Mel Metcalfe Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 28 Jun, 2021
Facts of Mel Metcalfe
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Mel Metcalfe
Birth Name Mel Metcalfe
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed(English, Irish, French, Italian and Portuguese)
Profession Sound engineer
Net Worth N/A
Weight in KG 74
Famous for Beauty and the Beast
Married Yes
Married to Renee Kappos
Divorce Portia de Rossi
Movies Beauty and the Beast
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Sound effects in the film industry play a vital role to connect the emotions and engagement of fans. With more than 2 decades of contribution in the sound department of many acclaimed films, Mel Metcalfe, a sound engineer retired in 2004. The 3-time Academy Awards nominee for Best Sound worked in movies like Star Trek IV: The Voyage HomeBeauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Besides these popular movies, Metcalfe worked in numerous other films and television shows.

Often, sounder engineer Metcalfe is mistaken for the ex-husband of Portia De Rossi (who later came out as a lesbian & married Ellen Degeneres) as they have the same name. Rather than an interest in sound management, De Rossi's former spouse pursues a career as a documentary filmmaker.

When Was Mel Metcalfe Born? Age and Height?

Metcalfe was born in the United States but has kept his information on his birthday and early life details low. Furthermore, he has remained low-key about his family and parents. As of 2021, Mel Metcalfe is alleged to be in his 60s and stands an average height.

Career As Sound Engineer 

Mel Metcalfe is a popular sound engineer who began his professional career in the year 1981. Following his professional debut, the talented sound engineer showed his skills in several movies. 

In 1986, Metcalfe notably worked in the American science fiction movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. For his incredible work in the film, the engineer was nominated for an Academy Awards for Best Sound in 1987. 

CAPTION: Mel Metcalfe's film Beauty and the Beast SOURCE: InSession Film

Following the success, Metcalfe worked in one of the best-known American animated musical romantic fantasy films Beauty and the Beast in 1991. The blockbuster movie was produced by the world-famous production house Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS). From his work in the super hit film, the sound engineer was nominated for another Academy Awards for Best Sound in 1992.

Then in 1992, Mel worked in another American animated musical fantasy film Aladdin which also was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Sound in 1993. Other than his Academy awards nominated movie works, he has worked in over 100 movies and television shows, however, the talented sound engineer is long-retired as he is not working since 2004. 

How Much Is Net Worth Of Mel Metcalfe? 

The successful sound engineer Mel Metcalfe has earned a handsome amount of money from his career. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Metcalfe has an estimated net worth of $2 million- a courtesy of his credits in more than 181 on-screen projects.

Ever since his retirement from the sound department in 2004, Metcalfe went low-key about his professional updates and is alleged to be based in the United States. In the USA, the average salary of a sound engineer is $55,152 per year, but for the likes of Mel Metcalfe who held responsibilities for big-screen projects, it could go way higher in the 6-digit figure.

He first landed his engineering job in a 1991 movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, before his performance in a massive hit movie Beauty and the Beast which grossed a whopping box office collection racking up over $425 million against $25 million. The movie starred Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, and Richard White

The following year, Metcalfe went on to work in another hit movie Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, and more.

Relationship Status of Metcalfe- Married To Wife or Dating?

Seems Mel only allows media access into his professional life and has kept his personal life under curtains all these years. Not wrong to say, Metcalfe wants concerns on his works only. So far, no report on his married life or dating story is out officially, as a result, there are no actual claims if he has a wife or girlfriend.

Moreover, Mel Metcalfe is not active on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. 

Who Else Is Sound Engineer Mel Metcalfe Mistaken For?

Surging clouds of curiosity connecting a wrong person for another's identity is not new in Hollywood, so is for Mel Metcalfe, a sound engineer.

Many even claim that he is the same person as the ex-husband of Portia De Rossi, whose name also turns out to be Mel Metcalfe. However, the latter mentioned personality is a documentary filmmaker. Before De Rossi came out as lesbian, she was married to him for 3 years (1996-1999).

Reportedly, Portia De Rossi and her ex-husband Metcalfe divorced after he moved with another woman- who happened to be Rossi's brother's wife Renee.

Another person, whom the 2-time Primetime Emmy Awards-winning sound engineer is being mistaken for is Jesse Metcalfe, an American actor, and musician. Many tabloid sources go on with the details of Jesse and even share the actor's pictures mistakenly as Met Metcalfe.

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