Ralph Macchio

by ethnic on July 18, 2009

Birth Name: Ralph George Macchio

Place of Birth: Huntington, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 4, 1961

*75% Italian
*25% Greek

Ralph Macchio is an American actor. He is known for playing Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid films, and Bill Gambini in the comedy My Cousin Vinny.

His father, Ralph Macchio, is of half Italian and half Greek descent. His mother, Rosalia Desantis, is of Italian descent, the daughter of parents from the Province of Avellino, Campania, Italy. He also has roots in Naples.

Ralph’s paternal grandparents were Saverio Macchio and Edna Chamas. Saverio was born in New York, of Italian descent. Edna was born in New York, of Greek ancestry.

Source: http://www.irpinianews.it

image via Joe Seer/Bigstock

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andrew February 22, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Ralph’s mother, Rosalia Desantis, is the daughter of immigrants from the Province of Avellino, Campania, Italy.


ashash June 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Follers, is one of his parents Sicilian or part Sicilian?

Check7t February 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Looks Greek/Italian regardless.

Check7t February 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Southern Italians = Greeks, dumbass.

roman2886 January 28, 2014 at 4:20 pm

He defiantly looks Italian but Italians and Greeks look very similar so it’s hard too tell just like Spanish and Italians look very similar it’s hard too tell them apart.

me January 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Wow,I always thought he was hispanic

Expat September 13, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Macchio is part Italian. Before the Arab invasions the Italians were white. Look at the old Roman statues. Do they look like Macchio? Of course not.
He is part Arab, so his ethnicity should be Italian and Arab.

andrew June 2, 2013 at 10:33 am

being made of white marble. Ralph as kid with his parents


total23 June 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Luv The Karate Kid!

ethnic June 7, 2010 at 7:31 am

I wonder if the new one compares to the original??

fuzzybear June 7, 2010 at 7:35 am

To Ethnic

Shouldn’t it be called the kung fu kid

ethnic June 7, 2010 at 7:39 am

yep they totally messed up on the name.

total23 June 7, 2010 at 11:46 am

I Honestly Don’t Care, All I Know Is That Jaden Smith Is Sick….I’m So Gonna Watch The Remake.

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