Welcome to the Cobra Kai dojo. Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence are back along with a brand new set of karate students that are ready to learn the ways of their senseis. Whether you were a fan of the original movie series or this is the first time you're watching anything from the The Karate Kid franchise, you're bound to fall in love with the cast and their incredible characters. Even though some of these actors might be young, they have a long list of acting roles behind them, which probably makes them super familiar to you. So get ready to find out more about who they are and the characters they play.
Here's everything you need to know about the cast and characters of Cobra Kai.
Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso
34 years after the end of The Karate Kid, Daniel is now the owner of LaRusso Auto Group. While everything seems to be going well in his life as he is successful and married, things aren't as they seem.
Ralph Macchio became a big star after the release of The Karate Kid. Since the film's release, he has also starred in The Outsiders and Crossroads. He has also appeared in several TV shows like The Deuce and Ugly Betty.
William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence
Daniel's enemy since high school, Johnny's feud with him reignites in the show's first season. After getting fired from his job, Johnny decides to open the Cobra Kai studio back up, which furthers his fight with Johnny.
William Zabka has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies including How I Met Your Mother and Hot Tub Time Machine. Along with acting, he's also an Academy Award nominated screenwriter for the short film Most.
Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso
Amanda is Daniel's wife and also co-owner of their business, LaRusso Auto Group. While she's supportive of Daniel's return to karate, she tries to make sure that he's doing it for all the right reasons.
Before starring in Cobra Kai, Courtney has appeared on The Big Bang Theory, Mom, and Faking It.
Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz
Miguel is Johnny's neighbor who ends up being his first student at Cobra Kai. He ends up learning karate from Johnny, which helps him become more confident.
Xolo starred in Parenthood during the show's last three seasons. Along with starring in Cobra Kai, he is also a voice actor in Victor and Valentino and Cleopatra in Space.
Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene
Robby is Johnny's son who is not close to his father. He ends up working for LaRusso Auto Group to get revenge on his dad.
Before starring in Cobra Kai, Tanner appeared in Designated Survivor, Girl Meets World, and Game Shakers.
Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso
Samantha is Daniel and Amanda's daughter. Daniel used to be close when he taught her karate when she was younger and she's known for hanging out with the popular clique at school.
Mary previously starred in Body of Proof and Life is Wild. She also appeared in several episodes of The Fosters as Sarah.
Jacob Bertrand as Eli Moskowitz/Hawk
A shy and bullied kid, Eli joins Cobra Kai in an effort to become a more confident person.
Jacob recently appeared in The Middle, iCarly, and Kirby Buckets.
Gianni Decenzo as Demetri
One of Miguel's friends who is known for his sarcasm. Unlike the rest of his friends, he's not the best at karate, which causes a rift between him and his friends.
Along with Cobra Kai, Gianni appeared in Coop and Cami Ask the World and 100 Things to Do Before High School.
Martin Kove as John Kreese
The original sensei of the Cobra Kai dojo, John is Johnny's former teacher who reappears in season two. He hopes to get Johnny's forgiveness after everything that had happened in the first movie.
Martin is well-known for his roles in the Karate Kid franchise and Rambo: First Blood Part II.
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