Who would've thought that Cobra Kai, YouTube Red's once-underhyped 30-years-later spin-off continuation to 1984's beloved martial arts coming-of-age classic, The Karate Kid, would eventually become one of the most celebrated and heavily-watched shows in Netflix history? Talk about an underdog story! With its mix of classic characters and a fresh, darkly comedic take on the material, this streaming series remains as popular as ever, particularly with its much-anticipated fourth season set to premiere later this year.
Starring William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence, along with Ralph Macchio reprising his role as Daniel LaRusso, Cobra Kai incorporates heavy '80s nostalgia but it never loses its modern focus. Therefore, it's easy to see how this sequel show became such a huge hit. With an ensemble filled with fresh and familiar faces, you might be wondering how you recognize the Cobra Kai cast, including Xolo Mariduena, Mary Mouser, and Martin Kove. That's where we can help! Here's where you've seen these film-TV actors before.
William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence)
As Johnny Lawrence, a down-and-out martial artist who was once the top student at Cobra Kai dojo before his life spiraled after a devastating tournament defeat, William Zabka reprises his most famous role as Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid to play the protagonist of Netflix's Cobra Kai. He's also an executive producer on the series and voiced the character in the video game, Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues. Outside of this starring role, Zabka was Oscar-nominated for his 2003 short film, Most. Additionally, Zabka played recurring roles in CBS's How I Met Your Mother and The Equalizer. His other TV credits include ER, The Greatest American Hero, Psych, and Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street. Also, Zabka starred in Python and Python II.
Additionally, William Zabka is recognized for his supporting turn as Chas Osbourne in the 80s comedy, Back to School. He also appeared in Just One of the Guys, National Lampoon's European Vacation, A Tiger's Tale, Hot Tub Time Machine, Where Hope Grows, Cake: A Wedding Story, The Dog Who Saved Summer, and The Man in the Silo.
Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso)
In the role of Daniel LaRusso, a world-recognized karate champion who eventually settled down in the valley and opened his own successful auto-dealership before Johnny Lawrence's reemergence compels him to teach Miyagi-Do Karate, Ralph Macchio was the protagonist of The Karate Kid movies and plays a secondary lead in Cobra Kai, where he also serves as a co-executive producer. He also lends his voice to Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues. Away from this franchise, Macchio is known for playing Johnny Cade in The Outsiders and Bill Gambini in My Cousin Vinny. He also starred in Crossroads and Beer League. The actor's other film credits include Hitchcock, Teachers, Up the Academy, Distant Thunder, Naked in New York, Can't Be Heaven, and A Little Game. Furthermore, Macchio can be seen in USA Network's Psych: The Movie.
Outside of film, Ralph Macchio played recurring roles in ABC's Ugly Betty, HBO's The Deuce, and ABC's Eight Is Enough. Additionally, the movie-television actor can be seen in Entourage, Law & Order, How I Met Your Mother, Kevin Can Wait, and The Outer Limits. Furthermore, Macchio was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars Season 12.
Courtney Henggeler (Amanda LaRusso)
Playing the part of Amanda LaRusso, Daniel's wife, Courtney Henggeler is the female lead in Netflix's Cobra Kai. Away from this popular streaming series, Henggeler is recognized for her roles as Missy Cooper in CBS's The Big Bang Theory and Claudia in CBS's Mom. Her other notable TV credits include NCIS, House, Criminal Minds, Melissa & Joey, Bones, Jane the Virgin, Franklin & Bash, Working Class, Into the Dark, and Fuller House. In film, Henggeler appears in Friends with Benefits, Nobody's Fool (2018), Feed, Kristin's Christmas Past, Do Not Reply, Fixed, Beach Pillows, and The Bog Creatures.
Xolo Mariduena (Miguel Diaz)
As Miguel Diaz, Johnny Lawrence's bullied teenage neighbor who convinces the washed-up former karate champion to train him, Xolo Mariduena plays a determined young athlete in Netflix's Cobra Kai. Away from this series, Mariduena played Victor Graham on NBC's Parenthood. Additionally, Mariduena lends his voice to Cartoon Network's Victor and Valentino, Netflix's Fast & Furious Spy Racers, and Peacock's Cleopatra in Space. His other television credits include Twin Peaks, Rush Hour, Mack & Moxy, and Major Crimes. Additionally, Mariduena can be seen in Dealin' With Idiots.
