Eddie-Mekka
Eddie Mekka | Biography

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  • Full Name Rudolph Edward Mekjian
  • Nickname Eddie Mekka
  • Occupation Actor and Performer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • Birth Date Jun 14, 1952
  • Age 69 Years, 5 Months
Broadway Performer and Actor known for appearing on Laverne & Shirley

Eddie Mekka | Biography

Actor of Laverne & Shirley and Hail Mary

And throught his broadway career, he acted on Grease, Hairspray, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy, It Had to Be You, and Fiddler on the Roof. Eventually, he landed a role on the Broadway showThe Lieutenant, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Then, in 1976, he began playing the role of Carmine on the series Laverne & Shirley. 


Mekka is an American actor prominently known for performing on the television sitcom Laverne & Shirley as Carmine Ragusa.

Who is Eddie Mekka?

Mekka began pursuing acting after high school, which led him to Broadway and finally to Hollywood films. His notable appearances are The Suite Life of Zack and CodyCatch Me If You CanDreamgirls, and Hail Mary.

He was born as Rudolph Edward Mekjian on 14 June 1952 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He is the son of Mariam, a presser, and Vaughn V. Mekjian. And he comes from Armenian ancestry. 

Further, he graduated from Burncoat High School.

Career 

After graduating, Mekka started performing in the community theatre with the Worcester County Light Opera. Later, he joined the Boston Conservatory of Music, which led him to Boston, where he began working at a chain of dinner theatres called Chateau De Ville. 

And throught his broadway career, he acted on Grease, Hairspray, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy, It Had to Be You, and Fiddler on the Roof. Eventually, he landed a role on the Broadway showThe Lieutenant, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Then, in 1976, he began playing the role of Carmine on the series Laverne & Shirley. 

Alongside he also made appearances on many television shows such as The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Bold and the Beautiful, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Additionally, he also appeared in the movie, Catch Me If You Can, where he played the role of Detective Murdoch. Likewise, he also appeared in the 2008 movie Code Enforcer.

His latest appearance was in the 2018 movie Hail Mary

Net Worth 

According to celebrity net worth, Mekka has a net worth of $500 thousand. 

Wife 

Mekka married twice throughout his lifetime. First, he was married to actress DeLee Lively on 28 May 1983. Lively was popularly known for her role in Laverne & Shirley, The Ainsley Harriott Show, and Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller. However, after nearly nine years, their marriage ended in 1992. 

Then, Mekka tied the knot with his present partner, Yvonne Marie Grace, on 8 February 1994. They have a daughter together, Mia. 

Height 

According to IMDB, Eddie Mekka is 5 feet and 3 inches tall or 1.6 meters tall. 

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