Rob Garrison was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and Brubaker (1980). On September 27 he passed away at the age of 59.
Garrison’s sister-in-law, Linda Garrison confirmed his death and she married his brother, Patrick Garrison. Jon Hurwitz, the writer, director, and producer of Cobra Kai tweeted out his condolences with a lengthy heartfelt thread. He said,” Our entire Karate Kid/Cobra Kai family is devastated by the news of OG Cobra Rob Garrison’s passing. He was a truly gifted performer and an even better man. My heart goes out to Rob’s family during this difficult time. #RIP”
Garrison was in the hospital for over a month dealing with kidney and liver issues. After his organs shut down, he passed away in the Wheeling, West Virginia hospital.
Later, added “I’m heartened to know how much Rob enjoyed and cherished his time working on Cobra Kai. We were looking forward to seeing his smiling face again this season, as we had plans for Tommy to ride again. But he’ll remain in our thoughts every day as we strive to make him proud. #RIP.”
Rob is the best known for playing the role of Tommy in The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid Part II, and reprised his role in YouTube Red’s Cobra Kai. Some of his small-screen projects are St. Elsewhere, MacGyver, Tour of Duty, Columbo, and Coach.
In addition to his TV career, Garrison appeared in numerous films through the 80s including Iron Eagle with Louis Gossett Jr., Best Revenge with the late John Heard, and was cast the “Pretty Boy” in the Oscar-nominated movie, Brubaker, starring Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman.
Apart from this Rob also worked as a writer on the TV series, The Littlest Hobo, and loved to perform in local theater productions.
How old was Rob Garrison? was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA and he was 59 years old as of 2019. Robert is survived by his brother Patrick and his sister–in–law Linda.