Tanner Buchanan (Robby Keene)
In the role of Robby Keene, Johnny Lawrence's estranged son who becomes one of Daniel LaRusso's best students, Tanner Buchanan plays a primary part in Cobra Kai. Away from this series, Buchanan was seen as Leo Kirkman in ABC/Netflix's Designated Survivor. He also played recurring roles in Girl Meets World, Game Shakers, and The Fosters. His other TV credits include Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, and Fuller House.
Outside of TV, Tanner Buchanan appeared in The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, Chance, Sinister Seduction, Max Winslow and the House of Secrets, and Jake Squared. Next, the young actor stars in Netflix's He's All That, Painted Beauty, and The Hyperions.
Mary Mouser (Samantha LaRusso)
Playing the part of Samantha LaRusso, Daniel and Amanda's daughter, Mary Mouser is a conflicted character in Netflix's Cobra Kai. Previously, Mouser was seen as Lacey Fleming in ABC's Body of Proof. The actress also played Karen Grant in ABC's Scandal. Additionally, Mouser had a recurring role as Kelly Gibbs on NCIS. Her other TV credits include Freakish, The Fosters, Maron, Scrubs, The King of Queens, Monk, and Criminal Minds. Recently, Mouser provided a supporting turn in HBO's acclaimed Room 104.
Additionally, in film, Mary Mouser starred as Eloise in Eloise in Hollywood. She can also be seen in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, All Kids Count, LA Blues, Mr. Fix It, and Gates of Darkness. Furthermore, as a voice actress, Mouser is heard in Son of the Mask, The Hole, Delgo, Dragon Hunters, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and Tarzan 2: The Legend Begins. Outside of movies and TV, meanwhile, the actress also lent her voice to the video game, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest.
Jacob Bertrand (Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz)
As Eli "Hawk" Moskowitz, a bullied kid who gains confidence through the Cobra Kai dojo, only to be corrupted by its ruthless "no mercy" mentality, Jacob Bertrand takes a dark turn in Netflix's Cobra Kai. He also voiced this character in the video game, Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues. Before his time in this streaming series, Bertrand played the title character in Disney XD's Kirby Buckets. He also starred in Disney Channel's The Swap alongside Peyton List. Additionally, Bertrand had main roles in Nickelodeon's Marvin Marvin and Bubble Guppies. The former child actor's other TV credits include The Middle, Community, Parks and Recreation, iCarly, and Parenthood.
Outside of TV, Jacob Bertrand appeared in The Gambler, Duress, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, Water For Elephants, The Smurfs, and Ready Player One. Furthermore, Bertrand is seen in Tooth Fairy 2, Little Fockers, and How Do You Know. He's also heard in ParaNorman, Rise of the Guardians, and Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure. Away from acting, Bertrand wrote and helmed 2019's short film, Jud's Decision.
Martin Kove (John Kreese)
In the role of John Kreese, an unhinged and vengeful sensei who returns to the valley when Johnny reopens Cobra Kai, Martin Kove played a vicious antagonist in The Karate Kid movies and this follow-up series. Away from this franchise, Kove is best known for playing Nero the Hero in Death Race 2000. His other notable film credits include Rambo: First Blood Part II, Seven (1979), The Last House on the Left (1972), The Extendables, VFW, and Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood. Additionally, Kove is seen in White Line Fever, Wyatt Earp, Capone (1975), Cops and Robbers, and The Wild Party.
Additionally, on television, Martin Kove was a series regular on CBS's Cagney & Lacey. His other notable TV credits include The Twilight Zone, Murder She Wrote, CHiPs, The Incredible Hulk, Criminal Minds, and The Goldbergs. He can also be seen in Gunsmoke, Walker Texas Ranger, Tosh.0, and The Rockford Files. Most recently, Kove starred in 3 Tickets to Paradise. Furthermore, he'll appear in Dante's Hell and The Highwaymen.
Gianni DeCenzo (Demetri)
Playing the part of Demetri, a bullied young man who joins Miyagi Do Karate to stand up for himself, Gianni DeCenzo plays a hard-fighting young character in Netflix's Cobra Kai. He also voiced this role in the video game, Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues. Prior to his work in this streaming series, DeCenzo played recurring roles in Disney Channel's Coop and Cami Ask the World and Nickelodeon's 100 Things To Do Before High School. Furthermore, the actor guest-starred in The Middle, The League, Eagleheart, Back in the Game, Liv and Maddie: Cali Style, Dark Wall, and Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street. Outside of TV, DeCenzo played a minor role in 37.
