Mike Ditka Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Michael Keller Dyczko, known as Mike Ditka, was born on 18 October 1939 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania USA of Ukrainian descent. Mike is a successful American football coach, television commentator and former football player, and is particularly famous as he is the only person to have won a championship with the same team as both player and coach.

Mike Ditka Net Worth $30 Million

So how rich is Mike Ditka? Sources estimate that Mike’s net worth is $30 million, the majority of his wealth is, of course, from his career as a football player and coach. Although Mike is already 75 years old, he still continues working, so there is a high possibility that Mike Ditka’s net worth willincrease.

Mike Ditka studied at the Aliquippa High School, where he played American football under the coach Press Maravich. Later he continued his studies at the University of Pittsburgh, planning to become a dentist, where he also played American football very successfully, as well as baseball and basketball. Mike became one of the best football players in the university’s history. In the 1961 NFL Draft, Mike was picked by the “Chicago bears”. Soon he had a huge impact on the team’s wins. Mike continued playing in this team for five years, and was then traded to the “Philadelphia Eagles”. He did not play in this team for a long time, as in 1969 he was again traded, to play for the “Dallas Cowboys”. These playing years had a significant effect on Ditka’s net worth, plus during his playing career, Mike won many different awards. For example, NFL Rookie of Year, Super Bowl MVP, champion and others. What is more, Mike was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986, and became the first tight-end ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

In 1972, Mike retired from his career as a professional football player, but he was hired as the couch of “Dallas Cowboys” almost immediately, which also had a huge impact on the growth of Mike Ditka’s net worth. In 1982 he became the coach of “Chicago Bears” and worked in this team until 1992, during which time he was named as the NFL Coach of the Year twice, which also had an influence on Mike’s net worth. In 1997 Ditka became the coach of “New Orleans Saints”, and finally retired in 2000.

In addition to his career as a coach, Mike has also appeared on such TV shows as “Monday Night Football” and “Sunday NFL Countdown”. He has also acted in the movie called “Quarterback Attack with Mike Ditka” and appeared in other projects. He has also been involved in several political campaigns, and in addition is the owner of a chain of restaurants.

In his private life, Mike Ditka has married twice, to Marge (1961-73), and to Diana since 1977, with whom he has four children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 18, 1939
Birth place: Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:227 lbs (103 kg)
Profession:American football player, Coach, American Football coach
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Diana Ditka (m. 1977), Marge Ditka (m. 1961–1973)
Children:Mark Ditka, Matt Ditka, Megan Ditka, Mike Ditka III
Parents:Charlotte Ditka, Mike Ditka Sr.
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Analyst on CBS's "NFL Today" [2001]
2(? - 1999) Head coach of the New Orleans Saints Pro football team.
3Was fired from the New Orleans Saints in December 1999 after three losing seasons with the team.
4Inducted into the ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, and Dick Butkus.
5Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986.
6While a rookie with the Chicago Bears, Ditka was the object of attempted hazing by his teammates. They told him he was going to sing his alma mater's fight song. Ditka's reply: "I'm not singing sh*t, and you can't make me." They relented.
7From time to time, Ditka would dine at Harry Caray's restaurant in Chicago. One waiter recalled that Ditka would order a bottle of wine, have a few glasses with dinner and then tell the waiter that he (the waiter) could take the rest home with him.
8A Republican, Ditka considered running for the Illinois seat in the U.S. Senate in 2004; he dropped out, reportedly, among other things, he didn't have his wife's blessing.
9His father was a steel-mine worker of Ukrainian ancestry.
10Life Loyal Member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
11Head coach of the National Football League's New Orleans Saints (1997-2000).
12Has four children: Mike, Mark, Megan and Matthew.
13Has had to have both hips replaced.
142 November 1988: Suffered a heart attack after the Bears lost to the New England Patriots, but returned on November 13th to oversee a win over Washington, 34-14.
1530 July 1988: Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
1620 January 1982: Hired as the ninth coach in Chicago Bears history by George Halas.
17Caught a touchdown pass in the Dallas Cowboys' 24-3 win over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI.
18Holds Chicago Bears records for consecutive games with a reception (49 between December 3, 1961, and October 10, 1965), touchdown receptions (4, tied with Harlon Hill), most receptions by a rookie (56) and most touchdown catches by a rookie (12).
19NFL Rookie of the Year (1961)
20Was an All-American at the University of Pittsburgh.
21Was a three-sport star at Aliquippa (PA) High School, playing basketball, baseball and football.
22Head coach of the National Football League's Chicago Bears (1982-1992).
23Played tight end for the National Football League's Chicago Bears (1961-1966), Philadelphia Eagles (1967-1968), and Dallas Cowboys (1969-1972).


