Griffin Santopietro, Renbrook Class of 2020, stars in Netflix Show

West Hartford teen stars in Netflix show ‘Cobra Kai,’ based on ‘The Karate Kid’
By Lidia Ryan, West Hartford News
Griffin Santopietro, of West Hartford plays Anthony “Antonio” LaRusso on Netflix’ “Cobra Kai.”

A phone interview with Griffin Santopietro, 14, began with this reporter falling for a trick voicemail message: “Hello! [long pause] I’m just kidding. I’m not here right now.”

It’s a typical teenage prank by a teenager from West Hartford with a not-so-typical day job.

Santopietro stars in “Cobra Kai,” a Netflix series based on the “Karate Kid” movie franchise from the 1980s that premieres its third season Jan. 8. He also appeared in a Netflix movie called “The Week Of” starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.

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