Ralph Macchio

Macchio in 2011, image via Joe Seer/Bigstock

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 Cobra Kai series, 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 grandfather was named Saverio Macchio. Saverio was born in New York, of Italian descent.

Ralph’s paternal grandmother was named Edna Chamas. Edna was born in New York, of Greek ancestry.

Source: http://www.irpinianews.it


Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. andrew says:

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


  2. ashash says:

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

  3. Check7t says:

    Looks Greek/Italian regardless.

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