Peyton List (Tory Nichols)
As Tory Nichols, a troubled teen who joins Cobra Kai Dojo and quickly becomes more aggressive and vengeful throughout her intensive martial arts training, Peyton List plays a corrupted student in this Netflix series. Outside of this show, List is best known for her role as Emma Ross in Disney Channel's Jessie. She later reprised this part in the spin-off, Bunk'd. Additionally, List plays Laina Michaels in The Thinning and The Thinning: New World Order. The TV actress had a main role in Hulu's Light as a Feather. Furthermore, List starred in Disney Channel's The Swap alongside Jacob Bertrand. The child star's other TV credits include K.C. Undercover, Austin & Ally, and Gossip Girl.
Outside of television, Peyton List played Holly Hills in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Dog Days. She also appeared in 27 Dresses, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Something Borrowed, The Outcasts, Remember Me, and Spider-Man 2. Most recently, the actress was seen in Valley Girl, Swimming for Gold, Paper Spiders, and Netflix's Hubie Halloween. Next, List appears in Shivers and Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman.
Vanessa Rubio (Carmen Diaz)
In the role of Carmen Diaz, Miguel's mother and Johnny Lawrence's love interest, Vanessa Rubio played a recurring role in the first three seasons of Cobra Kai. In Season 4, she'll become a lead. Outside of this popular series, Rubio had a supporting turn in How to Be Single. Additionally, Rubio had a recurring role as Nagaina in Netflix's The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Her other television credits include Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, Master of None, Deception, 20-Something, and Gone. Most recently, Rubio played Gina in the newest season of Netflix's Bonding. Furthermore, her other film credits include Blood Bound, The Hudson Tribes, The Girl Is In Trouble, and The Strike.
Paul Walter Hauser (Raymond “Stingray”)
Playing the part of Raymond, i.e. "Stingray," a new member of Cobra Kai dojo, Paul Walter Hauser was a secondary character in this former YouTube series' second season. Most notably, Hauser took on the title role in Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell, which raised his profile. He also appeared in I, Tonya, Late Night, Super Troopers 2, BlacKkKlansman, Beats, Virginia, and iSteve. Last year, Hauser was seen in Songbird, Adam, and Netflix's Da 5 Bloods. This year, the actor provided supporting turns in Cruella, Silk Road, and Eat Wheaties! Next, he'll be seen in Queenpins and Delia's Gone.
On television, Paul Walter Hauser appeared in Reno 911!, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Night Shift, Key & Peele, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Community, Kingdom, and Superstore. Outside of acting, Hauser wrote, produced, and directed some short films, including 2017's Kiss Me When I'm Down, 2018's Messy, and 2019's Heirloom.
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Casting. In season 1, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprised their respective Karate Kid roles of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. Additional Karate Kid actors included Randee Heller, who reprised her role as Lucille LaRusso (Daniel's mother), and Martin Kove, who revived his role as John Kreese.Did they use the original actors for Cobra Kai? ›
Casting. In season 1, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprised their respective Karate Kid roles of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. Additional Karate Kid actors included Randee Heller, who reprised her role as Lucille LaRusso (Daniel's mother), and Martin Kove, who revived his role as John Kreese.Are the actors in Cobra Kai the same actors in Karate Kid? ›
Other members of The Karate Kid franchise, like the late Rob Garrison, have appeared on Cobra Kai previously. However, they're not slated to return during season five. That includes Elisabeth Shue, Randee Heller, Ron Thomas, Tony O'Dell, and Tamlyn Tomita.Who is in Cobra Kai that was in Karate Kid? ›
How Cobra Kai Shoots Fight Scenes With Untrained Actors. Though actors like Ralph Macchio and William Zabka have their Karate Kid days on their resumes, they haven't had the kind of formal training that would make them karate masters. The same is true for the younger cast members in Corba Kai.Did they change actors for Robby in Cobra Kai? ›
Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene
He's All That star Tanner Buchanan is confirmed to return as Robby Keene in Cobra Kai season 5. The actor has appeared in a number of popular TV shows over the years, including The Fosters, Fuller House, Girl Meets World, The Goldbergs, and Grey's Anatomy.
