William Zabka Biography
|Date of Birth:||1965 , October-20|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 1 Inch|
|Birth Name||William Michael Zabka|
|Father||Stanley William Zabka|
|Birth Place/City||New York City, USA|
|Profession||Actor, producer, screenwriter, martial artist, poet|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Weight in KG||78 kg|
|Married to||Stacie Zabka (2008–present)|
|Awards||Nominated for Young Artist Award and Academy award|
|Online Presence||Instagram, Twitter|
|Movies||The Karate Kid, Back to School, Most, The Dog Who Saved Summer|
|TV Show||The Greatest American Hero, The Equalizer, Python, Python II|
|Siblings||Judy Zabka, Guy Zabka|
William Zabka is an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer who is well-known for his roles, Johnny Lawrence in The Karate Kid (1984), Rick Steelman in Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and The Karate Kid Part II (1986). He is also recognized for his performance in the web television series named Cobra Kai (2018).
Early Life Of William Zabka
William Zabka was born on 20 October 1965 in New York City, United States of America as William Michael Zabka. He is the son of Stanley William Zabka, a director, writer and composer and Nancy (Heimert) Zabka, a business liaison, producer, and production assistant.
Zabka's father was also the assistant director of The Tonight Show Starring Johhny Carson during the first two years of the show and also worked as production manager on various motion pictures such as Forced Vengeance.
He grew up with two siblings; sister Judy Zabka and brother Guy Zabka. Both siblings are proficient musicians, singers, and songwriters.
William Zabka's Career-Movies And TV Show
Zabka began his career as an actor in the movie, The Karate Kid in 1984. His appearance as Johnny Lawrence was highly appreciated. He portrayed a role of a martial artist in the movie which inspired him to learn the martial art of Tang Soo Do in real life too. He later earned the second-degree green belt.
In the early 1980s, he appeared in the movies and the television shows like Just One of the Guys, Back to School, The Equalizer, and National Lampoon's European Vacation where he mostly played the bully characters. He then tried to step away from playing those roles as he was "sometimes hassled in public by random people because of the villainous characters he was best known for".
During the 1990s and 2000s, he acted mostly in independent movies while studying to be a filmmaker. Then in 2003, he wrote and produced the short movie Most which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2003. The movie won various awards including Best of Festival at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films in 2003. It was also nominated for an Academy Award.
Later in 2007, he directed as well as starred in a music video entitled Sweep the Leg. This video involved cameos by various cast members of the movie The Karate Kid including Martin Kove and Ralph Macchio.
His other popular movies are Starting from Scratch, Hot Tub Time Machine, Where Hope Grows, The Dog Who Saved Summer and a few more. As in TV series, he made a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother, Psych and Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street. As of 2018, he worked in the web series Cobra Kai which continued the story of The Karate Kid movie.
William Zabka's Net Worth
American actor, screenwriter, director and producer William Zabka has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as per the Celebrity Net Worth. His main source of income is his acting career and besides that, he is also a writer, producer, and a director.
He has been a part of many hit films and some of them with their box collection are listed below.
|Year||Movie||Role||Box collection||Cast Members|
|1984||The Karate Kid||Johnny Lawrence||$90.8 million||Ralph Macchio, Elisabeth Shue, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita|
|1986||Back To School||Chas Osborne||$91 million (theatrical) $41.9 million (rentals)||Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Keith Gordon, Burt Young|
|1986||The Karate Kid II||Johnny Lawrence||$115.1 million||Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita|
|2014||Where Hope Grows||Milton Malcolm||$1.2 million||David DeSanctis, Kerr Smith, Danica McKellar, McKaley Miller|
William Zabka's Personal Life
William is a married man. He tied the knot to his longtime girlfriend Stacie Zabka in 2008. The couple lives a low-key life and does not make media appearances which is why not much is known about their relationship.
Since there is no news of their divorce and extra affairs we can assume the pair is living a happy life together.
Happy Fathers Day tweeps. nothing better or more important than being a good dad. love ur kids & hold em tight pic.twitter.com/hK1azDRrBn
— William Zabka (@WilliamZabka) June 15, 2014
Together they have a son whose name is not disclosed. Regarding his online presence, he is active on Twitter with 44.8K followers and Instagram with 44.1K followers as of August 2018.