Ralph Macchio Net Worth

Ralph Macchio Net Worth is
$2 Million

Ralph Macchio Biography

A global known Actor, Ralph Macchio born in November 04, 1961

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRalph Macchio
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 4, 1961
Height1.75 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film director, Actor
SpousePhyllis Fierro
ChildrenJulia Macchio, Daniel Macchio
ParentsRosalie Macchio, Ralph Macchio, Sr.
SiblingsSteven Macchio
MoviesThe Karate Kid, The Outsiders, Crossroads, My Cousin Vinny, The Karate Kid Part III, The Karate Kid Part II, Up the Academy, Distant Thunder, Naked in New York, Artie Lange's Beer League, Hitchcock, A Little Game, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead, Can't Be Heaven, He's Way More Famous Than You, The Three Wishes of Billy Grier, Too Much Sun, A Good Night to Die, The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue, Wax on, F*ck Off, Lost Cat Corona, Teachers, Across Grace Alley, The Ballad Of Danko Jones, The Last POW? The Bobby Garwood Story, The Office Party, Popcorn Shrimp, I Think Bad Thoughts, Had Enough
TV ShowsEight Is Enough, Dancing with the Stars

Interesting Facts

1 Acting protégé of Pat Morita.
2 Competing on ABC's Dancing with the Stars (2005). [March 2011]
3 His father has half-Greek and half-Italian ancestry. His mother has Italian ancestry.
4 Some moviegoers who sat through the end credits for the Marvel comics features Thor and The Avengers noticed a "thank you" credit for a Ralph Macchio. However, this was not meant for the Karate Kid actor, but rather for a man with the same name who was a Marvel writer during the 1980s.
5 During Pat Morita's (his former The Karate Kid (1984) co-star) funeral procession, Macchio gave a brief eulogy and ended it as quoted, "Forever, my Sensei" to the mourners.
6 Was #80 in VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
7 In the movie Crossroads (1986), Macchio has a final "cutting-heads" guitar showdown with a demonic rock guitarist, played by real life guitar hero Steve Vai. Both Macchio and Vai were born and raised on Long Island.
8 Once saved a baby porpoise that was beached on the shores of Malibu. When reporters tried to cover the story, he asked to remain anonymous.
9 Born in the same Long Island town as superstar Mariah Carey.
10 Is a huge fan of songwriter/singer Bruce Springsteen.
11 Daughter, Julia Macchio, was born in 1992, son, Daniel Macchio, was born in 1996.
12 When Joel Siegel first did a review for The Karate Kid (1984), he pronounced his name "MA-Key-O" instead of "Ma-chee-o". The latter pronunciation was the way Ralph Macchio pronounced his name, but the former is the proper Italian pronunciation. Siegel was called in at 4:00am the day of his review's airing to correct the pronunciation. He later expressed annoyance at being called in at 4:00am in the morning because Macchio "didn't know how to pronounce his own name."
13 His career started back in the late 1970s doing commercials for Bubble Yum and Dr. Pepper.
14 Graduated from Half Hollow Hills West High School in 1979.
15 Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.


