Eddie Mekka is a talented American actor. He is best known for his brilliant acting in the TV series Laverne & Shirley where he played the character of Carmine Ragusa.


Early Life

Eddie Mekka was born on the 14th of June, 1952 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America (USA). His father’s name was Vaughn V. Mekjian and his mother’s name is Mariam Apkarian. Eddie was an only child to his parents.


Full NameEddie Mekka
Date of Birth14th of June, 1952
Birth PlaceWorcester, Massachusetts, United States of America (USA)
Age69 years
Father's NameVaughn V. Mekjian
Mother's Name Mariam Apkarian
Body MeasurementN/A
Height5 feet 2 inches or 1.6 m
Hair ColorDark
Eyes ColorDark
Relationship StatusMarried
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)DeLee Lively(Ex-Wife), Yvonne Marie Grace
Children4 children
Net worth$500 thousand


Physical Features

Eddie Mekka has an average body with a height of 5 feet 2 inches or 1.6 m but his weight is unknown. Eddie has dark hair with dark eyes as well. Besides this, he has not let out any more information about his physical characteristics.

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Education: University

He received his education at Burncoat High School, where he graduated. He’d always wanted to be an actor since he was a child. He also went to the Worcester County Light Opera in Massachusetts, where he taught people how to act, in the early 1970s.



Eddie Mekka made his Broadway debut in The Lieutenant, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. After that, he relocated to Los Angeles to portray Carmine “The Big Ragu” Ragusa in the ABC sitcom ‘Laverne & Shirley’. From 1976 to 1983, he was a regular on the show.

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Bold and the Beautiful are among his latest television appearances.

He has also starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Garner in the Fox television film Catch Me If You Can (2002) where he has portrayed the role of Detective Murdoch.

Later in the year 2010, at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, New York, he starred as Tevye in the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof.


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Personal Life: Wife

Eddie Mekka has had two marriages in his lifetime. He was first married to DeLee Lively, a Broadway actress who appeared in Smokey Joe’s Cafe.

Eddie and DeLee married in 1983, but their marriage ended in divorce in 1992 after nine years of marriage. Faith Torti, Chloe Torti, Zachary Torti, and Ashlee Torti are DeLee’s four children from her marriage to actor Robert Torti.

Eddie married his current wife, Yvonne Marie Grace, in the year 1994, and they have been happily married since then. That is all the information we have on his married life. We urge you to keep checking in on our site so that you don’t miss out when we update it with new information.


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What is Eddie’s Net Worth?

Eddie has amassed a sizable fortune from his Broadway and film careers.

Eddie has a net worth of $500 thousand, according to some websites. His remuneration has not yet been announced. On the other hand, makes $50 per hour and $50,000 per year, according to some websites.


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