Ralph Macchio or Ralph George Macchio jr. is a renowned American producer and actor, born on 4th November 1961. His most famous and celebrated work is Daniel LaRusso in three Karate kid films and also in Cobra Kai, the sequel television series. He had also played roles as Jeremy Andretti in Eight is Enough, Eugene Martone in Crossroads, Johnny Cade in The Outsiders, Bill Gambini in My cousin Vinny are the few to mention.
Macchio, though he is better known for his films, is also a good dancer. Started his tap dancing classes from the age of three and at the age of 16, he was found by a talent agent. His first breakthrough was as Jeremy Andretti in the television series, Eight is Enough. Soon after that, he got the role of Johnny Cage in the film, The Outsiders, 1983. Then he was continuously doing famous films like the whole franchise of the Karate kid which made him stratospherically famous.
In 1986, he appeared in the film Crossroads in the role of a music student Eugene Martone. In the same year, he was cast in Cuba and His Teddy Bear along with Robert De Niro on Broadway. He was cast opposite Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei in the 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny. He also performed the lead role in the U. S tour revival of the year 1962, which won the Tony award-winning musical ” How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying “. In the year 2005, he played himself in the series Entourage. Then in the year 2007, he appeared in the music video by No More Kings. In 2008, he also appeared in the episodes of the ABC network tv series Ugly Betty.
In 2010, he appeared in Funny or Doe’s short, Wax on, Fuck off. In all these years he had worked on several projects. Recently in the year 2018, he reprises the role of Daniel LaRusso in Cobra Kai. Along with William Zabka, he is the co-executive producer of this series.
Apart from the film and television industry, Macchio has also worked in the theatres. In 1986, in the public theatre, in the role of Teddy in Cuba and His Teddy Bear. And in the year 1996- 1997, in the U.S national tour, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
In 2007, Sweep the leg, in 2010, Had enough, in 2011, I had bad thoughts, in the year 2012, The Ballad of Danko Jones.
Early life, School and Education:-
The famous talented Macchio, born in 1961 in Huntington, New York. His father was half Italian and half Greek. His name is Ralph George Macchio. His mother was an Italian, named Rosalie. Ralph jr. Graduated from Half Hollow Hills Central School District situated in New York.
His wife is Phyllis Ferro. She is a nurse practitioner by profession. He was being introduced to her at the age of 15, by his grandmother. They married in 1987, on the 5th of April. They had two children, Julia, born in 1992, and Daniel, born in 1996.
Junior Ralph, is a big fan of the New York Islanders hockey team and was also featured as team celebrity captain in the pro set platinum trading card series in the year 1991. 2016 bobblehead promotion noticed his likeness for the team’s uniform donning the iconic ‘crane kick’ pose from the film, The Karate Kid.
In 2014, at the 30th anniversary of his film The Karate Kid, at the Japanese American National Museum, he said that the yellow 1947 Ford convertible his character Daniel received from Miyagi in the first film was sitting in his garage.
Macchio in his 50s also looks unbelievably dashing. He has the look of a God. He attributed his good looks to genetics and a healthy lifestyle. He thinks that he has gotten very lucky in the genre department. Thus he only blames his parents for this.
|Profession||Producer and Actor|
|Date of Birth||November 4, 1961|
|Place Of Birth||Huntington, New York, U.S.|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches|
|Family||Father: Ralph Macchio Sr.
Mother: Rosalie Macchio
Brother: Steven Macchio
|Wife/Husband||Phyllis Fierro (m. 1987)|
|Schooling||Local High School, New York, United States|
|College||University of Georgia|
|Education Qualifications||Half Hollow Hills Central School District, New York, United States|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||4 Million USD (Approx)|
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