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Cobra Kai Season 4:
That means life is about to get a whole lot uglier for Daniel LaRusso's (Ralph Macchio) Miyagi-Do and Johnny Lawrence's (William Zabka) Eagle Fang dojos This time, there's more than just a trophy on the line at the All Valley Karate Tournament- it's the heart and soul of the community With Netflix's global fan event[...]
The Karate Kid to Get a Musical Adaptation, But Will It Be The Best?
Renewed interest in the franchise returned with Cobra Kai that saw the return of Macchio and equally featured his character Daniel LaRusso's 1984 rival in Johnny Lawrence, played by William Zabka, who reprises his role first for YouTube Red and now for Netflix "As I am sure anyone my age can relate to, The Karate[...]
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
One of those responsible is co-creator and co-showrunner Josh Heald along with Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg created the series far beyond anything imagined set in the world of the Karate Kid expanding the stories of its central characters Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Heald opened[...]
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
The creators of the sequel series to The Karate Kid franchise in Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, and Hayden Schlossberg spoke with Deadline Hollywood on the shocking moment and what's to come for Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio). COBRA KAI (Cr CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020) "We're all very excited here, it was a[...]
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
While the TV series initially started out with the original rivals from the 1984 film with Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso and their original actors reprising their respective roles in William Zabka and Ralph Macchio, it not only expanded their stories as a true sequel in addition to the new characters but also brought the[...]
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To say things have changed for Netflix's Cobra Kai star William Zabka would be an understatement Prior to the series' revival initially on YouTube Red, the actor's character of Johnny Lawrence wasn't as endearing with his appearances in the first two Karate Kid films since the franchise focused on rival Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and[...]
Cobra Kai star William Zabka channeled his inner-Johnny (Image: MTV screencap)
To say Johnny Lawrence is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of role for Cobra Kai star William Zabka, would be an understatement 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[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO of COBRA KAI Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
Following that, series star William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence) took to social media to officially announce that filming on the fourth season had wrapped 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[...]
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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
COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020 When it came to working with the actors, Koda said the seasoned veterans like Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who played Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, respectively, are as quick studies as the younger cast "They all have their own process on how they time and remember the choreography," he said[...]
Cobra Kai: Aedin Mincks Talks Mitch, Cast Bonding, and Training
Aside from the training and filming of scenes on set, it turned out star William Zabka shares some characteristics with Johnny Lawrence in real life and Martin Kove (John Kreese) is equally as reflective "They're really cool and outgoing and stuff," he said "William will make like funny voices and tell jokes on set He's[...]
More Than Miyagi Director Kevin Derek on Showing The Real Pat Mortia
I think Ralph and William Zabka do a great job." William Zabka in More Than Miyagi (2021) Image courtesy of Love Project Films Toward the end of the film, Derek tackled Morita's personal demons and battle with alcoholism, including an incident regarding his Happy Days castmates during a reunion "When it comes to anyone in any family,[...]
More Than Miyagi: Documentary Shows The Life of Pat Morita
T and Tina and the drama Ohara, but both failed miserably. More Than Miyagi poster courtesy of Love Project Films More Than Miyagi obviously also explores his most signature role as Nariyoshi Miyagi with interviews from most of the major cast and crew from the four Karate Kid films, including stars Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, and Martin[...]