Lyle Trachtenberg

Inside Biography

American native, Lyle Trachtenberg is an actor, who has been cast in movies like From Dusk till Dawn where he portrayed himself, and in Beach Movie, where he played a husky boy. He is known for being the ex-spouse of Emmy nominated actress Whoopi Goldberg who had also been married to David Claessen and Alvin Martin.

Born in Los Angeles, Graduated From the University of California

Lyle Trachtenberg was born on 1st January 1956, in Los Angeles, California, under the birth sign Capricorn. He grew up in his hometown Los Angeles along with his family. Regarding his nationality, he is American, and ethnicity-wise, he is a White American.

He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California in 1980. Since his early days, Trachtenberg was interested in acting and wanted to pursue a career in acting later on.


Lyle Trachtenberg is an actor who has been featured in movies, doc u mentaries, as well as a Television shows. He was appeared in Beach Movie as a husky guy, and also featured in the 1996 movie, Dusk Till Dawn where he portrayed himself.

He has also appeared in movies such as Beach Movie, Girl Fever, Hello, My Name Is Doris, Keeping Up with the Steins. Moreover, he has been also worked in the doc u mentary Full Tilt Boogie where he appeared as himself. 

As of now, he working for IATSE as a union representative and has also done many projects and shows like Joel Silver's Next Action Star.

Net Worth and Home

Trachtenberg made a certain agreeable amount throughout his career. His earnings through his various works on television had boosted his net worth by more than $1 million. Further information about his property and income sources is yet to be revealed. 

On the other hand, Lyle ex-wife's Whoopi Goldberg has an estimated net worth of around $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, as of 2020. During her acting career, the popular actress got 13 Emmy Awards nominations.

As for her salary, according to the website, Whoopi earns $8 million per year for hosting The View. In 1993, she bought $2.6 million for a house in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, Los Angeles.

She put the home for sale in January 2018 for $8.8 million and one year later, she sold it for $9.6 million.

Married Adrianna Bela After Divorcing Spouse Whoopi Goldberg

Lyle Trachtenberg was married twice in his life. He first married a famous actress Whoopi Goldberg after dating for about nine months. They first met at the end of 1993.

Prior to marrying Trachtenberg, Goldberg had been married to cinematographer David Claessen from 1986 to 1988, and Alvin Martin from 1973 to 1979.

The former couple engaged on May 11, 1994, and five months on 1st October, they tied the knot.  Trachtenberg and Goldberg announced their marriage on CNN Channel's Larry King Live Show where Goldberg showed off her diamond engagement ring. However, their marriage did not last, and separated after a year.  

After the separation, his ex-wife take about her previous husband on the talk show Piers Morgan Tonight saying,

I suppose you have to actually be in love with the person you marry. You have to be committed to them. I don't have that commitment. I'm committed to my family. No, I wasn't in love with my husbands. It's the truth. I wanted to feel normal and it seemed to me if I was married I'd have a much more normal life.

Successful Second Marriage With Wife Adrianna Bela

Trachtenberg then married Canadian actress Adrianna Bela, who is the director of Marketing for Timothy Cline Insurance. They also have two daughters Gabriella Trachtenberg and Natasha Trachtenberg.

Moreover, the couple is seen attending a lot of events together. In March 2018, Trachtenberg’s family went to a march organized by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees which is a United States-based labor union.

Age and Height

  • Age: Lyle Trachtenberg is currently  64 years old, as of 2020.
  • Height: He is 5 feet 6 inches tall(168 cm).  

by ab-mahima, 16 Nov, 2018

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