Mark Spitz’s Wife Suzy Weiner Wiki: Height, Children, Net Worth

March 22, 2024
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The American-born Suzy Weiner is a retired model and theatre artist, who is famously recognized for being the wife of the former nine-time Olympic swimming winner, Mark Spitz.

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Susan Ellen Weiner was born in the US; her exact age and date of birth isn’t known to the public – nonetheless, sources estimate that she is between 60 and 70 years old as of 2022. Suzy was raised by her father, who earned a living as a businessman – she has kept the names of her mother and siblings under the wraps. However, it is known that her family holds German ethnicity.

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Suzy is well-educated, having attended a local high school before matriculating to the Los Angeles-based University of California, in which she studied theatre. She grew up with a knack for acting and looked forward to leading a career in modelling when she came of age –  she also attended UCLA Theatre to study acting.

Professional Career

Suzy began her professional career a year after her wedding in 1974, with her appearance as Dora Barlow in the TV show “Emergency!” which aired for six seasons on NBC. The show, which was produced by Robert A. Cinader and Jack Webb, is about dedicated Squad 51 team members who work for LA Fire Department’s Paramedical Rescue service, and who face a series of life-threatening challenges in their day to day life.


In this semi-documentary series, two partners, Roy DeSoto and John Gage are seen risking their lives to save residents from all sorts of dangers. The series received more than 100 Emmy nominations, and bagged 23 Primetime Emmys in many categories, including that of Outstanding Drama series in 1996.

Suzy also appeared in the series “The Mike Douglas Show,” which was an American daytime chat show aired for 21 seasons. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award-winning show first aired as a local Cleveland program before it was broadcasted on other Westinghouse Broadcasting-owned studios. Weiner also participated in the V.I.P. -Schaukel and Johnny Carson-starred “The Tonight Show,” which aired late-night on NBC, and included musical performances as well as guest interviews.

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After featuring in the latter show, Suzy took a break from the screen and is yet to make another film or TV appearance to date.

Personal Life

Suzy married her friend and lover Mark Spitz, on 6 May 1973, at a luxury hotel located in Beverly Hills – the wedding was conducted in accordance with Jewish rituals and traditions. The duo had met in 1972, and began dating shortly after his Olympics. They welcomed their first-born child, a son named Matthew Spitz in October 1981, before they were blessed with another son, Justin Spitz ten years later in 1991. The latter has followed in his father’s footsteps to become a skilled professional swimmer and a Stanford Swim Team member.


As of early 2022, Suzy is seemingly living a happy married life with her husband Mark, in Los Angeles California.

Height, Weight, and Physical appearance

Suzy, who has been described to have a charming face and a perfect smile, is of white ethnicity and has long blonde hair and blue eyes. She has an athletic figure, and is around 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (58kgs).

Net Worth

To date, Weiner hasn’t disclosed her net worth publicly. Nonetheless, she seemingly lives a luxurious lifestyle as her husband is worth close to $20 million, which he earned from his previous career endeavors. During the peak of his career in the ‘70s, he had many brand endorsement deals coming his way, and is reported to have earned around $2 million in barely two years.

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He founded a real estate firm in Beverly Hills shortly after he retired. Moreover, Spitz is currently a stockbroker and a motivational speaker, which has increased his fortune over the years.

Everything You Need To Know about Suzy Weiner’s Husband, Mark Spitz

Early Life and Childhood Details

Born Mark Andrew Spitz under the Aquarius zodiac sign on 10 February 1950, in California, USA, the award-winning former athlete and swimmer is 72 years old as of 2022. He was born to Lenore ‘Smith’ Spitz and her husband, steel company executive Arnold Spitz, who raised him together with his three young siblings in his birth-town.


Mark was born with a strong passion for water, and loved going swimming in the company of his parents even as a child; before he was ten years old, Mark had already broken a dozen national age-group records.

Mark went to Santa Clara High from 1964-1968 and during his time there emerged victorious in several inter-school swimming competitions.


Mark kicked off his career in 1965 in the Maccabiah International Games and he won several gold medals, which saw him named the most outstanding athlete. He then participated in AAU National Championships’ 100 metre butterfly and won in 1966.

Upon attaining the age of 16, he played at Pan American Games and ended up bagging five gold medals. He later competed at 1968’s Summer Olympics, held in Mexico but despite predicting that he would win at least five awards, he ended up winning two, which came as a disappointment to him.

To improve his skills, he started taking swimming lessons at Indiana University (1968) trained by Doc Counsilman; it’s unclear if he ever graduated. He improved significantly after his training and during the Summer Olympics in 1972, he made history with his seven gold medal winning haul. He later retired at the age of 22 and began pursuing other aspects of his career – he became a sought-after brand ambassador in the early 70s, which saw him amassing a hefty income.


While trying out other career opportunities, Mark was featured in 1974’s “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” as well as “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.” Additionally, he appeared in a number of Schick razor’s ads and commercials. Later, Mark worked as a sports presenter for ABC Sports and covered a couple of Summer Olympics including 1976’s and 1984’s. He worked for several years as a broadcaster before he began focusing his attention on real estate. He has also worked as a motivational speaker and also teamed up with Rick Barry, a former NBA player, in many entrepreneurial projects.

In the course of his long-spanning career, Mark won multiple awards including a James Sullivan Award for the best US amateur athlete)in 1971, Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 1972, and he became an International hall of fame inductee in 1977.

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