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William Zabka

William Zabka was born on October 20, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Karate Kid (1984), European Vacation (1985) and Back to School (1986). See full bio »

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 2015 Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street (TV Series)
Sensei Jeff
- Stanley and the Tattoo of Tall Tales (2015) ... Sensei Jeff
 2015 The Dog Who Saved Summer
Officer Johnny
 2014 Where Hope Grows
Milton Malcolm
 2014 Psych (TV Series)
Coach Baggs
- A Nightmare on State Street (2014) ... Coach Baggs
 2013 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Johnny Lawrence / Colonel Steven Shay / Werewolf
 2012 The Man in the Silo
 2011 Cross (Video)
 2010 Mean Parents Suck
Detective Ted Clement (as Billy Zabka)
 2007 Starting from Scratch
Bill Bowman
 2007 Smiley Face
Prison Guard
 2004/I Wild Roomies
Slick Salesman
 2002 Antibody (Video)
 2002 Descent Into Darkness
 2002 Python 2 (Video)
Greg Larson (as Billy Zabka)
 2002 Hyper Sonic (Video)
The Executive
 2002 Gale Force (Video)
 2001 Epoch (TV Movie)
Rover Driver Joe
 2001 Ablaze
Curt Peters
 2001 Falcon Down
Security Guard John
 2001 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)
Det. Barron
- Dream Girls (2001) ... Det. Barron
 2001/II Mindstorm
 2000 Python (TV Movie)
Greg Larsen
 1999 Interceptor Force
 1997 High Voltage
 1996 To the Ends of Time (TV Movie)
 1996 Shootfighter II
 1995 The Power Within (Video)
Raymond Vonn
 1991 For Parents Only
 1989 Protect and Surf (TV Movie)
Russell Cooper
 1987 A Tiger's Tale
 1986 Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story (TV Movie)
Kim Fisher
 1985 European Vacation
 1985 E/R (TV Series)
- All Tied Up (1985) ... Philly
 1984 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Rick Peterson
- Contract for Life: The S.A.D.D. Story (1984) ... Rick Peterson
 1984 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
- Sam's First Love (1984) ... Jeffrey
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Clarence Mortner Jr.
- Space Ranger (1983) ... Clarence Mortner Jr. (as Billy Zabka)
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Other Works:

Appears in a buffalo wild wings commercial dressed in his karate kid movie attire. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Billy Zabka


6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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Back when I was maybe 19, guys would go, 'I can kick your butt!' So I had a few showdowns. To my advantage, I learned martial arts, and what you really learn is not to fight. See more »


He was not at all experienced in martial arts prior to the filming of The Karate Kid (1984). He was actually an accomplished wrestler. However, in the years since, he has earned a black belt in Tang Soo Do. See more »


Has essayed the "class bully" role in several memorable teen-oriented films



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