Ralph Macchio (I)


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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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Ralph Macchio on 'The Karate Kid'

Ralph Macchio talks with Dan Patrick about that final fight scene in The Karate Kid and the lasting impact that playing Daniel LaRusso has had on his career.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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(1984)
The Outsiders Johnny Cade
(1983)
My Cousin Vinny Bill Gambini
(1992)

Filmography

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 2018-2022 Cobra Kai (TV Series)
Daniel LaRusso
- Molé (2022) ... Daniel LaRusso
- Head of the Snake (2022) ... Daniel LaRusso
- Survivors (2022) ... Daniel LaRusso
- Taikai (2022) ... Daniel LaRusso
- Bad Eggs (2022) ... Daniel LaRusso
 2021 The Pack Podcast (Podcast Series)
Hudson
- House of Louis (2021) ... Hudson (voice)
 2020 Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues (Video Game)
Daniel LaRusso (voice)
 2017-2019 The Deuce (TV Series)
Officer Haddix
- Finish It (2019) ... Officer Haddix
- This Trust Thing (2019) ... Officer Haddix
- They Can Never Go Home (2019) ... Officer Haddix
- Normal Is a Lie (2019) ... Officer Haddix
- Morta di Fame (2019) ... Officer Haddix
 2018 Kevin Can Wait (TV Series)
Alviti
- Phat Monkey (2018) ... Alviti
- The Smoking Bun (2018) ... Alviti
 2018 A Dog and Pony Show
Aaron
 2017 Psych: The Movie (TV Movie)
Nick Conforth
 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 He's Way More Famous Than You
Ralph Macchio
 2013 Robot Chicken (TV Series short)
Daniel LaRusso / Colonel Steven Shay / Janitor
- Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm (2013) ... Daniel LaRusso / Colonel Steven Shay / Janitor (voice)
 2012 Happily Divorced (TV Series)
Frankie
 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 Danko Jones: I Think Bad Thoughts (Music Video short)
Dr. Lee Dorian
 2010 Had Enough (Music Video)
Dr. Lee Dorian
 2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Louis Marciano
- Inhumane Society (2010) ... Louis Marciano
 2008-2009 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Archie Rodriguez
- Be-Shure (2009) ... Archie Rodriguez
- The Bahamas Triangle (2009) ... Archie Rodriguez
- Backseat Betty (2009) ... Archie Rodriguez
- The Wiener, the Bun and the Boob (2009) ... Archie Rodriguez
- The Butterfly Effect: Part 1 (2009) ... Archie Rodriguez
 2006 Beer League
Maz
 2005 Entourage (TV Series)
Ralph Macchio
- Aquamansion (2005) ... Ralph Macchio
 2003 A Good Night to Die
Donnie
 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 Can't Be Heaven
Hubbie
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Neal Eberhardt
- The Other Side (1999) ... Dr. Neal Eberhardt
 1998 Dizzyland (Short)
 1998 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (Video)
Tim (voice)
 1996 Journey Home: The Animals of Farthing Wood (Video)
Fox (voice)
 1994 The Ties That Bind (TV Series)
Michael
 1993 Naked in New York
Chris
 1992 My Cousin Vinny
Bill Gambini
 1992 The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story (TV Movie)
Robert Garwood
 1990 Too Much Sun
Frank, Jr.
 1989 The Karate Kid Part III
Daniel
 1988 Distant Thunder
Jack Lambert
 1986 The Karate Kid Part II
Daniel
 1986 Crossroads
Eugene Martone
 1984 The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (TV Movie)
Billy Grier
 1984 Teachers
Eddie Pilikian
 1984 The Karate Kid
Daniel
 1983 The Outsiders
Johnny Cade
 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
 1980-1981 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Jeremy Andretti
- Father Knows Best? (1981) ... Jeremy Andretti
- Goals (1981) ... Jeremy Andretti
- Starting Over (1981) ... Jeremy Andretti
- The Idolbreaker: Part 2 (1981) ... Jeremy Andretti
- The Idolbreaker: Part 1 (1981) ... Jeremy Andretti
 1980 Up the Academy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1970s) TV commercial: Dr. Pepper soda. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 8¾" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Phyllis Macchio  (2 children)

Children:

Macchio, Julia | See more »

Parents:

Ralph Macchio, Sr. | Rosalie Macchio

Relatives:

Steven Macchio (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

I remember making the all-star team in Little League when I was around 11 years old. I was not a great athlete, but I loved it, so making starting second base in the all-star was great for me. I think someone must have been sick and they slotted me in. See more »

Trivia:

Wife Phyllis Fierro is a nurse practitioner. See more »

Trademark:

Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid films

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