William Zabka is widely recognized as actor, screenwriter, director, and producer of United States. He is best known for his 1980’s iconic movie, The Karate Kid as Johnny Lawrence.
William Zabka Early Life and Education
William Michael Zabka was born on October 21, 1965, in New York, United States. His mother, Nancy (Heimert) served as a business liaison, producer, and production assistant. William’s father, Stanley William Zabka, is a successful American Composer and Director. His grandparents were Frank and Marie Geraldine Zabka. He grew with his two siblings named Judith Marie and Guy Mathew. He belongs to white ethnicity and American Nationality.
He attended California State University, Northridge for his further education. He was fond of sports, especially soccer and swimming during his childhood days.
At the age of 19, William got breakout role in his debut movie The Karate Kid as Johnny Lawrence in 1984. Fron his debut role, he begins the successful journey in an acting career. His appearance was highlighted in the movie as he portrayed the role as an antagonist to the title character, performed by Ralph Macchio.
In reality, he never learned martial arts before appearing in this movie. The way he appeared himself as a martial artist in the movie was outstanding and praiseworthy. After having power pack roles in this movie, he desired to learn a martial art and then he learned the martial art of Tang Soo Do and achieved green belt. Later, he was inspired to develop the athletic body.
He appeared in the comedy movie, Just One Of the Guys as Greg Tolan in 1985. In the same year, he did the role as Jack in National Lampoon European Vacation, which makes his acting career more strong. Again, in 1986, he starred in comedy films Back To School as Chas Osborne.
Furthermore, he starred in various popular movies like A Tiger’s Tale as Randy in 1988, Shootfighter (1992) as Ruben,Shootfighter II (1995), The Power Within (1995) as Raymond Vonn,Land Speed (2002) as Bob Bailey, Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) as Rick Steelman and Where Hope Grows (2015) as Milton Malcolm.
Moreover, he portrayed the role as Scott McCall in 9 episodes in hit television series The Equalizer. He is also best known for his role as Greg Larsen in Python(2000) and Python II(2002) respectively.
Director and Producer
In 2003, he became producer and writer of the movie Most which achieved an Academy Award Nomination. He has also directed various music videos. Sweep The Leg is one of the songs of the band No More Kings, directed by him.
— William Zabka (@WilliamZabka) January 30, 2015
He also directed Rascal Flatts in the music video Why wait. In addition, he is currently busy for directing commercials, Little Tikes, and Verizon in Vernice, California.
William Zabka Personal Life
William Zabka is married since 2008 with his long-term girlfriend, Stacie Zabka.There are no any rumors about him other extra-marital affairs other than Stacie. The couple is far from media attention and is successful in keeping their personal life secrets as much possible.
The duo is blessed with a son. William usually loves sharing time with his adorable son. He often posts his picture with his son in his official social sites.
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
He has blue eyes, blonde hair and has an athletic body. His personal interest includes martial arts, deep sea diving, surfing, rafting, horseback riding, swimming, traveling and even playing football.
Wiliam Zabka Net Worth
William”Billy” Zabka is the renowned personality of Entertainment Industry, served as an Actor, Director, Producer, and Screenwriter. From the beginning of his acting career, he is accumulating the heavy amount of money.was He belongs to the wealthy background and also has maintained a high-class lifestyle throughout his career.
He is on track to build his career as reputed director and producer. Therefore, as of 2017 net worth estimation, his net worth is $500 thousand.