Martin Kove

1946 - Today

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Martin Kove (born c. 1945/1946) is an American actor and martial artist best known for The Karate Kid (1984), in which he played John Kreese, the head teacher of the Cobra Kai karate dojo. He reprised the role in two sequels, The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989) as well as the 2018 television sequel series Cobra Kai. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Kove has received more than 2,694,697 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Martin Kove is the 2,951st most popular actor (down from 2,221st in 2019), the 4,755th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,732nd in 2019) and the 1,445th most popular American Actor.

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  • 21

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  • 2.47

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  • 3.45

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Among actors, Martin Kove ranks 2,951 out of 10,030Before him are Luke Wilson, Richard Belzer, Eugenio Derbez, Brian Thompson, Yolande Moreau, and Vivi Bach. After him are Johanne Luise Heiberg, Jacques Dufilho, Brie Larson, Burak Özçivit, Kim Raver, and Julie Adams.

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Among people born in 1946, Martin Kove ranks 310Before him are Robert Gadocha, Hanan Ashrawi, Leszek Miller, Anatoliy Byshovets, Stuart Wilson, and Zülfü Livaneli. After him are Valentina Tolkunova, Henry Paulson, Steve Kanaly, Salif Keïta, Dragutin Šurbek, and Sonthi Boonyaratglin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Martin Kove ranks 4,755 out of 15,968Before him are Richard Belzer (1944), Odetta (1930), Brian Thompson (1959), Genie (1957), Chief Joseph (1840), and Vincent J. McMahon (1914). After him are Alexander H. Stephens (1812), Brie Larson (1989), Henry Paulson (1946), Ben Bradlee (1921), Robert M. Parker Jr. (1947), and Brian Kobilka (1955).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Martin Kove ranks 1,445Before him are Mary Elizabeth Winstead (1984), Van Johnson (1916), Adrienne Barbeau (1945), Luke Wilson (1971), Richard Belzer (1944), and Brian Thompson (1959). After him are Brie Larson (1989), Kim Raver (1969), Julie Adams (1926), Donna Murphy (1959), Carrie Snodgress (1945), and Michael Cudlitz (1964).

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