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Martin Kove Biography

Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Actor, producer, director

Fast Facts

  • Is of Jewish descent
  • Wanted to be an actor after he participated in a play in fourth grade
  • Was supported by his parents to pursue his career in the entertainment industry
  • While he was filming the first Karate Kid, he trained martials arts under the guidance of Pat Johnson
  • Started his career as an actor in community theaters
  • Has several black belts in martials arts including Tiger Kenpo, Kendo, and Okinawa-te
  • Was named an honorary marshall of the suburban neighborhood Tarzana in Los Angeles



    • Rachel Kove -- Daughter
    • Vivienne Kove -- Ex-wife
    • Jesse Kove -- Son