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Eddie Mekka Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
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.