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Martin Kove

Martin Kove was born on March 6, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. Strong-featured, narrow-eyed actor who has portrayed a mixed bag of both good guys 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 ... See full bio »

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The Karate Kid
Cagney & Lacey
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 2018 The Highwayman (filming)
Roan Blackthorn
 2017 Bring Me a Dream (post-production)
Sheriff Jack Miller
 2016 Dark Games (completed)
Detective Dave Reinhart
 2016 Stuff It (announced)
Big Hank
 2016 Inferno by Dante (post-production)
Speaker - 8th Circle: Bertran De Born
 2016 Hospital Arrest (post-production)
Warden Jeffries
 2016 Assassin X
 2016 Six Gun Savior
The Mentor
 2016 Traded
 2016 Joker's Wild
Graham Palace
 2016/II Beyond the Game
 2015 Hardin
Mannen Clements Sr.
 2015 The Dog Who Saved Summer
 2015 Price for Freedom
Ayatollah Khalkhali
 2015 Running Forever
 2014 As Night Comes
 2014 Rice Girl
Captain Ron Williams
 2014/II Snapshot
Jack Adams
 2014 Tapped Out
Principal Vanhorne
 2014/I Red Sky
Navy Intel Commander
 2014 Eternity: The Movie
Barry Goldfield, Sr.
 2014 Falcon Song
 2014 Tumbleweed: A True Story
Silver Bush
 2013 Friend Request
Captain Meyers
 2013 Reality Terror Night
Othello Lazarus
 2013 Bare Knuckles
Sonny Cool
 2013 Jet Set
 2012 Silent But Deadly
 2011 Assassins' Code
Tony Brill
 2011 Savage
Jack Lund
 2011 The Great Fight
John Cooper
 2011 Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns
Highway Patrol
 2010 Carmen's Kiss
 2010 The Ascent
 2009 Ballistica
 2009 Immortally Yours
Steven Miles
 2008 Beyond the Ring
Uncle Patrick
 2007 Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter
Detective Karpov
 2007 The Dead Sleep Easy
Bob Depugh
 2007 Messages
DCI Collins
 2006 Fallen Angels
 2006 Max Havoc: Ring of Fire
Lt. Reynolds
 2006 Crooked
Jake Lawlor
 2006 A-List
Red Carpet Star
 2006 Seven Mummies
 2005 Miracle at Sage Creek
Jess (scenes deleted)
 2005 Glass Trap
 2004 Hollywood, It's a Dog's Life
The Clown / Martin Kove
 2003 Devil's Knight
 2002 Trance
Robert Leoni
 2002 Crocodile 2: Death Swamp
 2002 Shattered Lies
Tom Reynolds
 2001 Savage Season
 2001 Extreme Honor
 2001/II Going Back
Father Brazinski
 2001 Final Payback
Captain Peter James
 2000 Bad Guys
The Commander
 2000 Nowhere Land
 1998 Hyacinth
J. B. Walker
 1998 Joseph's Gift
 1998 The Waterfront
James Ricks
 1997 Sliding Home
Samuel J. Weber
 1997 Grizzly Mountain
Marshal Jackson
 1997/II Top of the World
 1996 Timelock
Admiral Teegs
 1996 Judge and Jury
Michael Silvano
 1995 Final Equinox
 1995 Without Mercy
Wolf Larsen
 1994 Death Match
Paul Landis
 1994 Savage Land
 1994 Endangered
 1994 Future Shock
Dr. Langdon
 1993 Lightning in a Bottle
Duane Furber
 1993 The Outfit
Agent Baker
 1991 White Light
Sean Craig
 1989 The Man from Nowhere
Sam Nicholson
 1982 Bloodtide
Neil Grice
 1982 Partners
Man in Phone Booth (uncredited)
 1980 Laboratory
 1979 Seven
 1977 Mr. Billion
Texas Gambler (uncredited)
 1975 White Line Fever
 1975 The Four Deuces
Smokey Ross - the 'Deuce of Diamonds'
 1975 Death Race 2000
Nero the Hero
 1975 The Wild Party
 1974 The Groove Tube
Butz Beer (as Marty Cove)
 1973 Cops and Robbers
Ambulance Attendant
 1972 Savages
Archie, a Bully
 1971 Women in Revolt
Marty (as Marty Kove)
 1971 Little Murders (uncredited)
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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


6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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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 »


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

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