If you ever have watched the Disney movie ‘Miracle’, then you must have to know the character ‘Jack O’Callahan’. The role was played by the veteran actor Michael Mantenuto who was also recognized as a college ice hockey player and Army non-commissioned officer. Besides, the actor has only appeared in two films but he actively had served as a special forces communication sergeant.
In April 2017, his sudden death news had shocked many of us after the news had been flashed by many digital and manual news portals. According to USAToday, he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Des Moines, Washington, at the age of 35. Keep on reading to dwell on his personal life, career, net worth, and his death.
Caption: The Late actor Michael Mantenuto captured at the premiere of ‘Miracles’ in 2004.
Source: USA magazine
Michael Mantenuto: Bio, Family, Education
The late Army man was born on 13 May 1981, in Holliston, Massachusetts, USA. His father Ed Mantenuto worked in Algonquin Regional High School as a Hall Monitor. His mother, Kerry Lee Mantenuto’s identity is not available. He had grown up along with his three siblings. They are Katie, Meggan, and Lauren Mantenuto.
He had completed his study from Holliston High School. Later, he joined the University of Maine and joined School’s hockey team. As he had built interest in sports like skating and hockey while he was growing up. So as per his interest, he had played three years fro Walpole Junior Stars in the Eastern Junior Hockey League. In 2001, he moved to the University of Massachusetts and began to play with the college hockey team.
Michael Mantenuto: Career & Life Achievements
He started out as a college hockey player and played in the college team for three years and more. After graduation, he got an opportunity to audition and win for the role in Disney’s movie ‘Miracle’. There he portrayed the role of ‘Jack O’Callahan’. Following that, he only appeared in two other movies including ‘Surfer, Dude’ as Matthew McConaughey.
Later, he listed his name in the US Army where he served as a Special Forces communications sergeant ‘Green Beret’. Further, he was a part of the first Special Forces Group in Headquarters and Headquarters Company. In 2016, according to his reports on Army Special Operations Command, he was deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
According to Army Times, 5 feet 11 inches, Mantenuto has won many rewards for his hard work. It includes the Army Commendation Medal, 3 Army Achievement Medals, and three Good Conduct Medals. Also, he has received an award by the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Caption: The Late US Army man and former actor.
Michael Mantenuto: Personal Life & Wife
You must be wondering if he was married or not while he was alive. Then let us answer you that, he was a married man until his demise. He had married his longtime girlfriend Kati Vienneau whose identity is not available in the media. Moreover, there is no information on their dating or married life.
The couple had produced two children from their marriage. They are Leo Mantenuto and Ava Mantenuto. Further, there is no information on his involvement in rumors or controversies.
Michael Mantenuto: Net Worth & Death
Before his demise, he had served as the actor and former college ice hockey player. However, he does not seem to have continuity in acting after appearing in two movies. Furthermost, in his lifetime, he has served to the US Army regiment in a special forces communications sergeant. Therefore, his net worth must have an estimation of around a million dollars. But currently, we cannot found any exact reports of his net worth while he was alive.
His sudden demise came out as a shock to many of us during April 2017. He ended his life under unknown circumstances on 24 April 2017, he committed suicide. Later, he found a gunshot mark fired by himself on the head. But the main reason for his suicide is unknown yet.
According to ArmyTimes, after his inactive career in Hollywood, he enlisted in the US Army. Since 2013, he was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. By the year 2016, under the supervision of his command, he was trying to overcome his long-running drug and alcohol addiction program and also creating peer-to-peer mental health. Likewise, on the day of his demise, he supposed to link up with his fellow soldier to release from in-patient treatment and report him the new program. But in the afternoon, one of the bystanders reported a gunshot from a parked car at Saltwater State Park, Washington. By the arrival of police at the incident place, the 35-year has gunshot himself at the head. However, the main reason for his suicidal has not revealed yet.