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Dallas Dupree Young, the 'Cobra Kai' breakout star, on the Season 5 episodes' intense training and Kenny's journey

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Author/Atul K Rawat

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From the minute Kenny Payne debuted on Season 4 of "Cobra Kai," the hugely popular Netflix series set in the "The Karate Kid" movies, it was nearly impossible to not fall in love with him.

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 He is discovered dancing boisterously when the school bus picks him up on his first day of school, which makes Anthony LaRusso, the son of Daniel LaRusso played by Ralph Macchio, his target. 

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And the fact that viewers are still pulling for Kenny after he changed in Season 4 to the point where he confronts his bullies is a tribute to actor Dallas Dupree Young.

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oung, who is 15, always imagined he would play baseball like his father, Eric Young Sr., who is currently the first base coach for the Atlanta Braves. 

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Young never had any intention of becoming an actress. But on a whim, he attended an open call and was ultimately invited to a showcase in Los Angeles, where he met his manager. 

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The Good Place, "Mixed-ish," and even "Ready Player One," in which he collaborated with Steven Spielberg, were among the roles he soon secured. Young claims, "I had a love and a passion for the craft straight away, but it did fall into my lap."

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On Thursday night, "Cobra Kai" Season 5 premieres on Netflix, and it's not shocking to learn that Kenny still hasssss some animosity toward the younger LaRusso. 

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It doesn't help that Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith), Kenny's new mentor, doesn't care about playing by the rules. 

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In spite of the fact that some people might think Kenny has turned evil, the fact that audiences still care so much about the character is a testament to both the show and Young's charismatic performance.

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