Hollywood is the leading industry when it comes to producing thousands of movies every year. It has a great offering in the economy of the country. With so many blockbusters coming every month, Hollywood has so much to give to its audiences.
People around the world are crazy for the movies and their star cast. So many film stars are produced every year from this single industry. Some of the popular produced actors are Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Emma Watson, Tom Cruise, Angeline Jolie, etc.
Another popular name in this industry is Ralph Macchio. Ralph Macchio gave some incredible performances on screen, television as well as stage. He was also featured on reality shows and competitions. With his superior acting and dancing skills, he emerged as a great actor of the 80s.
Ralph Macchio Net Worth
Ralph Macchio is a popular Actor, television personality, and producer with a net worth of $4 million. He is best known for his role as Daniel La Russo in Karate kid, and also contributed to the television show “Cobra Kai”.
Born in the year 1961, in Huntington, New York, Ralph Macchio is known for his role in the film “Karate kid”. His parents Rosalie (née DeSantis) and Ralph Macchio, Sr, had a ranch during his childhood. Macchio belonged to a Greek and Irish family. He showed his interest in tap dancing at a very early age. He started his training when he was three years old.
Macchio came into fandom when he was sixteen years old. His first-ever casting took place in 1980-1981 in a television show, “Eight is enough”, where he was seen playing the role of Jeremy Andretti. His first-ever debut film was “Up the Academy” (1980), which was followed by another film, “The Outsiders” (1983).
His role in “The Outsiders” helped him land into the role in “The Karate Kid” in 1984. The movie was a blockbuster that helped Ralph to come into stardom in Hollywood. The movie was a great success for Ralph, which led the producers to make sequels of “The Karate Kid” as, “The Karate Kid Part II” (1986) and “The Karate Kid Part III” (1989).
Apart from The Karate Kid, his other works include “Crossroads” (1986), in which he played the role of a music student, Eugene Martone. He was featured in a drama named “Distant Thunder” (1988), in which he played the role of a son. He also cast Robert Downey Jr in a comedy film “Too Much Sun” (1990). The movie was directed by Robert Downey Sr.
His other comedy works include, “My Cousin Vinny” (1992) featuring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei and a comedy-drama “Can’t be heaven” (1999). He also did a romantic comedy “Naked in New York” (1993). His other popular works include, “Can’t Be Heaven” (1999); the thriller “A Good Night to Die” (2003) along with the likes of Michael Rapaport, Gary Stretch, and Ally Sheedy; and the films “Hitchcock” (2012), “A Little Game” (2014), and “Psych: The Movie” (2017).
Ralph also gave his television appearance in a variety of shows. He starred in the HBO series, “Entourage” (2005) where he played the role of himself. The ABC series, “Ugly Betty” (2008) as Archie Rodriguez. He was also seen in the famous American sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” (2013). In the same series, William Zabka also appeared.
In the year 2011, Ralph joined the American dancing show named, “Dancing with the Stars”, as a contestant. His partner in the show was, Karina Smirnoff. He made it to the semi-finals in the show, before he got eliminated. He was positioned fourth in that show.
Apart from his on-screen roles, Ralph also gave his stage performance. He featured on several successful stage production. In the year 1986, he gave his performance in the play “Cuba and His Teddy Bear” along with Robert DeNiro. He featured in the lead role of the U.S. revival tour of the Tony Award-winning musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” in 1996.
In 2010, he played the role of adult Carl Morelli in the play, “A room of my Own”. He was later assigned the role in an Off-Broadway production play from February to March 2016 along with Mario Cantone.
Ralph married a nurse practitioner named, Phyllis Fierro. Currently, he has two children. He was introduced to Phyllis by his grandmother when he was fifteen. They tied the knot in 1987. He owns the 1947 yellow Ford which he waxes in The Karate Kid.
Ralph shocked the world with his amazing performance in The Karate Kid. He had a great time in the industry after that. With so many big hits and blockbusters, Ralph had a great contribution to this industry. Apart from Ralph, many such stars bought enlightenment to this industry with their sheer performances.