Ralph Macchio

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Actor (1961)
Mon Jan 11 2021
By   Sarthak

Who doesn't love the epic martial arts film, The Karate Kid? The movie brought stardom for its lead actor, Ralph Macchio, who played the role of Daniel LaRusso. Further, Ralph reprised his role for the sequel series, Cobra Kai. Netflix renewed Cobra Kai for a fourth season in October 2020.

Ralph is also known for his work in movies like The Outsiders, Crossroads, and My Cousin Vinny. Similarly, his notable television work includes Ugly Betty, The Deuce, and Eight is Enough.

Ralph George Macchio Jr. was born on November 4, 1961, in Huntington, New York. He was born to parents, Rosalie DeSantis (mother) and Ralph Macchio, Sr. (father). Ralph has a mixed heritage of Italian and Greek.

Ralph Macchio Married Life

Macchio is married to his teenage sweetheart, Phyllis Fierro. They first met at a party in his grandmother's basement and at the time, Ralph was 15. After 12 years, the couple tied their wedding knot on April 5, 1987. Further, Macchio and Fierro are proud parents of two children.

Ralph Macchio and Phyllis Fierro.
Image: Ralph Macchio married his longtime girlfriend, Phyllis Fierro in 1987.
Source: Flim Magic 

The pair welcomed their first child, a daughter named, Julia on May 20, 1992. Likewise, their second child, a son named, Daniel was born in 1996. As of 2021, Ralph and Phyllis has spent 33 years of marital life. Talking about Fierro she works as a nurse practitioner.

Ralph Macchio Kids

Both Julia and Daniel have followed in their father's footsteps. Julia is a dancer and actress who is known for her work in Girl Most Likely (2012), Stella's Last Weekend (2018), and Wholly Broken (2018).

Ralph Macchio and his wife, Phyllis shares two kids.
Image: Ralph and his wife, Phyllis with their two children.
Source: Instagram@julia_macchio 

Likewise, Daniel is a composer and actor. He is known for From the Heart of the Crowd (2011), The Wrecks (2012) and That Was Then (2011). Recently, the family of four appeared in People's cover story.

Ralph Macchio Net Worth

After the success of The Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio became a household name. Also, his fortune began to rise as he bagged leading roles in several movies and tv shows. Macchio has a net worth of $4 million as of 2021.

Macchio's movies has collected excellent revenue at the Box-Office. Here, take a look:

YearMoviesBox-Office Collection
1984The Karate Kid$104 million
1986The Karate Kid Part II$115.1 million
1989The Karate Kid Part III$38.9 million
2012Hitchcock$27 million

Ralph appeared in three Karate Kid films which earned a total combined worldwide collection of $254,060,267. In 1994, the fourth part was released starring Hilary Swank. Likewise, in 2010, a part of the series was released starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan.

Return for Cobra Kai

In 2018, Macchio starred in the YouTube-produced reboot of Karate Kid, titled Cobra Kai. Both Ralph and William Zabka reprised their role as Daniel and Johnny. As per sources, they reportedly earned $100,000 per episode for the first two seasons.

Watch an interesting clip of Cobra Kai-Daniel vs Johhny fight scene!

Cobra Kai stars actors such as Hannah Kepple, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, etc. Further, Will Smith serves as the executive producer of the series. The show became one of the most-streamed show on Netflix during September 2020.

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