Ralph Macchio Overview

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Born: November 04, 1961

He may be all grown up now but to many, Ralph Macchio will always be the Karate Kid. Macchio was born in Huntington, New York to an Italian-American family. He got his start as a teenager, appearing in campaigns for Bubble Yum and Dr. Pepper. In 1980, Macchio landed his first major role, a recurring gig on the family sitcom, Eight is Enough before going on to film Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 drama, The Outsiders. The period film, about a teen gang of greasers in the 60s, is credited for... See All


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