Ralph Macchio signed Karate Suit GI The Karate Kid

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Ralph Macchio signed Karate Suit GI The Karate Kid

Authentic Ralph Macchio signed Karate Suit GI The Karate Kid. Signed on the rear in black marker and authenticated by JSA.

 

 

Ralph George Macchio Jr. (born November 4, 1961) an American actor best known for his role as Daniel LaRusso; in three Karate Kid films and Cobra Kai, a sequel television series. 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, Archie Rodriguez in Ugly Betty, and his recurring role as Officer Haddix in The Deuce.

Macchio began tap dancing lessons at the age of 3 and discovered by a talent agent at 16 years old. He was then cast as Jeremy Andretti in the television series Eight Is Enough. After Eight is Enough ended, he won the role of Johnny Cade in the 1983 film The Outsiders. Additionally, it was this role that led him to be cast as Daniel LaRusso in the 1984 film; Karate Kid and two of its sequels, The Karate Kid Part II and The Karate Kid Part III. Macchio appeared in the 1986 film Crossroads, portraying music student Eugene Martone. Also in 1986, Macchio starred in Cuba and His Teddy Bear on Broadway, alongside Robert DeNiro. In 1992, he starred opposite Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei in the hit comedy My Cousin Vinny; playing Billy Gambini, who wrongfully accused of murder while passing through a small Alabama town.

In 1996, Macchio performed the lead role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the U.S. tour revival of the 1962 Tony Award-winning musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and received positive reviews. Referring to his performance as a chorister in a high school production of the same musical, Macchio said; “I was known as the ‘Dancing Kid,’ not that I was all that great. But I had been dancing since the age of three, taking lessons at the June Claire School of Dance in Babylon, Long Island.”

 

Later Years

 

2005, Macchio played himself in the HBO series, Entourage. In addition, he appeared in the 2007 music video for the song “Sweep the Leg” by No More Kings as a caricature of himself and Daniel from The Karate Kid. In 2008, he appeared in a VitaminWater commercial that featured NASCAR driver Carl Edwards. Macchio depicted as Edwards’ “spiritual advisor” and dressed in his Karate Kid clothes. Since October 2008, he has appeared in several episodes of the ABC Network television series Ugly Betty as Archie Rodriguez; a local politician, with a semi-regular role as Hilda’s love interest on the show. 

In June 2010, Ralph Macchio signed Karate Kid Suit appeared in Funny or Die’s online short, “Wax On, F*ck Off”; in which his loved ones stage an intervention to turn the former child star from a well-adjusted family man into an addict besieged with tabloid scandal, all in order to help his career. During the video Macchio reacts to seeing a poster for the 2010 Karate Kid remake. A recurring joke in the sketch is that Macchio is confused for an adolescent. The short lauded by TV Guide’s Bruce Fretts, who referred to the video as “sidesplitting” and “comic gold”. On September 20, 2010, Macchio played the adult Carl Morelli in a staged reading of the Charles Messina play A Room of My Own presented by the Bleecker Street Theater Company. 

Psycho

In April 2012, Macchio cast in the film Hitchcock, based on the non-fiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, co-starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel and Toni Collette, and directed by Sacha Gervasi. Macchio portrays Psycho screenwriter Joseph Stefano. As well as, in 2013, he appeared in How I Met Your Mother. The main character, Barney Stinson, asserts that Macchio’s character, Daniel LaRusso, in The Karate Kid is not the real karate kid; instead, it’s Johnny Lawrence, Daniel’s nemesis in the film. In the 8th-season episode The Bro Mitzvah, Macchio is invited to Barney’s bachelor party, although Barney is disappointed in the surprise, expecting actor William Zabka, the “real Karate Kid”.

 

Cobra Kai

Macchio is currently reprising his role as Daniel LaRusso in Cobra Kai; an action comedy-drama YouTube Premium series presented in an episodic storytelling format, that began in 2018. He is also a co-executive producer of the series, along with William Zabka. Besides, the series is set 34 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and revolves around a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) who – seeking to get his life back on track, and obtain redemption for his defeat in the 1984 tournament – reopens the Cobra Kai dojo. Furthermore, this reignites his rivalry with a now-successful LaRusso, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his now-deceased mentor, Mr. Miyagi.

 

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