Martin Kove (March 6 1946) is an American actor who has appeared in both feature films and television series.
His best known roles may have been on the 1980s hit TV series Cagney & Lacey as Det. Victor Isbecki and in the 1984 hit film The Karate Kid as Cobra Kai Sensei John Kreese. He reprised his role as Kreese in the 1986 hit sequel The Karate Kid, Part II and the 1989 sequel The Karate Kid, Part III. In 1985, Kove played a mercenary helicopter pilot in Rambo: First Blood Part II.
Kove has starred in the short-lived television series Code R and Hard Time on Planet Earth and has made guest appearances on several television programs including Gunsmoke, Kojak, The Incredible Hulk, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Black Scorpion. In 2007, Kove appeared in the No More Kings video, Sweep The Leg, in a parody of his Karate Kid character.
Kove has been married to Vivienne Kove since 1981. In 1990, they welcomed twins, a boy named Jesse and girl named Rachel.
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He taught him the secret to karate lies in the mind and heart. Not in the hands.
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Martin Kove was born in Brooklyn, New York, New York