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Martin Kove

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The Resume

    (March 6, 1947- )
    Acted in 'The Karate Kid,' 'The Karate Kid Part II,' 'The Karate Kid Part III,' 'Mr. Billion,' 'Rambo: First Blood Part II,' 'The Sky Trap,' 'Joseph's Gift,' 'Barbarian' and 'Grizzly Mountain'
    Appeared in television shows 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Starsky and Hutch,' 'Quincy,' 'CHiPS,' 'Diagnosis Murder' and 'Walker, Texas Ranger'

Why he might be annoying:

    He will be known forever as the evil karate teacher John Kreese from the Karate Kid series.
    He managed to snag another paycheck from Karate Kid Part II, although he mostly appeared in archive footage as a flashback from the first Karate Kid.
    He is typecast as a heavy or military type.
    He's appeared in a huge library of movies and television shows, yet he has not found his big break.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is a Vietnam veteran!
    He is close buddies with Gene Simmons of Kiss.
    He did a great job portraying the menacing, evil karate teacher in Karate Kid.
    He has many great scenes in the Karate Kid series, including the fight with Mr. Miyagi in the parking lot.
    He is the marshal of the town of Tarzana, California, home of the author of 'Tarzan.'

Credit: Big Papa

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 159 Votes: 52.20% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 67 Votes: 43.28% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 8 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 25 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 35.29% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 39 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 29 Votes: 62.07% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 65 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 112 Votes: 53.57% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 228 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 327 Votes: 43.43% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 117 Votes: 41.03% Annoying