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Ralph Macchio

Highest Rated:   90% The Karate Kid (1984)
Lowest Rated:   16% The Karate Kid, Part III (1986)
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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 Lost Cat Corona
  • Dominic
2017
No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs
  • Actor
2017
40% A Little Game
  • Tom Kuftinec
2014
44% He's Way More Famous Than You
  • Ralph Macchio
2013
No Score Yet Love Thy Brother
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2013
62% Hitchcock
  • Joe Stefano
$6.1M 2012
43% 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
85% 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
50% Distant Thunder
  • Jack Lambert
1988
No Score Yet Dangerous Company
  • Denny Brody
1988
16% The Karate Kid, Part III
  • Daniel LaRusso
1986
43% The Karate Kid Part II
  • Danial LaRusso
1986
79% Crossroads
  • Eugene Martone
1986
62% Teachers
  • Eddie
1984
90% The Karate Kid
  • Daniel
1984
65% The Outsiders
  • Johnny Cade
1983
No Score Yet Up the Academy
  • Chooch
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Comic Book Men
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1998
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Himself
  • 2013
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
  • Frankie
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
47% The Whole Truth
2010
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2011
  • 2006
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Louis Marciano
  • 2010
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Archie Rodriguez
  • 2009
  • 2008
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Guest
  • 2005

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