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Born Ralph George Macchio, Jr.

November 4, 1961 (age 55) Huntington, New York, U.S.

Occupation Actor, Producer
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Phyllis Fierro (1987–present

Ralph George Macchio, Jr.; born November 4, 1961) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid series, Eugene Martone in Crossroads, Billy Gambini in My Cousin Vinny, and Johnny Cade in The Outsiders. He is also known to American television audiences for his recurring role as Jeremy Andretti in the fifth season of the television comedy-drama Eight Is Enough. He also appeared on the television comedy Ugly Betty in the recurring role of Archie, a local Queens politician. He competed on the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars. He placed 4th over all,

Early life[edit]

Macchio was born on November 4, 1961, in Huntington, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (née DeSantis) and Ralph Macchio, Sr., who owned a ranch. His father is of half-Italian and half-Greek descent, and his mother is of Italian ancestry.

Personal life[edit]

Macchio met his wife, Phyllis Fierro, a nurse practitioner, through his grandmother when he was 15. They married in 1987 and have two children, Julia and Daniel.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Up the Academy Chooch Bambalazi
Eight is Enough Jeremy Andretti
1982 Dangerous Company Denny Brody
High Powder Eddie
1983 The Outsiders Johnny Cade
1984 The Karate Kid Daniel LaRusso
Teachers Eddie Pilikian
The Three Wishes of Billy Grier Billy Grier
1986 Crossroads Eugene Martone
The Karate Kid, Part II Daniel LaRusso
1988 Distant Thunder Jack Lambert
1989 The Karate Kid, Part III Daniel LaRusso
1991 Too Much Sun Frank Jr.
The Last POW: The Bobby Garwood Story Robert Garwood
1992 My Cousin Vinny William Gambini
1993 Naked in New York Chris
1998 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Tim Video (voice)
Dizzyland
1999 The Outer Limits Dr. Eberhardt Episode: "The Other Side"
Can't Be Heaven Hubbie Darling Also known as Forever Together
The Office Party Sean
2001 Popcorn Shrimp Cop No. 2 Film short
2003 A Good Night to Die Donnie
2005 Entourage cameo
2006 Beer League Maz
2007 Head Case cameo Episode: "Ralph Macchio and Liz Phair"
2008–2009 Ugly Betty Archie Rodriguez, Jr. 11 episodes
2009 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead[19] Bobby Bianchi
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Louis Marciano Episode: "Inhumane Society"
Psych Nick Conforth Episode: "We'd Like to Thank the Academy"
Wax On, F*ck Off cameo Online short
2011 Dancing with the Stars Himself Finished 4th place (semi-finalist)
2012 Happily Divorced Frankie 2 episodes
Hitchcock Joe Stefano
Holiday Spin Ruben
2013 A Little Game Tom
How I Met Your Mother Himself Episode: "The Bro Mitzvah"

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