Creating the student/teacher - father/son dynamic of Miyagi/Daniel; the Miyagi drunk scene into classical music training montage (probably my favorite transition and sequence); finding and exposing the natural core emotion in the Daniel La Russo character; pretend-dating Elizabeth Shue didn't suck... We are entering the "Stay Golden Years" but looking damn good. Rob's a great guy and am thrilled with all of his success. Though I'm two years older, and he should never forget it! but would kill to be Springsteen for one concert night or Joe Montana for one game. A bunch more that are in various stages both in front of and behind the camera.
and of course, getting to kick the guy's ass who clearly would have pummeled me in a real life fight—pretty good, too! Can you tell us something about Pat Morita that many people may not know? He knew way before I did how special our onscreen chemistry was. Then to fill the creative void after it had ended, I decided to write a film role for my dance partner, Karina Smirnoff, and we shot a beautiful short story together (You’re known for your ridiculously youthful genes. If you weren’t an actor, what do you think you’d be doing? Maybe tasting great wine or eating great food for a living could work. My short film, is an indie film I did with Olympia Dukakis, F.
1987 - Present Ralph Macchio first met future wife Phyllis Fierro when his grandmother introduced them when he was 15.
When he was 26, they got married and they've been together ever since.
Macchio started taking tap dancing lessons at the age of 3, and was discovered while performing an Eddie Cantor impression in a local dance recital at age 16.
An agent approached him and began sending him on auditions for commercials.
That’s scary at first because blaming others is easier than owning things yourself. So instead of pretending I was afraid, I admitted I was lazy and got to work on my book.
You know, it’s pilot season in the zany world of TV, so I got something that got dropped in my lap last night, and that’s why I had to push up the call.“So I’m running in to New York to do that meeting, and then I have my play tonight. And then on to other things – one of which is coming to Reading, Pennsylvania.”LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC: And talking about the play, I’ve been reading that “A Room of My Own” is pretty successful; doing very well.“Yeah, it’s been fantastic. they’re talking about extending, but it’s just that everybody has so many different commitments and so … We may move it at a later date, and there’s also opportunities … You know, there’s always pros and cons, but it’s really been quite rewarding.
The show comes to Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading on Saturday, April 16.
In “The Karate Kid,” Macchio portrayed Daniel Larusso, a New Jersey high school student who moves with his single mother to Reseda, Calif., where he runs afoul with bullies from the local Cobra Kai karate school. Miagi, an elderly Japanese apartment complex repairman, played by the late Pat Morita, teaches Daniel karate, leading to a pivotal scene in which he defeats the bullies to win the big karate tournament.
It’s a Jurassic Park/Back to the Future/Terminator/Saint mashup. A few months ago I had a conversation with my wife Jenny at our dinner table.
At the end Kilmer will dump her because she broke Ralph Macchio’s heart at the beginning of Karate Kid II. Here’s how it went: Me: I’m too afraid to write this book.