Here's Everything You Need to Know About Cobra Kai Star Xolo Maridueña

If you've ever watched The Karate Kid, you'll definitely appreciate our serious crush on Xolo Maridueña this week.

He stars in the new YouTube Red series Cobra Kai, a reboot of the original film. Here's everything you need to know about this incredible actor.


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Full Name: Ramario Xolo Maridueña

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Birthday: June 9

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Fun Facts:

1. He was always inspired by Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off is not only one of my all-time favorite movies, but he's also one of my favorite fictional characters." –Xolo Maridueña

2. He is one of the few people who thrives in the morning.

"I'm definitely a morning person, not necessarily by choice. I have school in the morning, but that, along with the fact that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day." -Xolo Maridueña


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3. To be real, he won't be auditioning for American Idol any time soon.

"Other than singing in the shower or in the car by myself, nowhere on my list of strengths does singing come up." –Xolo Maridueña

4. If he weren't an actor, he'd want to try his hand at screenwriting or breaking into the music business another way. He totally has the look down for the second one.

"I have so many stories to tell and I hope one day I have the opportunity to share them with the world, either that or I'd want to be a rapper." –Xolo Maridueña

5. Beasts of the Southern Wild made a huge impact on him.

"Not only did I bawl my eyes out, but it's also one of the few movies I can watch over and over again." –Xolo Maridueña

6. He's really into floral patterns right now.

"Whether they're on a dress shirt, jacket or even socks, you can never go wrong with flowers." –Xolo Maridueña

Ye dreams are made of concrete jungles.

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7. His music taste varies from Chance the Rapper all the way to the Killers.


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