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July 21, 2012 | By Rachel Miller, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Best known for his roles in the "Karate Kid," "My Cousin Vinny" and "The Outsiders," Ralph Macchio has decided to take a break from being in front of the camera and instead get behind it as executive producer of NatGeo's new reality series "American Gypsies. " Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m., "American Gypsies" centers on the Johns family and sheds some light on the modern Gypsy way of life in New York City. Macchio talks about his new show, the Romani lifestyle and his role behind the camera.
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February 12, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
So Mike Piazza was planning to go all Ralph Macchio on Roger Clemens? And then when he had the opportunity, decided just maybe it wasn't his best idea? Hey, that's show business, or at least the autobiography business. Piazza's memoir “Long Shot” hits the stores Tuesday, and although it deals with the suspected topics -- did not do steroids, should be in the Hall of Fame, is not gay -- in expected fashion, there is one surprising element. Piazza said he was so upset over Roger Clemens' beaning him during a game while with the Mets in 2000, he took karate lessons to prepare for their next encounter.
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September 17, 1996 | SCOTT COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As an '80s icon, the Karate Kid ranks pretty high, right up there with Mr. T and Duran Duran. But Ralph Macchio, who played the doe-eyed martial-arts maven in three eponymous films, would like to transcend both the part and the "Kid" label. Seems only reasonable for a 34-year-old actor with a long and varied resume, not to mention a wife and two young kids. Yet, as he'll be the first to admit, he has his work cut out for him. Some people won't let go of "The Karate Kid," for starters.
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July 21, 2012 | By Rachel Miller, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Best known for his roles in the "Karate Kid," "My Cousin Vinny" and "The Outsiders," Ralph Macchio has decided to take a break from being in front of the camera and instead get behind it as executive producer of NatGeo's new reality series "American Gypsies. " Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m., "American Gypsies" centers on the Johns family and sheds some light on the modern Gypsy way of life in New York City. Macchio talks about his new show, the Romani lifestyle and his role behind the camera.
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September 20, 1996 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yes, Ralph Macchio can play a canny corporate climber with the best of them in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." That answers the biggest question hanging over this touring production of the Frank Loesser-Abe Burrows musical, now at the Pantages Theatre before moving to the Orange County Performing Arts Center and McCallum Theatre. After the success of Des McAnuff's staging in La Jolla and on Broadway, the production could be expected to dazzle and amuse.
SPORTS
February 12, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
So Mike Piazza was planning to go all Ralph Macchio on Roger Clemens? And then when he had the opportunity, decided just maybe it wasn't his best idea? Hey, that's show business, or at least the autobiography business. Piazza's memoir “Long Shot” hits the stores Tuesday, and although it deals with the suspected topics -- did not do steroids, should be in the Hall of Fame, is not gay -- in expected fashion, there is one surprising element. Piazza said he was so upset over Roger Clemens' beaning him during a game while with the Mets in 2000, he took karate lessons to prepare for their next encounter.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
The advertisements for "The Karate Kid Part III" promise that "the boy becomes a man" in the second sequel to the surprise 1984 hit. As a matter of fact, Ralph Macchio, who plays the boy in all three "Karate Kid" movies, hasn't been a boy for nearly a decade. Macchio, who portrays the engaging underdog Daniel LaRusso, is 27 and lives with his wife, a cardiac care nurse, at their home on Long Island.
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May 9, 2010 | By Noel Murray, Special to The Los Angeles Times
Legion Sony, $28.95; Blu-ray, $34.95 Angels descend upon the Earth — and not in a "joy to the world" kind of way — in "Legion," an apocalyptic action-horror movie that imagines what might happen if God were to get fed up with mankind. The story is largely confined to a New Mexico diner where a mix of locals and tourists tries to stave off the end of the world, with the help of one rogue angel (played by Paul Bettany). "Legion" has a strong setup — including one classic scene with a demonic old lady, and another featuring a freakishly spindly ice cream man — but the limited location and relentless grimness become a little wearing by the movie's second hour.
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June 28, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Producer Francis Coppola will take on his first TV project by making a sequel to his 1983 film, "The Outsiders," as a two-hour movie for Fox Broadcasting, set to air this fall. The new story will pick up where the earlier movie left off--the fall of 1966. The first film featured brat-packers-to-be Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, C. Thomas Howell and Ralph Macchio. Fox conducted a nationwide talent search to launch another galaxy of young stars in the upcoming production.
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May 9, 2010 | By Noel Murray, Special to The Los Angeles Times
Legion Sony, $28.95; Blu-ray, $34.95 Angels descend upon the Earth — and not in a "joy to the world" kind of way — in "Legion," an apocalyptic action-horror movie that imagines what might happen if God were to get fed up with mankind. The story is largely confined to a New Mexico diner where a mix of locals and tourists tries to stave off the end of the world, with the help of one rogue angel (played by Paul Bettany). "Legion" has a strong setup — including one classic scene with a demonic old lady, and another featuring a freakishly spindly ice cream man — but the limited location and relentless grimness become a little wearing by the movie's second hour.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1996 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yes, Ralph Macchio can play a canny corporate climber with the best of them in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." That answers the biggest question hanging over this touring production of the Frank Loesser-Abe Burrows musical, now at the Pantages Theatre before moving to the Orange County Performing Arts Center and McCallum Theatre. After the success of Des McAnuff's staging in La Jolla and on Broadway, the production could be expected to dazzle and amuse.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1996 | SCOTT COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As an '80s icon, the Karate Kid ranks pretty high, right up there with Mr. T and Duran Duran. But Ralph Macchio, who played the doe-eyed martial-arts maven in three eponymous films, would like to transcend both the part and the "Kid" label. Seems only reasonable for a 34-year-old actor with a long and varied resume, not to mention a wife and two young kids. Yet, as he'll be the first to admit, he has his work cut out for him. Some people won't let go of "The Karate Kid," for starters.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
The advertisements for "The Karate Kid Part III" promise that "the boy becomes a man" in the second sequel to the surprise 1984 hit. As a matter of fact, Ralph Macchio, who plays the boy in all three "Karate Kid" movies, hasn't been a boy for nearly a decade. Macchio, who portrays the engaging underdog Daniel LaRusso, is 27 and lives with his wife, a cardiac care nurse, at their home on Long Island.
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July 14, 2009 | Associated Press
Jackie Chan will play the wise kung-fu master in a Hollywood-Chinese remake of the 1984 hit "The Karate Kid," a movie company publicist said Monday. Chan's young disciple in "Kung Fu Kid" will be played by Jaden Smith, the son of Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, China Film Group spokesman Weng Li said. Will Smith is one of the movie's producers. In "The Karate Kid," Pat Morita plays the iconic building handyman Mr. Miyagi, who trains one of his young tenants, portrayed by Ralph Macchio, into an accomplished fighter.
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