Quick Facts of Eddie Mekka
|Net Worth||$500 thousand|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||14 June, 1952|
Eddie Mekka was an American actor who was renowned for playing the role of Carmine Ragusa on the hit television program “Laverne & Shirley” from 1976 to 1983. Moreover, he has acted in several shows including in “24”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “The Young and the Restless”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Hail Mary!”, “Silver Twins”, “A League of Their Own”, “Heaven Help Us”, “C Me Dance” “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” among others.
Besides, being an actor, he was additionally a dancer as well as a teacher. Sadly, he passed away on 27th November 2021. Eddie’s death cause is yet to get revealed.
Eddie Mekka, ‘Laverne & Shirley” actor, dies at 69
Eddie Mekka who portrayed the character Carmine “The Big Ragoo” Ragusa, on the popular program “Laverne & Shirley,” passed away on 27th November 2021 at his home in Newhall, California at the age of 69. His cause of death has not been revealed yet.
Eddie Mekka’s Bio, Age, Parents, Education
Eddie Mekka was born on 14th June 1952 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the USA. His full name is Rudolph Edward Mekjian. His mother’s name is Mariam, and his father’s name is Vaughn Mekjian. He had not mentioned anything regarding his siblings to the public. He was American by nationality ethnic group was mixed (Armenian-Italian). His astrological sign was Gemini.
Talking about his education, Eddie Mekka studied at Burncoat High School. For his higher education, he joined the Berklee College of Music.
Eddie Mekka’s Height
He has a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighed 80 kg. He had salt and pepper hair with a pair of black eyes.
In the early 1970s, before becoming coming into the spotlight Eddie Mekka used to be a singing teacher. He then decided to migrate to Los Angeles and became a cast member of “Laverne & Shirley” where he acted as the character Carmine ‘The Big Ragoo’ Ragusa from 1976.
Throughout his career, he has acted in around 50 TV shows and films. Moreover, his most recent television roles were in the series namely “24”, “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and Detective Murdoch in the Fox television movie “Catch Me If You Can”.
Besides, he also had portrayed a cameo role in the 1992 movie titled “A League of Their Own”.
Likewise, on 15th July 2008, he performed a character in Steve Solomon’s long-running comedy “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy!” at the Westside Theatre.
Eddie Mekka additionally played a major role in “Happy Days”. Likewise, he appeared as the character Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, New York, from April 29 until June 20.
Who is Eddie Mekka’s Wife?
Eddie Mekka was a married man. He walk down the aisle with his first wife DeLee Lively in 1983. DeLee Lively is an actress. They ended their marriage after ten long years of being in a marital relationship.
After that, he tied the knot with another woman named Yvonne Marie Grace in the year in 1994. The couple welcomed a daughter named Mia.
Eddie Mekka’s Net Worth
Eddie Mekka had made a good fortune from his career. Starting in 2021, he had a net worth of $$500K.