1 Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid films


1 (2012, on the Karate Kid legacy) Daniel LaRusso, talk about an ingrained part. It becomes your alter ego: People think that's actually my name, they think I grew up in Newark, they think I actually know martial arts. I keep fooling them into believing it's true, but... That character, he's become part of popular culture, a relatable underdog that hopefully will continue to entertain generations. He really was the every-kid next door that we all believed we could be. He had no business winning anything, but in the end, he was victorious. It's a great coming-of-age story, and, well, what can I say? Almost 30 years later, and people are still reciting lines to me to this day.
2 (2012, on Crossroads) That film was arguably one of the better-looking films I've ever been in, and some of the coolest music ever, including probably one of the greatest guitar duels ever to come out of Hollywood, between Steve Vai and myself, although it wasn't me. I was faking it all the way. But it's still a very cool project. Joe Seneca was phenomenal in that movie, Jami Gertz. And I'll run into people left and right who'll go, "Dude, Crossroads!" I was introduced to Sean Lennon, who did the score for this one film I did, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead, and he just went on and on about how he tried to emulate the guitar duel from Crossroads, and all his guitar friends were obsessed with it... It was a Columbia film, and I was doing the Karate Kid films with them, and since that was pretty successful, they were trying to keep me in the family, at least for a little while. Our biggest concern was that it was still mentor-student, and we wanted to not necessarily stay on that path. But the film is very different in tone, and Walter Hill was a filmmaker who'd made his mark with The Warriors and 48 Hrs., and he was shooting Streets of Fire right before then. We just sort of hit it off and figured we'd go down this path with that film.
3 (2012, on My Cousin Vinny) We all knew it was a funny script, and obviously Joe Pesci was at a peak there, with Goodfellas and everything going on. And Marisa [Tomei]... Who knew she would be the spectacular talent she is? I mean, we knew when we saw her, but who knew that was going to be an Oscar-winning performance? And Fred Gwynne... The whole cast was great. I had the part that was the least funny, but I had to be in the movie. And I got to say "the two yoots." People yell that out to me. I could walk down the street today, and someone could yell that out. That, and "I shot the clerk." But it's great to have a couple of those. My Cousin Vinny, The Outsiders, The Karate Kid... When I look back at that time, any one of those, you'd be happy with. So I got pretty lucky.
4 (2012, on the Beer League) That was a movie I turned down, like, three times. And then finally we just made it work. I got to play softball with Artie Lange, and he's so funny. I'm a big Artie fan, and I found him very likeable and loveable amid all his Howard Stern stories, and obviously, the demons he wrestles with and all the stuff that's happened with him in recent times. I haven't heard first-hand, but I've heard he's on the rebound, which is great to hear. So yeah, it was fun. We played softball in Jersey in a movie that was made for under $2 million or about that, and I got to be the voice of reason, the only guy in the group of Beer League softball players that orders egg whites and toast with no butter and grapefruit juice. I loved that scene in the diner. It's really funny. Again, it's at my expense, being the guy who's a little whipped by his wife, but he does provide the logic to all the crazy guys.
5 The truth is, you have a much richer life if you somehow lead one that you can hold together.
6 Guys like Spielberg and Zemeckis and really anybody who is a storyteller-filmmaker today has studied Hitchcock and the way he visually tells a story. He was the master of suspense, certainly, but visually you would get a lot of information from what he would do with the camera and what he would allow you to see as the story was unfolding.
7 I remember making the all-star team in Little League when I was around 11 years old. I was not a great athlete, but I loved it, so making starting second base in the all-star was great for me. I think someone must have been sick and they slotted me in.
8 I've come up in the scripted world, and I have wished there were more time slots for us to tell compelling scripted stories and not fill the airwaves with a lot of fluff and tabloid entertainment.
9 There's an audience out there for all these different types of things. Whether it's comedy, motion-picture drama, family movie or a cool, cutting-edge indie, it's nice to know that I can span all those different genres.


All Ralph Macchio pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Festival Prize Long Island International Film Expo Best Director Love Thy Brother (2002)
2002 Audience Choice Award Stony Brook Film Festival Best Short Love Thy Brother (2002)
2001 Long Island Independent Filmmaker Award Long Island International Film Expo

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Bruce Corwin Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival Best Live Action Short Film Across Grace Alley (2013)
1990 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
1982 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor in a Television Special Eight Is Enough (1977)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)



