Do you remember Daniel LaRusso from the 80’s action drama “The Karate Kid”? The bullied kid who learned karate and overcame his problems in life. Yes , he is Ralph Macchio Jr. whom we is also known as LaRusso. He is most famous for his acting and producing skills.
As of 2021, Ralph Macchio’s net worth is accumulated to be $ 4 million.This former sensation started as a teen artist and worked very hard in his life to achieve success.
Now, let’s get to know about this prominent actor and his lifestyle in a brief discussion.
Early Life and Education
On 4th November 1961, Ralph was born in Huntington, United States of America. His mother Rosalie and father Ralph George Macchio are both from Italian ancestry, although his father is also half Greek. In an interview, Ralph stated that his family is from Naples, Italy.
Ralph attended a local high school and after that he completed his graduation from Half Hollow Hills Central School District. Both of his schools were located in New York.
Ralph caught the attention of a talent agent at the age of 16, leading him to be casted in his debut television series “Eight is Enough”. This role helped him gain his famous role of “ Daniel Larusso ” in “The Karate Kid” and its sequels.
After that, He didn’t need to look back on his career. He worked on many films such as “Teachers”, “Crossroads”, “Distant Thunder”,“Too Much Sun”,“My Cousin Vinny”,“Can’t Be Heaven”,“A Good Night to Die”,“Beer League”,“Hitchcock”,“He’s Way More Famous Than You”,“A Little Game”, and many more.
Although he started acting first in commercials, he became eminent with his work in television series such as “Eight Is Enough”, “Ugly Betty”, “The Deuce” etc. He also worked on some music videos and theatres in his career.
What if I told you that Macchio partnered with pro-dancer Karina Smirnoff on the dancing reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (Season 12), but was ousted in the semi-finals.
Award and Recognition
Macchio worked in a wide range of projects including films, television series, theatre, music videos, and many more. For his scrupulous work, he had been nominated in many categories in awards and also won a lot of them.
He won “American Short Film Awards”(2014), “Long Island International Film Expo”(2001, 2002) and “Stony Brook Film Festival”(2002) awards.
Asset, House and Car
Ralph Macchio, along with his wife Phyllis and their two daughters, now resides in East Hampton, New York. The average cost of his home in New York is $671,700, with an annual insurance premium of $1,287.
The rich actor certainly leads a luxurious lifestyle, but he wants to keep his asset information under wraps.
Ralph is said to have a 1947 Ford convertible in his garage, which his character Daniel acquired from Miyagi in the first film The Karate Kid.
Income Detail and Net Worth
Throughout his glorious career, Macchio appeared in 53 different roles in various television shows as well as movies. Most of his income is through acting and producing in these films and series.
Box office collections of his movie “The Karate Kid” and its sequels are $91 million, $115.1 million and $38.9 million respectively.
The American actor is now starring in Cobra Kai, a web series that is a sequel to The Karate Kid. He earns almost $1 million per season of his web series where he is starred along with Courtney Henggeler and William Zabka. Ths series had two seasons and was renewed for a third with a 2020 start date.
He also has a large fan following on Instagram and Twitter that helps him earn an approximate of $621-$1026 per sponsored post. With all this we can say that Ralph Macchio’s net worth is almost $4 million leading him to be a millionaire.
Ralph Macchio : At A glance
|Real Name||Ralph George Macchio Jr.|
|Popular Name||Ralph Macchio|
|Date of Birth||4th November 1961|
|Birth Place||Huntington, New York, United State|
|Net worth||$4 Million|
Is Ralph Macchio a true karate master?
Ans. Ralph stated in an interview that he is more of a martial arts admirer. He’s never used the actual belt system, but he did prepare (train) himself for the movies.
Ralph Macchio was how old in the first Karate Kid?
Ans. Ralph Macchio, the star of the first three films, plays a 17-year-old Daniel LaRusso, but during the production of The Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio was 23 years old.
Is Ralph Macchio a father?
Ans. Ralph is a father of two children .They are Julia and Daniel .
Ralph Macchio, how old is he now?
Ans. Ralph Macchio is now 59 years old.(As of 2021)
Ralph is quite a well known figure in both television and film areas. He had worked hard on a variety of projects in his career. Ralph Macchio’s net worth, influence and sponsorship value proves that still he has a huge fan following who admire his diligence, perseverance and dedication towards his work.