Martin Kove Net Worth: $3 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$3 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 6, 1946|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Martin Kove net worth is around $3 million. Martin Kove is a popular American actor. Martin Kove is well known for playing John Kreese in the “Karate Kid” universe.
He appeared in the first three films and reprised the role in the television series “Cobra Kai.” In 2019 Martin Kove parodied his John Kreese character in ad for QuickBooks.
Martin Kove Biography:
|Born||March 6, 1946 (age 76)|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, martial artist|
Martin Kove was born in Brooklyn, New York on 6 March 1947.
In 1977, Martin starred as George Baker in the television series Code R. Martin Kove appeared as Victor Isbecki in the TV series Cagney & Lacey from 1981 to 1988.
Martin Kove Movies Career:
From 1982-88, Martin Kove featured in the main cast of Cagney & Lacey as New York City Detective Victor Isbecki, a supporting role he reprised in subsequent television movies for the series.
During the same time, Martin starred in the 1984 hit movie The Karate Kid as Cobra Kai sensei John Kreese. Kreese’s fighting instruction of “no mercy” and to “sweep the leg” during the film’s karate tournament entered the American zeitgeist.
After appearing as a helicopter pilot in the 1985 film Rambo: First Blood Part II, Kove returned as Kreese for the 1986 sequel The Karate Kid Part II and the 1989 sequel The Karate Kid Part III.
Martin Kove studied Okinawa-te Karate under prominent black belt Gordon Doversola Shihan.
In 1989 Martin Kove starred as Jesse on the series Hard Time on Planet Earth. Kove has featured in several movies including The Last House on the Left, Cops and Robbers, Capone, Seven, The Karate Kid, Rambo: First Blood Part II, The Karate Kid, Part II, Steele Justice, The Karate Kid, Part III, Wyatt Earp, The Expendables and more.
Martin Kove has also appeared in TV series Gunsmoke, Kojak, The Incredible Hulk, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Renegade, Walker, Texas Ranger, Diagnosis Murder, Criminal Minds, and The Goldbergs.
Martin Kove was seen as a caricature of himself and John Kreese from The Karate Kid in the 2007 music video for No More Kings’ song “Sweep the Leg.”
In 2018, Kove reprised his role as John Kreese in Cobra Kai, a YouTube Premium web series after the 1984 film and based on the Karate Kid franchise. On May 2, 2018, the series was released to critical acclaim.
In April 2019, the show was renewed for a second season. Netflix bought the series in June 2020 and announced about the production of third season. A fourth season was renewed in advance in October 2020.
In September 2021, Martin Kove was one of the celebrities competing on season 30 of Dancing with the Stars. Kove and his professional dance partner, Britt Stewart, were the first couple to be eliminated.
Martin Kove has more than 200 acting credits to his name.
Martin Kove Children:
Martin Kove married actress Vivienne Kove in 1981. The actor and his wife, Vivienne, welcomed their twin son and daughter, Jesse and Rachel, after nearly a decade of marriage.
Jesse Kove has decided to pursue acting in the same way that his father did. Jesse Kove portrayed the young man who bullies the younger version of his father’s character, John Kreese, in flashbacks for seasons 3 and 4 of Cobra Kai. Jesse Kove is also supposed to appear in the forthcoming films A Taste of Love and Wyatt Earp. Jesse Kove has a total of over 25 film and television acting credits.
Rachel Kove (his daugther) has maintained a low public profile. Rachel has avoided the spotlight of acting for the most part.
The couple were married for 24 years before divorcing in 2005.