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Michael Phelps

Biography

Won six platinum medals in the 2004 Olympics, eight platinum medals in the 2008 Olympics and four platinum medals in the 2012 Olympics. Across his profession, he became probably the most embellished Olympic athlete of all-time with 28 total medals, including 23 golds. He started swimming to melt away extra energy when he was seven, and was identified as having ADHD when he was ten. He became the youngest male to help make the U.S. swim group in 68 years, and exposed that he ate 12,000 calorie consumption each day through the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He and Nicole Johnson welcomed their 1st child, Boomer, in-may 2016 plus they got wedded a month later on. He was raised in a residence of ladies: his mother, Debbie, and his sisters, Whitney and Hilary. His parents divorced in 1994 and his dad remarried in 2000. He damaged the Olympic information held by Tag Spitz and completed his Olympic profession with an incredible 23 Platinum medals.

Quick Facts


Full Name Michael Phelps
Date Of Birth June 30, 1985
Place Of Birth Baltimore, MD
Height 1.93 m
Weight 88 kg
Profession Swimmer
Education Towson High School, University of Michigan
Nationality American
Spouse Nicole Johnson
Children Boomer Robert Phelps, Boomer Robert Phelps
Parents Deborah Phelps, Michael Fred Phelps, Michael Phelps, Nicole Johnson
Siblings Hilary Phelps, Whitney Phelps
Awards Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year, Best Male Athlete ESPY Award, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, James E. Sullivan Award, Laureus World Sports Award for Exceptional Achievement, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award, Best Moment ESPY Award, Best Male U.S. Olympic Athlete ESPY Award, Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
Nominations Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Athlete, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Athlete, Best Championship Performance ESPY Award, Under Armour Undeniable Performance ESPY Award, Shorty Award for Best in Sports
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Estimated net worth is $75 million.
2Signed endorsement deals with Under Armour, Visa Wheaties, among others.
3Good friends with fellow U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte.
4Won five gold medals and one silver medal at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
5Won the Silver Medal 100 Butter Fly race in a three way tie at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016.
6Was photographed by a friend smoking marijuana at a party (February 2009).
7Announced on Instagram and Twitter that his fiancée Nicole Johnson, Miss California USA of 2010, is expecting their first child, a boy. [November 18, 2015].
8Kris Humphries was second in the nation to Phelps in four age 10 and under boys swim events.
9He is of English, as well as Irish, German, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry.
10Appeared in an infomercial hosted by Tracy Gallagher and Duane Sider for the "Rosetta Stone" language learning software. [2008]
11Resting up a sore back at home and getting ready to start training at University of Michigan. [October 2004]
12Baltimore, Maryland [November 2008]
13Four-time Olympian (2012, 2008, 2004, 2000).
1422 Olympic Games medals (18 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze).
1533 World Champs LCM medals (26 Gold, 6 Silver, 1 Bronze).
16Phelps came in second to Ryan Lochte in the 400-meter individual medley qualifying race. Both men claimed the first two spots on the 2012 Olympic swim team to be held in London, England. With this qualifying, Phelps holds the record for men for going to four Olympics in swimming representing the United States.
17Has double-jointed knees and elbows, which plays a role in his famous dolphin-like kick in the water.
18Swims about five hours a day and eats up to 10,000 calories a day.
19He has the prototypical swimmer body, he has an extremely long torso; that of a 6 foot 8 person. Whereas his legs are shorter, only that of a 6 foot person. This helps him keep his head above water in his signature event, the 100M butterfly.
20Made history at the Beijing Olympic Games when he became the first athlete in history to win 8 gold medals at a single Olympic game. He also broke the record for the most Olympic medals won, bring his total from his 3 Olympic appearances to 16.
21Grew up in the Rodgers Forge section of Towson, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore.
22Has won 17 titles at World Championships between 2001 and 2007.
23World Swimmer of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2006.
24Graduated from Towson High School (2003).
25His feet have been referred to as "fins" by the media, because he wears a size 14 shoe. His wing span measures in at 6 foot 7 inches.
26Winner of the "Sports - Choice Athlete (male)" category at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards.
27"Phelps Flys", winning 8 medals at the 2004 Olympics, was ranked #17 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Most Awesome Sports Moments (of the last 15 years)". [17 July 2005 issue]
28Attending the University of Michigan (2004)
29Became the youngest male swimmer ever to set a world record at the age of 15 years and nine months, breaking the record in the 200m butterfly.
30His sister, Whitney Phelps, was a member of the 1995 World Championship team.
31First person under one minute and 55 seconds in 200m fly with world record swim.
32HAD a street named after him in his hometown Towson, Maryland.
33He was the youngest male Olympian since 1932 (he was only 15 when he made it in the 2000 Olympics).
34Sponsors: Speedo, Omega, AT&T, Powerbar, Visa, Argent Mortgage
35He won 6 gold and 2 bronze medals at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
36Parents: Fred and Debbie Phelps (divorced).
37Siblings: 2 sisters, Whitney Phelps (born in 1978) and Hilary Phelps (born in 1980).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entourage2008TV SeriesMichael Phelps

