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Michael Dudikoff Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

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Michael Joseph Stephen Dudikoff net worth:
$1.5 Million

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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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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Navy Seals vs. Zombies2015filmingSheer
Four Towers2015pre-productionScott
The Bouncer2015/ISamuel james
Olympus Has Fallen2013Mr. Smith (uncredited)
Zombie Break Room2013TV SeriesTank Dempsey (2013)
Stranded2002VideoEd Carpenter
Quicksand2002Bill Turner
Gale Force2002VideoJared
Ablaze2001Daniels
The Silencer2000Quinn Simmons
Fugitive Mind1999VideoRobert Dean
In Her Defense1999Andrew Garfield
Musketeers Forever1998D'Artagnan
Ringmaster1998Rusty
Black Thunder1998/IIVince
Counter Measures1998VideoCapt. Jake Fuller
Freedom Strike1998Tom Dickson
The Shooter1997/IMichael Atherton
Soldier Boyz1997Video GameToliver
Hardball1997VideoJersey
Crash Dive1997VideoJames Carter
Strategic Command1997Dr. Rick Harding
Moving Target1996Sonny
Bounty Hunters1996VideoJersey
Soldier Boyz1995Major Howard Toliver
Cyberjack1995Nick James
Cobra1993-1994TV SeriesRobert "Scandal" Jackson
Historias de la puta mili1994TV SeriesSpecial Appearance
Chain of Command1994Merrill Ross
Rescue Me1992Daniel 'Mac' MacDonald
The Woman Who Sinned1991TV MovieEvan Ganns
The Human Shield1991Doug Matthews
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation1990Joe Armstrong
Air America1990General Lee (uncredited)
Midnight Ride1990Lawson
River of Death1989John Hamilton
Platoon Leader1988Lt. Jeff Knight
Incontri in case private1988Peter Andersen
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation1987Sgt. Joe Armstrong
Avenging Force1986Capt. Matt Hunter
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-SeriesLt. Rudy Bodford
American Ninja1985Pvt. Joe T. Armstrong
Radioactive Dreams1985Marlowe Hammer
Bachelor Party1984Ryko
Young Hearts1984TV MovieKeith
Sawyer and Finn1983TV MovieHuckleberry Finn
Uncommon Valor1983Blaster's Assistant
Gimme a Break!1983TV SeriesGreg Hartman
Star of the Family1982TV SeriesDouggie Krebs
TRON1982Conscript #2 (as Michael J. Dudikoff II)
I Ought to Be in Pictures1982Boy on bus
Making Love1982Young Man in Bar 2
The Grady Nutt Show1981TV MovieRandy
Enter the Ninja1981Venarius' Man (uncredited)
The Best Little Girl in the World1981TV MovieChuck
Bloody Birthday1981Willard
The Black Marble1980Millie's Houseboy
Happy Days1979-1980TV SeriesHarvey / Jim
Out of the Blue1979TV SeriesLenny
Dallas1978TV SeriesJoe Newcomb

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zombie Break Room2013TV Series executive producer - 2013-

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moving Target1996creative consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Downtown Crackdown 3-D2012Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryHimself
The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryHimself
MovieCops2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987-1989TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Movie Nights2011TV SeriesPvt. Joe T. Armstrong

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#Fact
1Lives in Rolling Hills Estates, California.
2Born and raised in Redondo Beach in the Los Angeles area.
3Dudikoff began his career as a tanned, bright-smiling model featured in a Coppertone suntan commercial.
4Was initially dubbed a "Dean-Mcqueen," a cross between James Dean and Steve McQueen.
5His passion is designing homes, particularly ranch style. His fifth home was called the "Dudarosa". He also delves into bronze sculpturing.
6Trained in Brazilian Jujitsu.
7Has a beautiful retriever named Shooter.
8Plays tennis.
9Has two children: daughter, Nancy; son, Joseph Stephen Michael III.
10Graduated from West Torrance High School.
11He studied Child Psychology.
12His 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.

#Quote
1Acting is a real challenge. I want to make it, I can make it and I'm gonna make it.

#Trademark
1Usually plays the hero in low budget action movies

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