Jon Hurwitz, co-creator of Netflix's Cobra Kai, confirms that the show ending with Season 6 was the showrunners' choice, not the network's. While the hit Netflix series Cobra Kai is coming to an end, the show's creators insist that it was their own choice, not the network's.Did Jimmy have any lines in Karate Kid? ›
The Karate Kid
Jimmy is known for being the quietest member (having only a couple of lines in the film) and the only brown belt in Johnny's quintet group.
Martin Kove (/ˈkoʊv/) (born March 6this an American actor. He is best known for his role as John Kreese, the main antagonist of The Karate Kid (1984). He reprised the role in The Karate Kid Part II (1986), The Karate Kid Part III (1989), and the television series Cobra Kai (2018–present).Who is the mean girl in Cobra Kai? ›
Yasmine is the secondary antagonist of Season 1 and a minor protagonist in Season 3 onwards in the Netflix series Cobra Kai. She is portrayed by Annalisa Cochrane. She is a socially prominent student at West Valley High School.
Why Dutch Hasn't Returned In Cobra Kai Yet. Chad McQueen retired from acting to focus on his career as a race car driver, so there was never really a great expectation for him to show up in Cobra Kai.Who is the ginger kid in Cobra Kai? ›
Mitch is a major recurring character in the Netflix series Cobra Kai. He is portrayed by Aedin Mincks.Is Bobby from Cobra Kai really a pastor? ›
Over three decades later, Bobby is a pastor. He has been spending a lot of time praying since his fellow Cobra Kai friend Tommy was diagnosed with Hospice. He distrusts Kreese, along with his friends, and warns Johnny about Kreese when the former mentions Kreese is helping him teach at the Cobra Kai Dojo.Did Mr Miyagi really know karate? ›
There is no doubt that he was a great actor, but, ironically, the man who would play a karate master had no martial arts training prior to taking his famous role.What do karate experts think of Cobra Kai? ›
The techniques from Cobra Kai are the most realistic and practical in a real fight. The Miyagi do techniques are ridiculous and completely impractical for actual fighting. The techniques that Johnny Lawrence uses are actually quite realistic for use in street fights and I have used some of those techniques myself.Is the original Karate Kid connected to Cobra Kai? ›
According to Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, only the characters from the original four films The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II (1986), The Karate Kid Part III (1989), and The Next Karate Kid (1994) comprise the Miyagi-verse that shapes Cobra Kai.Who is Miguel's father? ›
Hector tells him that he regrets nothing and Miguel finally learns the truth about his father. After apologizing for his outbursts, Hector bids Miguel goodbye. Heartbroken, Miguel leaves the store, without telling Hector that he is his son.Why does Robby leave Cobra Kai? ›
He shares an emotional hug with his dad, setting up a potential relationship between the two for Cobra Kai season 5. Robby finally realizes the hate in his heart is not worth hurting other people, which is why in order to truly grow, he needs to leave the Cobra Kai dojo and its negative influence behind.Who is the girl in Cobra Kai Season 5? ›
The Karate Kid III's Robyn Lively makes her long-awaited return as Jessica Andrews in the fifth episode of Season 5. “Being a legacy character is so thrilling and The Karate Kid III was my childhood. To be a part of that epic franchise, to this day, it's such an honor for me,” Lively tells Tudum.Why did Johnny quit Cobra Kai? ›
Miguel's injury looked like it could have been the end for him. Johnny decided to leave Cobra Kai because he realized the damage it was causing his students and himself. The finale was something this show hasn't been in a while, unexpected.
