Martin Kove

1946 - Today

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Martin Kove (; born March 6, 1946) is an American actor and martial artist. He is best known for his role as John Kreese, the main antagonist of The Karate Kid (1984), a role he reprised in The Karate Kid Part II (1986), The Karate Kid Part III (1989), and the television series Cobra Kai (2018–present). Kove also appeared as Nero the Hero in Death Race 2000 (1975), and afterward as Clem in White Line Fever (1975). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Kove has received more than 4,687,075 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Martin Kove is the 1,118th most popular actor (up from 2,949th in 2019), the 1,999th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,753rd in 2019) and the 545th most popular Actor.

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  • 23

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  • 3.30

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  • 3.17

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Among actors, Martin Kove ranks 1,118 out of 9,996Before him are Joan Plowright, Basil Rathbone, Robert Ryan, John Nettles, Andy Whitfield, and Scott Adkins. After him are Marika Rökk, Countess Marie Larisch von Moennich, Haya Harareet, François Périer, Jim Parsons, and Jean Dujardin.

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Among people born in 1946, Martin Kove ranks 132Before him are Robert Mapplethorpe, Vuk Drašković, Elías Figueroa, Deepak Chopra, Rebiya Kadeer, and Billy Preston. After him are Linda Ronstadt, Pēteris Vasks, Laurent Fabius, Candice Bergen, Ellison Onizuka, and Mohamed Abdelaziz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Martin Kove ranks 1,999 out of 18,182Before him are David Crosby (1941), Phil Ochs (1940), Robert Ryan (1909), George Kelly (1905), Henry King (1886), and Aileen Wuornos (1956). After him are Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Harlow Shapley (1885), George Lakoff (1941), John Landis (1950), Peter Criss (1945), and Jim Henson (1936).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Martin Kove ranks 545Before him are Donald O'Connor (1925), Clara Bow (1905), Barbara Eden (1931), Tim Allen (1953), Tom Hulce (1953), and Robert Ryan (1909). After him are Jim Parsons (1973), Megan Fox (1986), Jamie Foxx (1967), James Whitmore (1921), Blythe Danner (1943), and Ruth Gordon (1896).

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