• Mel Metcalfe was born in the USA
• He is a filmmaker and sound engineer
• He has an estimated net worth of over $2 million
• He was married to Portia de Rossi in 1996, however, their marriage ended in 1999
• He has won a Primetime Emmy Award for “The Jesse Owens Story”


Mel Metcalfe’s Wiki, Bio and Age

Unfortunately, the information regarding Mel Metcalfe’s birthday is not available, thus we don’t know what his age and zodiac sign are. However, we do know that he was born in the USA – probably in the late 1950s – which means that his nationality is American. Mel is best known as the ex-husband of Portia de Rossi, and as a filmmaker and sound engineer who worked on projects such as “Aladdin”, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” and “The Lion King”. Being successful in that field, Metcalfe was able to rise to fame and make a name for himself, but some questions about his early life, relationship status as well as his income have been posed, and we’ll answer those in the article.

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Net Worth

So just how rich is Mel Metcalfe as of mid-2019? According to authoritative sources, this sound engineer has a net worth of over $2 million, with his wealth being accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned field. However, Metcalfe hasn’t spoken about his assets, such as vehicles and houses, but he is seemingly able to take care of himself financially.

Ethnicity and Background

When it comes to Mel’s ethnicity, he is Caucasian and has dark hair and brown eyes, which suits his complexion. Judging from the photos available on the internet, he has a fit figure and takes good care of his appearance, indicating that he puts time and effort into his looks. He is praised for his fashion style – he often wears elegant suits. Unfortunately, Mel hasn’t spoken about his education, nor has he shared any information about his early life and formative years.

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Social Media and Dating Affairs

Metcalfe isn’t active on social media, which makes it harder for his fans to keep in touch with him, nonetheless, he has a lot of loyal supporters who often write about him. He married Portia de Rossi in 1996, but their marriage fell through and ended in divorce in 1999. Initially, their relationship was a part of a plan to get a green card for de Rossi, but she didn’t go through with it. Speaking about their relationship, de Rossi stated that “it just obviously wasn’t right” for her. In one interview in 2010, she revealed that during that time, she was scared of being exposed as a lesbian.

Despite being a public figure, Mel isn’t keen on sharing too much with the media, and prefers staying secretive on some topics, which also includes his later dating history and partner. He hasn’t been spotted with any potential love interest, which led many to believe that he might be single. He hasn’t married after his relationship with Portia, and doesn’t have any children, but who knows what the future holds for him, and we wish him well. Some sources on the internet stated that it was another man named Mel Metcalfe who married Portia, but his IMDB page says that it was him.


Mel made his debut in the sound department in 1981, when he worked on “Fear No Evil” by Embassy Pictures as a re-recording mixer, and followed by working on “Isabel’s Choice”, “The Seduction” and “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, all in 1982. Having a lot on his plate in the upcoming years, Metcalfe was a member of the sound department for five episodes of “The Winds of War”, which follows the story of the trials of the Henry and Jastrow families during the early years of World War II.

Metcalfe then served as the re-recording mixer for “A Streetcar Named Desire”, starring Ann-Margret, Treat Williams and Beverly D’Angelo in 1984. The mentioned movie won a Golden Globe award, and working on it must have been an important experience for Mel. After that, he was a re-recording mixer for “Silent Night, Deadly Night”, “The Ratings Game” and “Space” a mini TV series.

Latter Career

When it comes to his most prominent projects in the ‘90s, those include “Pretty Woman”, starring Julia Robert and Richard Gere, which received a generally positive response from critics and the audience, becoming one of the most beloved romantic comedies in ‘90s cinematography. The story revolves around a man who hires an escort for some social events, only to fall in love with her.

In the following year, Metcalfe worked on “Aladdin”, Disney’s movie rewarded with two Oscars and in 1993, he served as re-recording mixer for “Hocus Pocus”. Some of Metcalfe’s most recent projects include “101 Dalmatians 2: Patch’s London Adventure”, “Mulan 2: The Final War”, “Bambi II”, “The Princess and the Frog” and “The Makeover”, with the latter being released in 2010.

To conclude, being a hardworking, talented and dedicated man allowed Mel to gain more exposure in the media. Whatever might be the reason for his work hiatus, we wish him well and believe that there’s a lot to come for him.


Metcalfe’s efforts were recognized and he was nominated for three Oscar awards for his work on “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin” and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”. In 1987, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for “The Jesse Owens Story” in the category of Outstanding Film Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or a Special.

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