Fred Melamed is an American actor, popular for his role in the movie A Serious Man. Not only a good actor, but he is also a writer, comedian, and voice artist. Most recently, he has appeared in some episode of the shows The Morning Show and Black Monday. He is married to Leslee Spieler and has twin sons.
Fred Melamed was born in New York City, New York, the US on May 13, 1956, to Nancy Zala and Stan Silverstone. But he was later adopted by Louis and Syma Melamed. As per his birth, Fred is an American and belongs to the White ethnic group. He is born under the star sign Taurus.
Fred Melamed completed his elementary education from Hunter College Elementary School, and school level from Riverdale Country School. He got a BA degree from Hamshire College and he graduated in Masters of Fine Arts from the Yale University.
Fred Melamed married Leslee Spieler on January 17, 1999. The couple led a happily married life. They have given each other company for nearly two decades. In such a long time, they might have quarrels and problems among them but nothing of the severe type that could ruin their relationship.
Melamed couple is blessed with twin sons. Their happiness knew no bounds with the arrival of the kids. But along with the good news came a piece of sad news about their children.
The children were born with autism. Autism is a developmental disorder which hampers the patient in social interaction and communication. The couple now spread awareness about autism and try to help other people with the disorder.
Fred Melamed’s net worth as of 2019 is $2 million. His long journey in the film industry as an actor helped him to amass the reported amount. He earns a very handsome income from his undertakings. But the exact figure earned by him per annum has not been made known.
His movie A Serious Man did a box office collection of $31.4 million. Similarly, the movie In a World did a collection of $3.1 million and The Spy Who Dumped Me did a collection of $75.3 million.
Melamed began his career by working in the theatre like The Guthrie Theather, The Yale Repertory Theater and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He worked as a voice actor and worked on many projects including commercials, television programs, and video games.
He worked in many films since the ’80s but he came to highlight only after his role in the movie A Serious Man which was released in 2009.
Moreover, the movie was nominated for Academy Awards and it received Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award.
In addition, some of the other movies done by him are Brawl in Cell Block 99, Silver Lake, Dragged Across Concrete, and Lying and Stealing.
Some of the series he appeared are Lady Dynamite, Casual, Silk Stalkings, One Life to Live and many others. He also contributed in the making of the video games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion and many more.