Ralph Macchio Biography, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Age, Movies & TV Shows, Disease, Height

Ralph Macchio Biography: Net Worth, Wife, Children, Age, Movies & TV Shows, Disease, Height

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Ralph George Macchio Jr. (born 4 November 1961), also known as Ralph Macchio, is a marketable actor from the United States. He gained notoriety for his role as Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid television series. 

With the television series Eight Is Enough, he overcame his initial reluctance to consider a career in acting and became one of the 1980s’ most well-known teen stars. The Karate Kid then transpired. In addition, to being an actor, he is also a director and producer.

Aside from the sequels to The Karate KidRalph Macchio has appeared in several movies, including Crossroads, My Cousin Vinny, and The Outsiders. Additionally, he has made cameo appearances on numerous TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and in shows like Eight is Enough.

He has portrayed himself in television programs like A Good Night to Die and Beer LeagueRalph Macchio and Phyllis Fierro had Julia Macchio and Daniel Macchio together after their 1987 marriage.

Ralph Macchio
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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Ralph George Macchio Jr.
Stage Name: Ralph Macchio
Born: 4 November 1961 (age 62 years old)
Place of Birth: Huntington, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.74 m
Parents: Rosalie Macchio, Ralph Macchio Sr
Siblings: Steven Macchio
Wife • Spouse: Phyllis Fierro (m. 1987)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Julia Macchio, Daniel Macchio
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $4 million

Early Life & Education

Ralph George Macchio Jr. was conceived on November 4, 1961, in New York City by ranch owners Ralph Macchio Sr. and Rosalie Macchio. He has a brother named Steven Macchio.

His mother, Rosalie Macchio, is of Italian ancestry, while his father, Ralph Macchio Sr., is partially Greek and partially Italian. His roots are in Naples. 

In 1979, Ralph Macchio received his high school diploma certificate from Half Hollow Hills West


Ralph Macchio‘s first jobs were as a spokesperson for Dr. Pepper and Bubble Yum. He made his acting debut in the 1980 film Up in the Academy, and in the television series Eight is Enough, he played the character of Jeremy Andretti

He portrayed Johnny Cade in the 1983 film adaptation of S. E. Hinton‘s book of the same name, The OutsidersRalph Macchio rose to stardom when he was chosen to play Daniel LaRusso in the 1984 film The Karate Kid. In The Karate Kid II and The Karate Kid III sequels, he played the same character again. 

For the following several years, his career had a slump. Still, he reclaimed it in 1992 when he played William Gambini, the first important adult role of his entire career, in the smash comedy My Cousin VinnyRalph Macchio portrayed a puzzled Chris in the independent movie Naked in New York from 1993. He portrayed J. Pierrepont Finch, the show’s protagonist, in the 1996 revival of the 1962 musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Ralph Macchio made many appearances in 2008’s Ugly Betty episodes on ABC. He portrayed the politician Archie Rodriguez. He performed Carl Morelli in a staged reading of A Room of My Own in 2010. He participated in ABC’s dancing competition Dancing with the Stars in 2011 but was ousted in the semifinal round and finished fourth. 

He was chosen to play Alfred Hitchcock in the 2012 movie Hitchcock, which was adapted from the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. Other actors in the movies were Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Biel, etc. Additionally, he appeared in an episode of the popular comedy series How I Met Your Mother.

Ralph Macchio co-stars in the 2016 off-Broadway production of A Room of My Own.

Awards and Achievements

  • Ralph Macchio was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1992 for Eight Is Enough in the category of Best Young Actor in a Television Special. 
  • For Love Thy Brother, he received the audience choice award at the Stony Brook Film Festival in 2002.
  • At the 2002 Long Island International Film Expo, he received recognition for the same film by receiving the Festival Prize. 
  • He was ranked number 80 on VH1’s list of the 100 greatest teen stars in November 2008.

Personal Life

Ralph Macchio‘s grandma introduced him to Phyllis Fierro, his future wife. Then, he was fifteen. In 1987, they later got hitched. 

In 1992, Phyllis Fierro gave birth to Julia Macchio, the couple’s first child, a daughter. The couple gave birth to a child called Daniel Macchio in 1996. 

Net Worth

Ralph Macchio‘s net worth is predicted to be $4 million. He has been an actor since he was 16 years old and made most of his money from films.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @ralph_macchio
  • Twitter: @ralphmacchio

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