Robert Garrison Biography
Robert Garrison was an American actor who was best known for his role as Tommy in ‘The Karate Kid’. He died on September 27 at the age of 59 after a battle with kidney and liver problems. The actor had been in a West Virginia hospital and specialty facility in Pennsylvania for some time dealing with multiple health issues, according to his family.
— JONATHAN SOTHCOTT (@sothcott) September 27, 2019
Robert Garrison Age
Robert Garrison was 59 at the time of death
Robert Garrison Actor Career in Acting From childhood
Rob began his career in acting as a child actor in the late ’70s. He got his big break after landing a big role in the 1984 karate movie. The played the role of Tommy in the first film and ‘The Karate Kid Part II” and Cobra Kai. Tommy is the wicked Cobra Kai member who delighted in Daniel (Ralph Macchio) being punished both in and out of the ring. Tommy has the memorable line of “Get him a body bag!” which he yells while laughing maniacally during the climax of the film. He also appeared in the film Iron Eagle and in a number of TV shows, including the classics Coach, MacGyver, and Columbo
Robert Garrison Early Life
Robert Scott Garrison was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He began his acting career in 1977 in Starship Invasions. He also had roles in the television shows Coach, St Elsewhere, and MacGyver.
Robert Garrison Roll As Tommy
Robert Garrison was best known for his role as “Tommy” in the 1984 film, The Karate Kid and the 2019 Season 2 YouTube web series Cobra Kai. Robert Garrison later stated that the line he was noted for was not a part of the original script. According to Garrison: “My famous line, I never said that while filming. I looped that in two months later. I was in the recording booth with John and he said he needed two seconds of something. I said, ‘Get him a body bag!’ on the first try. John said ‘That’s going to be a classic. You’ll never be forgotten because of that line.'” Season 2 of ‘Cobra Kai,’ was his last performance.
Robert Garrison died in West Virginia on September 27, 2019. Robert Garrison cause of death is battle with kidney and liver problems.
Rob Garrison survived By His Family
Robert is survived by his brother Patrick and his sister–in–law Linda. Patrick told TMZ: ‘My brother was a fun-loving guy. He enjoyed people and he enjoyed life. He liked to have fun and make people laugh up until the very end. He will definitely be missed.
This is devastating. 🙁 We grieve with his family and all who loved him in the Miyagiverse and beyond. https://t.co/nQlfmPtVGv
— Are You Karate Kidding Me? (@karatekidpod) September 27, 2019
Rob Garrison Karate Kid Death – Robert Garrison Cause Of Death
Garrison died on September 27, 2019, after a battle with kidney and liver problems according to Fox News. According to TMZ Robert had been admitted in a West Virginia hospital before he was transferred to a specialty hospital in Pennsylvania, where he died. His sister-in-law said that his passing was not sudden as he had been in the hospital for over a month dealing with kidney and liver issues. His brother Patrick told TMZ, “My brother was a fun-loving guy. He enjoyed people and he enjoyed life. He liked to have fun and make people laugh up until the very end. He will definitely be missed.”