Martin Kove

Martin Kove

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1946-03-06 (76 years old)

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Biography

Martin Kove () (born 1945/1946) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as John Kreese, the main antagonist of The Karate Kid (1984). He reprised the role in The Karate Kid Part II (1986), The Karate Kid Part III (1989), and the television series Cobra Kai (2018–present). Kove also appeared as Nero the Hero in Death Race 2000 (1975), and afterward as Clem in White Line Fever (1975). He was a regular on the TV series Cagney and Lacey (1982–1988), portraying Police Detective Victor Isbecki. He appeared in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).

Filmography

All 181

Movies 143

TV Shows 38

Self 7

Director 1

Felix
3 Tickets to Paradise

3 Tickets to Paradise (2021)

Movie
Self
More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story

More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021)

Movie
Warden Jeffries
A Wrestling Christmas Miracle

A Wrestling Christmas Miracle (2020)

Movie
Gramps Jenkins
Max Reload and the Nether Blasters

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters (2020)

Movie
2.4
State Trooper
Elvis from Outer Space

Elvis from Outer Space (2020)

Movie
5.17
Magnus Torvald
Day 13

Day 13 (2020)

Movie
Sheriff Jack Miller
Bring Me a Dream

Bring Me a Dream (2020)

Movie
Martin Kove
All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite (2019)

TV Show
6
Mike Calderon
Bare Knuckle Brawler

Bare Knuckle Brawler (2019)

Movie
Lou Clayton
VFW

VFW (2019)

Movie
D-Day

D-Day (2019)

Movie
'Bounty Law' - Sheriff
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019)

Movie
6.47
Graham Palace
A Karate Christmas Miracle

A Karate Christmas Miracle (2019)

Movie
John Sonsay
The Savant

The Savant (2019)

Movie
Scabs
Paint It Red

Paint It Red (2018)

Movie
John Kreese
Cobra Kai

Cobra Kai (2018)

TV Show
6.95
Agent Tracey
Garlic and Gunpowder

Garlic and Gunpowder (2018)

Movie
Galaron
Gathering of Heroes: Legend of the Seven Swords

Gathering of Heroes: Legend of the Seven Swords (2018)

Movie
Ayatollah Khalkhali
Price for Freedom

Price for Freedom (2017)

Movie
Colonel Jester
2 Lava 2 Lantula!

2 Lava 2 Lantula! (2016)

Movie
Frank
The Chemist

The Chemist (2016)

Movie
The Mentor
Six Gun Savior

Six Gun Savior (2016)

Movie
Cavendish
Traded

Traded (2016)

Movie
Carson
Running Forever

Running Forever (2015)

Movie
Rand Place
Joker's Poltergeist

Joker's Poltergeist (2015)

Movie
Beyond the Game

Beyond the Game (2014)

Movie
Projectionist
As Night Comes

As Night Comes (2014)

Movie
Aye Lewis
The Extendables

The Extendables (2014)

Movie
Bingo Brown
Number Runner

Number Runner (2014)

Movie
Principal Vanhorne
Tapped Out

Tapped Out (2014)

Movie
Caspian
Falcon Song

Falcon Song (2014)

Movie
Navy Intel Commander
Red Sky

Red Sky (2014)

Movie
Barry Goldfield, Sr.
Eternity: The Movie

Eternity: The Movie (2014)

Movie
Grizz
Our Wild Hearts

Our Wild Hearts (2014)

Movie
John
Jet Set

Jet Set (2013)

Movie
Terry Edgemond
I'm in Love with a Church Girl

I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013)

Movie
Master John
The Goldbergs

The Goldbergs (2013)

TV Show
7
Othello Lazarus
Reality Terror Night

Reality Terror Night (2013)

Movie
Captain Meyers
Friend Request

Friend Request (2013)

Movie
Hodge
Silent but Deadly

Silent but Deadly (2012)

Movie
Tony Brill
Assassins' Code

Assassins' Code (2011)

Movie
Jack Lund
Savage

Savage (2011)

Movie
Detective Dave Reinhart
Dark Games

Dark Games (2011)

Movie
Randy Graves
The Life Zone

The Life Zone (2011)

Movie
John Cooper
The Great Fight

The Great Fight (2011)

Movie
Marty
Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen

Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen (2010)

Movie
Sonny Cool
Bare Knuckles

Bare Knuckles (2010)

Movie
Lewis
The Ascent

The Ascent (2010)

Movie
Riley
Ballistica

Ballistica (2009)

Movie
US Senator
Middle Men

Middle Men (2009)

Movie
6
Malick
War Wolves

War Wolves (2009)

Movie
Steven Miles
Immortally Yours

Immortally Yours (2009)

Movie
Sheriff Jones
Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance

Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance (2008)

Movie
Uncle Patrick
Beyond The Ring

Beyond The Ring (2008)

Movie
Daniels
Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels (2007)

Movie
Detective Reeger
ReVamped

ReVamped (2007)

