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 roles, 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 John Kreese, I'm truly hated and I love it. I had no idea how much anxiety people would be releasing by hating this ...
During the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s, Kove was a well-known television spokesman for King Cobra beer: "Don't let the smooth taste fool you." However, in more recent years, he has sworn off alcohol.