'DWTS' Season 30: 'Cobra Kai' star Martin Kove may be paired with Britt Stewart
The 75-year-old will now switch from a karate stance and put on his dancing shoes to shake a leg on the ABC show
'Dancing with the Stars' Season 30 is back with some new faces and one of them is 'Cobra Kai' and 'The Karate Kid' star, Martin Kove, who's got an IMDb list that cements him as one of Hollywood's finest actors. The 75-year-old will now switch from a karate stance and put on his dancing shoes to shake a leg on the ABC show this September.
Kove is rumored to be paired up with Britt Stewart who finished sixth in the previous season after being paired with Johnny Weir. The renowned dancer has toured and performed alongside big names such as Florence and the Machine, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Annie Lenox, Selena Gomez, and Janet Jackson.
'Cobra Kai' star Martin Kove on 'DWTS'
Veteran actor Martin Kove is well known for his role of John Kreese as the Bad Sensei in 'The Karate Kid' movie series and, more recently, 'Cobra Kai', the martial arts drama that was a breakaway hit on Netflix. While he is predominantly known for action-oriented roles, Kove has also dabbled with different genres that include comedy, horror, and drama. He was also seen in Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'. One of the projects that thrust Kove into the limelight was 'Cagney & Lacey' in which he played Detective Victor Isbecki. He was part of the show until it ended in 1988. He also played a supporting role in Sylvester Stallone’s cult blockbuster, 'Rambo: First Blood Part II.'
The actor, however, is predicted to be the lowest-ranked on TVLine's list when it comes to predicting the winners this season. He is paired with Stewart, which the side described as a still relatively new face to DWTS' pro game. Kove had earlier spoken to MEAWW exclusively about his evolution as an actor. "I had a lot of things going back then... 'Cagney and Lacey' and 'The Karate Kid', 'Rambo' and there were just a lot of projects. Each movie gives you a new perspective," he said.
Kove admitted that there were traces of arrogance back then and he's matured a lot over the years. " You have a different point of view then and twenty five-thirty years later, you're a lot more mature and you're not as arrogant."
"Back in those days, I would take scripts and I thought I could fix them. They were just okay scripts and okay movies, and I would think I could pick them because I like the part and I thought, well... I'll just give a really good performance and that will enhance the movie and it never did," he admitted. "I was always kidding myself," he added, saying that he had done a lot of movies that way.
Only time will tell how he fares in Season 30 of 'DWTS' slated to premiere September 20 at 8/7c.