Martin Kove - Rotten Tomatoes

Martin Kove

Highest Rated:   88% The Karate Kid (1984)
Lowest Rated:   0% Eternity: The Movie (2016)
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Like many New York actors, Martin Kove was willing to go unbilled to pick up extra paychecks in such East Coast-filmed efforts as Little Murders (1971) and Last House on the Left (1972). By 1984, Kove was pulling down third billing in such films as The Karate Kid, wherein he played Kreese, the "bad" karate expert who trained the film's principal heavy William Zabka for his bout against the simon-pure Ralph Macchio (Kove replaced Chuck Norris, who turned down the role of Kreese because he didn't want karate trainers to be shown in an unsympathetic light). Martin Kove's work on series TV has included the roles of detective Victor Isbecki on Cagney and Lacey and an extraterrestrial named Jesse on Hard Time on Planet Earth.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% VFW
  • Actor
2020
No Score Yet Elvis from Outer Space
  • Cool Cop
2020
No Score Yet D-Day
  • Actor
2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
  • Actor
2019
No Score Yet Bare Knuckle Brawler
  • Producer
  • Actor
2019
No Score Yet Bare Knuckle Brawler
  • Mike Calderon
2019
No Score Yet Paint It Red
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Paint It Red
  • Scabs
2018
No Score Yet Price for Freedom
  • Ayatollah Khalkhali
2017
No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs
  • Actor
2017
40% Traded
  • Cavendish
2016
0% Eternity: The Movie
  • Barry Goldfield, Sr.
2016
No Score Yet Joker's Wild
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet 2 Lava 2 Lantula!
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Assassin X
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Joker's Poltergeist
  • Graham Palace
2016
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hickok: Swift Justice
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Six Gun Savior
  • The Mentor
2015
No Score Yet Running Forever
  • Carson
2015
No Score Yet Tapped Out
  • Principal Vanhorne
2014
No Score Yet Falcon Song
  • Caspian
2014
No Score Yet Silent But Deadly
  • Hodge
2014
6% I'm In Love With A Church Girl
  • Terry Edgemond
$2.4M 2013
No Score Yet Reality Terror Night
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Our Wild Hearts
  • Grizz
2013
No Score Yet The Life Zone
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Great Fight
  • John Cooper
2011
40% Middle Men
  • U.S. Senator
$0.8M 2010
No Score Yet Bare Knuckles
  • Sonny Cool
2010
No Score Yet Carmen's Kiss
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Ballistica
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet War Wolves
  • Malick
2009
No Score Yet Assassins' Code
  • Tony Brill
2009
No Score Yet The Dead Sleep Easy
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Beyond the Ring
  • Uncle Patrick
2008
No Score Yet Chinaman's Chance (I Am Somebody)
  • Sheriff Jones
2008
No Score Yet Fallen Angels
  • Daniels
2007
0% Messages
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Veteran
  • Father Brazinski
2007
No Score Yet Immortally Yours (Kiss of the Vampire)
  • Steven Miles
2007
No Score Yet Revamped
  • Detective Reeger
2007
No Score Yet Exit 38
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Max Havoc 2: Ring of Fire
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet 7 Mummies
  • Kile
2006
No Score Yet Miracle at Sage Creek
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Crooked
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Hollywood Mom's Mystery
  • Sandy Palumbo
2004
No Score Yet Alien Lockdown
  • Col. Anslow
2004
No Score Yet Barbarians
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Illusion Infinity
  • Taxi Driver
2004
No Score Yet Miner's Massacre
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Hard Ground
  • Floyd
2003
No Score Yet Barbarian
  • Lord Munkar
2003
No Score Yet Sting of the Black Scorpion
  • Firearm
2002
No Score Yet Shattered Lies
  • Tom
2002
40% American Gun
  • Theodore Huntley
2002
No Score Yet Con Games
  • Redick
2001
No Score Yet Crocodile 2: Death Swamp
  • Roland
2001
No Score Yet Under Heavy Fire
  • Father Brazinski
2001
No Score Yet Going Back
  • Father Brazinski
2001
No Score Yet Final Payback
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Top of the World
  • Carl
1999
No Score Yet Judge & Jury
  • Michael Silvano
1999
No Score Yet Joseph's Gift
  • Thompsonn
1999
No Score Yet Final Payback
  • James
1999
No Score Yet Shadow Warriors 2: Hunt For The Death Merchant
  • Andy Powers
1998
No Score Yet The Waterfront
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Grizzly Mountain
  • Marshall Jackson
1997
No Score Yet Mercenary
  • Phoenix
1997
No Score Yet Shadow Warriors: Assault on Devil's Island
  • Andy Powers
1997
No Score Yet Timelock
  • Admiral Danny Teegs
1996
No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson
  • John Dillinger
1995
No Score Yet Final Equinox
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Without Mercy
  • Wolf Larsen
1995
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: The Return
  • Victor Isbecki
1994
44% Wyatt Earp
  • Ed Ross
1994
No Score Yet Uncivilized
  • DeVoe
1994
No Score Yet Gambler V: Playing for Keeps
  • Black Jack Ketchum
1994
No Score Yet Death Match
  • Paul Landis
1994
No Score Yet To Be the Best
  • Rick Kulhane
1993
No Score Yet Shootfighter: Fight to the Death
  • Lee
1993
No Score Yet The Outfit
  • Baker
1993
No Score Yet President's Target
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Without a Kiss Goodbye (Falsely Accused) (The Laurie Samuels Story)
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Future Shock
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Firehawk
  • Stewart
1992
No Score Yet Project: Shadowchaser
  • Desilva
1992
No Score Yet White Light
  • Sean Craig
1990
15% The Karate Kid, Part III
  • John Kreese
1989
No Score Yet Higher Ground
  • Rick Loden
1988
No Score Yet Steele Justice
  • John Steele
1987
42% The Karate Kid Part II
  • Kreese
1986
36% Rambo: First Blood Part II
  • Ericson
1985
88% The Karate Kid
  • Kreese
1984
No Score Yet Blood Tide (Demon Island) (The Red Tide) (Bloodtide)
  • Neil Grice
1982
No Score Yet Cry for the Strangers
  • Jeff
1982
No Score Yet Laboratory
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Seven
  • Skip
1979
17% The White Buffalo
  • Jack McCall
1977
No Score Yet Mr. Billion (The Windfall)
  • Texas Gambler
1977
No Score Yet White Line Fever
  • Clem
1975
No Score Yet Capone
  • Pete Gusenberg
1975
83% Death Race 2000
  • Nero the Hero
1975
No Score Yet The Wild Party
  • Editor
1975
No Score Yet The Four Deuces
  • Smokey Ross, the 'Deuce of Diamonds'
1975
33% Savages
  • Archie
1972
61% The Last House on the Left
  • Deputy
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% Cobra Kai
2018-2019
  • Sensei John Kreese
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
  • Master John
  • 2017
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • John Folkmore
  • 2015
No Score Yet V.I.P.
1998-2004
  • Frank Scornovacco
  • 1998
No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
1995-1999
  • Demetrius
  • 1995
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
  • Actor
  • 1995
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • Actor
  • 1993
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey
1982-1988
  • Det. Victor Isbecki
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Dr. Gary Ellison
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1985
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Sherwood
  • 1979
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • Joe Kirby
  • 1979
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
  • Jimmy
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
  • Rocky
  • 1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
  • Georgie
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
  • Harry Smick
  • 1977
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • Burl Slote
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Hines
  • 1976
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Guthrie
  • 1974

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