Vivienne Kove - Updated Sep 2023

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Vivienne Kove

Vivienne Kove is an actress, who is most popular for her presence in the films like “To All a Demented” (1980), “Goodnight” (1980), and “Terror on Tour” (1980). Moreover, Vivienne Kove is the ex-wife of the famous actor, Martin Kove.

Early Life

The beautiful actress was born in New Zealand. Her real name is Vivienne Lavinia Watson.  She later migrated to the United States. Looking at her appearance, she must be in her early fifties right now.

Likewise, the actress holds American nationality. Other than this, there is no more information regarding her personal life and her parents.

Vivienne Kove – Net Worth 2023

The beautiful actress has a net worth of around $700,000. Her primary income source was her acting career. As of now, it is not clear whether she works or not.

On the other hand, the successful actor, Martin Kove has a good net worth of $2 million. He has been earning all his wealth from his excellent acting career.

Relationship Status

Vivienne was previously married to the famous actor, Martin Kove. They were together from the year 1981 to 2005. From the marriage, together they are blessed with two children. They are a son, Jesse Kove, and a daughter, Rachel Olivia Kove.

Her son, Jesse is also a successful actor. He is mostly famous for his role in films such as “On Wings of an Eagle”, “As Night Comes”, “Axe Giant The Wrath of Paul Bunyan”, etc. As of now, he is dating a girl named Mary.

In addition, Martin posted an image of himself and his girlfriend on his social media account on his birthday in 2018. Back then, there were some rumors telling that Martin was gay.

However, from his present and also past romantic relationships, it is clear that he is a straight man. Although the actor tries to keep his personal information private, eventually it gets out to the public after some time.

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Caption: Vivienne Kove with her ex-husband (Source: Getty Images)

Body Measurements

Being an actress, Vivienne Kove is obviously very beautiful and has a well-maintained body. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and has a slim body type.

Although the actress has small in height, she seems very attractive and stunning with her well-maintained physique. Even in her forties age, she looks very beautiful and is slaying. Moreover, she has hazel-colored eyes with beautiful blonde hair.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about Vivienne’s career as an actress. The entertainer is normally recognized for her active presence in the movies such as To All a Demented, Goodnight, and Terror on Tour. She took part in all these three movies within the year 1980.

Unfortunately, she didn’t achieve mainstream success in her profession as an actress. Additionally, she hasn’t been active in the industry for a very long time. She has been very secretive. So, it is unknown what she is doing these days.

Now talking about his ex-husband’s career, he is a successful actor. Kove was present as Cully in Gentle Ben or Terror on the Mountain, Animal Planet, 2002, and Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain or Black Gold, Animal Planet, 2003.

He was present as George Baker in the temporary CBS series Code R in 1977. It was all about the emergency services such as fire, police, and ocean rescue in the California Channel Islands.

He collaborated with James Houghton, Tom Simcox, and Joan Freeman. Similarly, he was also present in the short-term science fiction series Hard Time on Planet Earth.

Also, he was present as a guest star on various TV programs which include Gunsmoke, Three for the Road, Kojak, Quincy, M. E., The Rockford Files, The Streets of San Francisco, The Incredible Hulk, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and also Black Scorpion.

Kove was a member of the 1982–1988 CBS television series Cagney & Lacey where he acted as Detective Victor Isbecki. In addition, Kove was seen in the 1984 most favored movie The Karate Kid where his role as Cobra Kai sensei John Kreese.

After playing an unfaithful helicopter pilot in the 1985 movie Rambo: First Blood Part II, he was again present as Kreese in the 1986 continuing The Karate Kid Part II, and the 1989 continuing The Karate Kid Part III.


Also, he learned Okinawa-te Karate under the remarkable black belt Gordon Doversola Shihan. Kove then was present in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues where his role was of a Shadow Assassin in Episode 3, Season 1. “Shadow Assassin”, which publicizing on 3 February 1993.

Also, in Episode 23, Season 2, which was publicized on January 26, 1994. Additionally, Kove made his presence in the 2007 music video for the song “Sweep the Leg”.

He had to caricature himself and John Kreese from The Karate Kid. He was present on Tosh.0 as his role was from The Karate Kid, John Kreese, where he takes off the last fight on the “Board Breaker Web Redemption”.

Finally, at the end of the act, Daniel Tosh, who was dressing as Mr. Miyagi, honks Kove’s nose, a character to Mr. Miyagi’s action in the scene at the start of The Karate Kid, Part II.

In the year 2017, Kove also did a caricature of The Karate Kid in Season 4, Episode 17 episode of The Goldbergs.

Then, Kove went back to his role as John Kreese for the YouTube Premium web series, Cobra Kai, a continuing series of the Karate Kid franchise set thirty-four years after the 1984 movie, in 2018.

The series was launched on May 2, 2018, and was got along with disapproving success. The show was remade for the 2nd season, which was out on April 24, 2019. Moreover, in June 2020, the series was bought by Netflix which would make a 3rd season.

After some months, in October 2020 a 4th season was made in advance.

In the year 2019, Kove again did the caricature of Karate Kid in an ad for QuickBooks, in which a kinder, gentler Kreese runs a “Koala Kai” dojo of preteen students who are inspired to “support the leg” and to give “more mercy”.

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Caption: Vivienne Kove with her ex-husband at an event (Source: Getty Images)

Vivienne Kove – Social Media

Now talking about the actress’s presence on the social media platform, she is not active there. The actress seems to be far away from the media.

She does not want any unnecessary attention from others. The actress is living her life peacefully without creating any trouble and rumors. On the other hand, her ex-husband is quite active on social media platforms. He quite often uploads any post there.