Induction Year: 2022
Category: Special Recognition & Martial Arts
Location: Dix Hills & Half Hollow Hills
You know him as Danny LaRusso from Miyagi-Do Karate, to us he’s Ralph Macchio, a proud Long Island native who has transcended the depths of movie, television and pop culture .
Beyond Karate Kid, the Mount Sinai resident and Half Hollow Hills alumnus’ film life was brought into mainstream media once again with the Cobra Kai television series. He is a lead actor and co-executive producer of the series along with William Zabka, or Johnny Lawrence as we him him on screen.
He also played Johnny Cade in The Outsiders, Jeremy Andretti in Eight Is Enough, Bill Gambini in My Cousin Vinny, Eugene Martone in Crossroads, and Archie Rodriguez in Ugly Betty, and had a recurring role as Officer Haddix in The Deuce.
He was honored as a special recognition inductee for his contribution to martial arts and sporting culture in America and beyond.