Younger brother of screenwriter Lewis Meltzer.
His first Hollywood contract was with Lippert in 1949.
His father, Isidore Meltzer, was a comedic actor in vaudeville and the Yiddish theater.
Debuted on stage in 1939 in a touring production of "See My Lawyer" and appeared on Broadway in 1947 in "The Magic Touch".
Is interred at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, California.