Movie
DCI Collins
Messages

Messages (2007)

Movie
Sensei Kreese
Sweep the Leg

Sweep the Leg (2007)

Movie
Bob Depugh
The Dead Sleep Easy

The Dead Sleep Easy (2007)

Movie
Reese
Exit 38

Exit 38 (2006)

Movie
Lt. Reynolds
Max Havoc - Ring of Fire

Max Havoc - Ring of Fire (2006)

Movie
Kile
Seven Mummies

Seven Mummies (2006)

Movie
Father Brazinski
The Veteran

The Veteran (2006)

Movie
Jake Lawlor
Soft Target

Soft Target (2006)

Movie
Corrigan
Glass Trap

Glass Trap (2005)

Movie
Self - Contestant
Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars (2005)

TV Show
6
Self / John Kreese
The Way of The Karate Kid

The Way of The Karate Kid (2005)

Movie
Sandy Palumbo
The Hollywood Mom's Mystery

The Hollywood Mom's Mystery (2004)

Movie
Anslow
Alien Lockdown

Alien Lockdown (2004)

Movie
Taxi Driver
Illusion Infinity

Illusion Infinity (2004)

Movie
Zeff
Devil's Knight

Devil's Knight (2003)

Movie
Captain Ron Williams
Rice Girl

Rice Girl (2003)

Movie
Floyd
Hard Ground

Hard Ground (2003)

Movie
Munkar
Barbarian

Barbarian (2003)

Movie
Self
Celluloid Crime of the Century

Celluloid Crime of the Century (2003)

Movie
Jack Ames / Firearm
Sting of the Black Scorpion

Sting of the Black Scorpion (2002)

Movie
Crow
The Thief & the Stripper

The Thief & the Stripper (2002)

Movie
Caleb
Curse Of The Forty-Niner

Curse Of The Forty-Niner (2002)

Movie
Self
It's Only a Movie: The Making of 'Last House on the Left'

It's Only a Movie: The Making of 'Last House on the Left' (2002)

Movie
Robert Leoni
Trance

Trance (2002)

Movie
Theodore Huntly
American Gun

American Gun (2002)

Movie
Cully
Gentle Ben

Gentle Ben (2002)

Movie
Tom Reynolds
Shattered Lies

Shattered Lies (2002)

Movie
Roland
Crocodile 2: Death Swamp

Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002)

Movie
Timothy Redick
Con Games

Con Games (2001)

Movie
Jack Ames / Firearm
Black Scorpion Returns

Black Scorpion Returns (2001)

Movie
Frank
Savage Season

Savage Season (2001)

Movie
Captain Peter James
Final Payback

Final Payback (2001)

Movie
Black Scorpion

Black Scorpion (2001)

TV Show
Father Brazinski
Going Back

Going Back (2001)

Movie
Hank
Nowhere Land

Nowhere Land (2000)

Movie
Andy Powers
Assault on Death Mountain

Assault on Death Mountain (1999)

Movie
Thompsonn
Joseph's Gift

Joseph's Gift (1999)

Movie
Carl
Top of the World

Top of the World (1998)

Movie
Mr. Scornabacho
V.I.P.

V.I.P. (1998)

TV Show
6
J. B. Walker
Hyacinth

Hyacinth (1998)

Movie
James Ricks
Maximum Justice

Maximum Justice (1998)

Movie
Andy Powers
Assault on Devil's Island

Assault on Devil's Island (1997)

Movie
Michael Silvano
Judge and Jury

Judge and Jury (1997)

Movie
Samuel J. Weber
Sliding Home

Sliding Home (1997)

Movie
Phoenix
Mercenary

Mercenary (1996)

Movie
Wolf Larsen
Without Mercy

Without Mercy (1996)

Movie
John Dillinger
Baby Face Nelson

Baby Face Nelson (1996)

Movie
Admiral Teegs
Timelock

Timelock (1996)

Movie
Torman
Final Equinox

Final Equinox (1995)

Movie
Demetrius
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995)

TV Show
5
Isbecki
Cagney & Lacey: The Return

Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994)

Movie
Paul Landis
Death Match

Death Match (1994)

Movie
DeVoe
Endangered

Endangered (1994)

Movie
Ed Ross
Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone

Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (1994)

Movie
Ed Ross
Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp (1994)

Movie
6
Dr. Langdon
Future Shock

Future Shock (1994)

Movie
Capt. Walter Newman
Diagnosis: Murder

Diagnosis: Murder (1993)

TV Show
6.46
Agent Baker
The Outfit

The Outfit (1993)

Movie
Rick Kulhane
Karate Tiger 7 - To be the best

Karate Tiger 7 - To be the best (1993)

Movie
5.33
Mr. Lee
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death

Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)

Movie
Fred Kimble
Walker, Texas Ranger

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

TV Show
6.29
Chi'Ru Master / Shadow Assassin
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993)

TV Show
6
Duane Furber
Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle (1993)

