Martin Kove

Martin Kove

actor, producer, director

Martin Kove was born on Mar 06, 1947 in USA. Martin Kove's big-screen debut came with Little Murders directed by Alan Arkin in 1971, strarring Checkpoint Police Officer (uncredited). Martin Kove is known for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood directed by Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth. Martin Kove has got 9 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Martin Kove achieved is Golden Reel International Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Martin Kove plays is Dante's Hell which will be released on Nov 24, 2023.

Martin Kove was born on March 6, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. Strong-featured, narrow-eyed actor who has portrayed a mixed bag of both good guys and bad guys. He first turned up on screen in several minor roles, and was noticed as the villainous Nero the Hero in the low-budget road race La course à la mort de l'an 2000 (1975), and then as Clem the sadistic rigger, breaking Jan-Michael Vincent's ribs in La route de la violence (1975). He cropped up on the television series Cagney et Lacey (1981) portraying honest Police Detective Isbecki, and then ended up on the wrong side of a rampaging Sylvester Stallone in Rambo II : La Mission (1985).Kove probably scored his greatest visibility to the public in the hugely successful Le moment de vérité (1984) in which he played John Kreese, the head instructor of the Cobra Kai karate school. He reprised the role in the two sequels, Karate kid: Le Moment de vérité II (1986) and Karate kid 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 television guest roles.

  • Birthday

    Mar 06, 1947
  • Place of Birth

    Brooklyn, New York, USA

Known For


9 wins & 3 nominations

Golden Reel International Film Festival
Best Ensemble Cast
Winner - April Award
Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festival
Best Acting Ensemble
Winner - Jury Prize
The Roommates (2019)
Best Actor Short Film
Winner - Jury Prize
The Roommates (2019)
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows