Martin Kove Biography

Birthday: 1946-03-06
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Wiki Biography: New York born, strong featured, narrow eyed actor who has portrayed a mixed bag of both good and bad guys! First turned up on screen in several minor roles, and got himself noticed as the villainous "Nero The Hero" in the low budget road race Death Race 2000 (1975), and then as "Clem" the sadistic rigger, breaking Jan-Michael Vincent's ribs in White Line Fever (1975). He cropped up in the hit TV series "Cagney & Lacey" (1981) as honest Police Detective Isbecki, and then got on the wrong side of rampaging Sylvester Stallone in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985). Kove probably scored his greatest visibility to the public ( in the hugely successful The Karate Kid (1984) in which he played "John Kreese", the head instructor of the Cobra Kai karate school, and he reprised the role in the two sequels, The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) and The Karate Kid, Part III (1989). Kove has since kept consistently busy, primarily in the action / thriller film genre, and has notched up over 80 film appearances to date, as well as numerous TV guest roles.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
We've Got Each Other Ken Redford 1977 Comedy
Code R 1977 Adventure
The Karate Kid John Kreese 1984 Action
Hard Time on Planet Earth 1989 Sci Fi
Crooked Jake Lawlor 2009 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The White Buffalo Jack McCall 0000
Time Lock 1957
The Mercenary 1968 0, 0, Fantasy
Women in Revolt 1971
White Line Fever 1975 Action, Crime, Drama
Bare Knuckles 1977
Rambo: First Blood Part II Ericson 1985 0, Game Show
The Karate Kid, Part II John Kreese 1986 Action, Family, Romance
Steele Justice John Steele 1987 Action, Drama
White Light 1991
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death Mr. Lee 1993 Action
The Outfit Agent Baker 1993 Crime, Action, Thriller
President's Target Sam Nicholson 1993 Action, Adventure
Future Shock Dr. Langdon 1994 Horror
Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Ed Ross 1994
Endangered DeVoe 1994 Action
Death Match Paul Landis 1994 Action, Drama
Final Equinox Torman 1995 Action
Without Mercy Wolf Larsen 1996 Action
Judge and Jury Michael Silvano 1996 Action, Horror, Thriller
Baby Face Nelson John Dillinger 1996 Action, Crime, Drama
Grizzly Mountain Marshal Jackson 1997 Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Lightning in a Bottle Duane Furber 1998 Drama
Nowhere Land Hank 2000 Action, Drama, Crime
Going Back 2001 0, 0
Final Payback Captain Peter James 2001 Action
Crocodile 2: Death Swamp 2002 Reality Tv
Curse of the Forty-Niner Caleb 2002
Shattered Lies Tom Reynolds 2002 Action, Thriller
American Gun Theodore Huntley 2002 Drama
Trance Robert Leoni 2002 Action, Comedy, Horror
The Thief & the Stripper Crow 2002 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rice Girl Captain Ron Williams 2003 Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Alien Lockdown 2004 Sport, Game Show
Glass Trap Corrigan 2005 Action, Horror
Seven Mummies Kile 2006 Action, Adventure, Drama
Max Havoc: Ring of Fire Lt. Reynolds 2006 Action
Crooked Jake Lawlor 2006 Action
Messages DCI Collins 2007 Thriller
Beyond the Ring Uncle Patrick 2008 Action, Drama, Family
Illusion Infinity Taxi Driver 2008 Biography, Drama
Immortally Yours 2009
Savage Jack Lund 2009 Horror, Thriller
Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves Sheriff Jones 2010 Action, Drama, History
The Ascent Lewis 2010 Action, Drama, Thriller
The Karate Kid John Kreese 2010 0, 0
Carmen's Kiss Drayton 2010 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Assassins' Code Tony Brill 2011 Thriller
The Life Zone Randy Graves 2011 Game Show
Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns Highway Patrol 2011 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Ballistica Riley 2011 Action, Adventure
Dark Games Detective Dave Reinhart 2011 Thriller
Snapshot Jack Adams 2012 Drama
Tumbleweed: A True Story Silver Bush 2012 Drama
Silent But Deadly Hodge 2013 Comedy, Horror
Jet Set John 2013 Comedy, Thriller
Gathering of Heroes: Legend of the Seven Swords Galaron 2013 Action, Fantasy
The Great Fight John Cooper 2013 Drama
Reality Terror Night Othello Lazarus 2013 Horror
I'm in Love with a Church Girl Terry Edgemond 2013 Drama
Eternity: The Movie Barry Goldfield, Sr. 2014 Comedy
Falcon Song Caspian 2014 Family, Fantasy
When the Storm God Rides Rattlesnake Dick 2014
Six Gun Savior The Mentor 2014 Action, Adventure, Drama
Tapped Principal Vanhorne 2014 Action, Drama, Sport
Price for Freedom Ayatollah Khalkhali 2015 Drama
The Dog Who Saved Summer Vernon 2015 Family
Friend Request Captain Meyers 2016 Reality Tv, Game Show
Stuff It Big Hank 2016 Horror
Hospital Arrest Warden Jeffries 2016 Comedy