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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) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO and WILLIAM ZABKA as JOHNNY LAWRENCE of COBRA KAI Cr. CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020
"I grew up seeing Johnny [Lawrence] (William Zabka) and Daniel [LaRusso] (Ralph Macchio) battle each other out and all the other characters in the subsequent sequels into the series It was such a part of my youth When I got the opportunity to be on it, I was like, 'Yes, absolutely! I'd love to do[...]
Cobra Kai: Jesse Kove Talks Martin Kove and Molding John Kreese
Jesse said the bond from its stars with his father, Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso), and William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence) extends to himself as well "My dad is very close with Ralph and Billy," he said "I talked to Ralph many times over the years through my dad Billy's become a good friend, and he's known[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) MARY MOUSER as SAMANTHA LARUSSO and RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO of COBRA KAI Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
You also have to be more creative when it comes to being a 2-on-1, a 2-on-2, or even a 3-on-1 as opposed to just two people versus each other." Curfman doubled for List. COBRA KAI (L to R) MARY MOUSER as SAMANTHA LARUSSO and RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO of COBRA KAI Cr COURTESY OF NETFLIX[...]
More Than Miyagi Director Kevin Derek on Showing The Real Pat Mortia
We did well with what we got." COBRA KAI (L to R) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL and YUJI OKUMOTO as CHOZEN of KID COSMIC Cr COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020 With Morita's passing in 2005, Derek discussed how much of his Miyagi and leftover essence was in the Netflix series "When I talked to those who worked[...]
More Than Miyagi: Documentary Shows The Life of Pat Morita
Filmmaker Kevin Derek denotes the journey of actor-comedian, who passed in 2005, in the documentary More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story from his humbling roots growing up an orphan, having to endure internment camps as a Japanese-American, finding his voice as a stand-up comedian, achieving fame in Hollywood, and battling his personal demons with[...]
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Over the course of three seasons, Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg's Cobra Kai has offered viewers a number of familiar faces from the "Karate Kid" film franchise- and as Johnny (William Zabka) and Daniel (Ralph Macchio) head for a stand-off with Kreese (Martin Kove) at the upcoming All-Valley karate tournament, it's safe to say[...]
More Than Miyagi: Documentary Shows The Life of Pat Morita
Director Kevin Derek now brings to light the life of the Japanese-American, born in June 1932, who struggled growing up with tuberculosis, finding fame as a stand-up comedian and actor, and battling his own demons with alcohol and drug addiction in his upcoming documentary More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story. Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio[...]
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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, TANNER BUCHANAN as ROBBY, and RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO of COBRA KAI Cr. CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020
CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020 The episode begins with both Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka) back into full training for their respective dojos in Miyagi-do and Eagle Fang, respectively Both meet with Robby (Tanner Buchanan), who completed his stint in juvie, but wants nothing to do with either of them In a coincidental turn[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO and MARY MOUSER as SAMANTHA LARUSSO of COBRA KAI Cr. TINA ROWDEN/NETFLIX © 2020
Daniel (Ralph Macchio) checks up on Sam, who's buried herself in her depression quitting karate and skipping school The two end up spending some quality father-daughter together while he imparts some much-needed wisdom to her It's a light-hearted sequence that shows as merciless as Cobra Kai can be sometimes, it has enough touch to perfectly[...]