Ralph Macchio is a popular actor, who is known for his appearances in such movies as “Crossroads”, “The Outsiders”, “Karate Kid”, “My Cousin Vinny” and others. What is more, Ralph participated in the show called “Dancing with the Stars”. During his career as an actor, Raplh has been nominated for and has won such awards as Long Island Independent Filmmaker Award, Bruce Corvin Award, Razzie Award and others.
Ralph Macchio Net Worth $2 Million
If you wonder how rich is Ralph Macchio it has been estimated that Raplh’s net worth is $2 million. There is a possibility that this sum of money will change in the future, as Macchio is still working on several projects.
Ralph George Macchio, Jr., or simply Ralph Macchio, was born in 1961 in New York. Ralph’s career began when he acted in the commercial for “Dr Pepper” and “Bubble Yum”. From that time Ralph Macchio’s net worth began to grow. In 1980 Ralph appeared in his first movie, called “Up the Academy”, during which he had an opportunity to meet such actors as Wendell Brown, Ron Leibman, Tom Poston, Hutch Parker and others. Later Ralph also appeared in the famous television show entitled “Eight is Enough”. The success of this show added to Ralph’s net worth.
In 1984 Ralph got one of his most famous roles, that of Daniel LaRusso, in the movie “Karate Kid”. After appearing in this movie Ralph became popular all over the world and gained a lot of praise. He also appeared in its sequels and undoubtedly it is one of the main sources of Ralph Macchio’s net worth. Later Ralph appeared in several more successful movies and was even named as one of the greatest teen stars. In 2012 Macchio together with Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlet Johansson, Jessica Biel and others in the movie called “Hitchcock”. Other movies in which Raplh has appeared include “Popcorn Shrimp”, “Naked in New York”, “Teachers”, “Too Much Sun” and many others. All these appearances have added to Macchio’s net worth.
Ralph is not only famous in the film industry, but also in television. He has appeared in many popular television shows, including “Law & Order: Criminal intent”, “The Outer Limits”, “Dancing with the Stars”, “How I Met Your Mother” and others. All these appearances have increased Ralph Macchio’s net worth.
All in all, it could be said that Ralph Macchio is a well known actor, who has been involved in the movie industry from the very young age. Now he is acclaimed among other actors and also producers. Ralph’s fame and success has allowed him to gain popularity in many different countries and now his face is widely recognized. Ralph continues his acting career and there is a high possibility that Ralph’s net worth will grow in the future. Let’s hope that his fans will be able to enjoy more of Macchio’s talent and that he will appear in more movies and television shows.
His father has half-Greek and half-Italian ancestry. His mother has Italian ancestry.
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.
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.
Was #80 in VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
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.
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.
Born in the same Long Island town as superstar Mariah Carey.
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."
His career started back in the late 1970s doing commercials for Bubble Yum and Dr. Pepper.
Graduated from Half Hollow Hills West High School in 1979.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.
Ralph Macchio Trademarks
Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid films
Ralph Macchio Quotes
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
The truth is, you have a much richer life if you somehow lead one that you can hold together.
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.
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.
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.
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.