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‘Cobra Kai’ Star Billy Zabka On Living With ’80s Novelty Fame And What Today’s Kids Could Learn From His Generation

I had just graduated high school, and I was going to film school at Cal State Northridge. I was in my first semester of school, and I started going on auditions for Karate Kid. About halfway through my first semester, I booked the job. So I got pulled out of film school and thrown into a film. Ironically, the ending tournament scene, where we did the final fight, happened to shoot at Cal State Northridge in their gym. So I went to college as a student and came back by the end of the semester as one of the stars of Karate Kid. Go figure.


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