Martin Kove is an American actor whose career began in the 1970s, beginning with the 1971 film Little Murders. During this period, he also had notable roles on the TV shows Code R and We’ve Got Each Other. In the 1980s, he became known for starring as Victor Isbecki in the CBS series Cagney & Lacey. At the same time, he also gained popularity for his role as Sensei John Kreese in The Karate Kid films. He also starred as Michael Reed Ericson in the film Rambo: First Blood Part II. He recently appeared in the 2019 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He also reprised his role as John Kreese in the web series based in The Karate Kid films, Cobra Kai.