Ralph Macchio Wiki, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Children, Height
Ralph Macchio is an American actor who is popular for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in the martial arts film, The Karate Kid.
Early Life of Macchio
Ralph Macchio was born Ralph George Macchio Jr. in Huntington, Long Island, New York, the USA on November 4, 1961. As of 2019, he is 58 years old and his sun sign is Scorpio. His parents are Ralph Macchio Sr. and Rosalie (nee DeSantis). He was raised alongside his two younger brothers whose names are unknown.
Ralph is of Italian and Greek descent and holds American nationality. As a kid aged 3, Macchio took an interest in tap dancing. He continued to dance as a hobby until the age of 16 when he was discovered by an agent who would subsequently introduce him to acting. He studied at Half Hollow Hills West High School, where he graduated in 1979.
Who is Ralph Macchio’s Wife? Children
Macchio married Phyllis Fierro who is a nurse. He met her through his grandmother when he was 15. The couple got married on April 5, 1987, when Macchio was 26 years old. Likewise, the duo has two children, daughter Julia Macchio and son Daniel Macchio born in 1992 and 1996 respectively.
Macchio’s daughter Julia is already following in his footsteps. She had a small part playing the role of a club-goer in the 2013 film, Girl Most Likely.
During the screening of the film at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, Macchio escorted her daughter to the red carpet event hosted by The Cinema Society and Brooks Brothers.
How much is Ralph Macchio’s Net Worth & Salary?
Currently, he has a net worth of $4 million as of 2022. Besides this, he reportedly earns $1 million per season of the series “Cobra Kai” which also stars William Zabka who played Johnny in the original movie.
Body Measurement of Macchio
Macchio stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches along with an average weight of 72 kg. In addition, he has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black.
After that, he became a teen favorite for his role as Jeremy Andretti, Betty Buckley’s cousin in the TV series, Eight Is Enough. Following the show’s end, Macchio became one of the then-upcoming actors including Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, and Rob Lowe to score a part in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film, The Outsiders.
Moreover, Macchio would come to gain international recognition for snapping the role of high school senior Daniel LaRusso in Karate Kid (1984). Though Macchio was 22 years old at the time when the movie was filmed, his young looks made him the perfect fit for the role.
Furthermore, Macchio appeared in a handful of big films after the dance show, including He’s Way More Famous Than You, Hitchcock, A Little Game, and Lost Cat Corona. He also added a producer to his repertoire scoring a gig with National Geographic.
After the huge success and celebration of Karate Kid, Ralph becomes a favorite of many teens, however, his career struggled afterward as his subsequent films were barely successful. He appeared in the two sequels of the Karate Kid that would follow. Struggling in film, Macchio tried his hands at a theater where he recorded mild success.
In addition to acting, Macchio is the co-executive producer of the show alongside William Zabka. Cobra Kai aims to chronicle the unfolding events 34 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament.
Ralph started his career appearing in commercials. Later on, he appeared in Vitamin Water that featured NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.