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Martin Kove


New York born, strong featured, narrow eyed actor who has portrayed a mixed bag of both good and bad guys! First turned up on screen in several minor roles, and got himself noticed as the villainous "Nero The Hero" in the low budget road race Death Race 2000 (1975), and then as "Clem" the sadistic rigger, breaking Jan-Michael Vincent's ribs in ... See full bio »

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 2014 Trail's End (pre-production) (rumored)
 2014 The Chemist (pre-production)
Frank
  The Highwayman (filming)
Roan Blackthorn
 2015 Inferno by Dante (post-production)
Speaker - 8th Circle: Bertran De Born
 2014 Six Gun Savior (post-production)
The Mentor
 2014/II Mischief Night (completed)
Projectionist
 2014 Eternity: The Movie (completed)
Barry Goldfield, Sr.
  Stuff It (announced)
Big Hank
 2015 Joker's Wild
Graham Palace
 2014 Fallen Cards (TV Series)
Frederick Polk (2014)
 2014 Number Runner (Video)
Bingo Brown
 2014/II Snapshot
Jack Adams
 2014 Tapped Out
Principal Vanhorne
 2014 Falcon Song
Caspian
 2013 Reality Terror Night
Othello Lazarus
 2013 Sketchy (TV Series)
 2013 Our Wild Hearts (TV Movie)
Grizz
 2013 Friend Request
Captain Meyers
 2013 Jet Set
John
 2012 Tumbleweed: A True Story
Silver Bush
 2012 Silent But Deadly
Hodge
 2012 Smokewood (TV Movie)
Rex Burnett
 2011 Assassins' Code
Tony Brill
 2011 Dark Games
Detective Dave Reinhart
 2011 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
Cell Leader
 2011 The Life Zone
Randy Graves
 2011 The Great Fight
John Cooper
 2011 Tosh.0 (TV Series)
John Kreese
- Board Breaker (2011) ... John Kreese
 2011 Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns
Highway Patrol
 2010 Carmen's Kiss
Drayton
 2010 Bare Knuckles
Sonny Cool
 2010 The Grove (Short)
Shuffle - Mike
 2010 Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope (Short)
Speaker: 8th Circle - The Sowers of Discord
 2010 The Ascent
Lewis
 2009/I Savage
Jack Lund
 2009 Ballistica
Riley
 2009 War Wolves (TV Movie)
Malick
 2009 Immortally Yours
Steven Miles
 2008 Man of a Thousand Faces (Documentary)
J. Carrol Naish
 2008 Beyond the Ring
Uncle Patrick
 2008 Lost Warrior: Left Behind (Video)
Commander James Star
 2007 Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter
Detective Karpov
 2007 The Dead Sleep Easy (Video)
Bob Depugh
 2007 Revamped (Video)
Detective Reeger
 2007 Messages
DCI Collins
 2006 Exit 38 (Video)
Reese
 2006 Fallen Angels
Daniels
 2006 Max Havoc: Ring of Fire
Lt. Reynolds
 2006 Crooked
Jake Lawlor
 2006 A-List
Red Carpet Star
 2006 Seven Mummies
Kile
 2005 Miracle at Sage Creek
Jess (scenes deleted)
 2005 Glass Trap
Corrigan
 2004 Illusion Infinity
Taxi Driver
 2004 Alien Lockdown (TV Movie)
Anslow
 2004 Hollywood, It's a Dog's Life
The Clown / Martin Kove
 2003 Devil's Knight
Zeff
 2003 Rice Girl
Captain Ron Williams
 2003 Hard Ground (TV Movie)
Floyd
 2003 Barbarian (Video)
Munkar
 2003 Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain (TV Movie)
Cully
 2002 Sting of the Black Scorpion (Video)
Jack Ames / Firearm
 2002 Trance
Robert Leoni
 2002 Crocodile 2: Death Swamp
Roland
 2002 Gentle Ben (TV Movie)
Cully
 2002 Shattered Lies
Tom Reynolds
 2001 Savage Season
Frank
 2001 Con Games (Video)
Redick
 2001 Extreme Honor
Packard
 2001/II Going Back
Father Brazinski
 2001 Black Scorpion Returns (Video)
 2001 Final Payback
Captain Peter James
 2001 Black Scorpion (TV Series)
Jack Ames / Firearm
- Armed and Dangerous (2001) ... Jack Ames / Firearm
 2000 Bad Guys
The Commander
 2000 Nowhere Land
Hank
 2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp (TV Series)
- Cell Phone (2000)
 1998 Hyacinth
J. B. Walker
 1998 Joseph's Gift
Thompsonn
 1998 The Waterfront
James Ricks
 1998 V.I.P. (TV Series)
Mr. Scornabacho
- Bloody Val-entine (1998) ... Mr. Scornabacho
 1997 Sliding Home
Samuel J. Weber
 1997 Grizzly Mountain
Marshal Jackson
 1997/II Top of the World
Carl
 1996 Timelock
Admiral Danny Teegs
 1996 Judge and Jury
Michael Silvano
 1996 Without Mercy
Wolf Larsen
 1996 Mercenary (Video)
Phoenix
 1995 Final Equinox
Torman
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Fred Kimble
- Flashback (1995) ... Fred Kimble
 1994 Death Match
Paul Landis
 1994 Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (TV Movie)
Black Jack
 1994 Savage Land
Jabal
 1994 Endangered
DeVoe
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Joe Tanner
- Who Killed Nick Hazard? (1994) ... Joe Tanner
 1994 Future Shock
Dr. Langdon
 1993 Lightning in a Bottle
Duane Furber
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Detective
- Half-Way Horrible (1993) ... Detective
 1993 To Be the Best (Video)
Rick Kulhane
 1993 The Outfit
Agent Baker
 1993 Renegade (TV Series)
