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Martin Kove’s Net Worth in 2024 – Bio, Age, Wife, Kids

Martin Kove‘s Net Worth in 2024: $2 million

Full NameMartin Kove
Nick Name Marty
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, United States
Birthday6 March 1946
Age77 years (as of 2024)
Sun SignPisces
Occupation Actor, Voiceover Artist, Director, Producer
Net Worth in 2024$2 million
SpouseVivienne Kove (m. 1981–2005)
Children 2
SonJesse Kove
DaughterRachel Olivia Kove
Info UpdatedJuly 2024

Who is Martin Kove? Know Everything about Martin Kove

Martin Kove is a 77-year-old American actor and martial artist. He is well known for starring John Kreese in an American martial arts drama film franchise, The Karate Kid (1984).

As of July 2024, Martin Kove’s net worth is $2 million.

Martin made his acting debut by starring in films such as Little Murders (1971) and Women in Revolt (1971).

From 1982 to 1988, his work got recognized in a television series, Cagney & Lacey, as New York City detective Victor Isbecki.

Aside from this, he also appeared in Death Race 2000 (1975), White Line Fever (1975), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), The Extendables (2014), and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).

In 2018, Martin reprised his role of Kreese for the YouTube Premium web series Cobra Kai. Two years later, Netflix purchased the series for releasing its third and fourth seasons.

Kove recently appeared as a contestant in the 30th season of an American dance competition television series, Dancing with the Stars, in 2021.

Martin Kove’s Age & Birthday

Martin was born on 6th March 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, as Martin Kove. According to his date of birth, Martin Kove is 77 years old.

He was born and raised in a Jewish family as an only child.

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As a kid, Martin was a martial arts enthusiast and has learned numerous martial arts forms.

After graduation, he became a substitute maths teacher at the Ward Melville High School in New York.

However, he later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

For The Karate Kid film, Martin started training under black belt Gordon Doversola Shihan to study Okinawa-te Karate.


Martin Kove attended Valley Stream Central High School for his studies. He later got enrolled at the IIT Technical Institute in Maumee.

After graduation, Martin started working as a maths teacher.

What is Martin Kove’s Net Worth?

Martin Kove‘s Net Worth:
$2 Million

Martin Kove has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of July 2024. He has earned all his wealth from his acting and martial arts career.

Throughout his career, Kove has over 200 credits of appearances in numerous films and television series.

Aside from acting, Kove is a media personality. He hosts his podcast, Kicking It with the Koves, with his son Jesse and daughter Rachel.

Moreover, he teamed up with LiveOn-owned audio platform PodcastOne, to launch Cobra Koves.

How did Martin Kove earn millions?

What is Martin Kove’s Net Worth in 2024 and How Does he Make His Money?
Martin Kove’s Net Worth

Career Journey

In the 1970s, Martin Kove began his acting career doing supporting roles in films such as Savages, The Wild Party, and Capone.

Over the next few years, he starred in films such as The Last House on the Left, Cops and Robbers, and White Line Fever.

In 1984, Kove achieved a career breakthrough by playing the role of John Kreese in the cult classic film The Karate Kid.

He later reprised the role for The Karate Kid Part II and The Karate Kid Part III.

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Work in TV series

Aside from film work, Martin also appeared in TV series

  • Code R (1977)
  • Charlie’s Angels (1977)
  • The Edge of Night (1980-81)
  • Renegade (1993)
  • Barbarian (2003)

He also starred in the Emmy-winning TV series Cagney & Lacey, for six years, from 1982 to 1988, as detective Victor Isbecki.

Kove has notched over 100 film appearances and numerous TV guest roles in the action/thriller genre.

Moreover, Martin is a board member of the Met Theater. He has directed and performed at Author Services, Inc. in three western shows.

Some of his stage work appearances are with The Lama Theater Company, The Lincoln Center Repertory Company, the Burbage Theater, The Zephyr Theater in Los Angeles, CSC Repertory Company in New York, and Will Greer Amphitheater.

In 2018, Martin returned to the role of John Kreese for the YouTube Premium series Cobra Kai. Netflix purchased the series in 2020 and released its third and fourth seasons.

In September 2021, Kove participated in the 30th season of Dancing with the Stars. Unfortunately, he and his partner Britt Stewart got eliminated in the first round.

Martin Kove’s Wife & Kids

Martin Kove married Vivienne Kove in 1981. Vivienne is a New Zealand-born actress.

She gave birth to Kove’s twins in 1990. The twins are named Jesse and Rachel.

However, they got divorced in 2005 after 24 years of togetherness.

Martin’s son Jesse is also an actor. He acted in almost 25 films and television series. Recently, Jesse did films such as A Taste of Love and Wyatt Earp.

On the other side, Rachel Kove avoids being in the spotlight and has maintained a low public profile.

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Social Media Profiles

He is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

He has more than 122.8K followers on his Twitter profile (@MartinKove), over 1 million followers on his Instagram account (@martinkove), and more than 108K followers on Facebook as of 1 July 2024.





Martin Kove is a New York-based actor and martial artist. He is famous for starring John Kreese in the John G. Avildsen’s directed The Karate Kid (1984).

However, he first turned up on screen in several minor roles but managed to grab the opportunity through his efforts and hard work.

His character of Kreese brought him fame, thus reprising the role in the two sequels of The Karate Kid franchise. In 2018, Kove also received the offer of the television series Cobra Kai.

In 2020, Netflix purchased the series launching its third and fourth seasons on the internet. They are also planning for the fifth season of Cobra Kai.

Recently, Kove participated in the Dancing with the Stars (2021) television series. He is also hosting his podcast, Kicking It with the Koves.

As of 2024, Martin Kove’s net worth is more than $2 million.

Quick Info

Who is Martin Kove?

Born on 6 March 1946, Martin Kove is 77 years old American actor and martial artist.

When did Martin Kove get married?

Martin Kove married to Vivienne Kove in 1981 to whom he was married for 24 years. They divorced in 2005.

How many kids does Martin Kove have?

Martin Kove has 2 kids from his ex-wife, Vivienne.

What’s Martin Kove’s worth in 2021?

The net worth of Martin Kove in 2021 is estimated at $1.3 million.

How Much Is Martin Kove’s Net Worth?

Martin Kove has an estimated net worth of $2 Million as of 2024.

How old is Martin Kove?

According to his birthdate on 6 March 1946, Martin Kove’s age is 77 years as of Jan 2024.

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