Following the original The Karate Kid
(1984), he performed in a memorable TV spot for King Cobra Beer. ("Don't let the smooth taste fool you!") Fred Williamson
did a very similar KC commercial around the same time.
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Marty Cove | Marty Kove
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[on one of his most famous characterizations, in The Karate Kid
(1984)] Over the years, kids have come up to me in places like supermarkets, and hit me and said things like, "You hurt Ralph [Ralph Macchio
]!" It makes me feel like the Darth Vader of the contemporary cinematic world. As "Sensei Jon Kreese," I'm truly hated and I love it. I had no idea how much anxiety people would be releasing by ...
Injured his hand during the fateful fight scene between his character, John Kreese, and Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid, Part II
(1986). The effects team ill-timed one of the car window shattering shots, causing Kove to inadvertently break the prop window with his own fist. He sustained several injuries to his hand but continued filming.