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SuperNews!2008TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Lip Sync Battle Preshow2016TV SeriesHimself
Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself - Olympic Medalist / Himself
Rio Olympics2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony2016TV SpecialHimself
Undeniable with Joe Buck2015TV SeriesHimself
Touch the Wall2014Documentary
Entertainment Tonight2008-2014TV SeriesHimself
Suits2014TV SeriesHimself
David Blaine: Real or Magic2013TV MovieHimself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2013TV SeriesHimself
America's Newsroom2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games2012DocumentaryHimself
London 2012 Olympics2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself - USA
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
London 2012: Games of the XXX Olympiad2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself (2012)
60 Minutes2008-2012TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Michael Phelps")
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself - Nominee:Favorite Male Athlete
Sports Illustrated: The Making of Swimsuit 20122012TV Special documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2011TV SeriesHimself - Telephone Interviewee
Rome Is Burning2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent / Himself
Beijing2009DocumentaryHimself
Shaq vs2009TV SeriesHimself - 8x Gold Medalist Beijing Swimmer
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Dateline NBC2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Modern Marvels2008TV Series documentaryHimself - 15-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Costas Now2008TV Series
Live with Kelly and Michael2008TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2008TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2008TV SeriesHimself
24/7 Chicago2008TV SeriesHimself
Big Night of Stars2008TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live2008TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
2008 MTV Video Music Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Olympic Breakfast2008TV SeriesHimself (2008)
A Shot at Glory2008TV SeriesHimself
Unfiltered2005Video documentaryMichael Phelps
The Apprentice2005TV SeriesHimself
Miss USA 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Celebrity Judge
Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Sydney 2000: Games of the XXVII Olympiad2000TV Mini-SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Olympic Swimmer / Himself - Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer
Telenoche2016TV SeriesHimself
Morfi, todos a la mesa2016TV SeriesHimself
SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
60 Minutes2009-2012TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Michael Phelps")
Rome Is Burning2008-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - U.S. Olympic Swimmer
20 to 12009-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Olympic Swimmer
The Juice Box2008TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Athlete
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Male Athlete


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#Quote
1[on investing in Tech entrepreneurship] I would love to get involved, whether it's in a couple little startups here and there, take a little risk, have some fun and see where it goes.
2[His definite decision to retire after the 2016 Olympics] This is over. This is it.
3[Tuesday, August 12, 2008 & 3rd gold medal] I wanted to jump on the first 100 just to see what happened. The guys in the middle of the pool really wouldn't be able to see me. By the time they did, hopefully I had enough ground where I could hold them off.
4[Monday, August 11th, 2008, gold medal # 2: quote to Bob Bowman] This morning, (Coach) Bob (Bowman) had said the French was saying some stuff, talking a little bit of trash. It fired me up more than anyone else.
5[after winning 1st of 8 gold medals, Sunday August 10th, 2008] I wasn't comfortable after the first 200. I think it made my breaststroke stronger ... coming home in the freestyle it's all adrenaline.
6[Sunday, August 16th, 2008 after winning 8th gold medal in 8th event, the 4 by 200 surpassing Mark Spitz's, seven gold medals in 1972] It's been such an unbelievable roller coaster. It's been such an unbelievable ride. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it took was a little imagination. I don't know what to feel right now. It's so emotional. All I want to do is see my mom.
7[After tying Mark Spitz's record of 7 gold medals in Munich, 1972, on Saturday, August 16th, 2008] When I did chop the last stroke, I thought that had cost me the race.But it was actually the opposite. If I had glided, I would have been way too long. I took short, faster strokes to try to get my hand on the wall. I ended up making the right decision.
8[Friday, August 14th, 2008, 6th gold medal after 200 meter individual medley] I had no time. The (gold) medal was in my warm-up jacket.
9[Wednesday, August 13th, 2008, after relay win of 4 by 200 meter, shortly after 200 meter butterfly (solo) & 5th gold medal] We wanted to break seven minutes. That was our goal going into today. ... It definitely feels good to be the first group, first country to ever dip the seven-minute barrier.
10[Wednesday, August 13th, 2008, 4th gold medal after 200 meter butterfly win] I couldn't see anything for the last 100, my goggles were pretty much filling up with water. To be honest, I was having trouble seeing the walls.
11[on competing in the London Olympics, 2012] It's hard to compare myself now to 2008. My goals are different. This is the closure. It's really, how many toppings do I want on my sundae?
12If I go to the beach, I don't go in the ocean. I spend enough time in the water.
13I listen to Eminem on my headphones. I don't know the name of it but I think that just listening to that fires me up. It's working so far I just hope it keeps up.
14I have my family and friends, so really I'm just another high school kid.
15Winning the gold in Greece was a dream come true but going on this tour with Ian and Lenny and meeting the young swimming stars of tomorrow has been simply incredible.

#Trademark
1Eight For Eight in 2008!
2The Condor Flap: to loosen up for a swimming competition, he bends over and flaps his long arms up and down like a large bird.
3His black Cadillac Escalade

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