Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
Real Name/Full Name Mel Brooks (born as Melvin Kaminsky)
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Mel Brooks
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 June 1926
Age/How Old: 98 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 165cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176.3 lbs
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father –James Kaminsky
Mother –Kate Kaminsky
Siblings: Irving Kaminsky, Bernie Kaminsky, Lenny Kaminsky
School: Eastern District High School
College: Virginia Military Institute
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Anne Bancroft (m. 1964-2005), Florence Baum (m. 1953-1962)
Kids/Children Name: Yes (Max Brooks, Eddie Brooks, Nicky Brooks, Stephanie Brooks)
Profession: American director, writer, actor, comedian, producer, and composer
Net Worth: $120 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Mel Brooks is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, composer, comedian, producer, and developer of comic parodies and broad film farces. Brooks became the best author of comic books during his time. He has produced famous films like Blazing Saddles.

Well, how well do you know about Mel Brooks? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Mel Brooks’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Mel Brooks to date.

Biography and Early Life

Melvin Kaminsky, famously knows as Mel Brooks, was born on 28 June 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He was born to James Kaminsky and Kate Kaminsky. He is famous for his farce, satirical, and style full of parody while perfuming his comedies on the stage. Brooks is a renowned comic creator in history, and he has authored many books that have been converted to movies.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Mel Brooks in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Mel Brooks’s age is 98 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 28 June 1926. Though, he is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176.3 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


Brooks attended Eastern District High School, where he later graduated. He went pursue psychology at Brooklyn College for one year.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Mel Brooks has married twice. He first married Florence Baum in 1953. They later divorced in 1962. Brooks later married Anne Bancroft in 1964. She subsequently passed away in 2005. Since Anne’s death, Mel Brooks has never married again. He is a father of four children and one grandson.

Is Mel Brooks Gay?

The sexual orientation of Mel Brooks is straight. He has married twice, and he has children and a grandson.

Professional Career

Mel Brooks began his career as a comedian; however, World War II’s commencement forced him to leave his work first. Mel Brooks worked at the U.S. Army during World War II. He later pursued his career in the entertainment industry after the end of World War II. He also wrote books, some of which he made movies and series.

Mel Brooks has produced the best movies, which still rock after many years of production. Mel Brook’s exceptional works include the Young Frankenstein film production premiered in 1974; the Producers, which premiered in 1967, Robin Hood: Men in Tights that premiered in 1993; and Blazing Saddles that premiered in 1974.

Among the many production films of Mel Brooks, few which garnered more popularity include; The fly, Charing Cross Road, and The Elephant Man. Mel Brooks currently works as a voice actor, and this is seen in The Guardian Brothers’ movie.


Mel Brooks’s outstanding performance and contribution to the entertainment industry have earned him accolades. He is among the Grammy Award winners, Oscar Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award. Still, Mel Brook could not miss on the list of those grabbing other huge awards like the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mel Brooks in 2024

Mel Brooks Net Worth
Mel Brooks Net Worth

The kind of effort Mel Brooks has put in his career has earned him $120 million as his net worth as of 2024. Mel Brooks has acquired such great wealth from his career as a comedian, actor, author, producer as well as screenwriter. He has also featured in many brand endorsements. Mel Brooks has not retired from his career, meaning his net worth value will still increase. He is living a splendid life where he owns a house worth $10 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

ABC once refused Mel Brook’s’ Get Smart TVseries claiming it was un-American.

Mel Brooks and a famous lyricist, Joe Darion, teamed up writing Shinbone Alley’s book, a twisted narrative about a dead poet reanimated as a cockroach.

In 1962, Mel Brooks wrote All American, which was more of style and modesty. It became successful earning him, two Tony Nominations. He also wrote The Producers, where he won 12 Tony Nominations, a record no one has ever broken.

Mel Brooks writes most of the songs that feature in many of his films. For instance, there are Prisoners of a Love songs in the Producers, and in Blazing Saddles, we get Hope for the Best track.

Mel Brooks and his late wife, Anne Bancroft, worked together with a polish language tutor.

Mel Brooks’ left handprint on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has an additional digit.

Mel Brooks is an EGOT. Those celebrities s that can pull of winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, or a Tony award are regarded as EGOTS.

Mel Brooks changed his last name because of a renowned trumpeter.  His actual name is Melvin James Kaminsky. He was born into a Jewish descent family, who later resided in Brooklyn, New York. When he was nine years old, Brooks’ uncle watched his first Broadway Musical by Cole Porter called Anything Goes. Brooks was happy, and he loved Broadway forever. He later started taking drum lessons from their neighbor, which is the point at which Mel Brooks career took off.

He began playing at various clubs in the Borscht Belt, also a home for a famous trumpet player, Max Kaminsky. To avoid confusion, the young drummer, Mel Brooks, changed his name to ‘Mel Brooks, a nod from his mother’s maiden name, Brookman.

His father died of kidney disease when Mel Brooks was just 2 years old.

Mel Brooks is such a dedicated person who is still working in the entertainment industry for 95 years. He has always gone after his passion with much dedication. He has produced significant work in the entertainment industry. His name will live forever in the history of iconic celebrities.


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