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Ralph George Macchio was born on November 4, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He started out in various TV commercials in the late 1970s before appearing in the puerile comedy movie Up the Academy (1980), then a regular role in 1980 on the television series Eight Is Enough (1977) followed by a decent performance as teenager Johhny Cade ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Karate Kid
(1984)
My Cousin Vinny
My Cousin Vinny Bill Gambini
(1992)
The Karate Kid Part III
The Karate Kid Part III Daniel LaRusso
(1989)

Filmography

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 2017 Psych: The Movie (TV Movie) (filming)
Nick Conforth
 2017 Cobra Kai (TV Series) (pre-production)
Daniel LaRusso
 2017 Lost Cat Corona
Dominic
 2014 A Little Game
Tom
 2010-2014 Psych (TV Series)
Logan Phelps / Nick Conforth
- We'd Like to Thank the Academy (2010) ... Nick Conforth
 2013 Across Grace Alley (Short)
Father
 2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Ralph Macchio
- The Bro Mitzvah (2013) ... Ralph Macchio
 2013 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Daniel LaRusso / Gibby / Janitor
- Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm (2013) ... Daniel LaRusso / Gibby / Janitor (voice)
 2012 Holiday Spin (TV Movie)
Ruben
 2012 Hitchcock
Joseph Stefano
 2012 The Ballad of Danko Jones (Short)
Dr. Lee Dorian
 2011 The Whole Truth (TV Series)
 2011 I Think Bad Thoughts (Short)
Dr. Lee Dorian
 2010 Had Enough (Short)
Dr. Lee Dorian
 2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Louis Marciano
- Inhumane Society (2010) ... Louis Marciano
 2006 Beer League
Maz
 2005 Entourage (TV Series)
Ralph Macchio
- Aquamansion (2005) ... Ralph Macchio
 2001 Popcorn Shrimp (Short)
Cop #2
 2000 The Office Party (Short)
Sean
 2000 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Series)
Officer Dan Payello / Phillip Barbosa
- My Blue Heaven (2000) ... Officer Dan Payello / Phillip Barbosa
 2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
Max
- Letters to Suzie (2000) ... Max
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Neal Eberhardt
- The Other Side (1999) ... Dr. Neal Eberhardt
 1999 Can't Be Heaven
Hubbie
 1998 Dizzyland (Short)
 1994 The Ties That Bind (TV Series)
Michael
 1993 Naked in New York
Chris
 1992 The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story (TV Movie)
Robert Garwood
 1988 Distant Thunder
Jack Lambert
 1986 Crossroads
Eugene Martone
 1984 The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (TV Movie)
Billy Grier
 1984 Teachers
Eddie Pilikian
 1982 High Powder (TV Movie)
Eddie
 1982 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
Tony Barnett
- Journey to Survival (1982) ... Tony Barnett
 1982 Dangerous Company (TV Movie)
Denny Brody
 1980 Up the Academy
Chooch
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TV commercial: Vitamin Water line of fitness drinks with NASCAR driver Carl Edwards See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2012, on the Karate Kid legacy) Daniel LaRusso, talk about an ingrained part. It becomes your alter ego: People think that's actually my name, they think I grew up in Newark, they think I actually know martial arts. I keep fooling them into believing it's true, but... That character, he's become part of popular culture, a relatable underdog that hopefully will continue to entertain generations. ... See more »

Trivia:

In the movie Crossroads (1986), Macchio has a final "cutting-heads" guitar showdown with a demonic rock guitarist, played by real life guitar hero Steve Vai. Both Macchio and Vai were born and raised on Long Island. See more »

Trademark:

Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid films

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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