Mel Metcalfe Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Nov, 2019
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 engineer Mel Metcalfe was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Sound three times. The talented engineer notably 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. 

Carmel Valley Born, Mel Metcalfe Is Of Mixed Ethnicity

Mel Metcalfe was born on the 9th of December 1978, in Carmel Valley, California, United States. He belongs to American nationality and regarding his ethnicity, he is a Mixed(English, Irish, French, Italian and Portuguese). 

As per some of the sources, his parents got a divorce when he was just three years old. Other details regarding his early life are missing. Mel spent most of his early childhood days in Carmel Valley along with his family. He also did his schooling from there.  

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. 

Estimated Net Worth is $1 Million 

The successful sound engineer Mel Metcalfe has earned a handsome amount of money from his career. According to a reliable source, the average salary of a sound engineer is $56,110 per year. Being an Academy Award-nominated sound engineer, Mel was probably paid more than the average salary.  

The 40-year old accomplished sound engineer Mel also has worked in a number of blockbuster movies. The exact amount of money is, however, yet to be revealed. But, as per the estimation made by various online sources, it is around $1 million, in 2019. 

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. 

Ex-Husband Of Portia de Rossi; Know His Current Relationship

Mel Metcalfe is leading a very secretive personal life and there is not much information about the sound engineer's private affair. The engineer is also not active on social media which is why it becomes much hard to trace out further about his love life and relationship. 

Other than his extremely private life, the sound engineer Metcalfe previously married ex-wife Portia de Rossi. His ex-wife Rossi is an Australian-American model, philanthropist, and actress. The couple, however, divorce after their three years of the marital relationship. Mel shockingly divorced his wife Rossi to get marry Renee Kappos, the wife of his brother-in-law. 

After the divorce, Portia said that her ex-husband cheated on her as well as his brother. She said,

When my husband left me, my brother moved into my place... My husband ran off with his wife, so we kept each other company and we liked to go out for margaritas and Mexican food to commiserate.

CAPTION: Mel Metcalfe with ex-wife Portia de Rossi SOURCE: Pinterest

The actress was married to a documentary filmmaker of the same name Mel Metcalfe. Portia is currently married to the world-famous television personality, Ellen DeGeneres

Mel Metcalfe's Age, Height, And Other Facts 

  • Mel Metcalfe's height: He has a height of 5' 8" (1.77m).
  • Metcalfe's age: He is aged 40 years. 
  • Birth Name: Jesse Eden Metcalfe 
  • Weight: His body weight is around 74kg.
  • Hair Color: He has a black color hair.
  • Eye Color: His eyes are grey in color.