Movie
Stewart
Firehawk

Firehawk (1993)

Movie
Desilva
Project: Shadowchaser

Project: Shadowchaser (1992)

Movie
6
Director
Silk Stalkings

Silk Stalkings (1991)

TV Show
Sean Craig
White Light

White Light (1991)

Movie
Self - Choir Member
Voices That Care

Voices That Care (1990)

Movie
John Kreese
The Karate Kid Part III

The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

Movie
5.49
Sam Nicholson
President's Target

President's Target (1989)

Movie
Dectective
Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt (1989)

TV Show
6.4
Jesse
Hard Time on Planet Earth

Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989)

TV Show
Rick Loden
Higher Ground

Higher Ground (1988)

Movie
John Steele
Steele Justice

Steele Justice (1987)

Movie
John Kreese
The Karate Kid Part II

The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

Movie
5.51
Joe Farrell
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone (1985)

TV Show
7
Ericson
Rambo: First Blood Part II

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Movie
5.54
Lyle Rainwood
Wildside

Wildside (1985)

TV Show
Dr. Ellison
Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote (1984)

TV Show
7
Kreese
The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid (1984)

Movie
5.94
Neil Grice
Blood Tide

Blood Tide (1982)

Movie
Man in Phone Booth (uncredited)
Partners

Partners (1982)

Movie
Victor Isbecki / Isbecki
Cagney & Lacey

Cagney & Lacey (1982)

TV Show
Willie Yeager
Trouble in High Timber Country

Trouble in High Timber Country (1980)

Movie
Gerard, Subject 32D
Laboratory

Laboratory (1980)

Movie
Jack Edwards
Beyond Westworld

Beyond Westworld (1980)

TV Show
Hell Hound Leader
Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980)

TV Show
Skip
Seven

Seven (1979)

Movie
Keslo
Donovan's Kid

Donovan's Kid (1979)

Movie
Mike
The Runaways

The Runaways (1978)

TV Show
Henry 'Rocky' Welsh
The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk (1977)

TV Show
6.75
Ken Redford / Ken
We've Got Each Other

We've Got Each Other (1977)

TV Show
Ace
The San Pedro Beach Bums

The San Pedro Beach Bums (1977)

TV Show
Sherwood
CHiPs

CHiPs (1977)

TV Show
1
Jack McCall
The White Buffalo

The White Buffalo (1977)

Movie
Pete Miller
The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries

The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

TV Show
George Baker
Code R

Code R (1977)

TV Show
Stan
The November Plan

The November Plan (1977)

Movie
Smokey Ross - the 'Deuce of Diamonds'
The Four Deuces

The Four Deuces (1976)

Movie
Joe Kirby
Quincy, M.E.

Quincy, M.E. (1976)

TV Show
5.85
Georgie
Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels (1976)

TV Show
6.33
Dealey
Kingston

Kingston (1976)

Movie
Jimmy Lucas
Starsky & Hutch

Starsky & Hutch (1975)

TV Show
6
Bud Ewing
Switch

Switch (1975)

TV Show
Three for the Road

Three for the Road (1975)

TV Show
Clem
White Line Fever

White Line Fever (1975)

Movie
Nero the Hero
Death Race 2000

Death Race 2000 (1975)

Movie
5.5
Pete Gusenberg
Capone

Capone (1975)

Movie
Editor
The Wild Party

The Wild Party (1975)

Movie
Harry Smick
The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files (1974)

TV Show
7
Frank Harris
Petrocelli

Petrocelli (1974)

TV Show
4.5
Gary
Rhoda

Rhoda (1974)

TV Show
Butz Beer
The Groove Tube

The Groove Tube (1974)

Movie
Rollo
The Spy Who Returned from the Dead

The Spy Who Returned from the Dead (1974)

Movie
Burl Slote
Kojak

Kojak (1973)

TV Show
6
Ambulance Attendant
Cops and Robbers

Cops and Robbers (1973)

Movie
Willis Hines
The Streets of San Francisco

The Streets of San Francisco (1972)

TV Show
6.86
Jimmy Jay
The Rookies

The Rookies (1972)

TV Show
Deputy
The Last House on the Left

The Last House on the Left (1972)

Movie
4.75
Archie, a Bully
Savages

Savages (1972)

Movie
Marty
Women in Revolt

Women in Revolt (1971)

Movie
Thug beating on Alfred
Little Murders

Little Murders (1971)

Movie
Gutherie Cassinger
Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke (1955)

TV Show
6
Fischer
Fight Another Day

Fight Another Day

Movie
Glenn
A Taste of Love

A Taste of Love

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.16
Based on 2.03 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1955
1985
2001
1989
2021
Martin KoveMartin Kove

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1946-03-06 (76 years old)

Place of birth
Brooklyn, United States of America

Children
Jesse Kove

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Marty Cove, Marty Kove


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1 Movie
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3 Movies
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9 TV Shows
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9 TV Shows
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9 TV Shows
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9 TV Shows
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