Ralph Macchio’s Career Background
In most of the movies that Ralph Macchio in, he was the teenage kid every boy wanted to be; he was also the boy-next-door every girl wanted to be close with. Ralph Macchio was not your usual teenage celebrity star since he didn’t have the blonde hair and the usual strong, athletic body. However, his good-natured demeanor coupled with his handsome Italian looks have always won him the hearts of audiences around the world. He is the one who played the role of Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid sagas and now in the TV series Cobra Kai. There are other film roles that he is known for. These include The Outsiders, Ugly Betty, and My Cousin Vinny to name a few. It is however in Karate Kid that he achieved international stardom as his scrawny build and friendly nature were able to win against stronger opponents.
Ralph Macchio as Karate Kid in 1986
What is Ralph Macchio doing now?
Ralph Macchio has continued his career as an actor. He has played many roles in both films and on TV. The most popular one of which today is Cobra Kai, which is based on the plotline of the Karate Kid saga. Of course, the actors are much older and their situations are different.
What happened to Ralph Macchio?
Ralph Macchio did grow up. No longer the Karate Kid star, he ventured into film and even directing. He is well-known for many of his cameo roles. Not only that, he has become a serious stage actor; after all, he had training acting on stage as a kid. These days, he is also busy priming would-be candidates to play and continue the role of Karate Kid. Amazingly, Ralph Macchio is also an amazing dancer. He has shared some of his dazzling moves in the reality TV show Dancing with the Stars!
How old was Ralph Macchio in Karate Kid?
Looks can indeed be deceiving. The first time Ralph Macchio played the role of Daniel, a typical teenage boy living and surviving as a high student in the suburbs, he was apparently 22 years old already. It was difficult to tell that he was already 22 since he acted goofy in the film and reacted like any typical teenager would. By the time Karate Kid III was shown on the big screen, Ralph Macchio was already around 27 turning 28 years old.
How old was Ralph Macchio in The Outsiders?
The Outsiders is one of many films starring Ralph Macchio. However, the film was not famous just because of him. It had an excellent storyline that depicted the gang life of kids who lived in poor areas in the United States. It had the great Francis Ford Coppola as the director. The role that Ralph Macchio played was that of Johnny Cade who looked like an eleven-year-old or twelve-year-old kid. Surprisingly, Ralph Macchio was no longer a teenager at that time, since he was already 21 years old in 1983, the year the film was released! There were other big names in the film, including Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Row Lowe, and Tom Cruise.
What is Ralph Macchio’s ethnic heritage?
Ralph Macchio is an American. He was born in Huntington in New York. His mom had Italian lineage while his dad, Ralph Macchio Sr., had Italian and Greek blood.
How tall is Ralph Macchio?
Ralph Macchio stood 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm tall. He was tall and lanky in the Karate Kid series. He weighed around 150 pounds or 68 kg.
How many kids does Ralph Macchio have?
Ralph Macchio has two kids with his wife, Phyllis Fierro, a nurse practitioner. They have a daughter named Julia who was born in 1992 and a son named Daniel (same as the name of kid who Ralph played in Karate Kid) who was born in 1996.
Who is Ralph Macchio’s wife?
Ralph Macchio has been happily married to his wife, Phyllis Fierro, since 1987, two years before Karate Kid Part III. They have been married for 33 years now. It was Ralph Macchio’s own grandmother who introduced Ralph to Phyllis. He was 26 years old when they got married.
How much is Ralph Macchio’s net worth?
Ralph Macchio has a net worth of $4 million.