Lyle Trachtenberg is a well known American former actor and IATSE union organizer. He touted to stardom as the former husband of Whoopi Goldberg, an actress, comedian, and television personality.
He enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1976 after graduating from high school. He graduated a year later and joined the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a labor union that presently includes over a hundred thousand technicians, craftspersons, and artisans who work in the entertainment business.
By the mid-1990s, Mardikian had risen through the ranks to become an important organiser. During this time, he gained some attention for the union’s rowdy behavior on the sets of several independent films. He received credits for his involvement in a number of projects since then. In 1998, Trachtenberg starred in Beach Movie as Goldberg’s third and final husband. He is Alexandrea “Alex” Martin’s former stepfather via Goldberg.
Lyle Trachtenberg Bio & Age
Lyle Trachtenberg is an American character actor. He was born on January 1, 1956, in Los Angeles, California. Since a young age, he has been interested in acting. In 1976, he enrolled at the University of California at Los Angeles and received his degree in 1980.
Lyle Trachtenberg studied at the University of California, Los Angeles and joined the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees , which is a labour union for more than a hundred thousand technicians, craftspersons, artisans working in the various aspects of the entertainment business, including theatre, films, TV projects, and trade shows.
Lyle Trachtenberg Height & Weight
How tall is Lyle Trachtenberg? He stands tall with a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs about 83 kilos. He is a fitness freak as well. He has blonde hair and has light brown eyes.
|Real Name||Lyle Trachtenberg|
|Age||65 years old (As of 2021)|
|DOB||January 1, 1956|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Biceps Size||23 inches|
|Net Worth||$13 million, as of 2021|
Lyle Trachtenberg Career
As a result of his efforts, he became a prominent and powerful union organizer and acquired some recognition for his activities as a labor representative on various sets. According to a July 1995 Variety article, Lyle Trachtenberg caused issues for independent filmmaker Allison Anders and her producers while filming her 1996 film Grace of My Heart.
She had managed to rehire several of the same non-union crew members that she used on her previous low-budget endeavors for the $5 million project. During lunch on the second week, Trachtenberg showed up. He was turned away from the set and decided to stand outside by the catering truck and explain how joining IATSE would benefit him. IATSE gained 25 additional members during lunch. The atmosphere had become heated, and it was rumored that a makeshift strike might be called. Finally, the producers reached an agreement with the union and filming resumed.
Lyle Trachtenberg Early Life
Lawrence Bender, a producer on the film, wrote for The Los Angeles Times in January 1996 about his own encounter with Lyle Trachtenberg and the union. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) stopped filming on White Man’s Burden (1995), a film he produced, resulting in significant financial loss and delay. Later, in an interview with the L.A. Times, Bender suggested some ways to address the difficulties of making low-budget films while working alongside the unions. Finally, during a phone conversation with Trachtenberg on July 6th, Bender stated that he was seeking advice from him because “he’s the only guy who can get the job done.” Bender added, “This was simply an effort to avoid dealing with it and not a long-term effective solution.
Despite his early ambitions, Lyle Trachtenberg was never able to establish himself as an actor. In 1996, he played himself in Robert Rodriguez’s action-horror From Dusk till Dawn. In 1998, he played the Husky Guy in writer/director John Quinn’s comedy film Beach Movie. He has also been acknowledged as a “special thanks” for his involvement in films such as Girl Fever (2002), Keeping Up with the Steins (2006), and Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015).
Lyle Trachtenberg continues to be an active member of the IATSE and participates in various protests.
Lyle Trachtenberg Wife
Lyle Trachtenberg married Whoopi Goldberg on October 1, 1994. Their marriage was short-lived and they divorced in 1995.
Trachtenberg married Canadian-born Adrianna Belan after his divorce from Goldberg. They have two children, Gabriella and Natasha. Belan was a former actress before becoming Trachtenberg’s wife.