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Dick Vitale

Biography

Full of energy college basketball commentator referred to as Dickie V, established a reputation for his buzz phrases such as for example ‘Diaper Dandy’ and ‘PTPer.’ From 1959, he coached golf ball at the primary and senior high school amounts. He was inducted in to the Golf ball Hall of Popularity in 2008. After divorcing his initial wife Joanne, he wedded Lorraine McGrath on, may 22, 1970. He produced a duo with play-by-play guy Dan Shulman and jointly they protected countless basketball video games.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dick Vitale
Date Of Birth June 9, 1939
Place Of Birth Passaic, NJ
Profession Sportscaster
Education William Paterson University, Seton Hall University
Nationality American, Italian
Spouse Lorraine McGrath
Children Terri Vitale, Sherri Vitale
Parents Mae Vitale, John Vitale
Siblings John Vitale
Awards Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men's Basketball
Movies The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Jury Duty, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys
TV Shows Saturday Primetime
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1He was inducted into the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in sports.
2Basketball coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, 1973-74 through 1976-77.
3Inducted into the University of Detroit Mercy Detroit Titans Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.
4He was nominated for the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Sports.
5Inducted 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.
6Inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 as a contributor.
7Often eats at the Broken Egg restaurant on Siesta Key, Florida.
8Is 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.
9Has a brother named John.
10Recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award (awarded to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to basketball) in 1998.
11He has two daughters named Terri and Sherri.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil2012TV SeriesViking Mayor
Jury Duty1995Hal Gibson
Blue Chips1994Dick Vitale
The Cosby Show1992TV SeriesDan Vicente
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!1988The Baseball Announcer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 302015TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - ESPN College Basketball Analyst / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Basketball Hall of Famer / ...
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2016TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302013-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - ESPN College Basketball Analyst / Himself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself
Duke-Carolina: The Blue Blood Rivalry2013DocumentaryESPN Announcer
Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story2012DocumentaryHimself
Hooters 2011 International Swimsuit Pageant2011TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Payton's Song2010DocumentaryHimself
CenterStage2008TV Series documentaryGuest
Home of the Giants2007Himself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005TV SeriesHimself
Complete Guide to Guys2005Himself
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker2005TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Love & Basketball2000Himself
The Sport Jerks1998TV SeriesHimself
He Got Game1998Himself
The Sixth Man1997Himself
Hoop Dreams1994DocumentaryHimself - Television Sports Commentator
1984 NBA Eastern Conference Finals1984TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
ESPN: NCAA Basketball1979TV SeriesHimself
NCAA Tonight1979TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - ESPN College Basketball Analyst
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Glory2005TV Series documentaryHimself
A Season on the Brink2002TV MovieHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995CableACECableACE AwardsSports Commentator/AnalystESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995CableACECableACE AwardsSports Commentator/AnalystESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsSports Commentator/AnalystESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)
1985ACECableACE AwardsSports HostNCAA Tonight (1979)


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#Trademark
1Known for his high-energy commentary and expressions such as "Awesome, Baby!" and "Unbelievable!"

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