Ralph Macchio is an American actor, best known for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid series, Eugene Martone in Crossroads, Billy Gambini in My Cousin Vinny, and Johnny Cade in The Outsiders. He is also known to American television audiences for his recurring role as Jeremy Andretti in the fifth season of the television comedy-drama Eight Is Enough. Macchio appeared on the television comedy Ugly Betty in the recurring role of Archie, a local Queens politician. He also appeared as himself on hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother and competed on the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars. Macchio is curretly reprising his role as Daniel LaRusso on YouTube’s hit series Cobra Kai alongside his original Karate Kid co-stars William Zabka and Martin Kove!
Martin Kove is best known for his portrayal as evil karate sensei, John Kreese in The Karate Kid trilogy. He’s participated in some 100 films including Rambo II with Sylvester Stallone, Wyatt Earp with Kevin Costner, and The Gambler miniseries with Kenny Rogers. His favorite credits include westerns such as Hard Ground with Burt Reynolds and the re-make of Gentle Ben, both on the Hallmark channel. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kove has kept consistently busy over 3 decades of film and TV work. His television episodic credits include appearances on Walker: Texas Ranger, Kung Fu, Chips, The Rockford Files, The Streets of San Francisco, and Murder, She Wrote, Charlie’s Angels, Burke’s Law, etc.. Most recently Kove has reprised his iconic role of sensei Kreese on YouTube’s hit series Cobra Kai alongside his original Karate Kid co-stars William Zabka and Ralph Macchio.
William Zabka William Michael “Billy” Zabka is an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is best known for his roles in several iconic 1980s films, most notably his role as Johnny Lawrence in The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid Part II, and most recently in the spin-off TV series Cobra Kai where he has been joined by his original Karate Kid co-stars Martin Kove and Ralph Macchio. In 2004, he was nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing and producing the short film Most. Zabka has also had roles in How I Met Your Mother, Hot Tub Time Machine, and Robot Chicken.