How old is Ralph Macchio and where is the Karate Kid star now?

WHO can forget a young Ralph Macchio playing the underdog teenage martial arts champ in 80s film Karate Kid.

Fast forward over 35 years and that kid is now all grown up, but amazingly still looks almost the same.

How old is Ralph Macchio?

Well hold onto your hat here, because Ralph is now 58-years-old.

The years have certainly been kind to the American actor, who was born in New York on November 4, 1961.

Ralph is of course best known for playing Daniel LaRusso in three Karate Kid films.

He is also known for his roles as Johnny Cade in The Outsiders, Jeremy Andretti in Eight Is Enough, Bill Gambini in My Cousin Vinny, Eugene Martone in Crossroads, and Archie Rodriguez in Ugly Betty.

How old was Ralph Macchio in Karate Kid?

Although he played a high school student, Ralph was actually 22 when he made Karate Kid.

He reprised the role of Daniel LaRusso in the movie's sequels, The Karate Kid Part II and The Karate Kid Part III and was actually 27-years-old when the trilogy came to an end.

Ralph landed the part after he impressed producers with his performance as Johnny Cade in the 1983 film The Outsiders.

Where is Ralph Macchio now?

Ralph currently stars in Cobra Kai, which is a Karate Kid spin-off show and reprises his role of Daniel.

Cobra Kai takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament.

A now successful Daniel struggles to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of Mr Miyagi.

He must also face his previous adversary, down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo.

How can I watch Cobra Kai?

Season 1 and 2 of Cobra Kai are dropping on Netflix.

The show will be released THIS FRIDAY (August 28, 2020).

You will be able to view it from 8am on this day.

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