Martin Kove is an American actor who is best known for his role as John Kreese in the "Karate Kid" film franchise and the Netflix series "Cobra Kai." Kove has been seen smoking cigars in some of his film and TV appearances, and he is also known to be a cigar enthusiast in real life.
In a 2020 interview with Cigar Aficionado, Kove discussed his love of cigars and how he got started smoking them. He recalled a trip to the Dominican Republic where he was introduced to premium cigars by a local cigar maker, and he has been a fan ever since.
Kove also discussed how smoking cigars has become a social activity for him, and how he enjoys smoking them with friends and fellow cigar enthusiasts. He particularly enjoys smoking cigars on the golf course, as he finds it to be a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend time outdoors.
In addition to his love of cigars, Kove is also an active philanthropist and has worked with several charities over the years. He has also been involved in a number of acting projects outside of the "Karate Kid" franchise, including roles in films such as "Rambo: First Blood Part II" and "The Last House on the Left," as well as TV shows like "Cagney & Lacey" and "Hawaii Five-O."