William Zabka is an American screenwriter, director and producer often remembered for his role of Johnny Lawrence in the iconic 1984 film The Karate Kid. William Zabka was born on October 20, 1965, in New York City, New York. Zabka was born into an artistic family; his father, Stanley William Zabka was a writer/director and penned the 1982 Chuck Norris movie Forced Vengeance and his mother was a producer. William Zabka also has two siblings, both of whom are accomplished singers, musicians, and songwriters. William Zabka has often played the villain, in fact, his very first role as a child was in the classic fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs” and Zabka was cast as the Big Bad Wolf.
William Zabka appeared in mostly independent films in the 1990’s and in 2003 he wrote and produced the short film Most, which was shot on location in the Czech Republic and Poland. Most was the winner of many awards including the prestigious Best of Festival at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films in 2003. Most was also nominated for an Academy Award in the Live Action Short Film Category. William Zabka is of Czech descent (his paternal grandfather was Czech) and speaks Czech fluently.
|Birth Date:||21 Oct, 1965|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||New York City|
|Description:||Actor, screenwriter, producer|
|Net Worth 2021:||3 million|