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Ralph Macchio to guest star on ‘Kevin Can Wait’

Ralph Macchio, seen here on Sept. 7, 2017,

Ralph Macchio, seen here on Sept. 7, 2017, will guest star on Kevin James' sitcom. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Toth

“Kevin Can Wait” just keeps upping its Long Island factor. Huntington native Ralph Macchio will guest star on two episodes of the Long Island-set CBS sitcom starring Mineola native and Stony Brook-raised Kevin James.

According to Sony Pictures Television’s announcement, Macchio will play “Alviti,” the head of a company turning Long Island properties into parking lots.

The “Karate Kid” actor isn’t the first Long Island celeb to guest star on “Kevin Can Wait.” In season one, Ray Romano appeared as a hot tub salesman and Billy Joel made a cameo as himself.

Macchio, 56, is best known for his starring roles in the 1984 movie smash “The Karate Kid” and its two sequels. He also scored a hit with the 1992 film comedy “My Cousin Vinny.” He was also a contestant on season 12 of “Dancing With the Stars” in 2011 and has a recurring role on HBO’s “The Deuce.” He will also reprise his “Karate Kid” role of Daniel LaRusso in the YouTube Red series “Cobra Kai” premiering this spring.

The sitcom, now in its second season, is shot at Gold Coast Studios in Bethpage.

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