Martin Kove posing for camera.

Martin Kove Wife, Age, Politics, Rambo, Movies and TV Shows

The veteran actor Martin Kove is constantly working in Hollywood for the past forty years. In his long career, he played all types of characters and impressed his viewers with his versatile acting.

Born Name Martin Kove
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York
Height 6 feet 1 Inch
Eye Color Blue
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Net Worth $2 Million
Weight 80 Kgs
Age 73 years old
Dating Mary Scavo Squire

Along with a sucessful career, Kove also maintained a healthy life. Know in detail about his significant another, Kids and family life in general:

Currently Dating?

The 73 years old actor Martin Kove is currently in a relationship with Mary Scavo Squire. She is the CEO of River Park Executive Suites.

The pair is open about their affair and attends public events together. Furthermore, the couple also regularly shares adorable pictures on their respective social media accounts.

Failed Marriage?

Kove was married to Vivienne Raymond Kove from 1981-2005. She was a production assistant by profession.

From this marriage, Kove is a parent of two children. The twins, Jesse Morgan Kove and Rachel Olivia Kove were born on November 2, 1990.
His son Jesse is an actor and producer. He is known for his work on First Day, Steve the Intern and This Is Our Christmas.

Martin’s daughter chose a different path and did not work in the film industry. Instead, she works at Home Care Recovery Solutions.

Fortune of Millions

Martin Kove holds an overall net worth of $2 million. He collected this wealth from his four-decade work in the entertainment industry.

In Kove’s long career, he is credited with 228 projects. Some of his well-known projects are Walker, Texas Ranger, Cagney &Lacey and Rambo: First Blood Part II.

The actor is, however, most remembered by fans for playing Sensei John Kreese in The Karate Kid film series.



Year Title Role Notes
1971 Little Murders Uncredited
1971 Women in Revolt Marty
1972 Savages Archie
1972 The Last House on the Left Deputy Harry
1973 Cops and Robbers Ambulance Attendant
1975 The Wild Party Editor
1975 Capone Pete Gusenberg
1975 Death Race 2000 Nero the Hero
1975 White Line Fever Clem
1976 The Four Deuces Smokey Ross
1977 The White Buffalo Jack McCall
1979 Seven Skip
1982 Blood Tide Neil Grice
1984 The Karate Kid Sensei John Kreese
1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II Michael Reed Ericson
1986 The Karate Kid Part II Sensei John Kreese
1987 Steele Justice John Steele
1989 The Karate Kid Part III Sensei John Kreese
1991 White Light Sean Craig
1992 Project Shadowchaser Desilva Direct-to-video
1992 Shootfighter: Fight to the Death Mr. Lee
1994 Wyatt Earp Ed Ross
1994 Frank and Jesse Uncredited
1994 Future Shock Dr. Langdon
1996 Timelock Admiral Danny Teegs
1996 Mercenary Phoenix
1998 Joseph’s Gift Thompsonn
2000 Nowhere Land Hank
2002 Crocodile 2: Death Swamp Roland
2002 Curse of the Forty-Niner Caleb
2004 Illusion Infinity Taxi Driver
2005 Glass Trap Corrigan
2005 Miracle at Sage Street Jess
2006 Max Havoc: Ring of Fire Lt. Reynolds
2007 The Dead Sleep Easy Bob Depugh
2008 Chinaman’s Chance: America’s Other Slaves Sheriff Jones
2009 Middle Men US Senator
2011 Savage Jack Lund
2011 The Life Zone Randy Graves
2014 Falcon Song Caspian
2014 Eternity: The Movie Barry Goldfield, Sr.
2014 Tapped Out Principal Vanhorne
2014 The Extendables
2015 The Dog Who Saved Summer Vernon
2016 Traded Cavendish
2016 Jokers Wild Graham Palace
2017 Bring Me A Dream Sheriff Jack Miller
2018 Paint It Red Scabs
2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Sheriff on Bounty Law
2019 VFW Lou Clayton


Year Title Role Episode(s)
1974 Gunsmoke Guthrie “In Performance of Duty”
1975 Three for the Road “The Rip-off”
1976 Kojak Burl Stole “Law Dance”
1976 The Streets of San Francisco Willis Hines “The Drop”
1977 The Rockford Files Harry Smick “Dirty Money, Black Light”
1977 Code R George Baker 12 episodes
1977 The San Pedro Beach Bums Denny Evans “The Shortest Yard”
1977–1978 We’ve Got Each Other Ken Redford 5 episodes
1978 The Incredible Hulk Henry “Rocky” Welsh “Final Round”
1978–1979 Barnaby Jones Greg Saunders, Stan Benson 2 episodes
1979 Quincy, M.E.
1978 Starsky and Hutch Jimmy “Birds of a Feather”;
1979 CHiPs Joe Kirby “The Death Challenge”; “Hot Wheels”
1980–1981 The Edge of Night Romeo Slade 16 episodes
1982 Cry for the Strangers Jeff Television film
1982–1988 Cagney & Lacey Victor Isbecki 113 episodes
1985 Murder, She Wrote Dr. Ellison “Armed Response”
1985 The Twilight Zone Joe “Opening Day”
1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth Jess 13 episodes
1993 Renegade Mitch Raines / Goliath 2 episodes
1993–1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Chi’Ru Master 2 episodes
1994 Cagney & Lacey: The Return Victor Isbecki Television film
1995 Walker, Texas Ranger Fred Kimble “Flashback”
1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Demetrius “The Mother of All Monsters”
1998–1999 Diagnosis: Murder Captain Walter Newman 3 episodes
2001 Under Heavy Fire Father Brazinski Television film
2001 Black Scorpion James Ames/Firearm “Armed and Dangerous”
2003 Hard Ground Floyd Television film
2003 Barbarian Munkar Television film
2009 War Wolves Malick Television film
2011 Tosh.0 John Kreese “Broad Breaker”
2015 Criminal Minds John Folkmore “Scream”
2017 The Goldbergs Master John “The Kara-Te Kid”
2018–present Cobra Kai John Kreese (Guest; season 1), (Main; Season 2-present)

Quick Facts: Martin Kove

  • Grew up in a Jewish household.
  • Known for furrowed brows.
  • Has black belts in Kendo, Okinawa-te and Tiger Kenpo.
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