• Stacie Zabka is the wife of William Zabka, who starred in The Karate Kid
• William has had a successful acting career since 1983 and recently starred in the TV series continuation of The Karate Kid story, Cobra Kai
• He has been nominated for a Young Artist Award and an Oscar
• Stacie and William have been married since 2008 and have a son
• Stacie does not have any social media presence

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Short Info

Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthOctober 21, 1965
SpouseStacie Zabka
MarkHas essayed the "class bully" role in several memorable teen-oriented films
FactHis surname pronounced as "ZHAP-kuh". It means "little frog".

Who is Stacie Zabka?

Born Stacie Lynn Doss on an unspecified date in the USA, Stacie is a Caucasian female of an unknown profession, because she is definitely best known to the world for being the wife of the William Zabka, who played the main antagonist Johnny Lawrence in the  legendary 1984 film entitled “The Karate Kid”,. He has also had a number of other successes across several films and TV shows over the course of his often lucrative acting career since 1983.

Her Husband

Born William Michael Zabka under the sign of Libra on the 20th of October 1965, in New York City USA, William is a 52-year-old Caucasian actor, director, screenwriter and producer, best known to the world for his aforementioned role, while he has also starred in a large number of films and TV shows during his career. He was raised in his birthplace by his director, writer and composer father William Zabka and his business liaison, production assistant and producer mother Nancy Zabka (nee Heimert). He made his TV series and screen debut in 1983 as Clarence Mortner Jr. in a single episode of “The Greatest American Hero.” In 1984, he already managed to cement his name into stardom with his role as Johnny Lawrence in the legendary “The Karate Kid.” He obtained a total of nine roles in between 1984 and 1987, the most significant of which are his second appearance as Johnny Lawrence in “The Karate Kid Part II” in 1986, and as Scot McCall in 12 episodes of “The Equalizer”, where he remained from 1985 to 1989. From 1989 to 2014, he starred in a total of 28 roles, many supporting, the most significant of which was as himself in seven episodes of “How I Met Your Mother” from 2013 to 2014. After a few more supporting roles, he obtained the lead role in YouTube Red’s “Cobra Kai”, a TV series continuation of “The Karate Kid” story, where he is now the protagonist.

“Cobra Kai”

The aforementioned “Cobra Kai” is one of the most recent TV series, having started this year. It features a unique take on the story of “The Karate Kid”, showing the events that are taking place 34 years after the tournament where Johnny lost to Daniel’s crane kick in the finals. In the series, Johnny is living a regular life away from sports, while Daniel has become a successful car salesman and shows a good amount of egoism throughout the show. Johnny, on the other hand, isn’t an antagonist anymore, and shows a good deal of empathy to the other characters. He sees a teenager being bullied by his peers and steps in, which is when the series begins to unveil. Eventually, the teenager asks him to teach him karate, which results in Johnny starting all over again with his old dojo named “Cobra Kai”, now teaching teenagers how to defend themselves.

His Nominations

Although William hasn’t won any awards yet, he has been nominated twice, firstly in 1985 for the Young Artist Award for the Best Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Musical, Comedy, Adventure or Drama category for his performance in “The Karate Kid.” His second nomination was in 2004, for an Oscar In the Best Short Film, Live Action category alongside Bobby Garabedian, thanks to the script they co-wrote for the 2003 short drama film “Most.”

Love Life: Married to William Zabka

Stacie and William dated for an unspecified time prior to marrying on an unknown date in 2008, in a private ceremony; they have since produced a son of an unknown name aged around seven years, based on the way he looks in William’s posts on social media. The family resides together in an unspecified location, and there hasn’t been any controversy surrounding their union.

What is Stacie Zabka’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Stacie Zabka is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Stacie’s accumulated wealth is close to $100,000. That said, her husband’s net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million, made primarily as an actor, the most from his long-term presence on the TV screen as Johnny Lawrence in various works of “The Karate Kid” franchise. As his career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the William’s wife, her body shape is generally described as fit, while her hair color is light blond and her eyes are light blue.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. However, Stacie herself doesn’t seem to be too interested in becoming a subscriber to this popular celebrity trend, since Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts don’t exist.

General Info

Full NameWilliam Zabka
Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthOctober 21, 1965
Height1.84 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Martial Artist, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Businessperson


SpouseStacie Zabka
ParentsNancy Zabka, Stanley Zabka
SiblingsGuy Zabka, Judy Zabka


NominationsAcademy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action)
MoviesThe Karate Kid, The Karate Kid Part II, Just One of the Guys, Back to School, Where Hope Grows, Shootfighter: Fight to the Death, Hot Tub Time Machine, National Lampoon's European Vacation, Python, Pythons 2, The Power Within, Most, Interceptor Force, The Dog Who Saved Summer, Mindstorm, Cross, Anti...

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#Marks / Signs
1Has essayed the "class bully" role in several memorable teen-oriented films


1You know, all 'The Karate Kid' fans from the original are parents these days. I think it's a cool thing.
2I didn't set out to be a villain in film. I'm a character actor, and if my first movie was a comedy, I could have played a geek just as well.
3Strangely, when I was a kid, my first acting job, at 5 years old, was a performance of 'The Three Little Pigs.' They cast me as the Big Bad Wolf.
4Sometimes you become a character, and sometimes the character becomes you.
5Back when I was maybe 19, guys would go, 'I can kick your butt!' So I had a few showdowns. To my advantage, I learned martial arts, and what you really learn is not to fight.
6Prior to 'The Karate Kid', I did commercials - Kool-Aid, Pepsi, milk - and I had always been cast as the all-American nice guy.
7My training in martial arts was kind of a crash course in how to look like a black belt. I know the moves of a black belt - my kicks, and my stretches, and my punches and all that.


1His surname pronounced as "ZHAP-kuh". It means "little frog".
2After 20 years, fans continue to recognize and address him as Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid (1984), which he loves... but not as much as he loves being an uncle to his sister Judy's daughter and son.
3Has a sister, Judy.
4Is an accomplished singer/musician/songwriter, as is his brother Guy.
5Speaks Czech fluently.
6His paternal grandfather was Czech, and his paternal grandmother was born in Nebraska, to Czech parents.
7He was not at all experienced in martial arts prior to the filming of The Karate Kid (1984). He was actually an accomplished wrestler. However, in the years since, he has earned a black belt in Tang Soo Do.




The Man in the Silo2016Kevin
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street2015TV SeriesSensei Jeff
The Dog Who Saved Summer2015Officer Johnny
To Appomattox2015TV Mini-SeriesJohn Rawlins
Where Hope Grows2014Milton (as Billy Zabka)
How I Met Your Mother2013-2014TV SeriesBilly Zabka / Clown
Psych2014TV SeriesCoach Baggs
Robot Chicken2013TV SeriesJohnny Lawrence Colonel Steven Shay Werewolf
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV SeriesJohnny Lawrence
Mean Parents Suck2010Detective Ted Clement (as Billy Zabka)
Hot Tub Time Machine2010Rick
Starting from Scratch2007Bill Bowman
Cake: A Wedding Story2007Sam
Smiley Face2007Prison Guard
Wild Roomies2004/ISlick Salesman
Descent Into Darkness2002Marty
Python 22002VideoGreg Larson (as Billy Zabka)
Landspeed2002Bob Bailey
Hyper Sonic2002VideoThe Executive
Gale Force2002VideoRance
Epoch2001TV MovieRover Driver Joe
Ablaze2001Curt Peters
Falcon Down2001Security Guard John
18 Wheels of Justice2001TV SeriesDet. Barron
Python2000TV MovieGreg Larsen
Interceptor Force1999Dave
High Voltage1997Bulldog
To the Ends of Time1996TV MovieAlexander
Shootfighter II1996Ruben
The Power Within1995VideoRaymond Vonn
Unlawful Passage1994Howie
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death1993Ruben
For Parents Only1991Ted
Protect and Surf1989TV MovieRussell Cooper
The Equalizer1985-1989TV SeriesScott McCall
A Tiger's Tale1987Randy
Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story1986TV MovieKim Fisher
The Karate Kid Part II1986Johnny
Back to School1986Chas
National Lampoon's European Vacation1985Jack
Just One of the Guys1985Greg Tolan
E/R1985TV SeriesPhilly
CBS Schoolbreak Special1984TV SeriesRick Peterson
Gimme a Break!1984TV SeriesJeffrey
The Karate Kid1984Johnny
The Greatest American Hero1983TV SeriesClarence Mortner Jr.


Never a Neverland2014Documentary executive producer
Mzungu (n.) White-Wanderer2010Documentary co-producer
Most2003Short producer



Editorial Department

Never a Neverland2014Documentary additional editor


The Way of the Karate Kid2005Video documentary short special thanks - as Billy Zabka


John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Dish Nation2014TV Series
Going to Bed with Terri Ivens2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Actor's Day in LA2010TV SeriesHimself
The Way of the Karate Kid2005Video documentary shortHimself / Johnny

Archive Footage

The Karate Kid Part III1989Johnny Lawrence


Nominated Awards

2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Film, Live ActionMost (2003)
1985Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Musical, Comedy, Adventure or DramaThe Karate Kid (1984)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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