What is Martin Kove Net Worth?

Martin Kove Net Worth is US$ 2 Million as of 2022.

Net WorthUS$ 2 Million
Born:March 6, 1946 (78 Years)
Also known asMarty
Height6’ 1’”
Birth placeBrooklyn, New York, The United States
Country of OriginUnited States of America
Source of WealthActor, Director, Producer, Voiceover Artist
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseVivienne Kove (1981-2005)
ChildrenRachel Olivia Kove, Jesse Morgan Kove
Famous ForJohn Kreese in “The Karate Kid” film (1984)


Martin Kove is an American actor, popular for his role as John Kreese in “The Karate Kid (1984).” A Hollywood actor who has appeared in various films and series. He is also most recognized for his work in movies including “Rambo: The First Blood Part II (1985)” and TV series like “Cagney and Lacey.” Martin Kove has earned from his acting as well as martial arts career. Apart from acting, he is a media personality. Martin hosts his podcast, Kicking It with his son and daughter. Martin has a net worth of US$ 2 million as of October 2022.



Martin began his acting career in supporting roles in movies like “Savages” and “The Wild Party” after relocating to Los Angeles to pursue a professional acting career.


He earned the first major supporting role of his career.


He was cast in a supporting role in the British horror movie titled “Blood Tide.”


He achieved a career breakthrough by playing the role of john kreese in the film “The Karate Kid.”


He starred in “Rambo: First Blood part II.”

Early Life

The American actor Martin Kove was born in Brooklyn, New York on 6th March 1946. He was raised in a Jewish family. As a child, He was a martial arts lover and has learned many martial arts forms. In 1981, Martin Kove married Vivienne Kove and in 2005, they got a divorce. The couple had twins, Jesse and Rachel. Jesse is also an actor. Martin completed high school graduation from Valley Stream Central School. He later enrolled at the ITT Technical Institute in Maumee. After graduation, He began working at the Ward Melville High School as a math teacher. Then he moved to Los Angeles to start a career in acting.


Martin Kove is a popular actor, director, and martial artist. He is also a stage actor. In 1970, Martin Kove moved to Los Angeles to start his professional acting career. He began acting doing supporting roles in movies including “Savages,” “Capone,” and “The Wild Party.” He also played a small role as Marty in “Women in Revolt.” After a few years, he played roles in Movies such as “The Last House on the Left,” and “Cops and Robbers.” In 1984, He appeared in the hit film “The Karate Kid” as John Kreese. He is most famous for this role. Later, he played the role of “The Karate Part II and III.” He starred in a few other blockbuster movies. He also had roles in “Rambo: First Blood,” “Wyatt Earp” and many more.

Martin began receiving Television show offers and he made his television debut in the mid-1970s as Guthrie in the American series “Gunsmoke.” He later played small guest roles in single episodes of drama such as “The Rockford Files” and “The Streets of San Francisco.” He got his first major supporting role in the “Code R” adventure series. He took a break from playing serious roles and he played the role in the American sitcom “We’ve Got Each Other.”

In this, he played a supporting role as Ken Redford. However, due to low ratings, the sitcom was canceled after only 13 episodes. He also worked in the Emmy-winning television series “Cagney and Lacey,” from 1982 to 1988, as a police detective. In 1987, He worked in the first lead role of his career in the film “Steele Justice.” He also starred in the lead role in “Hard Time on Planet Earth” as Jesse.

Martin Kove is a board member of the Met Theatre. He has performed at Author services and directed. Martin completed at least 50 Movies in his career. He participated in the “Dancing with the Stars” in September 2021.

Martin Kove Net Worth Growth

Martin Kove’s estimated net worth as of 2022 is US$ 2 million. His acting career has contributed the majority of his earnings.


  • The Karate Kid (1984)
  • Cagney & Lacey (1982-1988)
  • Tapped Out (2014)
  • Rambo: First Blood part II (1985)
  • Brooklyn Horror Film Award for Best Actor (2019)
  • Golden Boot Award (2007)

Favorite Quotes from Martin Kove

Favorite Quote 1 from Martin Kove

“From the moment I got to Hollywood, I’ve always felt like I never really got to do what I wanted to do. In general, artists feel that you’re never really allowed to accomplish what you would like to accomplish because there’s just so much of this system that gets in the way, the business gets in the way of the art.”

Martin Kove
Favorite Quote 2 from Martin Kove

“We do not train to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. Here, in the streets, in competition: A man confronts you, he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy.”

Martin Kove
Favorite Quote 3 from Martin Kove

“Certainly in the movie business there are bullies all over – bullies in the distribution business, exhibition business, production. Fine-tuning adult bullying is different. When a bully is an adult, it’s a whole different set of colors.”

Martin Kove
Favorite Quote 4 from Martin Kove

“The Karate Kid’ was just lightning in a bottle. The second movie is a very worthy sequel, because you got to explore the Okinawan culture and learned about Miyagi’s life. The third, as is always the case, was made because the second one made a lot of money.”

Martin Kove

Frequently Asked Questions

How old is Martin Kove?

Martin Kove was born on 6 March 1946.  According to birth date, his age is 76 years as of 2022.

Who is Martin Kove?

Martin Kove is a popular American actor and martial artist as well as director.

How much is Martin Kove’s net worth?

Martin has net worth is around US$ 2 million as of 2022.


Martin Kove is a Hollywood actor as well as a martial artist. He is popular for playing the role in the film “The Karate Kid (1984)” as John Kreese. In 2018, He received the offer of the TV series Cobra Kai. Martin has over two hundred credits of appearances in many movies and series. He is also a media personality. He acted in films such as “Capone (1975),” “Rambo: First Blood Part II” and “Karate Kid Part II and III.” Recently, he participated in the “Dancing with the Stars (2021)” TV series.