Martin Kove
Martin Kove
Celebrated Name: John Kreese
Real Name/Full Name: Martin Kove
Gender: Male
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: 6 March 1946
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.86 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Jesse Kove and Rachel Kove)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is  Martin Kove Gay?: No
Profession: Actor and martial artist.
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth in 2024: $4 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Martin Kove is an American actor and martial artist. Martin came into fame after his involvement in the Karate Kit as John Kreese. Martin played a role in two film series, The Karate kid I and Karate kid II.

Furthermore, Martin also participated in the 2018 television series Cobra Kai. The American actor has featured in many other films, the Death Race 2000 of 1975, Cagney and Lacy of 1988, and the First Blood II of 1985.

Maybe you know about Martin Kove very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Martin Kove’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Kove was born on 6 March 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Martin was raised together with his siblings by their parents. Furthermore, The American actor has Jewish descent. Sadly, the names of his siblings and parents are yet to be revealed. Notably, Martin grew up in a middle-class family which was contented with the little they owned.

Martin developed a passion for his career at a tender age and learned Okinawa-te Karate under black belt Gordon Doversola. Previously, Martin had worked as a math teacher at the Ward Melville High School. Consequently, Kove enrolled in acting classes and made several appearances on commercials, including the King Cobra Beer.

The details about the high school and college he attended are disclosed. Thus, we have not managed to access such information. We promise to keep you update once the information is out.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 6 March 1946, Martin Kove is 78 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.86 m tall, and weight is 80 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Martin Kove is one of the celebrities who keeps his romantic life private. Martin Kove has for the longest time held personal details about the women he has ever dated. Reportedly, none of his fans has details of any woman he has ever been in a relationship with. However, publicly, it is known that Martin got married to Vivienne Kove in 1981.

The couple was blessed with two children, Jesse Kove, and Rachel Kove. Unfortunately, after over twenty years of marriage, the couple decided to part ways and divorced in 2005. Interestingly, his children were born as twins, and one of them, Jesse, appeared in the Cobra Kai seasons 3 and 4.


Martin started his career in 1971 by a role in the Women Revolt Film of the same year. Later, he pursued his dreams and featured in the Cobra Kai, which became his breakthrough. Martin Kove also continued his engagement on the same series for the second and third seasons.

Notably, the prominent black belt Gordon Doversola Shihan was instrumental in his life as he taught him on the Okinawa-te Karate. It was a significant contribution to who Martin Kove would later become.

In 2007, Martin appeared in the ‘Sweep the Leg’ video as his caricature. A year later, Kove returned to play as John Kreese in the Cobra Kai YouTube premium of 2018. The series was a continuation of the Karate Kid series of 1984. Consequently, Martin became more famous.

In 2020, Netflix procured the series and made the third and fourth seasons.

In 2021, Dancing with the Stars announced him as one of the celebrities to be part of the Season 30 competition.

Awards & Achievements

Martin has not received any other awards except for the nomination he received in 2021 for the Dancing with the Stars show. However, it does not imply that Martin has not made significant records worth recognizing. Martin, on the contrary, has not been discouraged. Thus he continued to be a source of excitement and pleasure to many in the entertainment industry.

Net Worth & Salary of Martin Kove in 2024

Martin Kove Net Worth
Martin Kove Net Worth

Martin has gathered millions of dollars since the inception of his career. The American actor made great wealth from his significant deals with the Cobra Kai series Karate Kid. Consequently, Martin has an approximate net worth of $4 million as of July 2024.

As such, Martin lives in a well-furnished home. Also, his children had a good time being raised by such a wealthy man. Despite his age advancement, Martin Kove is still energetic and positive about advancing his career.

Martin Kove has had a successful career pursuit. No one would like to involve his efforts in something that would pay off later. From Martin’s story, it is clear that he is enjoying the fruit of his labor. Martin has become a source of inspiration to many young people, including his sons. We thus project that Martin will make more wealth in the coming days.


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