On 26th of November 1953, Mel got married to Florence Baum. Sweet and lovely couple, Mel and Baum welcomed their first child together in 1956 and their first son Nicky Brooks was born at the end of 1957. Thought they were happily married, this married life came to an end on 20th of January 1962.
In 1962, when Mel was still married to Baum, he met love of his life Anne Bancroft. They met for the first time on the set of Perry Como. Anne was an actress from United States. After being in love for several years, they got married on 5th of August 1964. They welcomed their only child, Max Brooks in 1972. They were together until her death.
Mel lost his father to kidney disease when he was just 2 years old. Lonely and tragic boy, Mel was often bullied by his classmates. He induced the character of anger and animosity as a result of these tragic and abuses. In his early teens, he learned to play drums and then from the age of 14, he began earning money on his own. During the World War II, he served in the United States Army as a corporal and his main work there was defusing land mines. With the end of the war, he began playing drums in several nightclubs. Then one day, he performed there as a stand-up comic. That was an impressive performance. He also began his acting career after that. He is the writer of the movie, New Faces. His net worth is expected to be around $85 million dollars.