Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio

Highest Rated: 88% The Karate Kid (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% Up the Academy (1980)

Birthday: Nov 4, 1961

Birthplace: Huntington, Long Island, New York, USA

With his short slender build, large brown eyes, and abundant hair, actor Ralph Macchio has often appeared to be the perennial adolescent -- a fact that has sometimes hindered his career. The actor is best known for his work in the phenomenally popular Karate Kid (1984), in which the then twenty-two year old actor played a troubled 14-year-old boy who is helped by a sage karate instructor. Macchio has been in show business most of his life; born in Long Island, he began performing in local musical productions as a young teenager. At 16, he began working in TV commercials, and before he had even graduated from high school had appeared in the adolescent comedy Up the Academy (1980), though he did not appear in another film until working in Francis Ford Coppola's epic of teenage rivalry The Outsiders (1983). Following the Karate Kid, Macchio began working in a series of minor films, such as the successful My Cousin Vinny (1992). He continued to work on television and on stage, even after his teen heart-throb days were over, appearing on Broadway opposite Robert De Niro in 1986 in Cuba and His Teddy Bears. He also appeared in the next two Karate Kid sequels, along with films like Dangerous Company and Too Much Sun. In 2002, Macchio tried his hand at screenwriting and directing, both helming and penning the short film Love Thy Brother. In 2006, the actor took a comedic turn in the sports comedy Beer League. Macchio would remain active for years to come, appearing most notably on the popular series Ugly Betty.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet A Dog and Pony Show Aaron 2018
No Score Yet Lost Cat Corona Dominic 2017
No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Actor 2017
40% A Little Game Tom Kuftinec 2014
40% He's Way More Famous Than You Ralph Macchio 2013
No Score Yet Love Thy Brother Screenwriter Director 2013
60% Hitchcock Joe Stefano $6.1M 2012
No Score Yet Holiday Spin Ruben 2012
40% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Bobby Bianchi $71.1K 2010
27% Beer League Maz $0.5M 2006
No Score Yet A Good Night to Die Donnie 2003
No Score Yet The Official Selections Director 2000
No Score Yet Can't Be Heaven Hubbie 1999
No Score Yet The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Tim 1998
No Score Yet Journey Home: Animals of Farthing Woods Actor 1996
42% Naked in New York Chris 1994
86% My Cousin Vinny Bill Gambini 1992
No Score Yet The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story Bobby Garwood 1992
20% Too Much Sun Frank Della Rocca Jr. 1991
15% The Karate Kid, Part III Daniel LaRusso 1989
43% Distant Thunder Jack Lambert 1988
No Score Yet Dangerous Company Denny Brody 1988
42% The Karate Kid Part II Danial LaRusso 1986
73% Crossroads Eugene Martone 1986
62% Teachers Eddie 1984
88% The Karate Kid Daniel 1984
63% The Outsiders Johnny Cade 1983
0% Up the Academy Chooch 1980

TV

Credit
94% Cobra Kai
2018
Daniel LaRusso 2019
2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2019
2018
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
28% Kevin Can Wait
2016-2018
Alviti 2018
2017
No Score Yet Comic Book Men
2012-2018
Appearing 2017
93% The Deuce
2017-2019
Officer Haddix Haddix 2017
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1998
Guest 2017
89% Psych
2006-2014
2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2014
2013
2012
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Himself 2013
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
Frankie 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2011
50% The Whole Truth
2010
2011
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest 2011
2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member Appearing 2011
2006
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Louis Marciano 2010
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Archie Rodriguez 2009
2008
2007
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Himself Guest 2005
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
1999

QUOTES FROM Ralph Macchio CHARACTERS

Johnny Cade says: “You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There’s still a lot of good in the world."

Johnny Cade says: You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There's still a lot of good in the world.

Eugene Martone says: Hey, Willie, look at this hat. All I need is a Mississippi string tie and I'm ready to roll!

Willie Brown says: Yeah, you need a lot more than THAT.

Willie Brown says: You can't get enough mileage livin' at home with your momma wipin' your butt.

Willie Brown says: Where do you live?

Eugene Martone says: It's a school dormitory.

Willie Brown says: (sarcastically) Ooh, school dormitory. Oh, times are hard. Times are hard!

Willie Brown says: Meet Blind Dog Fulton. The one and only Willie Brown. You have found your man!

Eugene Martone says: Aw, this GREAT, this is great! Listen, I know that I'm not Robert Johnson, I...

Willie Brown says: (interrupting) No, you AIN'T. You ain't even the beginnin' of a pimple on the "Late Great" Robert Johnson's ass! You might have a little lightnin' in you, but you're missin' everything else.

Willie Brown says: Why do you wanna know about all this stuff?

Eugene Martone says: I'm a blues man.

