Ralph Macchio Net Worth: Ralph Macchio is an American TV and movie actor who has a net worth of $Four million. He is finest identified for his starring roles as Daniel La Russo within the “Karate Kid” movie franchise, in addition to the sequel tv collection “Cobra Kai”.
Early Life: Ralph George Macchio Jr. was born on November 4, 1961, in Huntington, New York. His dad and mom, Rosalie (née DeSantis) and Ralph Macchio, Sr., owned a ranch. Macchio is of Italian and Greek descent. He started faucet dancing at an early age, starting classes when he was simply three years previous.
Career: Macchio was found when he was sixteen years previous, and subsequently solid because the recurring character Jeremy Andretti within the tv present “Eight Is Enough” (1980-1981). He made his characteristic movie debut within the comedy “Up the Academy” (1980), adopted by the movie “The Outsiders” (1983). It was his position within the latter movie that helped him land the position of Daniel LaRusso within the movie “Karate Kid” (1984). This position is extensively thought-about his breakthrough position, and it helped catapult him into Hollywood stardom. It was so profitable that it loved not one, however two sequel movies: “The Karate Kid Part II” (1986) and “The Karate Kid Part III” (1989). Other movies he appeared in embrace “Crossroads” (1986), during which he portrayed music scholar Eugene Martone; the drama “Distant Thunder” (1988), taking part in the son of John Lithgow’s character; the comedy “Too Much Sun” (1990), directed by Robert Downey Sr. and starring Robert Downey Jr.; the comedy “My Cousin Vinny” (1992), reverse Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei; the ensemble solid romantic comedy “Naked in New York” (1993); the comedy-drama “Can’t Be Heaven” (1999); the thriller “A Good Night to Die” (2003) together with the likes of Michael Rapaport, Gary Stretch, and Ally Sheedy; and the movies “Hitchcock” (2012), “A Little Game” (2014), and “Psych: The Movie” (2017), amongst others.
Television reveals that Macchio has appeared on as a visitor star embrace the HBO collection “Entourage” (2005), the place he performs himself; the ABC collection “Ugly Betty” (2008) as Archie Rodriguez, Hilda’s love curiosity; and the collection “How I Met Your Mother” (2013), as himself. William Zabka additionally seems in the identical “How I Met Your Mother” episode, titled “The Bro Mitzvah”. Additionally, in 2011 he joined season 12 of the fact competitors present “Dancing with the Stars” as a contestant. His skilled companion was Karina Smirnoff, and he made all of it the best way to the semi-finals earlier than getting eradicated, and finally positioned fourth within the competitors.
In addition to his on-screen performing roles, Macchio has additionally appeared in a number of profitable stage productions. In 1986, he starred in a manufacturing of the play “Cuba and His Teddy Bear” together with Robert DeNiro. In 1996, he starred within the lead position as J. Pierrepont Finch within the U.S. revival tour of the Tony Award-winning musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. In 2010, he learn the position of the grownup Carl Morelli within the Bleecker Street Theater Company’s staged studying of the play “A Room of My Own”, written by Charles Messina; he later starred in an Off-Broadway manufacturing of the play from February to March 2016, together with Mario Cantone.
Cobra Kai: In 2018, Macchio returned to the dojo when he starred within the YouTube-produced reboot of Karate Kid, titled “Cobra Kai”. The second season of Cobra Kai premiered in April 2019. He reportedly earns $1 million per season of the collection which additionally stars William Zabka who performed Johnny within the unique film. The collection is government produced by Will Smith ever since his firm Overbrook Productions licensed the rights from Jerry Weintraub’s firm, Weintraub Entertainment Group. Macchio is a co-executive producer of the present together with William Zabka, who portrayed the character Johnny Lawrence (the primary rival of Macchio’s character) within the unique “Karate Kid” motion pictures. This marks Macchio’s first enterprise into engaged on an internet collection, however beforehand he has had loads of expertise working in tv.
Personal Life: Off-screen, Ralph Macchio is married to a nurse practitioner, Phyllis Fierro, with whom he has two kids. They had been launched by his grandmother when he was simply 15 years previous. They married in 1987. He owns the 1947 yellow Ford that he waxes in Karate Kid.