Ralph Macchio is an American is an actor who has appeared in multiple films and TV. He has gained popularity by starring in many popular movies and is famous for playing the characters of Daniel La Russo in the “Karate Kid” film franchise. He was also a part of the sequel television series “Cobra Kai”.
Ralph George Macchio Jr. was born on November 4, 1961, in Huntington, New York. He was born to parents, Rosalie (née DeSantis) and Ralph Macchio, Sr., and his parents owned a ranch. Macchio is an Italian and Greek. The actor started to learn tap dancing when he was young and started taking tap dancing lessons when he was just 3 years.
Ralph Maccio Net worth
Ralph is a director and producer and has a net worth of $4million. Ralph has acquired this net worth by working in various movies and TV shows. The actor has an active career in the entertainment industry and has achieved many milestones and has a good amount of net worth to his name.
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Macchio first came into the limelight when he was just sixteen years old. He was cast for the character of Jeremy Andretti in the television show “Eight Is Enough” (1980-1981). He made a debut in a film which was a comedy “Up the Academy” (1980). He then signed another film “The Outsiders” (1983) which became a big success.
His role in films helped him get different lead roles in many films like the “Karate Kid” (1984). This role was considered to be his breakthrough role and helped him to gain Hollywood stardom. He was also signed in the sequel of the film which was titled “The Karate Kid Part II” (1986) and “The Karate Kid Part III” (1989).
He has appeared in many movies like “Crossroads” (1986), where he played a music student Eugene Martone. Ralph has also appeared in many dramas including “Distant Thunder” (1988), where he played the son of John Lithgow. The popular TV shows and films that he has appeared in are as follows:
- “Too Much Sun” (1990)
- “My Cousin Vinny” (1992)
- “Naked in New York” (1993)
- “Can’t Be Heaven” (1999)
- “A Good Night to Die” (2003)
- Gary Stretch
- Ally Sheedy
- “Hitchcock” (2012)
- “A Little Game” (2014)
- “Psych: The Movie” (2017)
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Ralph has a personal life besides his professional career. In his off-screen, Ralph Macchio is married to a nurse named, Phyllis Fierro. The actor has great chemistry with all the actresses he has appeared with on-screen but his off-screen love life is also going well and he has been living with his wife for a long time.
The actor has two children with his wife and the couple is raising their kids well. The actor was introduced to his now-wife by his grandmother when he was just 15 years old. He developed feelings for her that never changed and the couple ended up getting married in 1987.