Willie Brown says: A blues man?

Willie Brown says: (starts laughing)

Willie Brown says: Where you from, boy?

Eugene Martone says: Well, I was born in Long Island.

Willie Brown says: Oh, Long Island, aww shit, this is rich! Long Island: the famous 'breedin' ground' for blues men!

Willie Brown says: (laughing almost hysterically)

Eugene Martone says: I'm a blues man!

Willie Brown says: Blues man shit.

Willie Brown says: Okay, Mr. Janitor Man. What do you want? I ain't made no mess.

Eugene Martone says: Willie Brown?

Willie Brown says: That's my name.

Willie Brown says: Oh, so the famous long island blues man come back for another visit, huh?

Eugene Martone says: I have somethin' that I think you'll be interested in.

Eugene Martone says: Where and when for this thing?

Scratch says: Ohh, I can get us there real quick... Jack Butler's gonna like you.

Daniel La Russo says: Oh then who left the application, the tooth fairy huh?!

Daniel La Russo says: Oh then who left the application, the tooth fairy huh?

Stan Rothenstein says: No, you're being booked for shoplifting. I'm being booked for accessory to shoplifting.

Bill Gambini says: No Stan, I'm being booked for murder, you're being booked for accessory to murder.

Daniel La Russo says: You know, this is the 80s, Mr. Miyagi. You can't be so damn passive!

Dallas Winston says: Ponyboy, I asked the nurse to give you this book so you could finish it. The doctor came in a while ago but I already knew it anyway. I keep getting tireder and tireder. Listen,I don't mind dying now. It was worth it. It was worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for. Some of the parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it. Tell Dally it was worth it. I'm just gonna miss you guys. I've been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it,he meant you are gold when you're a kid, like green. When you're a kid everything is new,dawn. It's just. When just when you get used to everything it's day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That's gold. Keep it that way, it's a good way to be. I want you to tell Dally to look at one. He'll probably think you're crazy,but ask for me. I don't think he's ever really seen a sunset. And don't be bugged over being a greaser. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There's still a lot of good in the world. Tell Dally. I don't think he knows. Your Buddy, Johnny.

Johnny Cade says: Ponyboy, I asked the nurse to give you this book so you could finish it. The doctor came in a while ago but I already knew it anyway. I keep getting tireder and tireder. Listen,I don't mind dying now. It was worth it. It was worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for. Some of the parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it. Tell Dally it was worth it. I'm just gonna miss you guys. I've been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it,he meant you are gold when you're a kid, like green. When you're a kid everything is new,dawn. It's just. When just when you get used to everything it's day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That's gold. Keep it that way, it's a good way to be. I want you to tell Dally to look at one. He'll probably think you're crazy,but ask for me. I don't think he's ever really seen a sunset. And don't be bugged over being a greaser. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There's still a lot of good in the world. Tell Dally. I don't think he knows. Your Buddy, Johnny.

Johnny Cade says: I think I like it better when the old man's hittin' me. At least he knows I'm there.

Johnny Cade says: I used to talk about killing myself all the time, man. But I don't wanna die now. It ain't long enough. Sixteen years ain't gonna be long enough. Hell, I wouldn't care so much if there hadn't been so many things I haven't done yet. So many damn things I ain't seen or done. That time when we were in Windrixville was the only time I've ever been away from my neighborhood.

Cherry Valance says: Thank you... he had me scared to death!

Johnny Cade says: You sure didn't show it. Ain't nobody ever talk to Dal like that!

Cherry Valance says: From what I saw, you do.

Daniel says: You think you could break a log like that?

Miyagi says: Don't know. Never been attacked by a tree.

Daniel says: All right, so what are the rules here?

Miyagi says: Don't know. First time you, first time me.

Daniel says: Well, I figured you knew about this stuff. I figured you went to these before. Oh great, I'm dead. I am dead. You told me you fought a lot.

Miyagi says: For life, not for points.

Daniel says: Live or die man.

Johnny Cade says: Stay gold Ponyboy, stay gold.

Johnny Cade says: (hands Ponyboy the knife so he can cut his hair) here.....

Johnny Cade says: (hands Ponyboy the knife so he can cut his hair) Here.

Ponyboy Curtis says: My pleasure!

Johnny Cade says: yeah i know it is.

Johnny Cade says: Yeah I know it is.

Johnny Cade says: stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold....

Johnny Cade says: Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.

Johnny Cade says: I used to talk about killing myself all the time, man. But I don't wanna die now. It ain't long enough. Sixteen years ain't gonna be long enough. Hell, I wouldn't care so much if there hadn't been so many things I haven't done yet. So many damn things I ain't seen or done. That time when we were in Windrixville was the only time I've ever been away from my neighborhood.