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Fred Melamed is a famous actor, comedian, and writer from the United States. Fred Melamed is widely known for his portrayal as Sy Ableman in the 2009 comedy-drama film, A Serious Man.

Early Life

Fred Melamed was born in New York City, New York, United States on May 13, 1956. He is 67 years old with the zodiac sign Taurus. Melamed holds an American nationality and belongs to the Ashkenazi-Jewish ethnicity.

Regarding his family background,  Fred is the adopted son of Syma (Krichefsky) Melamed, an actress, and Louis Melamed, a television producer in New York. Stan Silverstone (Father) and Nancy Zala (Mother) are his biological parents.

While Fred Melamed’s biological mother is an actor and director, his biological father works as a British psychiatrist.

Fred Melamed – Education

Speaking of his educational background,  Melamed attended the gifted children’s elementary school, Hunter College Elementary School. He then enrolled in the Riverdale Country School.

Further, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College. Following that, he earned his MFA in acting from Yale University.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, Fred began his career in theatre while attending Hampshire College. He performed in shows such as Uncle Vanya at John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall (2012), Amadeus at Broadhurst Theatre (1981–1983), and Relatively Speaking at Brooks Atkinson Theatre (2011).

From 1981 until 1982, Fred Melamed played Alberto Cervantes in the television series One Life to Live, marking his on-screen debut. He likely appeared in a movie in 1983, where he played Lovesick’s psychoanalyst.

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Caption: Fred Melamed in the 2009 comedy-drama film, A Serious Man source: Roger Ebert.

He has also appeared alongside Maria Bamford in several comedies, including the Netflix comedy “Lady Dynamite,” the Emmy Award-winning FX series “Fargo,” the Fox comedy “New Girl,” Hulu’s Golden Globe Award-nominated Casual, and others.

Moreover, Melamed has just been heard as Dr. Erwin Goldman’s voice actor in the 2021 adult animation television series F Is for Family.

He appeared as a voice artist for the character of The Mayor in the computer-animated sports comedy film, Rumble which was released in 2022.

Furthermore, some of his renowned films and television series are Adventure Time (2017-2018), WandaVision (2021), Lemon (2017), and Together Together (2021).

Net Worth 2024

Fred Melamed has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His projected net worth is estimated to be around $2 million as of 2024. However, Melamed has never been a part of brand endorsements.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, Fred Melamed is currently married to Leslee Spieler. The specifics of his wife, however, are yet unknown. The pair tied the wedding knot on the 17th of January 1999.

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Caption: Fred Melamed with Leslee Spieler source: Getty Images.

The couple is fortunate to have twin boys, but the boys both had autism from birth. At the moment, Fred lives in Los Angeles and enjoys a contented married life with his spouse and kids.

Fred Melamed – Body Measurements

Fred Melamed is handsome undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm/1.85 m) and weighs around 78 kg (172 lbs). In addition, Melamed has a brown pair of eyes and grey hair colour.

Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account @Fred Melamed with 6.1K followers. He also has 1.2K followers on Instagram. Besides that, Melamed is not active on any other social media sites including Twitter.