Cobra Kai: This is how the series’ teen stars began their acting path

Cobra Kai, follows the story of the film’s characters 30 years after the All Valley Karate Tournament with the participation of Daniel LaRusso and his adversary Johnny Lawrence, who seeks redemption by reopening the Karate Cobra Kai dojo.

The series is gaining more followers every day and Netflix launched at the end of last December the fourth season of this series that involves teenage characters, some in search of revenge, others of power and also those who want to keep the teachings of karate.

Data revealed by Netflix and various media outlets claim that the fifth season of Cobra Kai was produced between September and December 2021, but it is unknown when it will be released. However, it has been estimated that it will be released in late 2022 or early 2023.

Each character has its own personality and more and more details of each are known, from their strengths to their weaknesses. But young talents have had a career path before being in Cobra Kai, you may remember some of them in other roles or you will be surprised to find out where else they have been.

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Miguel Diaz

Xolo Maridueña is the one who plays Miguel Díaz, the first student in the new phase of Cobra Kai and who follows his sensei Jhonny Lawrance. The young man is one of the characters that has evolved the most during the seasons.

In his role as Miguel Díaz when he belongs to the Comillo de Águila Karate Dojo. (Free Press Photo: Netflix)

The artist has Mexican, Cuban and Ecuadorian heritage, and his unique name means “Star Dog” in the indigenous Nahuatl language. He was born in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 2001 and began acting professionally in 2011.

He participated in some television commercials, he was also in Parenthood and in the television series Major Crimes.

(Free Press Photo: NBC)

Tory Nichols

Peyton List was born on April 6, 1998. She leads a complicated life in Cobra Kai, she is a troubled young woman playing Tory Nichols, rival of Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser).

Payton List as Tory opposite Jabon Bertrand as Eli Moskowitz, “the Falcon.” (Free Press Photo: Netflix)

She is remembered for her role as Emma Ross in camped, from Disney. He also appeared on the CBS series, Happy Together, and starred in the supernatural thriller Light as a Feather. In his early years, List appeared in movies 27 dresses and Remember Me, with Robert Pattinson.


The role of Jacob Bertrand as Eli Moscowitz or Halcón is a character who begins by receiving bullying, which endangers his integrity.

His arrival at Cobra Kai is not easy and takes a turn when he joins the thought of this school that mercy does not exist. He becomes a bully of other students and also shows abrupt changes during the series. He was born on March 6, 2000 in the United States. One of his most memorable roles is that of Kirby Buckets from Disney. Along with Payton List they were also in The Swap.

Samantha LaRusso

Mary Mouser plays the daughter of Daniel LaRusso and who also goes through a severe crisis of fear due to the confrontation against Cobra Kai.

Robby Keene with Samantha LaRusso and Daniel LaRusso. (Free Press Photo: Netflix)

Mary Mouser was born on May 9, 1996. She has worked on various projects, including A Stranger’s Heart, has been invited to series such as CSI, Monk, Life is a Wild, among others. He has also lent his voice to films such as Bambi II and Tarzan 2, to name a few.

Robby Keene

Tanner Buchanan plays Robby Keene, son of Jhonny Lawrance, a rebel who is in a lot of trouble and who, upon meeting Daniel LaRusso, manages to make some changes, although not all positive ones.

Buchanan was born on December 8, 1998. One of his first roles was in 2010 on the series The Modern Family. He was also in Major Crimes y Grey’s Anatomy y Fuller House.

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