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

1Acting protégé of Pat Morita.
2Competing on ABC's Dancing with the Stars (2005). [March 2011]
3His father has half-Greek and half-Italian ancestry. His mother has Italian ancestry.
4Some 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.
5During 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.
6Was #80 in VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
7In 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.
8Once saved a baby porpoise that was beached on the shores of Malibu. When reporters tried to cover the story, he asked to remain anonymous.
9Born in the same Long Island town as superstar Mariah Carey.
10Is a huge fan of songwriter/singer Bruce Springsteen.
11Daughter, Julia Macchio, was born in 1992, son, Daniel Macchio, was born in 1996.
12When 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."
13His career started back in the late 1970s doing commercials for Bubble Yum and Dr. Pepper.
14Graduated from Half Hollow Hills West High School in 1979.
15Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.


1Daniel 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.
5The truth is, you have a much richer life if you somehow lead one that you can hold together.
6Guys 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.
7I 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.
8I'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.
9There'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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Festival PrizeLong Island International Film ExpoBest DirectorLove Thy Brother (2002)
2002Audience Choice AwardStony Brook Film FestivalBest ShortLove Thy Brother (2002)
2001Long Island Independent Filmmaker AwardLong Island International Film Expo

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Bruce Corwin AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalBest Live Action Short FilmAcross Grace Alley (2013)
1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorThe Karate Kid Part III (1989)
1982Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Television SpecialEight Is Enough (1977)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actor (Schauspieler)



Twice in a Lifetime2000TV SeriesOfficer Dan Payello / Phillip Barbosa
Chicken Soup for the Soul2000TV SeriesMax
The Outer Limits1999TV SeriesDr. Neal Eberhardt
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue1998Video17 Year Old Tim (voice)
The Ties That Bind1994TV SeriesMichael
Naked in New York1993Chris
My Cousin Vinny1992Bill Gambini
The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story1992TV MovieRobert Garwood
Too Much Sun1990Frank, Jr.
The Karate Kid Part III1989Daniel LaRusso
Distant Thunder1988Jack Lambert
The Karate Kid Part II1986Daniel
Crossroads1986Eugene Martone
The Three Wishes of Billy Grier1984TV MovieBilly Grier
Teachers1984Eddie Pilikian
The Karate Kid1984Daniel
The Outsiders1983Johnny Cade
High Powder1982TV MovieEddie
CBS Afternoon Playhouse1982TV SeriesTony Barnett
Dangerous Company1982TV MovieDenny Brody
Eight Is Enough1980-1981TV SeriesJeremy Andretti
Up the Academy1980Chooch
The Deuce2017TV Series post-productionOfficer Haddix
A Dog and Pony Show2016post-productionAaron
Lost Cat Corona2015Dominic
A Little Game2014Tom
Psych2010-2014TV SeriesLogan Phelps / Nick Conforth
How I Met Your Mother2013TV SeriesRalph Macchio
He's Way More Famous Than You2013Ralph Macchio
Robot Chicken2013TV SeriesDaniel Larusso Gibby Janitor
Happily Divorced2012TV SeriesFrankie
Holiday Spin2012TV MovieRuben
Hitchcock2012Joseph Stefano
The Ballad of Danko Jones2012ShortDr. Lee Dorian
I Think Bad Thoughts2011ShortDr. Lee Dorian
The Whole Truth2011TV Series
Had Enough2010ShortDr. Lee Dorian
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2010TV SeriesLouis Marciano
Ugly Betty2008-2009TV SeriesArchie Rodriguez
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead2009Bobby Bianchi
Head Case2007TV SeriesRalph Macchio
Beer League2006Maz
Entourage2005TV SeriesRalph Macchio
A Good Night to Die2003Donnie
Popcorn Shrimp2001ShortCop #2
The Office Party2000ShortSean
Can't Be Heaven2000Hubbie


Across Grace Alley2013Short
Love Thy Brother2002Short
The Ties That Bind1994TV Series


Across Grace Alley2013Short writer
Wax On, Fuck Off2010Short concept
Love Thy Brother2002Short


Across Grace Alley2013Short producer
American Gypsies2012TV Series executive producer
The Ties That Bind1994TV Series executive producer


The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue1998Video performer: "I Will Show The World", "Magic Mystery Show", "Just Say Yes!", "All I Had Is Gone"


The Way of the Karate Kid2005Video documentary short special thanks


John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary filmingHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe2016TV SpecialHimself - Roaster
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
The View2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Celebrity Liam Stone Candid Travels Texas2014TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Four Courses with J.B. Smoove2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
10th Annual TV Land Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars2011TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
His Way2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story2010DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wax On, Fuck Off2010ShortHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sundance Skippy2010DocumentaryHimself
Spotlight2009TV SeriesHimself
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies2008Documentary
Head Case2007TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Staying Gold: A Look Back at 'The Outsiders'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Way of the Karate Kid2005Video documentary shortHimself / Daniel
Fred Roos and the Casting of 'The Outsiders'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Jane Pauley Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Backstory2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

The Real Miyagi2015DocumentaryDaniel
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Mythical Morning2012TV SeriesDaniel
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesDaniel LaRusso
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon2006TV SpecialJohnny Cade (uncredited)
100 Greatest Teen Stars2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Mystic Origins of the Martial Arts1998Video documentaryDaniel

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