Ralph George Macchio, Jr. (; born November 4, 1961) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid series, Eugene Martone in Crossroads, Billy Gambini in My Cousin Vinny, and Johnny Cade in The Outsiders. He is also known to American television audiences for his recurring role as Jeremy Andretti in the fifth season of the television comedy-drama Eight Is Enough. He also appeared on the television comedy Ugly Betty in the recurring role of Archie, a local Queens politician. He competed on the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars.
In this arc we see the appearance of Ultimate Namor for the first time! And, we learn how truly dissimilar he is to the mainstream Sub-Mariner. We'll be digging deep into the mythology of the Ultimate Universe here.
I just love that one and always loved the moment where Daniel bows to Miyagi after he puts him to sleep, ... That was John Avildsen saying, 'Before you leave, just turn and bow to him.' It's just a genuine organic great moment that just sort of came up on the day.
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|Full Name at Birth||Ralph George Macchio, Jr.|
|Date of Birth||November 4, 1961|
|Birthplace||Huntington, Long Island, New York, United States|
|Height||5' 9" (175 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||Half Hollow Hills High School West, Dix Hills, Long Island, New York, United States (1979)|
|Claim to Fame||Daniel LaRusso In The Karate Kid Film Series (1984-1989).|
|Father||Ralph Macchio, Sr. (Who Owned A Ranch.)|
|Mother||Rosalie (née DeSantis)|