Ralph Macchio Jr. first became active in the entertainment industry during the late-70s and ever since has gone on to compile a successful acting career spread over multiple decades. After a few minor gigs early on, he gained global exposure by portraying the lead character of Daniel LaRusso in the 1984 blockbuster martial arts film, The Karate Kid. Met with huge appreciation, he later reprised the role in two sequels of the film as well. Following his rise with The Karate Kid film series, Ralph has continued to actively work in the film and television industries simultaneously. Despite having a multiple decade-long career, he has done pretty limited on-screen work due to his preference to take-on challenging projects only.
In 2018, Macchio once again returned to the screen with the most successful character of his acting career, Daniel LaRusso. The martial arts comedy show “Cobra Kai” is a sequel television series of the Karate Kid films that stars Ralph in the male lead role. Now moving from his acting career to family life, he first met his future wife Phyllis Fierro at age 15. Following a few years of dating, the couple married in 1987 and now have two children together.
Ralph Macchio Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Ralph George Macchio Jr.
- Nicknames: Ralph
- Date of Birth: November 4, 1961
- Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Actor
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Race/ Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Black
Ralph Macchio Height Weight Shoe Size Measurements Facts
Ralph Macchio Family Details:
- Father: Ralph Macchio, Sr.
- Mother: Rosalie Macchio
- Siblings: Steven Macchio (Brother)
- Spouse Name: Phyllis Fierro (m. 1987)
- Children Name: Daniel Macchio (Son), Julia Macchio (Daughter)
Ralph Macchio Relationships History:
- Phyllis Fierro – Nurse (1987-Present)
Ralph Macchio Career Highlights:
- Debut Album: “Sweep the Leg” by No More Kings (2007)
- First Film: Up the Academy (1980)
- First TV Show: Eight Is Enough (1980)
Ralph Macchio Distinctive Features:
- Thin lips
- Broad nose
Ralph Macchio Body Measurements:
Actor Ralph Macchio height, weight, shoe size, and other body measurements complete statistics are listed below.
- Build: Slim
- Height in Feet: 5′ 9″
- Height in Centimeters: 175 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 72 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 159 pounds
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Ralph Macchio Interesting Facts:
- He is a huge fan of the New York Islanders ice hockey team.
- Ralph was introduced to his future wife Phyllis Fierro by his grandmother.
- He is globally recognized for starring in three Karate Kid films and their sequel television series Cobra Kai.