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The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the debate was leave for now. —Nightstallion (?) 08:16, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Ralph Macchio (actor)Ralph Macchio – Most people looking for Ralph Macchio will be looking for the star of the Karate Kid series, not some comic book editor. A disambig page shouldn't have only 2 links to short articles like Ralph Macchio does, everyone needs an extra click.

Voting[edit]

Add *Support or *Oppose followed by an optional one-sentence explanation, then sign your vote with ~~~~
  • Support. Agree with stated reason. 24.17.48.241 19:13, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose. More familiar with the editor at the moment, TBH. Heck, at least he's still working. MattShepherd 19:17, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Ralph Maccio Syndrome?[edit]

If this is a real syndrome it should be properly sourced. All I could find was a reference in the Urban dictionary, hardly a factual database Djhache 21:03, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

The associated sentences were removed, accordingly. —Adavidb 11:49, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Ralph's age[edit]

Someone had entered " Fact - He was 35 when he made the first Karate Kid!" How would that be if he was born in 1961? —Preceding unsigned comment added by MarkMcDermott (talkcontribs) 19:38, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

IMDB has his Birthday listed as Nov 4 1961, but FilmReference.com has it listed as Nov 4 1962. Which source is more reliable? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.118.35.248 (talk) 07:25, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Star?[edit]

Macchio first became a star when he appeared in television commercials for products such as Bubble Yum and Dr Pepper.

I'd say he wasn't yet quite a star at this point.Originalname37 (Talk?) 18:50, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. The sentence is reworded with "Macchio first appeared on television in commercials for products...." —ADavidB 10:15, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Guitar[edit]

Who played the guitar for Lightnin' Boy —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.120.2.183 (talk) 22:33, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Ry Cooder and Steve Vai. It depends on which song. The final "cutting heads was played by Steve Vai. I have noi idea where the magazine is that I found that in. Might have been a web article... Anyway, I've lost it. If someone can find a citation we could sure use it. Padillah (talk) 13:28, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Macchio's name[edit]

Actually the right pronounciation of the name is MA-Key-O. And there's a funny story about it: "When Joel Siegel first did a review for The Karate Kid (1984), he pronounced his name "MA-Key-O" instead of "Ma-chee-o". The latter pronunciation was the way Ralph Macchio pronounced his name, but the former is the proper Italian pronunciation. Siegel was called in at 4:00am the day of his review's airing to correct the pronunciation. He later expressed annoyance at being called in at 4:00am in the morning because Macchio "didn't know how to pronounce his own name." Would you please correct it ? Thank you 93.34.50.77 2:52, 8 June 2010

We'd need a source for this, per WP:V, WP:NOR and WP:RS. Also, remember to sign your posts. You can do this by typing four tildes (~~~~) at the end of them. Nightscream (talk) 16:35, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Actually, in point of fact, if Mr. Macchio had Joel Siegel called in at 4a.m. to pronounce the name his way it seems he has established his personal preference. Besides, it's rather hypocritical of a man who doesn't pronounce his name ethnically either (it's Zeegle). Padillah (talk) 16:44, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Filmography[edit]

Perhaps it would be appropriate to separate the feature-length films he has done from appearances in television episodes. __meco (talk) 13:07, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

appropriateness of "In popular culture" section[edit]

I'm not a big fan of section blanking, but I'm also vehemently against trivia sections so... I thought I'd bring the question here. I don't see anything significant about any item currently in the "In popular culture" section of the article. The whole section needs to go. If there is objection to this please discuss why the banal information in the section needs to stay. Padillah (talk) 19:37, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Agree - it seems like fluff and just serves as a dumping place for "Random character said his name on [insert random TV show here]" or "Random Band mentioned him briefly in their song 'X'". There is no lasting, encyclopedic value in retaining the section (and I questioned its relevance in my last edit summary on the article page). --Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 21:57, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Martial arts training[edit]

An editor wants to add the following assertion after the reference to the Karate Kid movies: "His martial arts training was done by Thomas Carrol." After trying to do it without a source, he added this. That page doesn't say anything about Macchio, but there is another page in the magazine that does here. It's not much of an assertion, though ("Other celebrities who trained with LaPuppet include Ralph Macchio (Daniel in the Karate Kid movies)". I tried searching the Black Belt Magazine website, and I didn't find anything about Carroll and Macchio. I only found articles about Macchio and Pat Johnson, who apparently choreographed some of the sequences in the movies. See here.

So, the question is what do we do? Do we add Carroll to the article? Do we add Johnson? Do we add both?--Bbb23 (talk) 00:06, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Lapuppet is Carrol. It was a nickname he took on. I guess you could use Carrol for Macchio article, and Carrol and Johnson for the karate kid movie article. I guess you could think about it like this. In the move 300 the Spartans were trained to get in shape by a certain trainer, but for the movie sequences a choreographer was used to show them what they wanted them to do. 64.206.113.70 (talk) 03:42, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

A question in his career in Dancing with the Stars...[edit]

Don't you mean qualified for the finals? 75.51.189.142 (talk) 02:55, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

The information in the Macchio article is unsourced. The information in the Dancing with the Stars article about Macchio seems to conflict. For the moment, I'm going to add a tag to the Macchio article. If no one fixes it, I may look for sources about what he did. If you have any, feel free to post them here.--Bbb23 (talk) 13:49, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Macchio was eliminated in the semifinals - "In the semi-finals, the remaining four celebrities perform two dances in their quest for the mirrorball trophy." [1] --Lyncs (talk) 14:21, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Change made with a better ref. --Lyncs (talk) 14:40, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, but doesn't the Macchio article statement conflict with what's said in Dancing with the Stars?--Bbb23 (talk) 14:56, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Doesn't seem so. Says "Week 9: This week was the Semi-Finals" over there. That is correct. --Lyncs (talk) 18:53, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
I can't find your quote above ("Week 9 ..."), but I finally found the right article, Dancing with the Stars (U.S. TV series), not Dancing with the Stars, and in one of the tables it says that Macchio finished 4th, which tallies with what the Macchio article says. So, I'm okay now, thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 19:07, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Cool --Lyncs (talk) 19:29, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

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Missing Movie[edit]

This article should mention Across Grace Alley, a short film that Macchio directed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.26.100.4 (talk) 07:12, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

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