(1996-97) Stage: Appeared on Broadway and on tour in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
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[in 2012, on The Karate Kid
(1984) 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 ...
(1986), he 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.
Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid films