I love hearing about the “happy” side of acting for kids – child stars and former child stars included.  Ralph Macchio is today’s case in point.  While I don’t believe that his career path has been rose-laden, I do know that former child star Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid, Outsiders) is continuing to successfully forge his path as an actor at age 47.

After showing the world his abilities as a young adult in the popular comedy, “My Cousin Vinny,” the amiable actor starred in several under-the-radar productions until he hit again with an appearance on HBO’s “Entourage.”  Most recently Macchio has been cast on the highly-rated television show, “Ugly Betty,” and has been so well-received that he’ll be sticking around for several more episodes.  Congratulations Ralph!  Keep the happy endings coming.