Quotes

#Quote
1[Referring to The NFL Today (1975) on-air nemesis and ex-NFL coach Jerry Glanville] One thing I learned a long time ago is to never get involved with people who know less than you do.


Pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Analyst/Commentary
1994EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Analyst/Commentary


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Madzilla!2014ShortMayor of Chicago
Entourage2011TV SeriesMike Ditka
Kicking & Screaming2005Mike Ditka
UP, Michigan!2001Coach
Quarterback Attack with Mike Ditka1997Video GameCoach
3rd Rock from the Sun1997TV SeriesCoach Mafferty
Cheers1993TV SeriesMike Ditka
Monday Night Countdown1993TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Bowl XXXI1997TV SpecialHimself - Ceremonial Coin Toss
1996 AFC Championship Game1997TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
3rd Rock from the Sun1996TV SeriesHimself
Coach1996TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996TV SeriesHimself
1995 AFC Championship Game1996TV MovieHimself - Studio Analyst
A Night to Die for1995TV Short documentaryHimself
1994 AFC Championship Game1995TV MovieHimself - Studio Analyst
1993 AFC Championship Game1994TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
ESPN Outside the Lines Primetime1993TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
The NFL on CBS1961-1990TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Tight End / Himself - Chicago Bears Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Tight End / ...
The NFL on NBC1971-1990TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Tight End
L.A. Law1990TV SeriesHimself
Donahue1990TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXIV1990TV MovieHimself - Studio Analyst
Follies, Crunches and Highlights1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
1989 NFL Pro Bowl1989TV SpecialHimself - NFC Head Coach
1988 NFC Championship Game1989TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Head Coach
Late Night with David Letterman1988TV SeriesHimself
NFL Primetime1987TV SeriesHimself (2006)
Super Bowl XX1986TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Head Coach
1985 NFC Championship Game1986TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Head Coach
Mike Ditka Show1982TV SeriesHimself
1972 NFC Championship Game1972TV MovieHimself - Dallas Cowboys Tight End
Super Bowl VI1972TV SpecialHimself - Dallas Cowboys Tight End
1971 NFC Championship Game1972TV SpecialHimself - Dallas Cowboys Tight End
Super Bowl V1971TV SpecialHimself - Dallas Cowboys Tight End
1970 NFC Championship Game1971TV MovieHimself - Dallas Cowboys Tight End
1963 NFL Championship Game1963TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Tight End
Requiem for a Running BackDocumentary post-production
The KickerDocumentary post-productionHimself
'85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History2016Himself
Mike & Mike2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - ESPN NFL Analyst / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Pro Football Hall of Famer / ...
WGN Morning News Primetime Special2016TV MovieHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself - Phone Interview
30 for 302010-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
A Football Life2011-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Teammate
NFL Films Presents2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Sunday NFL Countdown2015TV SeriesHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2015TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2015TV SeriesHimself - NFL Analyst
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2015TV SeriesHimself - Former Head Coach, Chicago Bear (segment "Monsters No More")
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Pepsi Halftime Show2014TV SpecialHimself
Hannity2013TV SeriesHimself
The Great Food Truck Race2013TV SeriesHimself
The United States of Football2013DocumentaryHimself
Lombardi's Legacy2013TV Movie documentary
NFL Rush Zone2013TV SeriesHimself
The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
Get Coached by Mike Ditka2010Video documentaryHimself
Blood Equity2009Video documentaryHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1971-2008TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Head Coach / Himself - Color Commentator / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Tight End
24/7 Chicago2008TV SeriesHimself
Heckler2007DocumentaryHimself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2007TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2007TV SeriesHimself
Sports Action Team2007TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHimself
CenterStage2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Kicking & Screaming: Behind the Net - The Making of 'Kicking & Screaming'2005Video documentary shortHimself
ESPN SportsCentury1999-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2004TV SeriesHimself
The Tim McCarver Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Second String2002TV MovieHimself
According to Jim2002TV SeriesHimself
2001 AFC Championship Game2002TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
Becker2001TV SeriesHimself
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1987-1999TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Head Coach / Himself - New Orleans Saints Head Coach
NFL on FOX1999TV SeriesHimself - New Orleans Saints Head Coach
WCW Thunder1998TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1993-1997TV SeriesHimself
TNT Sunday Night Football1990-1997TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Head Coach / Himself - New Orleans Saints Head Coach

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NFL Films Presents2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - ESPN NFL Analyst
Cubs Forever: Celebrating 60 Years of WGN-TV and the Chicago Cubs2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Maximum Surge2003TV MovieFootball Coach
Brian's Song1971TV MovieHimself (uncredited)

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