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Martin Kove

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Born on March 6th, 1946 (Pisces) in Brooklyn, New York, USA


187 cm (6' 2")

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Martin Kove Trivia

Honorary marshal of Tarzana, California
During the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s, Kove was a well-known television spokesman for King Cobra beer: "Don't let the smooth taste fool you." However, in more recent years, he has sworn off alcohol.
Father of twins: son Jesse Kove and daughter Rachel Kove with his wife Vivienne Kove.
Has black belts in all of the following martial arts: Kendo, Okinawa-te and Tiger Kenpo.
Injured his hand during the fateful fight scene between his character, John Kreese, and Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid Part II (1986). The effects team ill-timed one of the car window shattering shots, causing Kove to inadvertently break the prop window with his own fist. He sustained several injuries to his hand but continued filming.

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Martin Kove Awards

Martin Kove won 6 awards:
  • Winner — Atlantic City Cinefest (2009)
  • Winner — Best Actor: VFW (2019)
  • Winner — Golden Boot Awards (2007)
  • Winner — Best Supporting Actor: The Ascent (2013)
  • Winner — Catalina Film Festival (2020)
  • Winner — Best Supporting Actor   ( (short film)): The Roommates (2020)

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