Cobra Kai cast: Who is in the cast of Cobra Kai?
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Netflix has bought the rights to martial arts drama series Cobra Kai which started out life as a YouTube Original. The show will be picking up from original and incredibly successful Karate Kid franchise with some familiar faces from the movies. Express.co.uk has the lowdown on the new series and the cast.
Cobra Kai seasons one and two will be released in one go on Netflix globally on Friday, August 28.
There are 10 episodes in each season, so fans have a total of 20 instalments to watch.
The series is set 30 years after the original 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament.
Fans of the original movies will see their favourite characters back albeit much older as they usher in a new generation of karate kids.
Who is in the cast of Cobra Kai?
Daniel LaRusso – Ralph Macchio
American actor Ralph Macchio reprises his iconic role as Daniel LaRusso, who is now a married man running a car dealership.
Ralph will be drawn back into the world of karate when his former adversary decides to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo.
Some of Macchio’s other big roles include My Cousin Vinny, The Outsiders, Eight is Enough, Crossroads and Ugly Betty.
More recently, he’s appeared in The Deuce, Psych, Entourage and How I Met Your Mother.
Johnny Lawrence – William Zabka
William Zabka will be reprising his role as Johnny Lawrence, Daniel’s rival who tries to reinvent himself by opening up his old dojo.
Along with The Karate Kid, he has also featured in Hot Tub Time Machine, cameoing as himself in How I Met Your Mother, Back To School and To Appomattox.
Amanda LaRusso – Courtney Henggeler
Courtney Henggeler takes on the role of Daniel’s wife Amanda LaRusso and the mother of their children.
Actress, model and singer Henggeler is also known for her role as Missy Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, Mom and Nobody’s Fool.
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Miguel Diaz – Xolo Maridueña
Rising star Xolo Maridueña takes on the role of Miguel Diaz, who is mentored by Johnny.
Maridueña’s other credits include Cleopatra in Space, Victor & Valentino, Parenthood and Goodnight America.
Robby Keene – Tanner Buchanan
Tanner Buchanan portrays Robby Keene, Johnny estranged son who forms a bond with Daniel.
Buchanan has appeared in a number of shows before landing his part in Cobra Kai, such as Girl Meets World, The Fosters, Designated Survivor and Game Sshakers.
Other cast members include Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso, Jacob Bertrand as Eli Moskowitz/Hawk, Gianni Decenzo as Demetri and Martin Kove as John Kreese.
Further cast members include Nichole Brown as Aisha Robinson, Vanessa Rubio as Carmen Diaz, Peyton List as Tory and Kwajalyn Brown as Sheila.
Sadly, Pat Morita who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Daniel’s sensei Mr Miyagi won’t be featuring in the series after the actor died in 2005.
However, there have been hints former Karate Kid cast members could be making a comeback with Elisabeth Shue possibly reprising her role as Daniel’s former girlfriend Ali Mills.
Fans will also be treated to some archive footage from the original movies featuring former cast members.
Cobra Kai seasons 1 and 2 will be released on Netflix on August 28
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