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Martin Kove

Actor / Film Producer | * 03/06/1947 (75) | Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA))
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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). ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Drama | Thriller

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Movies with Martin Kove as Actor(135)

as State Trooper2020 Elvis from Outer Space
as Warden Jeffries2020 A Wrestling Christmas Miracle
as Magnus Torvald2020 Day 13
as 'Bounty Law' - Sheriff2019 Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
as Graham Palace2019 A Karate Christmas Miracle
as Lou Clayton2019 VFW
2019 D-Day
as Mike Calderon2019 Bare Knuckle Brawler
as Scabs2018 Paint It Red
as Agent Tracey2018 Garlic and Gunpowder
as Ayatollah Khalkhali2017 Price for Freedom
as Cavendish2016 Traded
as Frank2016 Assassin X
as Colonel Jester2016 2 Lava 2 Lantula!
as The Mentor2016 Six Gun Savior
as Graham Palace2015 Joker's Poltergeist
as Carson2015 Running Forever
as Grizz2014 Our Wild Hearts
as Barry Goldfield, Sr.2014 Eternity: The Movie
as Principal Vanhorne2014 Tapped Out
as Aye Lewis2014 The Extendables
as Projectionist2014 As Night Comes
as Caspian2014 Falcon Song
as Navy Intel Commander2014 Red Sky
as Bingo Brown2014 Number Runner
as Terry Edgemond2013 I'm in Love with a Church Girl
as Captain Meyers2013 Friend Request
2013 Jet Set
as Othello Lazarus2013 Reality Terror Night
as Hodge2012 Silent but Deadly
as Detective Dave Reinhart2011 Dark Games
as Tony Brill2011 Assassins' Code
as Jack Lund2011 Savage
as John Cooper2011 The Great Fight
as Randy Graves2011 The Life Zone
as Sonny Cool2010 Bare Knuckles
as Steven Miles2009 Immortally Yours
as Malick2009 War Wolves
as US Senator2009 Middle Men
as Riley2009 Ballistica
as Uncle Patrick2008 Beyond The Ring
as Daniels2007 Fallen Angels
as Bob Depugh2007 The Dead Sleep Easy
as DCI Collins2007 Messages
as Detective Reeger2007 ReVamped
as Father Brazinski2006 The Veteran
as Reese2006 Exit 38
as Jake Lawlor2006 Soft Target
as Lt. Reynolds2006 Max Havoc - Ring of Fire
as Kile2006 Seven Mummies
as Self / Kreese2005 The Way of The Karate Kid
as Corrigan2005 Glass Trap
as Anslow2004 Alien Lockdown
as Sandy Palumbo2004 The Hollywood Mom's Mystery
as Taxi Driver2004 Illusion Infinity
as Floyd2003 Hard Ground
as Munkar2003 Barbarian
as Captain Ron Williams2003 Rice Girl
as Cully2002 Gentle Ben
as Jack Ames / Firearm2002 Sting of the Black Scorpion
as Tom Reynolds2002 Shattered Lies
as Theodore Huntly2002 American Gun
as Robert Leoni2002 Trance
as Father Brazinski2001 Going Back
as Captain Peter James2001 Final Payback
as Frank2001 Savage Season
as Jack Ames / Firearm2001 Black Scorpion Returns
as Redick2001 Con Games
as Hank2000 Nowhere Land
as Thompsonn1998 Joseph's Gift
as Carl1998 Top of the World
as J. B. Walker1998 Hyacinth
as Michael Silvano1997 Judge and Jury
as Samuel J. Webber1997 Sliding Home
as John Dillinger1996 Baby Face Nelson
as Admiral Teegs1996 Timelock
as Wolf Larsen1996 Without Mercy
as Phoenix1996 Mercenary
as Torman1995 Final Equinox
as DeVoe1994 Endangered
as Dr. Langdon1994 Future Shock
as Paul Landis1994 Death Match
as Ed Ross1994 Wyatt Earp
as Stewart1993 Firehawk
as Duane Furber1993 Lightning in a Bottle
as Agent Baker1993 The Outfit
as Desilva1992 Project: Shadowchaser
as Sean Craig1991 White Light
as Self - Choir Member1990 Voices That Care
as John Kreese1989 The Karate Kid Part III
as Sam Nicholson1989 President's Target
as Rick Loden1988 Higher Ground
as John Steele1987 Steele Justice
as John Kreese1986 The Karate Kid Part II
as John Kreese1984 The Karate Kid
as Man in Phone Booth (uncredited)1982 Partners
as Neil Grice1982 Blood Tide
as Willie Yeager1980 Trouble in High Timber Country
as Keslo1979 Donovan's Kid
as Skip1979 Seven
as Stan1977 The November Plan
as Jack McCall1977 The White Buffalo
as Smokey Ross - the 'Deuce of Diamonds'1976 The Four Deuces
as Dealey1976 Kingston
as Editor1975 The Wild Party
as Pete Gusenberg1975 Capone
as Nero the Hero1975 Death Race 2000
as Clem1975 White Line Fever
as Butz Beer1974 The Groove Tube
as Ambulance Attendant1973 Cops and Robbers
as Archie, a Bully1972 Savages
as Thug beating on Alfred1971 Little Murders
as Marty1971 Women in Revolt

TV Shows/Series with Martin Kove as Actor(31)

as John Kreese2018 Cobra Kai
as Self - Contestant2005 Dancing with the Stars
as Mr. Scornabacho1998 V.I.P.
as Fred Kimble1993 Walker, Texas Ranger
as Chi'Ru Master1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
as Capt. Walter Newman1993 Diagnosis: Murder
as Dectective1989 Tales from the Crypt
as Lyle Rainwood1985 Wildside
as Joe Farrell1985 The Twilight Zone
as Dr. Ellison1984 Murder, She Wrote
as Det. Victor Isbecki1982 Cagney & Lacey
as Hell Hound Leader1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
as George Baker1977 Code R
as Ken Redford1977 We've Got Each Other
as Sherwood1977 CHiPs
as Georgie1976 Charlie's Angels
as Joe Kirby1976 Quincy, M.E.
as Jimmy Lucas1975 Starsky & Hutch
as Bud Ewing1975 Switch
as Gary1974 Rhoda
as Frank Harris1974 Petrocelli
as Burl Slote1973 Kojak
as Willis Hines1972 The Streets of San Francisco
as Jimmy Jay1972 The Rookies

Movies with Martin Kove as Crew(2)

Production/Associate Producer2016 Six Gun Savior
Production/Associate Producer2009 Ballistica

Full Name: Martin Kove
Born: Thursday, 03/06 1947 (March) in Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 75 years + 336 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Valley Stream Central High School
Children: Jesse Kove
Other names for Martin Kove (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Marty Cove"
"Marty Kove"
Martin Kove frequently works together with these people:
Art Camacho (13x, Crew)
Ken Del Vecchio (12x, Actor)
Anne Lockhart (11x, Actress)
Charles Napier (10x, Actor)
Stanley Kamel (10x, Actor)
Norman Alden (10x, Actor)
Marc Alaimo (10x, Actor)
Clu Gulager (9x, Actor)
Sid Haig (9x, Actor)
William Windom (9x, Actor)
Madlyn Rhue (9x, Actress)
Ramon Bieri (9x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3526, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/25/2023