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

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

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
64% The Outsiders Johnny Cade 1983
0% Up the Academy Chooch 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

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
28% Kevin Can Wait
2016-2018
Alviti
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Comic Book Men
2012-2018
Appearing
  • 2017
92% The Deuce
2017
Officer Haddix Haddix
  • 2017
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1998
Guest
  • 2017
92% 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
Appearing Reality cast member
  • 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
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Guest Himself
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1999

QUOTES FROM Ralph Macchio CHARACTERS

Johnny Cade
“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
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
Hey, Willie, look at this hat. All I need is a Mississippi string tie and I'm ready to roll!
Willie Brown
Yeah, you need a lot more than THAT.
Willie Brown
You can't get enough mileage livin' at home with your momma wipin' your butt.
Willie Brown
Where do you live?
Eugene Martone
It's a school dormitory.
Willie Brown
(sarcastically) Ooh, school dormitory. Oh, times are hard. Times are hard!
Willie Brown
Meet Blind Dog Fulton. The one and only Willie Brown. You have found your man!
Eugene Martone
Aw, this GREAT, this is great! Listen, I know that I'm not Robert Johnson, I...
Willie Brown
(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
Why do you wanna know about all this stuff?
Eugene Martone
I'm a blues man.
Willie Brown
A blues man?
Willie Brown
(starts laughing)
Willie Brown
Where you from, boy?
Eugene Martone
Well, I was born in Long Island.
Willie Brown
Oh, Long Island, aww shit, this is rich! Long Island: the famous 'breedin' ground' for blues men!
Willie Brown
(laughing almost hysterically)
Eugene Martone
I'm a blues man!
Willie Brown
Blues man shit.
Willie Brown
Okay, Mr. Janitor Man. What do you want? I ain't made no mess.
Eugene Martone
Willie Brown?
Willie Brown
That's my name.
Willie Brown
Oh, so the famous long island blues man come back for another visit, huh?
Eugene Martone
I have somethin' that I think you'll be interested in.
Eugene Martone
Where and when for this thing?
Scratch
Ohh, I can get us there real quick... Jack Butler's gonna like you.
Daniel La Russo
Oh then who left the application, the tooth fairy huh?!
Daniel La Russo
Oh then who left the application, the tooth fairy huh?
Stan Rothenstein
No, you're being booked for shoplifting. I'm being booked for accessory to shoplifting.
Bill Gambini
No Stan, I'm being booked for murder, you're being booked for accessory to murder.
Daniel La Russo
You know, this is the 80s, Mr. Miyagi. You can't be so damn passive!
Dallas Winston
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
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
I think I like it better when the old man's hittin' me. At least he knows I'm there.
Johnny Cade
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
Thank you... he had me scared to death!
Johnny Cade
You sure didn't show it. Ain't nobody ever talk to Dal like that!
Cherry Valance
From what I saw, you do.
Daniel
You think you could break a log like that?
Miyagi
Don't know. Never been attacked by a tree.
Daniel
All right, so what are the rules here?
Miyagi
Don't know. First time you, first time me.
Daniel
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
For life, not for points.
Daniel
Live or die man.
Johnny Cade
Stay gold Ponyboy, stay gold.
Johnny Cade
(hands Ponyboy the knife so he can cut his hair) here.....
Johnny Cade
(hands Ponyboy the knife so he can cut his hair) Here.
Ponyboy Curtis
My pleasure!
Johnny Cade
yeah i know it is.
Johnny Cade
Yeah I know it is.
Johnny Cade
stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold....
Johnny Cade
Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.
Johnny Cade
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.