Twice in a Lifetime 2000 TV Series Officer Dan Payello / Phillip Barbosa
Chicken Soup for the Soul 2000 TV Series Max
The Outer Limits 1999 TV Series Dr. Neal Eberhardt
Dizzyland 1998 Short
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue 1998 Video 17 Year Old Tim (voice)
The Ties That Bind 1994 TV Series Michael
Naked in New York 1993 Chris
My Cousin Vinny 1992 Bill Gambini
The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story 1992 TV Movie Robert Garwood
Too Much Sun 1990 Frank, Jr.
The Karate Kid Part III 1989 Daniel LaRusso
Distant Thunder 1988 Jack Lambert
The Karate Kid Part II 1986 Daniel
Crossroads 1986 Eugene Martone
The Three Wishes of Billy Grier 1984 TV Movie Billy Grier
Teachers 1984 Eddie Pilikian
The Karate Kid 1984 Daniel
The Outsiders 1983 Johnny Cade
High Powder 1982 TV Movie Eddie
CBS Afternoon Playhouse 1982 TV Series Tony Barnett
Dangerous Company 1982 TV Movie Denny Brody
Eight Is Enough 1980-1981 TV Series Jeremy Andretti
Up the Academy 1980 Chooch
The Deuce 2017 TV Series post-production Officer Haddix
A Dog and Pony Show 2016 post-production Aaron
Lost Cat Corona 2015 Dominic
A Little Game 2014 Tom
Psych 2010-2014 TV Series Logan Phelps / Nick Conforth
How I Met Your Mother 2013 TV Series Ralph Macchio
He's Way More Famous Than You 2013 Ralph Macchio
Robot Chicken 2013 TV Series Daniel Larusso Gibby Janitor
Happily Divorced 2012 TV Series Frankie
Holiday Spin 2012 TV Movie Ruben
Hitchcock 2012 Joseph Stefano
The Ballad of Danko Jones 2012 Short Dr. Lee Dorian
I Think Bad Thoughts 2011 Short Dr. Lee Dorian
The Whole Truth 2011 TV Series
Had Enough 2010 Short Dr. Lee Dorian
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2010 TV Series Louis Marciano
Ugly Betty 2008-2009 TV Series Archie Rodriguez
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead 2009 Bobby Bianchi
Head Case 2007 TV Series Ralph Macchio
Beer League 2006 Maz
Entourage 2005 TV Series Ralph Macchio
A Good Night to Die 2003 Donnie
Popcorn Shrimp 2001 Short Cop #2
The Office Party 2000 Short Sean
Can't Be Heaven 2000 Hubbie


Across Grace Alley 2013 Short
Love Thy Brother 2002 Short
The Ties That Bind 1994 TV Series


Across Grace Alley 2013 Short writer
Wax On, Fuck Off 2010 Short concept
Love Thy Brother 2002 Short


Across Grace Alley 2013 Short producer
American Gypsies 2012 TV Series executive producer
The Ties That Bind 1994 TV Series executive producer


The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue 1998 Video performer: "I Will Show The World", "Magic Mystery Show", "Just Say Yes!", "All I Had Is Gone"


The Way of the Karate Kid 2005 Video documentary short special thanks


John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary filming Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe 2016 TV Special Himself - Roaster
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself
The View 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Celebrity Liam Stone Candid Travels Texas 2014 TV Series Himself
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Four Courses with J.B. Smoove 2013 TV Series Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself
Watch What Happens: Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
10th Annual TV Land Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series Himself - Contestant
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
His Way 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2010 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Wax On, Fuck Off 2010 Short Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sundance Skippy 2010 Documentary Himself
Spotlight 2009 TV Series Himself
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies 2008 Documentary
Head Case 2007 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Staying Gold: A Look Back at 'The Outsiders' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Way of the Karate Kid 2005 Video documentary short Himself / Daniel
Fred Roos and the Casting of 'The Outsiders' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Jane Pauley Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Backstory 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

The Real Miyagi 2015 Documentary Daniel
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself
Good Mythical Morning 2012 TV Series Daniel
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series Daniel LaRusso
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon 2006 TV Special Johnny Cade (uncredited)
100 Greatest Teen Stars 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
Mystic Origins of the Martial Arts 1998 Video documentary Daniel

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