William Zabka – Classic Movie Jerk

William Zabka…my god, how could we have forgotten William Zabka? Our list of all-time movie jerks doesn’t seem complete without one of the biggest $#%@$ of the 80’s.

He took bullying to a new level as Johnny Lawrence in Karate Kid, and basically played the same role in 1985’s Just One of the Guys. Zabka pretty much coasted through the rest of the 80’s playing this same character, intimidating protagonists at theaters everywhere.

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By Chad Norman

Chad is a marketing and branding strategist, proven leader, speaker, founder, and author. As COO of Catch Talent, he leads day-to-day operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and communications, as well as directs all employer brand client deliverables. Prior to Catch, Chad was VP of Marketing & Communication at SPARC, he served on the senior leadership team and lead marketing and communication strategy across all products and services. At Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit technology solutions, Chad managed digital marketing and online training teams. In 2016, Chad founded DisruptHR Charleston, a bi-annual gathering of HR professionals for a night of networking and Ignite talks. His book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide, was published by Wiley in February 2012. Chad has presented at dozens of industry events including SXSW, SHRM, DisruptHR, IHRIM, NTC, DMA, AFP, and BBCON and has lectured at Wake Forest University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of Charleston, and The Citadel.

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  1. Johnny Lawrence should be at the top of that list for sure man. Every Halloween when I see the requisite skeleton costume, I always think of that scene where Daniel-san gets jumped by Johnny and his skeleton crew. You should prolly just go ahead and add the entire Cobra Kai dojo to the list as a Classic Movie Jerk entity. BTW — how awesome was it when the other Cobra Kai thugs were yelling in the background during every match with Daniel-san…”Sweep the leg JOHNNY!!!” and “YEEAAAAHHH get him a body bag!!!” C L A S S I C.

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