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

13 Responses

  1. Check7t says:

    Southern Italians = Greeks, dumbass.

  2. roman2886 says:

    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.

  3. me says:

    Wow,I always thought he was hispanic

  4. Expat says:

    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.

  5. total23 says:

    Luv The Karate Kid!

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