Who is Ralph Macchio?
Ralph George Macchio Jr. is a popular American actor and producer. His roles in all three sequels of Karate Kid and Cobra Kai, a television and a sequel series. His roles in the television series and films like The Outsiders, My Cousin Vinny, Eight is Enough (a television series), Ugly Betty, Crossroads and The Deuce are few of his well-known works.
The actor currently 59, was born on November 4, 1961, in Huntington, New York, US.
|Name||Ralph George Macchio Jr.|
|Born||November 4, 1961|
|Country||Huntington, New York, US|
5 ft 9 in
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father||Ralph Macchio Sr.|
|Children||Daniel Macchio, Julia Macchio|
Ralph Macchio was 16 when a talent agent came across him. He was cast in Eight is Enough as Jeremy Andretti and then appeared in The Outsiders (1983) as Johnny Cade. His performance in The Outsiders got him the role of Daniel LaRusso in Karate Kid in 1984 and then in its other two sequels also. He played Billy Gambini in the 1992 hit comedy My Cousin Vinny.
Macchio was seen in HBO’s 2005 series Entourage and then in No More Kings’s music video Sweep The Leg in 2007 as a parody of his character in Karate Kid as Daniel and himself. He also appeared in two music videos of Danko Jones. Macchio was codified as N0. 80 in the VH1’s list of 100 Greatest Teen Stars in 2008.
Macchio was seen starring in Hitchcock with Scarlett Johansson, Antony Hopkins, Toni Collette, Helen Mirren and Jessica Biel. He also appeared in the popular American sitcom How I Met Your Mother in 2013. Macchio had also co-starred Mario Cantone in 2016 for A Room of My Own.
Alongside William Zabka, Ralph Macchio is also a co-producer of the series Cobra Kai.
What keeps Ralph Macchio fit?
The Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio was always an extreme sports enthusiast. In many interviews, he has spoken about how being healthy is important to him. He makes sure to include vegetables, fruits, whole grain, protein and fibre in his diet. He enjoys exercising and cardio. Macchio also plays softball and tennis.
He never lets his age keep him away from his love for extreme sport and his workout routine.
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Ralph Macchio’s grandmother introduced to his wife Phyllis Fierro who is currently a nurse practitioner. He was only fifteen then. The couple married each other on April 5, 1987, and have two children Julia Macchio, their daughter and Daniel Macchio, their son.
Ralph Macchio’s net worth is totalled to be nearly $4 million. He is a co-producer of the television series Cobra Kai which made $100,000 per episode of its two seasons. As reported the series pays $1 million per person for each season.
- Macchio’s mother has Italian ancestry while his father is half Italian and half greek.
- Macchio played the role of Teddy in Cuba and his Teddy in 1986.
- Macchio is a NewYork Islanders fan and was presented as celebrity captain of the team in the year 1991.