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Who is Griffin Santopietro? Age and career of the Cobra Kai star explored

Amber Peake December 31, 2021
Who is Griffin Santopietro? Age and career of the Cobra Kai star explored

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As Cobra Kai is back on our screens this week, some are curious to know Anthony LaRusso actor Griffin Santopietro’s age and more about his career so far.

The fourth instalment of Cobra Kai premieres today (Friday 31 December) and sees the return of Griffin Santopietro’s character Anthony LaRusso who did not feature much in the third season.

As the character is seen to be back in the latest series, fans are curious to know more about his life away from the screen. Let’s take a look…

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Who is Griffin Santopietro?

Griffin Santopietro is a rising star who already has a number of acting credits to his name across TV and film.

Santopietro began acting in school plays and later started his professional career aged nine. As per his IMDb, his first credit is listed as Homicide Hunter, an investigative documentary series that featured reenactments of old cases to help solve them.

The star has since featured in TV shows, including Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, CBS’s Bull and NBC’s New Amsterdam, as well as films The Week Of and The Rack Pack.

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How old is he?

The young actor is currently 15 years old but was just 12 when he auditioned for his role on Cobra Kai.

Griffin Santopietro recently mentioned his age in an interview with Nerd Reactor, as he discussed what comic book characters he would love to play.

While talking of the DC character he would like to portray, he said: “DC, My top choice is Batman, but since I’m 15, I would like to play any of the Robins.”

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Cobra Kai fans react to his season 4 feature

Griffin Santopietro has become a familiar face across the first three seasons of Cobra Kai as Anthony LaRusso, son of Daniel and Amanda LaRusso. His character Anthony was a supporting role on the show and in the third season only featured in one episode, S3 Ep5 Miyagi-Do.

However, as the fourth season of Cobra Kai premieres today (Friday, 31 December), his character is seen to have stepped up as he has more air time on the show.

Fans seem to have welcomed Santopietro’s character development as many share their thoughts of Anthony’s arc in the new season on social media:

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.