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|Birth date:||October 8, 1954|
|Birth place:||Redondo Beach, California, United States|
|Education:||West High School|
|Spouse:||Belle Dudikoff (m. 2004)|
|Children:||Joseph Stephen Michael III, Nancy Dudikoff|
|Parents:||Joseph Dudikov, Rita T. Dudikoff|
|Movies:||American Ninja 1985 Avenging Force 1986 American Ninja 2: The Confr... 1987 Crash Dive 1997 Soldier Boyz 1995|
|TV shows:||Cobra, Star of the Family|
Michael Dudikoff Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016
Michael Joseph Dudikoff II, born on the 8th October 1954, is an American actor who became famous for his action films, including “American Ninja” series, “Platoon Leader”, and “River of Death”.
So how much is Dudikoff’s net worth? As of early 2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $1.5 million acquired from his years as an actor, which began in the late 1970s.
Michael Dudikoff Net Worth $1.5 million
Born in Redondo Beach, California, Dudikoff is the son of Michael Joseph Dudikoff, who is of Russian descent, and Rita Giardin, who is of French-Canadian descent. Dudikoff is the fourth of five children. Dudikoff attended West High School in Torrance, California, and later on studied child psychology at Harbor College. His life changed when he worked as a waiter during his college years at Beachbum Burt’s in Redondo Beach, California, when Max Evans, a fashion editor of Esquire Magazine, walked in during his shift at work and asked him to try modelling.
So Dudikoff tried modelling, and was delighted with what became his new career. From being a runway model for various designers, he was able to hire an agent at the Mary Webb Davis Agency, and began working on print modelling and for other commercial clients. He was able to work with GQ and Calvin Klein during this time, including on the ‘catwalks’ at international shows in Milan and New York as well as Los Angeles, which certainly boosted his net worth.
Dudikoff transitioned into acting by starring in commercials for brands like Coca-Cola, Coppertone, Stridex, and the Army Reserve. He then was able to move into television, and appeared in series including “Happy Days”, “Gimme a Break!” and “Dallas”.
In 1980, Dudikoff entered the world of movies, and acted in his first film – “The Black Marble”. He then appeared in more films such as “Bloody Birthday”, “Enter the Ninja”, and “I Ought to Be in Pictures”. Despite having small roles, these films helped his career and net worth.
Dudikoff started to gain momentum in his acting career when he began scoring roles in action- packed films. It started when he starred in “Tron” in 1982, and was followed by “Uncommon Valor” and “Bachelor Party”, In 1985 he became more popular when he starred in “American Ninja” in the role of Private Joe Armstrong, then in the second and fourth films of the series.
Some of his other well-known films have included “The Human Shield”, “Chain of Command”, “Bounty Hunters”, “Soldier Boyz”, “The Silencer”, “In Her Defence”, and “Quicksand”, consistently adding to his net worth.
Today, Dudikoff is still active in acting in “Zombie Break Room”, “The Bouncer”, and “Enter the First and the Golden Fleecing” as some of his most recent projects.
In terms of his personal life, Dudikoff has been married since 2004 to Bell, and they have three children together.
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|Navy Seals vs. Zombies||2015||filming||Sheer|
|The Bouncer||2015/I||Samuel james|
|Olympus Has Fallen||2013||Mr. Smith (uncredited)|
|Zombie Break Room||2013||TV Series||Tank Dempsey (2013)|
|The Silencer||2000||Quinn Simmons|
|Fugitive Mind||1999||Video||Robert Dean|
|In Her Defense||1999||Andrew Garfield|
|Counter Measures||1998||Video||Capt. Jake Fuller|
|Freedom Strike||1998||Tom Dickson|
|The Shooter||1997/I||Michael Atherton|
|Soldier Boyz||1997||Video Game||Toliver|
|Crash Dive||1997||Video||James Carter|
|Strategic Command||1997||Dr. Rick Harding|
|Soldier Boyz||1995||Major Howard Toliver|
|Cobra||1993-1994||TV Series||Robert "Scandal" Jackson|
|Historias de la puta mili||1994||TV Series||Special Appearance|
|Chain of Command||1994||Merrill Ross|
|Rescue Me||1992||Daniel 'Mac' MacDonald|
|The Woman Who Sinned||1991||TV Movie||Evan Ganns|
|The Human Shield||1991||Doug Matthews|
|American Ninja 4: The Annihilation||1990||Joe Armstrong|
|Air America||1990||General Lee (uncredited)|
|River of Death||1989||John Hamilton|
|Platoon Leader||1988||Lt. Jeff Knight|
|Incontri in case private||1988||Peter Andersen|
|American Ninja 2: The Confrontation||1987||Sgt. Joe Armstrong|
|Avenging Force||1986||Capt. Matt Hunter|
|North and South, Book II||1986||TV Mini-Series||Lt. Rudy Bodford|
|American Ninja||1985||Pvt. Joe T. Armstrong|
|Radioactive Dreams||1985||Marlowe Hammer|
|Young Hearts||1984||TV Movie||Keith|
|Sawyer and Finn||1983||TV Movie||Huckleberry Finn|
|Uncommon Valor||1983||Blaster's Assistant|
|Gimme a Break!||1983||TV Series||Greg Hartman|
|Star of the Family||1982||TV Series||Douggie Krebs|
|TRON||1982||Conscript #2 (as Michael J. Dudikoff II)|
|I Ought to Be in Pictures||1982||Boy on bus|
|Making Love||1982||Young Man in Bar 2|
|The Grady Nutt Show||1981||TV Movie||Randy|
|Enter the Ninja||1981||Venarius' Man (uncredited)|
|The Best Little Girl in the World||1981||TV Movie||Chuck|
|The Black Marble||1980||Millie's Houseboy|
|Happy Days||1979-1980||TV Series||Harvey / Jim|
|Out of the Blue||1979||TV Series||Lenny|
|Dallas||1978||TV Series||Joe Newcomb|
|Zombie Break Room||2013||TV Series executive producer - 2013-|
|Moving Target||1996||creative consultant|
|Downtown Crackdown 3-D||2012||Short special thanks|
|Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films||2014||Documentary||Himself|
|The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films||2014||Documentary||Himself|
|The New Hollywood Squares||1987-1989||TV Series||Guest Appearance|
|Just Men!||1983||TV Series||Himself|
|Movie Nights||2011||TV Series||Pvt. Joe T. Armstrong|
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|1||Lives in Rolling Hills Estates, California.|
|2||Born and raised in Redondo Beach in the Los Angeles area.|
|3||Dudikoff began his career as a tanned, bright-smiling model featured in a Coppertone suntan commercial.|
|4||Was initially dubbed a "Dean-Mcqueen," a cross between James Dean and Steve McQueen.|
|5||His passion is designing homes, particularly ranch style. His fifth home was called the "Dudarosa". He also delves into bronze sculpturing.|
|6||Trained in Brazilian Jujitsu.|
|7||Has a beautiful retriever named Shooter.|
|9||Has two children: daughter, Nancy; son, Joseph Stephen Michael III.|
|10||Graduated from West Torrance High School.|
|11||He studied Child Psychology.|
|12||His father, Michael Joseph Dudikoff, was born in New York, to John Dudikoff and Mary Bogdanoff, who were Russian immigrants. His mother, Rita T. (Girardin), was of French-Canadian descent.|
|1||Acting is a real challenge. I want to make it, I can make it and I'm gonna make it.|
|1||Usually plays the hero in low budget action movies|