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Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio is an actor and film producer from America. Moreover, Ralph Macchio is most known for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in three ‘The Karate Kid movies and the television series ‘Cobra Kai’. He also appeared in ‘The Outsiders as Johnny Cade, ‘Eight Is Enough’ as Jeremy Andretti, ‘My Cousin Vinny’ as Bill Gambini, ‘Crossroads’ as Eugene Martone, ‘Ugly Betty’ as Archie Rodriguez, and ‘The Deuce’ as Officer Haddix.

Early Life

Ralph George Macchio Jr. best known as Ralph Macchio was born on 4th November 1961, in Huntington, New York the United States of America. As of now, he is 62 years old and he is a citizen of America. Moreover, his sun sign is Scorpio, and holds a mixed ethnicity. He is the son of Ralph Macchio Sr. (father) and Rosalie Macchio (mother). Furthermore, his family is from Naples. His parents owned a ranch.

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Caption: Ralph Macchio posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Talking about his academic qualifications, he completed his graduated from Half Hollow Hills West High School in 1979.

Professional Career

Talking about his professional career, he began his acting career with advertisements for ‘Dr. Pepper’ and ‘Bubble Yum’. He made his screen debut in the 1980 film ‘Up in the Academy,’ and his first major role was as Jeremy Andretti in the television series ‘Eight is Enough’. He starred as Johnny Cade in ‘The Outsiders,’ a movie adaptation of S E Hinton’s novel of the same name, released in 1983.  As he earned fame internationally when he was featured in Daniel LaRussoin’s ‘Karate Kid’ in 1984. In the sequels ‘The Karate Kid II’ and ‘The Karate Kid III,’ he made his appearance.

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Caption: Ralph Macchio in the Netflix series Cobra Kai III (Source: Instagram)

For the following several years, his career slowed, but he regained prominence in 1992 when he featured in the blockbuster comedy ‘My Cousin Vinny,’ in which he played William Gambini, his first important adult role.

In the short film Naked in New York,’ he played a sexually confused Chris in 1993. In 1996, he made his appearance as J Pierrepont Finch in the revival of the 1962 musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. For his portrayal of the same, he garnered great feedback from both the audience and the critics. Ralph appeared in cameos and guest roles in TV shows and movies for the next few years. He made several appearances on ABC’s ‘Ugly Betty’ in 2008. Archie Rodriguez, a politician, was the character he played.

More Professional Works

In 2010, he appeared in a staged reading of ‘A Room of My Own as Carl Morelli. In 2011, he competed in ABC’s dance competition “Dancing with the Stars,” but was eliminated in the semifinals and finished fourth.

He was cast in the 2012 film ‘Hitchcock,’ based on the book ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.’ Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Biel, and other actors also appeared in the movie. He was also featured in an episode of the hit comedy TV series ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ In 2016, he co-starred in the off-Broadway production of ‘A Room of My Own.’

Ralph Macchio – Awards

Talking about his awards and recognition, he has won several of them. He was nominated for the Young Artist Award in the category of Best Young Actor in a Television Special for ‘Eight Is Enough’. In 2002, he won the Audience Choice Award for ‘Love Thy Brother’ at the Stony Brook Film Festival. He won the Festival Prize at the 2002 Long Island International Film Expo for the same film. He was ranked 80th on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Teen Stars in November 2008.

Ralph Macchio – Net Worth 2024

As an actor and television personality, he earned a decent sum of money. Talking about his net worth, he has an estimated around $4 million US dollars which he earned from his acting career.

Relationship Status

He is a married man after marrying Phyllis Fierro in 1987. The couple has two children named Julia born in 1992 and Daniel born in 1996.

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Caption: Ralph Macchio with his wife Phyllis Fierro (Source: People)

Talking about his rumors and controversy, he has not a part of them till now. Moreover, he likes to keep a distance from them and focus on his personal and professional career.

Body Measurements

The actor is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 70 kg and has black eyes and black color hair. Besides that, there is no more information regarding Macchio’s other body measurements.

Ralph Macchio is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. On his Instagram, there are more than 2 million followers and on his Twitter account, there are more than 331k followers. Moreover, he has more than 851k followers on his Facebook.