Having spent over three decades in the movie industry, Karate Kid star, Ralph Macchio is no doubt one of the most admired actors in the movie industry. He grew up on set and has continued to pin down a lot of successes in most of his movies. Today, Hollywood could boast of him as one of the gleaming stars the movie industry has ever groomed. Detailed in this article is everything you need to know about him.
Who Is Ralph Macchio? (Age)
Born as Ralph George Macchio Jr. on the 4th of November, 1961, and as one of the three children belonging to Ralph Macchio, Sr. (father) and Rosalie (mother), Ralph Macchio was a child who loved to tap dance. However, his interest moved to a career in acting at the age of 16. He is of mixed ethnicity and a native of Naples, Italy.
Regarding his education, Ralph graduated from Half Hollow Hills West Hill School in 1979 and as a child who loved to dance, the actor also attended the June Claire School of Dance in Babylon, Long Island.
Stepping into the acting world for Ralph was a decision he was obliged to take as he was introduced to the acting firm by an agent who was supposed to tutor him on how to dance. He started out with attending a lot of acting auditions and got minor roles in television commercials. Soon, he was one of the favorite teen stars in his time and played as Jeremy Andretti in the ABC drama television series, Eight is Enough. Following the end of the show, the actor became one of the pivot stars in the industry who appeared alongside Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez and Rob Lowe for the 1983 film, The Outsiders.
The following year, Ralph Machino landed his big break after he played as Daniel LaRusso in the movie, Karate Kid. That single role got him international recognition and he also became a thought for discussion in many other upcoming roles. Subsequently, he maintained the role in the movie sequel; Karate Kid Part II and The Karate Kid III. With the success of Karate Kid, Ralph Muchino became the brand face and cover of many teen magazines and he also landed other roles in a few other movies. Just like a gleaming star, Ralph kept at his works but also had a few struggles.
In between his struggles, the actor got other minor roles in various television shows. More so, his career took a beautiful turn after he competed in the twelfth season of the ABC Dancing competition. He emerged as the second runners-up after he was removed in the semi-finals. Apart from his acting stints displayed in the movie Karate Kid, he also starred in a few other movies including; Hitchcock (2012), He’s Way More Famous Than You (2013), A Little Game (2014), Lost Cat Corona (2015), amongst others. Ralph has also worked as a producer for the famous National Geographic channel.
Currently, Ralph Machino still maintains his role as Daniel LaRuso in the television sequel to the movie trilogy, Cobra Kai, aired on YouTube Premium. For the series, he also works alongside William Zabka as the producer.
From all we indications, Ralph Macchio has made if not all but most of his income as an actor and producer. It is believed that his net worth falls at $3 million.
Family – Wife, and Kids
Ralph Macchio is a married man, he got married to his heartthrob, Phyllis Fierro on April 5, 1987. He is an early bloomer when it comes to marriage as he took the forever commitments with Phyllis Fierro when he was just 26. The two had known themselves for a very long time as they were introduced by Phylis grannie when Ralph was just 15. They started out their love journey and has been together ever since then. Phyllis Fierro works as a nurse.
The couple shares two kids together, a daughter, Julia (born, 1992) and a son, Daniel (born, 1996). Julia has also trodden the path of her father career-wise and played a minor role in the 2013 movie, Girl Most Likely. We hope to see more of her on set.
Body Stats – Height
Ralph started his career when he was way younger and right from those days, he seems to appear younger than his actual age. No wonder he was such a perfect fit for his role in Karate Kid. He is one of the hotties in the industry and from all indications, he has worked perfectly on his body physique. He stands at 5 feet 8.5 inches and weighs 72 kg.