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
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
16% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2018
100% Cobra Kai
2018
Daniel LaRusso
  • 2018
28% Kevin Can Wait
2016-2018
Alviti
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Comic Book Men
2012
Appearing
  • 2017
96% The Deuce
2017-2018
Officer Haddix Haddix
  • 2017
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1998
Guest
  • 2017
93% 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 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2011
50% The Whole Truth
2010
  • 2011
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
96% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Archie Rodriguez
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Guest Himself
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1999

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