Monday, June 18th, 2018

Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays November 4

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baby boomer ralph macchio Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays November 4

1984 and 2010 Ralph Macchio

1962 (48) Ralph Macchio Actor “The Karate Kid” This Means Ralph was 22 years old when he filmed the movie.

In 1984, Macchio scored the lead role in the The Karate Kid (1984) directed by Rocky (1976) director John G. Avildsen. The film was a phenomenal success, being highly popular with adults and children alike. The movie spawned two equally popular sequels The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) and The Karate Kid, Part III (1989), both again starring Macchio and Pat Morita, and both directed by Avildsen.




Trivia:
Listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1984″ in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 36.

Graduated in 1979 from Half Hollow Hills West High School.

His career started back in the late 70s doing commercials for Bubble Yum and Dr. Pepper.

When Joel Siegel first did a review for The Karate Kid (1984), he pronounced his name “MA-Key-O” instead of “Ma-chee-o”. The latter pronunciation was the way Ralph Macchio pronounced his name, but the former is the proper Italian pronunciation. Siegel was called in at 4:00am the day of his review’s airing to correct the pronunciation. He later expressed annoyance at being called in at 4:00am in the morning because Macchio “didn’t know how to pronounce his own name.”

Daughter, Julia, born in 1992, son, Daniel, in 1996.

Is a big fan of songwriter/singer Bruce Springsteen.

Born in the same Long Island town as superstar Mariah Carey.

Once saved a baby porpoise that was beached on the shores of Malibu. When reporters tried to cover the story, he asked to remain anonymous.

In the movie Crossroads (1986), Macchio has a final “cutting-heads” guitar showdown with a demonic rock guitarist, played by real life guitar hero Steve Vai. Both Macchio and Vai were born and raised on Long Island.

Was #80 in VH1′s 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

During Pat Morita’s (his former The Karate Kid (1984) co-star) funeral procession, Macchio gave a brief eulogy and ended it as quoted, “Forever, My Sensei” to the mourners.

1962 (49) Jeff Probst Emmy Winning Host of TV Series “Survivor”

1960 (50) Kathy Griffin Outrageous Comedianne

1950 (60) Markie Post Actress TV Series “Night Court”

1946 (64) Laura Bush Former First Lady of The United States George W. Bush

In the category of I can’t believe she is that old: 1937 (73) Loretta Swit Actress Maj. Margaret Houlihan on TV Series M*A*S*H

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  1. Tracy Darlin says:

    All I can say is that age has been very kind to Ralph Macchio. He looks really good for his age, may he live long and be healthy. He’ll always be the Karate Kid to me. :)
    Tracy Darlin´s last [type] ..Nicky Takes A Stand

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