Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio 'hasn't aged a day' as he turns 60 – 37 years after hit film
11th April 2022

KARATE Kid star Ralph Macchio is 60 – but he certainly doesn't look it.

The actor is best known for playing Daniel LaRusso in the 1984 classic.


Over the past 37 years many fans have pointed out how young he STILL looks.

The Cobra Kai star recently revealed all about his youthful glow.

Ralph told PEOPLE magazine: “Listen – I blame my parents.

“They both look very young for their age and I have a youthful energy about me for some reason.”

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He confessed that exercising and eating a balanced diet "doesn't hurt", but thinks that he's been blessed with good genes.

Ralph added: “I think I’ve just got lucky in the gene department.”

The American star was just 22 when he took on the role of martial arts student Daniel.

His alter-ego is taught everything he needs to know from his pal Mr. Miyagi.

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He played Daniel for the remaining two movies in the franchise which were released in 1986 and 1989.

Ralph later reprised the role of Daniel in the sequel TV series Cobra Kai in 2018.

He has starred in the popular show for the past four seasons.

It follows the main characters of the original film all grown up as adults – and they certainly haven't left their rivalry in the past.

Over the years he's appeared in many films such as Naked in New York, Beer League, Hitchcock, Lost Cat Corona and Psych: The Movie.

He's also starred in TV shows like Ugly Betty, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, How I Met Your Mother and Robot Chicken.

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Ralph married his wife Phyllis Fierro in 1987.

They share two kids, Julia and Daniel.


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