November 4, 1961
59 years old
5 ft 8.5 in | 174 cm
72 kg | 159 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Ralph George Macchio Jr. was born in Huntington, New York, United States, on November 4, 1961, is an American actor.
Young Ralph Macchio first started his career in television commercials.
He made his big screen debut in comedy movie Up the Academy (1980) in role as Chooch Bambalazi.
He got his television debut in ABC comedy drama series Eight Is Enough (1980–1981) in role as Jeremy Andretti.
Ralph's breakthrough performance came as Daniel LaRusso in martial arts drama film The Karate Kid (1984).
A Dog and Pony Show (2018) comedy family in role as Aaron, opposite Mae Whitman and Mira Sorvino
He played Daniel LaRusso in martial arts drama films:
The Karate Kid (1984)
The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
He directed short movie Love Thy Brother (2002), for which he won the Long Island International Film Expo Festival Prize for Best Director.
My Cousin Vinny (1992) comedy opposite Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei and Mitchell Whitfield
The Outsiders (1983) coming-of-age drama with C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon and Patrick Swayze
Artie Lange's Beer League (2006) comedy opposite Artie Lange and Cara Buono
Up the Academy (1980) comedy with Wendell Brown, Tommy Citera and Ron Leibman
Crossroads (1986) coming-of-age musical drama opposite Joe Seneca and Jami Gertz
Naked in New York (1994) romantic comedy with Mary-Louise Parker, Eric Stoltz and Kathleen Turner
Distant Thunder (1988) drama opposite John Lithgow and Kerrie Keane
Too Much Sun (1990) comedy with Robert Downey Jr., Eric Idle and Andrea Martin
A Good Night to Die (2003) action comedy thriller opposite Michael Rapaport, Debbie Harry and Robin Givens
Forever Together (1999) comedy drama with Bryan Burke and Diane Ladd
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead (2009) comedy horror opposite Jake Hoffman, Devon Aoki and John Ventimiglia
Hitchcock (2012) biographical drama romance with Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson
Lost Cat Corona (2017) comedy opposite Sean Young, Gina Gershon and Jeff Kober
He had recurring role as Archie Rodriguez in ABC comedy drama television series Ugly Betty (2008-2009).
Dancing with the Stars (2011) ABC dance competition television series in role as Himself (contestant)
The Deuce (2017-2019) HBO drama series in role as Officer Haddix
Kevin Can Wait (2018) CBS sitcom in role as Alviti
Cobra Kai (2018- ) action comedy drama web television series in role as Daniel LaRusso
Graduated from Half Hollow Hills West High School in 1979.
He began tap dancing lessons at the age of 3.
Has Italian and Greek ancestry.
Big fan of Bruce Springsteen.
Fan of hockey team New York Islanders.
He played Teddy in a play "Cuba and His Teddy Bear" (1986), at The Public Theater in New York City.
He portrayed J. Pierrepont Finch in a musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1996–1997) in the US national tour.
Featured in music videos for:
No More Kings "Sweep the Leg" (2007)
Danko Jones "Had Enough" (2010)
Danko Jones "I Think Bad Thoughts" (2011)
Danko Jones "The Ballad of Danko Jones" (2012)
He voiced Timmy Brisby in direct-to-video animated adventure musical movie The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (1998).
Lives in Long Island, New York, United States.
He married Phyllis Fierro in 1987, they have two children, Julia and Daniel.