Ralph Macchio Biography

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Ralph Macchio

Quick Facts Of Ralph Macchio

Celebrated Name Ralph Macchio
Age 57 Years
Nick Name Karate Kid
Birth Name Ralph George Macchio Jr.
Birth Date 1961-11-04
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Wife Phyllis Fierro
Marital Status Married
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Place Of Birth Long Island, New York, US
Net Worth 2000000
First Award Long Island Film Award
Number Of TV Appearences 45
Total Number of Awards 3
Debut Movie Up in the Academy
Best Known For Karate Kid Series

Ralph George Macchio Jr., popularly known as Ralph Macchio is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai, Eugene Martone in Crossroads, Bill Gambini in My Cousin Vinny, and Johnny Cade in The Outsiders. He also competed on the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars. 

What is Ralph Macchio Famous For?

- His roles in The Karate Kid film series, Cobra Kai, Crossroads, My Cousin Vinny, and The Outsiders. 

Cobra Kai Returns For Second Season

The comedy-drama web television series, Cobra Kai, based on The Karate Kid film series has returned for its second season. Its second season premiered on 24 April 2019. It has 10 episodes. William and Zabka and Ralph Macchio reprise their roles from The Karate Kid film series. The series follows the reopening of the Cobra Kai karate dojo by Johnny Lawrence and the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso. Following the positive responses to its first season, its second season was announced in May 2018.

Where was Ralph Macchio born?

Ralph Macchio was born on 4 November 1961. His birth name is Ralph George Macchio Jr. He was born to a father, Ralph Macchio Sr., and a mother, Rosalie (nee DeSantis). His father is of half Greek and half Italian descent, whereas his mother is of Italian ancestry. His birth name is Ralph George Macchio Jr. His birth place is in Huntington, New York in the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He has a brother named Steven Macchio. 

He attended Half Hollow Hills West High School, where he graduated in 1979.

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Television Career

He first appeared on American television commercials for products such as Bubble Yum and Dr. Pepper. 

He made his television debut in the main role as Jeremy Andretti in television comedy-drama series Eight Is Enough. He appeared on the series between 1980 and 1981.

He appeared in a recurring role as Archie Rodriguez in several episodes in comedy-drama series, Ugly Betty between 2008 and 2009.

He has guest appeared in other television series such as CBS Afternoon Playhouse, The Outer Limits, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Twice in a Lifetime, Entourage, Head Case, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, The Whole Truth, Happily Divorced, Robot Chicken, How I Met Your Mother, The Deuce, Kevin Can Wait, and Conan.

He has been reprising the role of Daniel LaRusso in comedy-drama web television series, Cobra Kai since 2018. Cobra Kai is the continuation of The Karate Kid film series.

He appeared in Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe in 2016.

He competed in the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars in 2011. He was eliminated during the semi-finals finishing fourth in the overall competition. 

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Film Career

His made his on-screen debut in the 1980 teen comedy film Up the Academy.

His major films are The Karate Kid series, Crossroads, My Cousin Vinny, and The Outsiders. 

He appeared in martial arts drama film, The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid II, and The Karate Kid III.

His other films are Teachers, Distant Thunder, Too Much Sun, Naked in New York, Can't Be Heaven, A Good Night to Be, Beer League, Hitchcock, A Little Game, and Lost Cat Corona. 

His television films are High Powder, Dangerous Company, The Three Wishes of Billy Grier, The Last P.O.W.: The Bobby Garwood Story, Holiday Spin, and Psych: The Movie. 

He has also appeared in short films, Dizzyland, The Office Party, Popcorn Shrimp, and Wax On, F*ck Off. 

Who is Ralph Macchio Married to?

Ralph Macchio is a married man. He is married to Phyllis Fierro. His grandmother introduced him to Phyllis when he was fifteen. The couple got married on 5 April 1987. His wife, Fierro is a nurse practitioner. The couple has 2 children, Julia, born in 1992, and Daniel, born in 1996. 

He lives with his family in Long Island, New York.

What are Ralph Macchio Body Measurements?

Ralph Macchio stands at a height of 1.74 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 and a half inches tall. He has a body weight of 159 lbs i.e. 72 kg. He has a slim body build. He has dark brown eyes and his black color is dark brown.  

What is Ralph Macchio Net Worth?

Ralph Macchio started his career appearing in commercials. He later appeared in VitaminWater commercial that featured NASCAR driver Carl Edwards. His major income comes from his acting career. He has appeared in numerous films and television series. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $3 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He stated in a screen test in 1980 that his family is from Naples.
  • He has appeared in music videos, "Sweep the Leg" by No More Kings, "Had Enough", "I Think Bad Thoughts", and "The Ballad of Danko Jones" by Danko Jones.
  • He has appeared on the covers of teen "bubblegum" magazines, Tiger Beat, 16, and Teen Beat.
  • He was ranked No. 80 among VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars as of November 2008.
  • He appeared in the Off-Broadway production A ROom of My Own between February to March 2016.
  • He has kept the yellow 1947 Ford convertible, his character Daniel LaRusso receives from Miyagi in the first film, The Karate Kid, in his garage at his home in southern California.
  • The song "Ralph Macchio" by Norwegian singer Annie is about her crush on Macchio in her youth over a 1980s-themed pop song.

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