Hilary Swank as Julie Pierce and Noriyuki Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi in a scene from the 1994 film The Next Karate Kid. "I'm not in Cobra Kai, no one's asked me to be in Cobra Kai," she told the hosts.When was Cobra Kai banned? ›
Cobra Kai Dojo held a lifetime ban from 1985 to 2018, until it was lifted when Johnny pled his case to the committee.What belt is John Kreese? ›
I most respect Martin Kove's (John Kreese) extensive experience in various martial arts and his success in traditional karate. He is the only cast member with an actual advanced ranking, holding a black belt in Okinawa-te.Could Mr Miyagi beat Terry Silver? ›
Yes the character Terry Silver was skilled in Karate (looks like kenpo) but also a former Green Beret. So yes, he'd most likely have been stronger and faster than Miyagi.Who is Kenny's girlfriend in Cobra Kai? ›
Lia Cabrera is a supporting character in Season 4 of the Netflix series Cobra Kai. Lia is a student at West Valley Middle School. She is the classmate and also the love interest of Anthony LaRusso and Kenny Payne.Is Kreese and tori related? ›
While maintaining his connection with his “granddaughter” Tory (who's been working as his mole inside the dojo), Kreese had an open line to what's been happening on the outside, helping him influence the conflict between the dojos.Who is Kreese's son? ›
But fans might find it interesting to know that Martin Kove—who's played Kreese all along—has a son of his own, Jesse Kove, also an actor. And he played a small role in Season 3 that fans will certainly recall.Why isn t John Kreese in Cobra Kai? ›
Hurwitz also underscored that Kreese's absence for half the season was necessary, because separating the sensei and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) is good for both characters.Is Miguel Diaz a villain? ›
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Miguel Diaz is one of the two male deuteragonists (alongside Robby Keene) of Cobra Kai, serving as the male-deuteragonist-turned-final-antagonist of Season 1, and one of the main protagonists of Seasons 2-5.
Even as skilled as he is, Robby also has trouble against opponents who are equal to him in skill. In season four, he and Hawk were equal throughout their match. However, Hawk proved to be the better fighter and was able to counterattack Robby's high-risk moves.
Susan Gallagher is an American actress best known for her recurring role as Homeless Lynn on the Netflix series Cobra Kai.Why was Bert kicked out of Cobra Kai? ›
He joined the Cobra Kai Dojo as its youngest student so far. However, after being exiled by sensei John Kreese, for refusing to sacrifice a hamster, he joins Eagle Fang Karate and later on trains alongside Miyagi Do Karate after the dojos merge.Why did Kyler leave Cobra Kai? ›
His bullying of Miguel Diaz prompts Miguel to take karate. Kyler later joined Cobra Kai himself, remaining there until he, along other students, quit upon learning Terry Silver had bribed the referee in the 2019 All-Valley Tournament so Cobra Kai would win, disgusted by their sensei's lack of morality.Why was Miguel changed in Cobra Kai? ›
To help find peace of mind and learn more about his own life, Miguel made a major life change at the end of Season 4 that left "Cobra Kai" fans shocked.Did Daniel date Amanda's cousin? ›
Sometime prior to 2002, she introduced Daniel to her cousin Amanda Steiner, who was moving out to Los Angeles, and would eventually marry him. Jessica currently lives in Columbus, and enjoys rock climbing with her daughters.Who is the black kid with dreads in Cobra Kai? ›
Nathaniel, also known as "Nate", is a supporting character in the Netflix series Cobra Kai. He is portrayed by Nathaniel Oh.Who is Mikey in Cobra Kai? ›
Cobra Kai (TV Series 2018–2023) - Chris Schmidt Jr. as Mikey - IMDb.Why was Bobby disqualified in Karate Kid? ›
During the fight, Bobby lands a kick to Daniel's knee, injuring his opponent. Bobby drops down and profusely apologizes to a pain-stricken Daniel, before being pulled off by the referee. Bobby is later disqualified for the unethical kick.Are the guys from Cobra Kai friends in real life? ›
Ralph Macchio Had Feud With Cobra Kai Co-Star William Zabka During Karate Kid Filming. There was tension between Ralph Macchio and Willam Zabka during The Karate Kid, but the Cobra Kai co-stars have since become good friends.Is Bobby from Cobra Kai really sick? ›
Rob Garrison Died Shortly After His Cobra Kai Character
The actor had been hospitalized for a month with liver and kidney problems, and his organs finally shut down. After The Karate Kid, Garrison acted in Iron Eagle (Johnny's favorite movie, which is probably no coincidence), and he had roles in Coach, St.
