Ralph Macchio Breaks Down His Career, from 'Karate Kid' to 'Cobra Kai' | Vanity Fair

Ralph Macchio takes us through his legendary acting career, breaking down his roles in 'Up the Academy,' 'Eight Is Enough,' 'The Outsiders,' 'The Karate Kid,' 'The Karate Kid Part II,' 'My Cousin Vinny,' 'Ugly Betty,' 'The Deuce' and 'Cobra Kai.'

Cobra Kai seasons one and two are available on Netflix now, with season three due in 2021. Watch here: www.netflix.com/cobrakai
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Ralph Macchio Breaks Down His Career, from 'Karate Kid' to 'Cobra Kai' | Vanity Fair


  1. Kylee Trenton

    Kylee Trenton

    Acum 57 minute

    I hadnt seen cobra kai and he was so tan I legit thought he was hispanic👀

  2. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader

    Acum 11 ore

    Stay Gold jhonny.

  3. Yvie


    Acum 12 ore

    I can’t see him as anyone else but Danny Larusso...

  4. Black Kimberly

    Black Kimberly

    Acum 20 ore

    Ralph could play a high school student in Riverdale.

  5. Charles Jannuzi

    Charles Jannuzi

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    He is almost 60 and looks like he is almost 40.

  6. Bert McHaggis

    Bert McHaggis

    Acum 2 Zile

    Is that Jim Carrey at the back at 4:52?

  7. Lord Toes

    Lord Toes

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    Mr Miyagi is proud of you Daniel-san.

  8. M00gan


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    Imagine he just looks like a fetus at 3

  9. Space Cat

    Space Cat

    Acum 2 Zile

    "I squeaked when I walked. That's how clean I was" - Ralph Macchio, 2020

  10. Jazzjiya Bedi

    Jazzjiya Bedi

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    Has anyone noticed that Ralph's character in ' The Outsiders' is named Johnny like Johnny Lawrence

  11. Noah Jackson 20

    Noah Jackson 20

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    Everytime I see Ralph my heart skips a beat

  12. Keira Ballesteros

    Keira Ballesteros

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    He literally aged backwards

  13. theiconiumfoundation


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  14. Jon Cheung

    Jon Cheung

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    I've seen Ralph on the cover of a book with Tom Cruise and Charlie Sheen's brother

  15. Sports Impossible

    Sports Impossible

    Acum 4 Zile

    this guy was older than the actor who played Terry silver in the karate kid 3

  16. 0Airyana


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    the outsiders was literally such a good book

  17. Kaydence Herrera

    Kaydence Herrera

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    0:36 “Ok here’s what ya gotta do. Which academy is coming for da big dance- HEY PIPEHEAD!! THIS IS GONNA TAKE A LOT OF PREPARATION, SO PAY ATTENTION!!!!” I LOVE his little New Jersey accent! 😅

  18. Scott Johnson

    Scott Johnson

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    He hasn’t aged a day

  19. smok3z


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    He acts like Daniel Larusso in real life lmao

  20. ceogoose


    Acum 5 Zile

    bro doesnt look a day over thirty

  21. sara シ

    sara シ

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    he reminds me of my grandad, he was in his 80s and looked extremely young like probably late 40s especially just before he passed!

  22. Kelly Lumac

    Kelly Lumac

    Acum 6 Zile

    To skip over Teachers...

  23. sayan sana

    sayan sana

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    The soggy soldier temporarily slip because yugoslavian critically allow unto a pushy net. angry, volatile editorial

  24. Aytrze


    Acum 6 Zile

    I did the same thing after watching a movie and I still do lol

  25. Sarayu Kulkarni

    Sarayu Kulkarni

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    ralph is my dude i love him in karate kid



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  27. j92000n1


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    No mention of kk3?

  28. SlasherPsych_2989_xXx


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    Aging is not one of his strong-suits....

  29. 2ndPartyCrasher ✓

    2ndPartyCrasher ✓

    Acum 8 Zile

    "Ah yes, is this Starbucks? I'll order the Macchio, Make it a Ralph. Nice, thank you! Ooh great actor! Thanks have a nice day!"

  30. Kevin Bell

    Kevin Bell

    Acum 8 Zile

    William Zabka had films in the 80s that are never mentioned. I can't remember the names. But you should check them out. I loved being an 80s kid.

  31. khaled aldoraee

    khaled aldoraee

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  32. charlotte :T

    charlotte :T

    Acum 9 Zile

    I'm sorry but I can only see him now as Danny Larrusso I'm not used to seeing him as anyone else.

  33. stream walls

    stream walls

    Acum 9 Zile

    His gestures and the way he talks is still the same as they were when he was young. wow.

  34. Jaiden Wilson

    Jaiden Wilson

    Acum 9 Zile

    I ❤️ cobra cai and the karate kid!!!!!

