||1998||Himself||Self|
|The Sixth Man||1997||Himself||Self|
|Hoop Dreams||1994||Documentary||Himself – Television Sports Commentator||Self|
|1984 NBA Eastern Conference Finals||1984||TV Series||Himself – Color Commentator||Self|
|ESPN: NCAA Basketball||1979||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|NCAA Tonight||1979||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Mike & Mike||2016||TV Series||Himself – ESPN College Basketball Analyst||Archive Footage|
|Rome Is Burning||2009||TV Series||Himself||Archive Footage|
|Beyond the Glory||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself||Archive Footage|
|A Season on the Brink||2002||TV Movie||Himself (uncredited)||Archive Footage|
Dick Vitale Awards
|1995||CableACE||CableACE Awards||Sports Commentator/Analyst||ESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)||Won|
|1995||CableACE||CableACE Awards||Sports Commentator/Analyst||ESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)||Nominated|