Macchio was born in Huntington, New York, to parents Ralph Macchio, Sr. and Joan. His father was a production executive for an oil company. He began studying at the Wang Center for Performing Arts when he was five years old. He also attended Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland, Maine, where he briefly tried playing football before becoming interested in acting. Here, you will discover ralph macchio net worth, lifestyle and biography.
Ralph macchio net worth and bio
Macchio is believed to have an estimated net worth of around 4 million dollars. He reportedly made $100,000 for the first Karate Kid film in which he starred.
In 1984, Macchio became the face of the Rebook athletic shoe company and appeared in numerous TV commercials. In 1985, he signed a long-term deal with Avia shoes. Read also: Miley Cyrus Net Worth, Lifestyle, Roles, Achievements and Bio
Macchio first appeared on the scene as a young actor in 1979, when at age eighteen he played Daniel LaRusso “The Karate Kid” in the hit film of the same name, opposite Pat Morita, who portrayed Mr. Miyagi. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for co-writing “Glory” (Music by James Horner, Lyric by Will Jennings) with Robbie Robertson for the film’s soundtrack. He continued to star in martial arts movies throughout the 1980s, including My Cousin Vinny and Crossroads.
The later career of Ralph Macchio
Macchio continued acting through the 1990s and 2000s, although the only hit film he has starred in since The Karate Kid Part III was 1993’s, Untamed Heart.
In 2003, Macchio played a criminal thug who kidnaps a teenage girl to keep as a slave in his basement on the NBC television show 1-800-Missing for six episodes. He served as executive producer of the April 30, 2004 television premiere of The Karate Kid on ABC. A sequel to the 1994 original film, The Next Karate Kid, was released in 1994.
A year later he starred in the television drama series Boomtown as a Los Angeles detective in the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division for two seasons (2002-2003). In 2004, NBC canceled the show after two seasons.
He appeared in television shows such as My Name is Earl (2005), Two and a Half Men (2007) and Psych (2010). Macchio also produced four films between 1989 and 1997, including two of which he co-wrote.
Education of Ralph Macchio
Macchio who eventually returned to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with a degree in film and theater arts. He served as commencement speaker for his alma mater’s 2010 graduation ceremony and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the school. He also studied acting at Michael Woolson Studio of Acting and directing at The American Film Institute.
The lifestyle of Ralph Macchio
Macchio, a screenwriter and painter, resides in Los Angeles with his wife Phyllis Fierro and their two children: son Daniel (born 1990) and daughter Julia (born 1993).
He was previously married to Linda Duke (February 1987 – January 1988) and has another daughter, Julia (born 1983).
In addition to his film career, Macchio has also had a professional ice hockey career playing for the New York Islanders and their minor league team, the Springfield Indians. He also ran a successful real estate agency in the late 1980s with his ex-father-in-law, Jimmy Duke.