  35. Jason McCleary

    Jason McCleary

    Acum 9 Zile

    The handy minibus internally wipe because israel explicitly entertain circa a amused monday. optimal, distinct activity

  36. Esha Atwal

    Esha Atwal

    Acum 10 Zile

    I love this guy 😁

  37. Andrew ison

    Andrew ison

    Acum 10 Zile

    If your career starts on an F Bomb, I'm already tuning out of this video. ✌

  38. Ilyssa Hagood

    Ilyssa Hagood

    Acum 10 Zile

    I love how he played Jhonny in a movie and then a Johnny ended up being his enemy😂 maybe Johnny was getting revenge on him for changing his name 😂

  39. Ilyssa Hagood

    Ilyssa Hagood

    Acum 10 Zile

    I've always wanted to act and always put on my shows for my grandma. She thinks I will, just I suck and speaking, speaking in front of people, my voice is horrible and I'm to afraid to ask my mom. Plus I'm almost finished with high school and I don't want to homeschool, so maybe in college 🤷🏾‍♀️😔

  40. Dayle Baynes

    Dayle Baynes

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  41. Desi Stark

    Desi Stark

    Acum 10 Zile

    This man is gonna live 100+ He looks in his 30s still

  42. Big_Smoke


    Acum 10 Zile

    Came here to listen to him talk about crossroads but he didn't even mention it

  43. Julia Sikes

    Julia Sikes

    Acum 10 Zile

    I always forget he's the Karate Kid--he'll always be Johnny Cade to me

  44. McKenna Etheridge

    McKenna Etheridge

    Acum 10 Zile

    Bruh I totally forgot he played Johnny in The Outsiders!!! 7th graders are STILL being assigned the book today hahaha!

  45. Francisco Martelo

    Francisco Martelo

    Acum 11 Zile

    Rocky Balboa is the best character ever made. He wins easily a fight with any Cobra Kai and Karate Kid character.

  46. Rina Rina

    Rina Rina

    Acum 11 Zile

    He was so fine 😍

  47. Melany Geraldine Carrion Ayala

    Melany Geraldine Carrion Ayala

    Acum 11 Zile

    It is so beautiful !!!, seriously Karate kid I saw him next to my parents and it is spectacular !!! and after a few years I found out about Cobra Kai and I was surprised and obsessed and now I love him !! 💕

  48. Andrew Marino

    Andrew Marino

    Acum 11 Zile

    I wish I could look like him in my 50s

  49. graitest boi

    graitest boi

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  50. John Despo

    John Despo

    Acum 12 Zile

    He never mentioned Crossroads

  51. Will H

    Will H

    Acum 13 Zile

    kinda bummed he didnt talk about Crossroads.

  52. Rafa 707

    Rafa 707

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    Robert dony senior

  53. Daniel Bonora

    Daniel Bonora

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    The medical meal immunocytochemically soak because quartz preoperatively level times a idiotic timpani. hushed, lethal bone

  54. Uber ツ

    Uber ツ

    Acum 14 Zile

    It’s Crazy how 37 years before he was the first karate kid, but now he is like 50 It’s crazy

  55. Max Thomas

    Max Thomas

    Acum 14 Zile

    he was 22 in karate kid

  56. Perla Martinez

    Perla Martinez

    Acum 14 Zile

    He’s almost 60 and looks 40 WTFC this man a vampire (he was so hot tho and still hot)

  57. Jeffrey S. Green - Dynamic Photography

    Jeffrey S. Green - Dynamic Photography

    Acum 15 Zile

    Enjoyable breakdown.

  58. Leonidas of Sparta

    Leonidas of Sparta

    Acum 15 Zile

    how dare you skip crossroads

  59. Matt M

    Matt M

    Acum 15 Zile

    No Crossroads? WTF?

  60. reagan emerick!

    reagan emerick!

    Acum 16 Zile

    if you haven't watched the outsiders we aren't friends.

    • Anna Ramirez

      Anna Ramirez

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      @RandomPersonit was a good movie though

    • RandomPerson


      Acum o Zi

      @Anna Ramirez I know!!!

    • Anna Ramirez

      Anna Ramirez

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      @RandomPerson Sameeee and honestly when Johnny talked about how his parents didn’t care about him was sad 🥲

    • RandomPerson


      Acum 2 Zile

      @Anna Ramirez dally and Johnny dying. rip

    • Anna Ramirez

      Anna Ramirez

      Acum 5 Zile

      What do u think was the saddest part of the movie ?

  61. Jackson Winters

    Jackson Winters

    Acum 16 Zile

    nobody gonna notice that they never broke down crossroads

  62. ponyboy’s plastic fork

    ponyboy’s plastic fork

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  63. ChrisEvs


    Acum 16 Zile

    where was crossroads?

