Michael Jordan

Sportswriters spared no superlatives on Michael Jordan, a 6'6" shooting guard whose unearthly talents took him to the heights of commercial celebrity and dominance in the sport of basketball and made him oft-labeled the ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1963 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Jay Leno Show 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Wife and Kids 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hardball 2001 (Movie)

Jamal (Actor)

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

Teen No 2 (Actor)

Michael Jordan to the Max 2000 (Movie)

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Nick News Presents Lifestory: Muhammad Ali 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 2000 ESPY Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 2000 Essence Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 30th NAACP Image Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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48th NBA All-Star Game 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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He Got Game 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jammin' With Bugs & Michael 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Music in Movies '96 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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NBA at 50 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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American Dreamers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The American Athlete 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Naked Sports: Four Portraits 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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This Is Michael Bolton 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Burt Wolf/ Eating Well 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Michael Jackson: The Dangerous Tour! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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First Person With Maria Shriver (02/28/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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NBC All-Star Stay in School Jam 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Scott Ross: The Search For Real Heroes 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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History of the NBA 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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NBC Saturday Sports Showcase 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 24th Annual Victor Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Countdown to '88: The Seoul Games 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Superstars and Their Moms 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Maxie 1985 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Neptune's Daughter (Movie)

Henchman (Actor)

Power Plays (TV Show)

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There Are No Children Here (TV Show)

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Biography

Sportswriters spared no superlatives on Michael Jordan, a 6'6" shooting guard whose unearthly talents took him to the heights of commercial celebrity and dominance in the sport of basketball and made him oft-labeled the player of all time. Jordan leapt onto the national stage with a last-second jump-shot to seal UNC's 1992 NCAA Championship. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, he lit up the National Basketball Association with gravity-defying dunks and acrobatic scoring bursts. He became the league's perennial scoring leader, but it would take the mentoring of coach Phil Jackson to add substance to Jordan's flash. He morphed into a true team player in leading the Bulls to their first-ever title in 1991. Jordan drove the Bulls to five more championships through 1998, interrupted only by Quixotic mid-career "retirement" to take a shot at big-league baseball. A true celebrity, he became a ubiquitous presence in advertising and even starred in a big-budget film alongside Bugs Bunny. After retiring and taking a front-office job with Washington Wizards, he suited up again in 2001 for a much less successful stint with that team. In 2010, he bought majority ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats, but his tenure would be much-maligned. A one-man marketing institution, 14-time All-Star, five-time NBA MVP, ten-time scoring champion, six-time Finals MVP and the only athlete to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated 47 times, Jordan left an almost superhuman legacy.

Relationships

Jeffrey Jordan

Son
Born Nov. 18, 1988; mother, Juanita Vanoy

Marcus Jordan

Son
Born Dec. 24, 1990; mother, Juanita Vanoy

Jasmine Jordan

Daughter
Born Dec. 7, 1992; mother, Juanita Vanoy

Yvette Prieto

Companion
Engaged December 2011 after dating for three years

Juanita Vanoy

Wife
Married Sept. 2, 1989 Divorced Dec. 29, 2006

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill , North Carolina 1981 - 1986
Majored in Cultural Geography; received basketball scholarship 1981

Milestones

2012

Featured in documentary "The Dream Team"

2010

Became majority owner and head of basketball operations for Charlotte Bobcats

2009

Inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

2000

Became part owner and President of Basketball Operations for Washington Wizards; briefly came out of retirement to play during 2001-02 season, but only lasted 60 games due to knee injury

1999

Announced second retirement from basketball

1996

Made feature acting debut opposite Looney Tunes characters in "Space Jam"

1995

With Bulls, dominated league with second "three-peat" championships

1995

Announced return to basketball

1994

Signed minor league baseball contract with Chicago White Sox

1993

Announced retirement from basketball

1992

Joined star-studded squad dubbed "the Dream Team" at Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain; team won gold

1990

Led Chicago Bulls to "three-peat" NBA championships

1988

Won his first NBA Most Valuable Player award

1986

Became only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to score 3,000 points in a season

1985

Nike released first Air Jordan basketball shoe

1984

Entered NBA draft; selected third overall by Chicago Bulls

1984

With U.S. basketball team, won gold at summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, CA

1981

Played for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; made game-winning jump shot in 1982 NCAA Championship game against Georgetown

With family, moved from Brooklyn, NY to Wilmington, NC

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