Cobra Kai season four is on Netflix now and the next All Valley Under-18 Karate Championship is insight. Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) have joined forces to take down Cobra Kai once and for all. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about newcomer Kenny.
Who is Kenny in Cobra Kai?
Kenny is one of the new high school students in the series who gets off to a rough start.
The youngster ends up getting bullied by his peers, including Anthony LaRusso (Griffin Santopietro).
His older brother is in prison and was familiar with Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan).
Kenny turns to Robby for support and asks him to train him up in Karate so he can defend himself.
However, the student takes his training too far and starts seeing red.
Unable to control his desire for revenge, he ends up becoming one of the show’s antagonists.
He is played by Dallas Dupree Young, who has previously starred in The Big Show Show and Cousins for Life.
Fans may also recognize him from Mixed-ish, Ready Player One, and The Fosters.
On Instagram, he describes himself as a “sports fanatic” and “sneakerhead”.
The 15-year-old actor said he learned a lot from the show’s stunt coordinator, Don Lee.
Speaking to backstage.com, he said: “He has taught me to never allow fear to control your mind.
“Watching him, I have also come to realize that my mind is the strongest part of my body.
“And that certainly doesn’t just pertain to karate; it pertains to our everyday lives.
“Whether you’re trying something new, feeling afraid to follow your dreams, or even just considering going on a rollercoaster, don’t let fear prevent you from taking a leap of faith.”
He said being the youngest cast member taught him a lot about professionalism and honing his craft.
The youngster also encouraged other actors to slow down and take full advantage of the experience.
He shared a photo of himself of his character holding tubs of popcorn and nachos, with a shocked expression.
He said: “I hope you have your popcorn and your nachos ready for December 31! As you can see, I’m already prepared.”
Fan shawntem commented: “Looks like you’re gonna be working heel, sir. Can’t wait!”
In the series, Kenny is excited for his first day of school but it does not go as planned.
He finds himself getting bullied on his first day and this behavior from his older peers continues.
Wanting to put a stop to it, he attempts to join Cobra Kai and get his revenge, but he is in over his head.
Even Robby starts to get concerned as he develops a lust for violence.
Fans will have to wait and see whether he is able to control his temper or whether he will continue to head down a dark path.
He could eventually end up in prison, just like his brother.