  64. Nathan428


    Acum 16 Zile

    Ok but where was KK3

  65. Nathan428


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  66. Asa-Punk aka Åsa-Punk at Vinland Suður

    Asa-Punk aka Åsa-Punk at Vinland Suður

    Acum 18 Zile

    Who feels that when Cobra Kai ends Ralph should do a follow up series to the movie 'Crossroads'? Lol jk

  67. triecy avy cates peji

    triecy avy cates peji

    Acum 18 Zile

    my all time crush ❤️

  68. lilboi chris

    lilboi chris

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  69. Imani Wilks

    Imani Wilks

    Acum 20 Zile

    i'm still in love with him💀i absolutely LOVE all the films he starred in, especially all the karate kids. i am so emotionally attached to karate kid like it means a lot in my heart; and cobra kai is just the icing on the cake. its just amazing and makes me emotional watching it because its like the new generation of karate kid and its just beautiful🥺❤

  70. nezukosdemon


    Acum 20 Zile

    I’m actually planning to study acting, but i wanna act is 90s themed movies :)

  71. Cam ille

    Cam ille

    Acum 21 o Zi

    Such a baby face ! He aged so well 👌🏻

  72. SiimplySkyYT


    Acum 21 o Zi

    me being in 7th grade- I SHOULD READ THAT! *sees the movie is rated R* ehhh who cares? its RALPH MACCHIO

  73. SiimplySkyYT


    Acum 21 o Zi

    can we just talk about how ralph is like AMAZING. he looks 35 and sounds 20 he can play soccer he can act he is amazing at martial arts he can play musical instruments he can broadway sing he dances HE IS AMAZING 😍

  74. Pamela Mays

    Pamela Mays

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    Ralph Macchio. The only cast member of a teen movie old enough to go out for a beer after wrapping for the day.

  75. What Going on

    What Going on

    Acum 22 Zile

    When I heard the beginning, I was like “ I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!!”

  76. Captain Marvelous

    Captain Marvelous

    Acum 22 Zile

    2:24 "I got lucky enough to be one that was CHOZEN"

  77. Bluecloud Blueheart

    Bluecloud Blueheart

    Acum 23 Zile

    So in love with you still

  78. Jacob Turowiecki

    Jacob Turowiecki

    Acum 24 Zile

    He met Robert Downey Jr’s father!

  79. spornge


    Acum 24 Zile

    He is so perfect in it , I would never have guessed he had to fight for that role. When he does that woah in the police station I do not have to even see the seen to laugh.

  80. spornge


    Acum 24 Zile

    Wow that is crazy his first movie was with Robert Downey Sr , and both RDJ and he were up for Karate Kid.

  81. Jake Mardini

    Jake Mardini

    Acum 24 Zile

    I’ve always wanted to watch the karate kid and I might get it get the DVD

  82. Hailey Droz

    Hailey Droz

    Acum 24 Zile

    I read the outsiders in 7th grade as well but it was assigned also that was like 4 years ago so like

  83. Jake Mardini

    Jake Mardini

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    I love this vid



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    Who ever you are God and Jesus Christ loves you

  85. Charlise Bailey

    Charlise Bailey

    Acum 24 Zile

    Can u make my dream come true and get Ralph macchio call me or text me with the cast it would be a dream come true

  86. Regulation Gaming

    Regulation Gaming

    Acum 24 Zile

    They're actually going to skip Crossroads, huh? Smh

  87. DoeBoyz Gamez

    DoeBoyz Gamez

    Acum 24 Zile

    Doesn’t young Ralph kinda sound like sage Stallone RIP

  88. Xxiety


    Acum 24 Zile

    hold on why skip karate kid 3

  89. Mariam Chami

    Mariam Chami

    Acum 25 Zile

    Do it for Johnny man

  90. Matthew Ehrlich

    Matthew Ehrlich

    Acum 25 Zile

    Why didnt they talk about Karate Kid III?

  91. Chef Jaylin

    Chef Jaylin

    Acum 25 Zile

    He lost his accent and his voice got higher🤨



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    Is it only me who cared this bgm so much?? This epi made me kept focusing on that sound.haha



    Acum 25 Zile

    Just when I thought I could never love him more🥰🥰🥰

  94. Chelsea Cavanaugh

    Chelsea Cavanaugh

    Acum 26 Zile

    I just realize he never talked about Karate Kid Part III

  95. Amadd


    Acum 26 Zile

    I won't say how young he looks because that speaks for itself. I will say though that he must one of the coolest of actors with a great nice story. That was something nice to see.

  96. hotelmario


    Acum 26 Zile

    They didn't spotlight Karate Kid III?! Scumbags!

  97. Tyler Davis

    Tyler Davis

    Acum 26 Zile

    He looks like Tony Hawk’s brother

  98. Hildred Rochel

    Hildred Rochel

    Acum 26 Zile

    The rich korean regionally continue because deer distinctly list before a soft tuba. vast, gray greasy great ethiopia

  99. ßird


    Acum 26 Zile

    Something about his face isn’t the same, he looks different - not in a bad way or good way, who cares, but something has happened. He used to have a very distinctive face...

  100. Q Hi

    Q Hi

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    Iron mans father