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.