Mitch Raines / Goliath
- Fighting Cage: Part 2 (1993) ... Mitch Raines / Goliath
- Fighting Cage: Part 1 (1993) ... Mitch Raines / Goliath
 1993 Without a Kiss Goodbye (TV Movie)
 1993 Firehawk (Video)
Stewart
 1992 Shadowchaser (Video)
Desilva
 1991 White Light
Sean Craig
 1989 The Man from Nowhere
Sam Nicholson
 1988 Higher Ground (TV Movie)
Rick Loden
 1987 Steele Justice
John Steele
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Joe Farrell (segment "Opening Day")
- The Shadow Man/The Uncle Devil Show/Opening Day (1985) ... Joe Farrell (segment "Opening Day")
 1985 Wildside (TV Series)
Lyle Rainwood
- Don't Keep the Home Fires Burning (1985) ... Lyle Rainwood
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Dr. Ellison
- Armed Response (1985) ... Dr. Ellison
 1983 The Optimist (TV Series)
The Rival
- The Good, the Bad and the Nasty (1983) ... The Rival
 1982 Bloodtide
Neil Grice
 1982 Cry for the Strangers (TV Movie)
Jeff
 1980 Laboratory
 1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV Series)
Hell Hound Leader
- Savage Says: What Are Friends For? (1980) ... Hell Hound Leader
 1980 Beyond Westworld (TV Series)
Jack Edwards
- Take-Over (1980) ... Jack Edwards
 1979 A Man Called Sloane (TV Series)
- Lady Bug (1979)
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Sherwood
- Hot Wheels (1979) ... Sherwood
 1978-1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Stan Benson / Greg Saunders
- Girl on the Road (1979) ... Stan Benson
- Nest of Scorpions (1978) ... Greg Saunders
 1979 Seven
Skip
 1979 The Runaways (TV Series)
Mike
- Dreams of My Father (1979) ... Mike
 1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- Sky Trap (1979)
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Joe Kirby
- The Death Challenge (1979) ... Joe Kirby
 1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Jimmy Lucas
- Birds of a Feather (1979) ... Jimmy Lucas
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Henry 'Rocky' Welsh
- Final Round (1978) ... Henry 'Rocky' Welsh
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Georgie
- Sammy Davis, Jr. Kidnap Caper (1977) ... Georgie
 1977 Code R (TV Series)
George Baker
- Decisions (1977) ... George Baker
- The Aliens (1977)
- Black Out (1977)
- Grounded (1977)
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Pete Miller
- Mystery of the Solid Gold Kicker (1977) ... Pete Miller
 1977 The November Plan (TV Movie)
Stan
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Harry Smick
- Dirty Money, Black Light (1977) ... Harry Smick
 1977 Mr. Billion
Texas Gambler (uncredited)
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Willis Hines
- The Drop (1976) ... Willis Hines
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Burl Slote
- Law Dance (1976) ... Burl Slote
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
 1976 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Dealey
- Kingston (1976) ... Dealey
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Frank Harris
- Six Strings of Guilt (1976) ... Frank Harris
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Jimmy Jay
- Measure of Mercy (1975) ... Jimmy Jay
 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series)
- The Rip-off (1975)
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Bud Ewing
- The Deadly Missiles Caper (1975) ... Bud Ewing
 1975 White Line Fever
Clem
 1975 The Four Deuces
Smokey Ross - the 'Deuce of Diamonds'
 1975 Death Race 2000
Nero the Hero
 1975 The Wild Party
Editor
 1974 Rhoda (TV Series)
Gary
- Anything Wrong? (1974) ... Gary
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Guthrie
- In Performance of Duty (1974) ... Guthrie
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Joe Smith
- Downshift to Danger (1974) ... Joe Smith
 1974 The Groove Tube
Butz Beer (as Marty Cove)
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Punk
- This Must Be the Alamo (1974) ... Punk (uncredited)
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Officer #2
- Chief (1974) ... Officer #2
 1974 Road Movie
Weigh Station Cop
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Rollo
 1973 Cops and Robbers
Ambulance Attendant
 1972 Savages
Archie, a Bully
 1971 Women in Revolt
Marty (as Marty Kove)
 1971 Little Murders (uncredited)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Romeo Slade (1981)
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Other Works:

1970s: TV commercials for Irish Spring soap. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Marty Cove | Marty Kove

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

Has black belts in all of the following martial arts: Kendo; Okinawa-te; and Tiger Kenpo. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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