Cobra Kai is the name of the school, not the style. The Kai in Cobra Kai literally means “assembly” or “meeting” and within the Karate vernacular, it's a suffix that denotes an organization or group. Cobra is just a name, the school mascot.What race was Mr. Miyagi? ›
Karate Kid and Cobra Kai's infamous martial arts form, Miyagi-do karate, is actually based primarily on real-world fighting discipline Gōjū-ryū.Is Cobra Kai training realistic? ›
Cobra Kai is a non-traditional, fictional form of fighting made up for the sake of the film, which has elements from traditional Goju-Ryu and Shito-Ryu but doesn't specifically belong to either of them.What martial art is taught in Cobra Kai? ›
Cobra Kai Karate is it's own style derived from Shotokan and Tang Soo Do. It uses lot's of side kicks, knee kicks, round house kicks, and Sweeps in combination with straight punches, backfists, and chops. Cobra Kai is a derivative of American Tang Soo Do, popularized by Karate Champion Chuck Norris.Did the cast of Cobra Kai actually learn karate? ›
Though actors like Ralph Macchio and William Zabka have their Karate Kid days on their resumes, they haven't had the kind of formal training that would make them karate masters. The same is true for the younger cast members in Corba Kai.How much do Cobra Kai actors make? ›
What's Ralph Macchio's Cobra Kai Salary? The actor reportedly earned $100,000 per episode for seasons one and two, according to Celebrity Net Worth. This means he started off with $1 million per season.Is the Miguel in Cobra Kai the same actor in all seasons? ›
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This season, they joined other returning stars, Yuji Okumoto, Thomas Ian Griffith and Martin Kove, as Chozen Toguchi, Terry Silver and John Kreese, respectively, as well as Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who continue to lead the Cobra Kai series as on-and-off again rivals Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence.Is Ali from Cobra Kai the same actor? ›
Ali Mills is a fictional character portrayed by Elisabeth Shue in the film The Karate Kid (1984), and in the third season of its sequel series Cobra Kai (2021).
We don't have any special effects, we don't have any CGI,” reveals stunt coordinator Ken Barefield about the innovative stunt work on the Netflix blockbuster “Cobra Kai.” For our recent webchat he adds, “we don't clean up any of our fights with any CGI; what you see is what you see,” he say, noting that “it's a proud ...Is Miguel still the main character in Cobra Kai? ›
Miguel Diaz is one of the deuteragonists of the Netflix series, Cobra Kai, serving as the deuteragonist-turned-final antagonist of Season 1 and one of the main protagonists of Seasons 2-5 and will return in Season 6 for some capacity.Is Miguel from Cobra Kai straight? ›
As for the character he plays on screen, Miguel is also straight — and the karate champion has dated both Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser) and Tory Nichols (Peyton List) over the course of the last few seasons.How much does Ralph Macchio make for each episode of Cobra Kai? ›
3. What's Ralph Macchio's Cobra Kai Salary? The actor reportedly earned $100,000 per episode for seasons one and two, according to Celebrity Net Worth. This means he started off with $1 million per season.Why didn t Chad McQueen return to Cobra Kai? ›
The primary reason is that McQueen retired from acting in 2001 to pursue a career as a racecar driver, similar to his father Steve McQueen, and his schedule didn't line up to make a return as Dutch. It's a shame that McQueen didn't return for this episode of Cobra Kai.Does Ali ever appear in Cobra Kai? ›
"It felt like no time had passed," the actress tells EW of reprising her role as Ali—and reuniting with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka—in Cobra Kai season 3.Why did Daniel and Kumiko break up? ›
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As Daniel wanted her to follow her dreams and be happy more than he wanted her to be with him, he reluctantly convinced Kumiko to stay in Japan and pursue her dancing career.
Shue spoke to ABC News Radio about her hesitance to join the cast of Cobra Kai, considering how her character was written out of The Karate Kid film series. According to Screen Rant, Shue did not reprise her role as Ali in The Karate Kid Part II due to her academic commitment as a student at Harvard University.Did Cobra Kai actually film in Mexico? ›
According to IMDB, most of Cobra Kai was filmed in Los Angeles, California, and Atlanta, Georgia.Did Cobra Kai use deleted scenes from Karate Kid? ›
What was a throwaway line in the original movie became a major theme in Cobra Kai. However, this conflict was already further explored in a deleted scene from The Karate Kid. In this cut scene, Johnny gives Daniel his registration form to compete in the All Valley Tournament and makes a threat against him.
Cobra Kai is set in Los Angeles, but it was primarily filmed in Atlanta. The third season was also partially filmed in Okinawa, Japan. The series portrays successful, middle-aged Daniel, living with his almost perfect family in a beautiful house, running a lucrative Doyona cars dealership.