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      Martin Kove

      Martin Kove

      Highest Rated: 100% More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Mar 6, 1946

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Martin Kove has been in some of the most beloved movies and TV shows of the 1980s. Perhaps his best-known role came in "The Karate Kid" (1984) 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 "Rambo: First Blood Part II"(1985) and also "The Karate Kid Part II" (1986) and "The Karate Kid Part III" (1989). Kove went on to appear in other films such as " Falcon Song" (2014), "Assassin X" (2016), "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" (2019) and "Max Reload and the Nether Blasters" (2020). More recently he reprised his role as John Kreese in "Cobra Kai" (YouTube Red/Netflix, 2017- ).

      Highest rated movies

      The Karate Kid Max Reload and the Nether Blasters VFW
      Death Race 2000
      Last House on the Left
      The Karate Kid Part II Traded Rambo: First Blood Part II

      Photos

      BLOOD TIDE, Lydia Cornell, Lila Kedrova, Martin Kove, Jose Ferrer, 1982 THE KARATE KID, Martin Kove, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, 1984, (c) Columbia SIX GUN SAVIOR, from left: Lorraine Ziff, Martin Kove, Don Stark, Adam LeClair, Blaine Gray, Kaleo Griffith, Michelle Rose, Matthew Ziff, Maya Tremblay, 2015. © Screen Media Films BLOOD TIDE, Jose Ferrer, Lydia Cornell, Martin Kove, 1982 CROCODILE 2: DEATH SWAMP, Martin Kove, 2002. ©Lions Gate Films PRICE FOR FREEDOM, MARTIN KOVE (IN WHITE TURBAN), 2017. Criminal Minds, Martin Kove, 09/22/2005, ©CBS

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Taste of Love Glenn (Character) - 2024
      No Score Yet 57% Far Haven Ambrose Masse (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage: The Bigfoot Legend…Lives Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 3 Tickets to Paradise Felix (Character) - 2021
      100% 94% More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story Self - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bring Me a Dream Sheriff Jack Miller (Character) - 2020
      85% 61% 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 A Karate Christmas Miracle Sam (Character) - 2019
      83% 62% VFW Lou Clayton (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bare Knuckle Brawler Mike Calderon (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 26% 2 Lava 2 Lantula Colonel Jester (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Bill Hickok: Swift Justice Rayord (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 22% Assassin X Frank (Character) - 2016
      40% 31% Traded Cavendish (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Price for Freedom Ayatollah Khalkhali (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Forever Carson (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 50% Six Gun Savior The Mentor (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 57% The Dog Who Saved Summer Vernon (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rice Girl Capt. Ron Williams (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tumbleweed: A True Story Silver Bush (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Number Runner Bingo Brown (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Snapshot Jack Adams (Character) - 2014
      0% 56% Eternity: The Movie Barry Goldfield Sr. (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 43% Tapped Out Principal Vanhorne (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 60% Falcon Song Caspian (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 15% Friend Request Captain Meyers (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Reality Terror Night Othello Lazarus (Character) - 2013
      10% 64% I'm in Love With a Church Girl Terry Edgemond (Character) $2.4M 2013
      No Score Yet 50% Our Wild Hearts Grizz (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent But Deadly Hodge (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Fight John Cooper (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 12% The Life Zone Randy Graves (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Assassin's Code Tony Brill (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 21% Ballistica Riley (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Jack Lund (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 54% Beyond the Ring Uncle Patrick (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 10% Kiss of the Vampire Steven Miles (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 27% Revamped Det. Reeger (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 10% Max Havoc: Ring of Fire Lt. Reynolds (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 39% The Veteran Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 24% Soft Target Jake Lawlor (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Exit 38 Reese (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 31% Fallen Angels Daniels (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 19% 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 31% The Hollywood Mom's Mystery Sandy Palumbo (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Taxi Driver (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 43% Hard Ground Flooyd (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 0% Barbarian Munkar (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 41% Gentle Ben Cully (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 53% Sting of the Black Scorpion Jack Ames/Firearm (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 Trance Robert Leoni (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shattered Lies Tom Reynolds (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 Joseph's Gift Thompsonn (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 14% Top of the World Carl (Character) - 1998
      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 29% Assault on Devil's Island Andy Powers (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 27% Mercenary Phoenix (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sliding Home Samuel J. Weber (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 69% Grizzly Mountain Marshal Jackson (Character) $340.6K 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marksmen Samuel J. Weber (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judge and Jury Michael Silvano (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 43% Without Mercy Wolf Larsen (Character) - 1995
      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 No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: The Return Isbecki (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Land Jabal (Character) - 1994
      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 20% Death Match Paul Landis (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 65% Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Ed Ross (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 18% Future Shock Dr. Langdon (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 60% To Be the Best Rick Kulhane (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet President's Target Sam Nicholson (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outfit Agent Baker (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 29% Project: Shadowchaser Desilva (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 46% 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
      20% 40% Steele Justice John Steele (Character) $490.7K 1987
      45% 52% The Karate Kid Part II Kreese (Character) $112.1M 1986
      33% 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 71% Seven Skip (Character) - 1979
      17% 51% The White Buffalo Jack McCall (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingston: The Power Play Unknown (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 17% The Four Deuces Smokey Ross (Character) - 1975
      29% 54% White Line Fever Clem (Character) - 1975
      82% 63% Death Race 2000 Nero the Hero (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Road Movie Weigh Station Cop (Character) - 1974
      65% 50% Last House on the Left Deputy (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 58% Women in Revolt Marty (Character) - 1971

      TV

      Credit
      94% 92% Cobra Kai Kreese (Character),
      John Kreese (Guest Star)
      2018 2021-2022 2024
      No Score Yet 40% Barmageddon Guest 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2021
      No Score Yet 75% 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 67% 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
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silk Stalkings Director 1994
      82% 96% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 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 89% Murder, She Wrote Dr. Ellison (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 76% 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 Burl Slote (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)