William Zabka, is perhaps most recognizable as the antagonist Johnny Lawrence in The Karate Kid, but this role is minor in his long list of talents and accomplishments. He is a prolific actor, producer and screenwriter and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004 for co writing and producing the film Most. In 2010, Zabka directed the Rascal Flats music video, Why Wait which was nominated for a CMT music video award in 2011.
William Zabka was also featured on the popular show How I Met Your Mother; playing himself and being one of Barneys favorite actors while growing up. He appeared in a few episodes in the ninth season; and made a cameo is Hot Tub Time Machine. Currently Zabka is working directing commercials.