William Zabka is a talented man who became a public figure following his first act as a villain in the 1984 martial arts drama film, ‘The Karate Kid.’ His breakthrough role as the arrogant and overbearing Johnny Lawrence has indeed raised him to fame. However, William is very different from Johnny as everybody knows that the actor is the kindest man out there.
William describes Johnny Lawrence as more or less a Cassanova yet is renowned for encountering relationship issues. But William Zabka already tied the knot and happily married for more than a decade. And because he’s been talk of the town recently due to his comeback in the filmmaking, queries about his life surfacing the web, particularly about his family – wife, and kids.
Let’s discover the answers in this article.
Cobra Kai Cast William Zabka has been Married to his wife Stacie Zabka since 2008
William Zabka has been married to Stacie Lynn Doss for over 13 years. They met probably around the year 2000s. At that period, William was already a household hold in the entertainment industry. The two dated for several years, then William went head over heels and opted to take their relationship to another level.
William and Stacie tied the knot in 2008, and their marriage was small and private. To avoid any mockery happening in his personal life, William had his marriage kept secret from the public and held the venue very distant from the press. Invitations were only given to immediate relatives and closest friends.
William’s wife, Stacie, always stayed away from the limelight and enjoyed a quiet everyday life. The couple doesn’t appear much in public. Thus far, the actor has not posted a single photo of Stacey on his social media account – Instagram and Twitter. Well, perhaps, Stacey wants to have a whale of a time with the family without disruption.
But his wife usually emerges to the limelight when the couple attends film events and red carpet premieres together – to show support to his husband.
Who is Stacie Zabka?
Stacie Zabka is well-regarded among the fans as the partner of William Zabka. When you become a wife of a huge star, then your name certainly will be all over the news for a little while.
Stacie Lynn Doss Zabka was born on the 17th May 1974 on the west coast, Missouri, US. This successful American Businesswoman is of Latin American lineage. She has a height of 152 cm. However, details about her parents and siblings are unknown to the media.
She attended a local high school in Burbank, CA. Her name became known following her marriage to William Zabka. She prefers to keep her life private, considering she is not that engaged in any social media platforms despite the attention about her.
As a businesswoman, she has an estimated $100K net worth, based on some reports. While William, as of 2021, has accumulated $3million net worth earned from his long career in Hollywood. While his career further advances, the stated figure can be expected to double. With this in mind, the Zabka family relishes a luxurious life.
William Zabka Kids
After William and Stacie say their vows to each other, they first enjoy their life as a newlywed, savor each day just the two of them before planning to have a family. And their 13 years of marriage resulted in two handsome little boys.
Their family is very private when it comes to their personal life. For that reason, the two haven’t disclosed any information about their kids, including names and birthdates. And as a mother, Stacie is overprotective and benevolent to the kids. All we know is that the two boys are aged 10 and 7, respectively, as also revealed by William in a podcast.
Regardless of William’s busy schedule, he still finds ways to bond with the family and kids. And Stacie will be the one snapping photos of the family and their bonding moment.
William Zabka’s Son in Cobra Kai
Robert Swayze Kenne, or Robby Keene, is known as the rebellious son of Johnny Lawrence (played by William Zabka) in Cobra Kai, and Tanner Buchana played the character of Robby.
Johnny was away when his son was born. Robby grew up in the care of his alcoholic mother, Shannon, as Johnny constantly disregarded him; thus, evoking him to look up to Johnny’s old enemy Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and started working at LaRusso Auto Group. Robby became the first student of the rising generation of Miyagi-Do Karate and grew to be among the best disciples.
However, due to some turn of events, Robby was recruited into the new Cobra Kai Dojo, double-crossing Daniel and getting back at Miguel and his father. Ending the connection with the Miyagi-Do, John Kreese promised to make Robby among his most exemplary students.
Family: Parents & Siblings
William Zabka was born on the 20th of October 1965 in New York City, the US. His father is Stanley William Zabka, a known director, writer, and composer. Stanley was the assistant director and production manager of various films, such as The Eddie Capra Mysteries (1978), Streets of L. A.(1979), Bronco Billy (1980), A Change of Seasons (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Forced Vengeance (1982), Romancing The Stone (1984) and Midnight Run (1988), among many others. He was also known as co-director of The Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson.
While William’s mother, Nancy Heimert, is a production assistant, producer, and business liaison.
William has a sister-Judy Zabka, and a brother named Guy Zabka. The two are both singers and composers.
We can conclude that giftedness and talent tend to flow in the blood of the Zabka family. From parents to children, they are all associated with the entertainment industry. Let’s see in the coming years if the sons of William will follow in his footsteps.