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Short Info

Net Worth$1.5 million
SpouseBelle Dudikoff
MarkUsually plays the hero in low budget action movies
FactHis passion is designing homes, particularly ranch style. His fifth home was called the "Dudarosa". He also delves into bronze sculpturing.

Michael Dudikoff is an American actor, best known for his lead roles in the 1980s martial arts films American Ninja and its sequels. He has also appeared in television shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210 and Hawaii Five-0.

Dudikoff was born in Redondo Beach, California, on October 8, 1954, the son of a Russian Jewish immigrant father and an Irish Catholic mother. He has two older sisters. He was raised in Torrance, California, and attended Catholic schools before graduating from El Camino College with a degree in business administration.

Dudikoff began his acting career in the late 1970s, appearing in small roles in television shows such as The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries and B.J. and the Bear. His big break came in 1984 when he was cast as the lead in the film American Ninja. The film was a huge success, grossing over $32 million at the box office. Dudikoff went on to star in two sequels, American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987) and American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989).

In the 1990s, Dudikoff appeared in several made-for-television movies and guest-starred on such popular shows as Beverly Hills, 90210 and Hawaii Five-0. He also had a recurring role on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives.

Dudikoff has been married twice. His first marriage, to actress Loni Anderson, ended in divorce after four years. He has two daughters from his second marriage, to actress Tracy Scoggins.

Dudikoff currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

General Info

Net Worth$1.5 million


SpouseBelle Dudikoff
ChildrenJoseph Stephen Michael III, Nancy Dudikoff
ParentsRita T. Dudikoff, Joseph Dudikov


MoviesAmerican Ninja, American Ninja 2: The Confrontation, Avenging Force, American Ninja 4: The Annihilation, Crash Dive, The Human Shield, Soldier Boyz, Platoon Leader, Freedom Strike, The Silencer, River of Death, Midnight Ride, Navy Seals Vs. Zombies, Cyberjack, Chain of Command, In Her Defense, Count...

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#Marks / Signs
1Usually plays the hero in low budget action movies


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


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.




Left TurnannouncedSenator
Enter the Fist and the Golden Fleece2016Superboss
Navy Seals vs. Zombies2015Commander Sheer
The Bouncer2015Samuel james
Zombie Break Room2013TV SeriesTank Dempsey (2013)
Stranded2002VideoEd Carpenter
Quicksand2002Bill Turner
Gale Force2002VideoJared
The Silencer2000Quinn Simmons
Fugitive Mind1999VideoRobert Dean
In Her Defense1999Andrew Garfield
Musketeers Forever1998D'Artagnan
Black Thunder1998/IIVince
Counter Measures1998VideoCapt. Jake Fuller
Freedom Strike1998Tom Dickson
The Shooter1997/IMichael Atherton
Soldier Boyz1997Video GameToliver
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
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
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


Zombie Break Room2013TV Series executive producer - 2013-


Moving Target1996creative consultant


Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014Documentary our deepest appreciation
Downtown Crackdown 3-D2012Short special thanks


An American Ninja in Cape Town: Making 'American Ninja 2'2016Video documentary shortHimself
Last Tango in Lesotho: Making 'American Ninja 4'2016Video documentary shortHimself
Rumble in the Jungle: The Making of 'American Ninja'2016Video documentary shortHimself
Strike Me Deadly: Making 'American Ninja 3'2016Video documentary shortHimself
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

Movie Nights2011TV SeriesPvt. Joe T. Armstrong

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