Martin Kove

Martin Kove

Highest Rated: 89% The Karate Kid (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% Eternity: The Movie (2014)

Birthday: Mar 06, 1946

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

If Martin Kove's rugged face looks familiar, it's because he's shown up in some of the most beloved movies and TV shows of the 1980s. Perhaps his best-known role came in "The Karate Kid" as evil martial-arts sensei John Kreese, instructor to the rivals of Ralph Macchio's title character. During the 1970s he began his steady career in a grab bag of film and television roles, until he landed the part of villain Nero the Hero in the 1975 cult classic "Death Race 2000." Guest appearances on the crime shows "Charlie's Angels" and "CHiPs" led to another big break when he landed the role of detective Victor Isbecki on the 1980s favorite "Cagney & Lacey." His role as the very focused and very mean Cobra Kai sensei John Kreese followed in 1984, and Kove went on to reprise the role in the 1986 and 1989 sequels. It was after his notable performance in the first "Karate Kid" that he landed a part as a backstabbing helicopter pilot in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle "Rambo: First Blood Part II." Throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s Kove worked steadily on a number of lesser known television shows and films, but consistently booked several projects each year.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story Unknown (Character) - 2021
82% 65% Max Reload and the Nether Blasters Gramps Jenkins (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day 13 Magnus Torvald (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bring Me a Dream Sheriff Jack Miller (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bare Knuckle Brawler Mike Calderon (Character) - 2019
81% 59% VFW Lou Clayton (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Karate Christmas Miracle Sam (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paint It Red Scabs (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garlic and Gunpowder Agent Tracey (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joker's Wild Graham Palace (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Bill Hickok: Swift Justice Rayord (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 24% 2 Lava 2 Lantula Colonel Jester (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 22% Assassin X Frank (Character) - 2016
40% 31% Traded Cavendish (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 50% The Dog Who Saved Summer Vernon (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 50% Six Gun Savior The Mentor (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Forever Carson (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Price for Freedom Ayatollah Khalkhali (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 60% Falcon Song Caspian (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Number Runner Bingo Brown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rice Girl Capt. Ron Williams (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 42% Tapped Out Principal Vanhorne (Character) - 2014
0% 56% Eternity: The Movie Barry Goldfield Sr. (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snapshot Jack Adams (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tumbleweed: A True Story Silver Bush (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 11% Friend Request Captain Meyers (Character) - 2013
11% 63% I'm in Love With a Church Girl Terry Edgemond (Character) $2.4M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reality Terror Night Othello Lazarus (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 47% Our Wild Hearts Grizz (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 87% Silent But Deadly Hodge (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assassin's Code Tony Brill (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 12% The Life Zone Randy Graves (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Fight John Cooper (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carmen's Kiss Drayton (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 22% Bare Knuckles Sonny Cool (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Jack Lund (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 23% Ballistica Riley (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 54% Beyond the Ring Uncle Patrick (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 27% Revamped Det. Reeger (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 24% Soft Target Jake Lawlor (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exit 38 Reese (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 39% The Veteran Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 31% Fallen Angels Daniels (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 11% Max Havoc: Ring of Fire Lt. Reynolds (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 15% Glass Trap Corrigan (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 10% Alien Lockdown Anslow (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Knight Zeff (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 33% The Hollywood Mom's Mystery Sandy Palumbo (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 0% Barbarian Munkar (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Taxi Driver (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 43% Hard Ground Flooyd (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trance Robert Leoni (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shattered Lies Tom Reynolds (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 50% Sting of the Black Scorpion Jack Ames/Firearm (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 41% Gentle Ben Cully (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Heavy Fire Father Brazinski (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 23% Crocodile 2: Death Swamp Roland (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Con Games Redick (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Payback Captain Peter James (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assault on Death Mountain Andy Powers (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere Land Hank (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thief and the Stripper Crow (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 16% Top of the World Carl (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joseph's Gift Thompsonn (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sliding Home Samuel J. Weber (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 70% Grizzly Mountain Marshal Jackson (Character) $340.6K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marksmen Samuel J. Weber (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 31% Assault on Devil's Island Andy Powers (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 27% Mercenary Phoenix (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 40% Without Mercy Wolf Larsen (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judge and Jury Michael Silvano (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Equinox Torman (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson John Dillinger (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 20% Uncivilized DeVoe (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lightning in a Bottle Duane Furber (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 65% Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Ed Ross (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Land Jabal (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 20% Death Match Paul Landis (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: The Return Isbecki (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 60% To Be the Best Rick Kulhane (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 11% Future Shock Dr. Langdon (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outfit Agent Baker (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet President's Target Sam Nicholson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 36% Project: Shadowchaser Desilva (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 50% Shootfighter: Fight to the Death Mr. Lee (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Firehawk Stewart (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Light Sean Craig (Character) - 1991
15% 35% The Karate Kid Part III John Kreese (Character) $36.8M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Higher Ground Rick Loden (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 39% Steele Justice John Steele (Character) $490.7K 1987
45% 51% The Karate Kid Part II Kreese (Character) $112.1M 1986
35% 60% Rambo: First Blood Part II Ericson (Character) $150.2M 1985
89% 82% The Karate Kid John Kreese (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 38% Cry for the Strangers Jeff (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yeagers Willie Yeager (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 69% Seven Skip (Character) - 1979
17% 49% The White Buffalo Jack McCall (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingston: The Power Play Unknown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 0% The Four Deuces Smokey Ross (Character) - 1975
83% 64% Death Race 2000 Nero the Hero (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 54% White Line Fever Clem (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Road Movie Weigh Station Cop (Character) - 1974
62% 50% Last House on the Left Deputy (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 59% Women in Revolt Marty (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
93% 92% Cobra Kai John Kreese (Character),
Kreese (Guest Star)
2021 2018
No Score Yet 86% The Goldbergs Master John (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Joe Tanner (Guest Star) 1994
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Mitch Raines/Goliath (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Time on Planet Earth Jesse (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey Det. Victor Isbecki (Character) 1982-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 61% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Willis Hines (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Guthrie (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Westworld Unknown (Guest Star)

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