Daniel LaRusso Archives

Cobra Kai star William Zabka channeled his inner-Johnny (Image: MTV screencap)
The actor reflected on how he started with the franchise with Entertainment Weekly on their Awardist podcast on what led to his original casting for the teenage rival Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) in the martial arts classic The Karate Kid "The 18-year-old me is kicking himself on a beach somewhere," Zabka said "It's so unbelievable." Cobra[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO of COBRA KAI Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
Now, Zabka's co-star Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso) and Hurwitz (on behalf of Heald and Schlossberg) are checking in with viewers to share their thoughts on what it feels like to have another season under their belts. Cr COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020 First up, Macchio shared a "before/after" look at what life was like when they were first[...]
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When we last left things, Daniel LaRusso's (Ralph Macchio) Miyagi-Do and Johnny Lawrence's (William Zabka) Eagle Fang dojos were putting aside their drama and looking to go Avengers: Endgame to take down Kreese- thanks to a returning Ali Mills Schwarber (Elisabeth Shue) smoothing things over with the older folks and Sam (Mary Mouser) rallying the high[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) MARY MOUSER as SAMANTHA LARUSSO of COBRA KAI Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
One of the biggest appeals of Cobra Kai adds so many layers and nuance to its characters, which in some ways comes as a culture shock to some in the cast like Mary Mouser, who plays Samantha LaRusso, the daughter of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), the primary protagonist behind The Karate Kid franchise The Netflix[...]
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She helped set the story in motion stuck in the love triangle between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) As Ali was seeing Johnny earlier in the film, a then-star pupil of Cobra Kai took exception to Daniel's advances Taking exception to Johnny's bullying ways, Ali breaks up with him and ends[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) WILLIAM ZABKA as JOHNNY LAWRENCE of COBRA KAI Cr. CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020
CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020 The episode finds The Karate Kid (1984) love triangle between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), Ali Mills (Elizabeth Shue), and Johnny Laurence (William Zabka) all reunited at a gala Ali's shock to learn that another ex in Daniel is a member of the same club her parents are and meets with him[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) WILLIAM ZABKA as JOHNNY LAWRENCE of COBRA KAI Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
We never saw what Ali and Johnny had before since it took place from Daniel LaRusso's (Ralph Macchio) perspective With the way Johnny's been the entire series, it felt like a complete redemption to the point where there's no questioning where his morals lie and the kind of person he is now When it comes[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO of COBRA KAI Cr. TINA ROWDEN/NETFLIX © 2020
Ralph Macchio, who played Daniel LaRusso since the 1984 original The Karate Kid, has an equal presence in its sequel series for Netflix The actor spoke with Cinemablend about the return of a fan favorite from the original film and what would have happened if the actor couldn't commit Consider this your major spoilers warning. Cr[...]