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Ralph Macchio



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
40% A Little Game
  • Tom Kuftinec
2014
44% He's Way More Famous Than You
  • Ralph Macchio
2013
No Score Yet Love Thy Brother
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2013
62% Hitchcock
  • Joe Stefano
2012
43% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead
  • Bobby Bianchi
2010
27% Beer League
  • Maz
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 Dangerous Company
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Up the Academy
  • Chooch
1980

TV

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

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