Eddie Mekka Net Worth

Eddie Mekka Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Edward Rudolph Mekjian net worth is

Edward Rudolph Mekjian Wiki Biography

Edward Rudolph Mekjian was born on the 14th June 1952 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA of American and Armenian descent. He is an actor known as Eddie Mekka, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Carmine Ragusa in the TV series “Laverne & Shirley” (1976-1983), playing Joey DeLuca in the TV series “Blansky’s Beauties” (1977), and as Mobo in the film “Love Made Easy” (2006). His acting career has been active since 1974.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Eddie Mekka is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Mekka’s net worth is over $500,000, accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a professional actor.

Eddie Mekka Net Worth $500,000

Eddie Mekka was born to Mariam Mekjian, who worked as a presser, and Vaughn V. Mekjian. He spent his childhood in his hometown, where he attended Burncoat High School, from which matriculated. Right after high school he became very interested in acting, so he joined a local theater and began to perform with them. During the 1970s, he also established the Worcester County Light Opera, a local opera company where he taught young people how to sing. Soon after, he decided to move to Hollywood, California, in order to pursue further his career in the acting world.

However, his professional acting career actually began in New York in 1974, when he began to perform on Broadway in various productions, including “The Magic Show” (1974), and “The Lieutenant” (1975), for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. He got his big break on the screen in 1976, when he was selected for the role of Carmine ‘The Big Ragoo’ Ragusa in the ABC sitcom “Laverne & Shirley”, which lasted until 1983. Since then, his career has only gone upwards, as well as his net worth. During the 1970s, he also won the roles in other TV series, including the role of Joey DeLuca in “Blansky’s Beauties” (1977), and he appeared as Carmine Ragusa in “Happy Days” (1977-1979). Beside that, he also guest-starred in “The Love Boat” (1979-1982), and “Fantasy Island” (1979-1983).

However, during the 1980s and 1990s, Eddie wasn’t very active, and made only a few guest appearances in TV series and in several film titles, including “Bum Rap” (1988), “Mulberry Street” (1990), “A League Of Their Own” (1992) with Tom Hanks, and “Top Of The World” (1997), increasing his net worth.

Nevertheless, in the new millennium Mekka returned to the screen, appearing in the role of Jerry in the 2004 film “Land Of The Free?”, playing Club Manager in “Dreamgirls” (2006) starring alongside Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx, and Eddie Murphy, and as Lowell in “C Me Dance” (2009), all of which added to his net worth. Beside that, he made guest appearances in “Power Rangers Wild Force” (2002), “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” (2006), “ER” (2008), and “The Young And The Restless” (2011).

Most recently, he was cast as Mr. Karnofsky in “Trew Calling”, directed by Greg Robbins, and as Rabbi in “Silver Twins”, both in 2016. His net worth is certainly still rising.

When it comes to speak about his personal life, Eddie Mekka has been married to Yvonne Marie Grace since 1994; the couple has a child. Previously, he was married to actress DeLee Lively from 1983 to 1992.

Full NameEddie Mekka
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthJune 14, 1952
Place Of BirthWorcester, Massachusetts, USA
Height5' 3" (1.6 m)
SpouseYvonne Grace (m. 1994), DeLee Lively (m. 1983–1992)
ParentsMariam Apkarian, Vaughn V. Mekjian
NominationsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
MoviesBlansky's Beauties, Assignment Berlin, Laverne & Shirley, Beaches, A League of Their Own, Deadly Game, Dreamgirls, Stuck in the Past, C Me Dance
TV ShowsLaverne & Shirley, Blansky's Beauties
1Has been appearing in a Long Island production of "A Fiddler on the Roof" to great success. [July 2010]
2He is currently starring in a new production of the Broadway comedy "It Had To Be You" with his Laverne & Shirley (1976) co-star, Cindy Williams. [October 2008]
3Was nominated for Broadway's 1975 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "The Lieutenant."
4Still performs a song and dance nightclub act in Las Vegas.
6The first time he appeared on Laverne & Shirley (1976), he danced across the screen.
7Starred as Vince Fontaine in a production of the musical Grease [2000]


Silver Twins2016completedRabbi
Trew Calling2016/IcompletedMr. Karnofsky
Heaven Help Us2014ShortChuck
Through a Mother's Eyes2013Dr. Henry Myer
Childrens Hospital2012TV SeriesFrankie
The Young and the Restless2011TV SeriesBud
C Me Dance2009Lowell
Pastor Greg2008TV SeriesFJ
Dirty Jokes the Movie2008Video
ER2008TV SeriesJenkins
Stuck in the Past2007Grandpa
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody2007TV SeriesWestern Director
Crossing Jordan2007TV SeriesJames Talbot
Dreamgirls2006Club Manager
The Last Stand2006Art
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2006TV SeriesBobby Thunderson
242006TV SeriesNed
Love Made Easy2006Mobo
The Bold and the Beautiful2005TV SeriesLas Vegas Minister
Land of the Free?2004Jerry
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Eddie Mekka
Power Rangers Wild Force2002TV SeriesDon
Catch Me If You Can1998TV MovieDet. Murdoch
Sunset Beach1998TV SeriesSummons Process Server
The Jamie Foxx Show1998TV SeriesDanny
Top of the World1997/IIJoe Burns
The Big Easy1997TV SeriesJoey LaVern
Weird Science1996TV SeriesTommy Svachino
Dream On1995TV SeriesMel
California Dreams1994TV SeriesUncle Frank
The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.1994TV MovieGus
Family Matters1990-1994TV SeriesMr. Nutting / Charlie
Taking the Heat1993TV MovieBarbaro
A League of Their Own1992Mae's Guy in Bar
The Munsters Today1990TV SeriesMr. Sweetzer
Mulberry Street1990TV MovieVincent Savoia
True Blue1989TV Series
Moonlighting1989TV SeriesGuido Viola
Beaches1988Actor 3
Bum Rap1988Sammy
Fantasy Island1979-1983TV SeriesCharles / Ken Jason / Johnny Detroit / ...
The Love Boat1979-1982TV SeriesBert Brodie / Jason Clark / Stanley Corson / ...
Assignment Berlin1982Lightning
Happy Days1977-1979TV SeriesCarmine Ragusa
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1979TV SeriesUri
Blansky's Beauties1977TV SeriesJoey DeLuca
Guiding Light1952TV SeriesGrady (1992-1993)


Stuck in the Past2007performer: "A Whale Of A Tale"
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003"Child Stars on Your Television"
Evils of the Night1985performer: "That's Alright", "Everynight"
Laverne & Shirley1976-1978TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Music Department

Laverne & Shirley1977TV Series musician - 1 episode


Laverne & Shirley1976TV Series choreographer - 1 episode


Surge of Power: Revenge of the SequelcompletedHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Softball Team
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Laverne and Shirley Together Again2002TV MovieHimself
TVography: Laverne & Shirley2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Hope & Gloria1996TV SeriesHimself
The Laverne & Shirley Reunion1995TV SpecialHimself
Body Language1984TV SeriesHimself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1983-1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Eubie Blake: A Century of Music1983TV MovieHimself
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Circus of the Stars #61981TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Comedian
Circus of the Stars #31979TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Tony Awards1975TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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