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Thomas Ian Griffith on Bridging the Gap Between Karate Kid Part III and Cobra Kai

Spoilers ahead for the fourth season of Cobra Kai. When you imagine Terry Silver, the sadistic ponytailed karate teacher of The Karate Kid Part III, you probably picture a tall guy lounging in some sauna or bathtub, smoking a cigar and cackling maniacally as he plots the public humiliation of a teenager. In actor Thomas Ian Griffith’s hands, Terry was a gloriously over-the-top villain, but when Griffith returned to the role of Terry Silver for Cobra Kai, his character had been reenvisioned with something he never had before: real depth. The Netflix series’s fourth season has transformed Terry Silver from an amusingly cartoony psychopath to a more complicated, but equally engaging adversary.
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Cobra Kai Season 5 Terry Silver Story Teased By Thomas Ian Griffith

Thomas Ian Griffith, who plays Terry Silver in Cobra Kai, gives a glimpse of what’s in store for his character in season 5 of the popular series. Thomas Ian Griffith, who plays Terry Silver in Cobra Kai, gives a glimpse of what’s in store for his character in season 5 of the popular Netflix series. The sequel series to The Karate Kid premiered on YouTube in 2018 and saw stars William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, and Martin Kove reprise their career-defining roles as Johnny Lawrence, Daniel LaRusso, and John Kreese, respectively. Newcomers to the Karate Kid universe cast included Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Mary Mouser, Tanner Buchanan, Gianni DeCenzo, Jacob Bertrand, and Peyton List.
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‘Cobra Kai’ Star Thomas Ian Griffith Teases Chilling Terry Silver Future

Thomas Ian Griffith is right there with Cobra Kai fans: He can’t believe Terry Silver is back — and he is also loving every minute of the diabolical Karate Kid villain’s return. The popular Netflix series dropped its fourth season on New Year’s Eve and within days, it was among the top titles on the platform globally, per the streaming giant’s own metrics. Among the newest series cast members, Griffith is reprising his antagonist introduced in 1989’s Karate Kid Part III. And just like in that film, Terry Silver is here to make Daniel LaRusso’s life hell. Although Part III was not as...
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Cobra Kai season 5 spoilers: Thomas Ian Griffith on Terry Silver’s future

In our mind, there is little doubt that Thomas Ian Griffith is one of the stars of Cobra Kai season 4. If you think back to The Karate Kid: Part III, Terry Silver was hardly a multifaceted character. He was intense, over-the-top, and at times completely ridiculous. The film itself is extremely polarizing largely for that reason.
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Can Terry Silver Be Redeemed? 'Cobra Kai's Thomas Ian Griffith Weighs In

[Editor's note: The following contains spoilers for Cobra Kai Season 4.]I’ve watched The Karate Kid Part III more times than I can count. I’m well aware that Thomas Ian Griffith’s Terry Silver is a bad guy. However, I still found myself hopeful that he truly had found a better path at the beginning of Cobra Kai Season 4. But unfortunately, that doesn’t last long and those Karate Kid 3 qualities slowly reemerge. Ultimately, Terry stoops lower than ever, resorting back to manipulative and extremely brutal tactics. Even John Kreese (Martin Kove) can’t escape Terry’s wrath this time around.
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'Cobra Kai' Stars Share Thoughts on Thomas Ian Griffith Joining Season 4 of Netflix Series (Exclusive)

Cobra Kai is known for showing a lot of respect to The Karate Kid franchise, bringing back characters from the past. And in the fourth season, which premieres on Netflix Friday, the show will get a boost with the addition of Thomas Ian Griffith who played Terry Silver in The Karate Kid Part III. PopCulture.com caught with some of the Cobra Kai cast members and asked their thoughts of Griffith when he first arrived on set.
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'Cobra Kai' Star Thomas Ian Griffith Details Ralph Macchio Reunion in Season 4 (Exclusive)

Season 4 of Cobra Kai is right around the corner, and fans are ready to see the return of Terry Silver played by Thomas Ian Griffith. With Silver back in The Karate Kid story, this means Griffith is reunited with Ralph Macchio as the two worked together in The Karate Kid Part III. In an exclusive interview with PopCulture.com, Griffith explained how was it reuniting with Macchio ahead of the show's anticipated premiere this month.
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Thomas Ian Griffith Talks About Returning to the Role of Terry Silver in COBRA KAI

Fans are counting down the days to the release of the fourth season of Cobra Kai on Netflix. The third season ended with the promise of an epic showdown between Cobra Kai, now being run by John Kreese, and Daniel LaRusso’s Miyagi Do dojo, which has teamed up Johnny Lawrence’s newly established Eagle Fang. The final scene in the season also revealed that John Kreese has put in a call to an old friend, his Vietnam War comrade, Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith), who we haven’t seen since The Karate Kid Part III.
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'Cobra Kai': Thomas Ian Griffith Explains Why Returning as Terry Silver 'Clicked a Lot of Boxes' (Exclusive)

Season 4 of the Netflix series Cobra Kai premieres on New Year's Eve, and fans are excited to see the return of Terry Silver. Cobra Kai is a sequel series to The Karate Kid franchise, and Silver was the main antagonist in The Karate Kid Part III. PopCulture.com recently caught up with Thomas Ian Griffith who plays Silver, and he opened up about returning to a role he hasn't played in over 30 years.
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Cobra Kai season 4 spoilers: Thomas Ian Griffith on Terry Silver return

There are certainly a LOT of big things to get excited for about Cobra Kai season 4, but one generating big headlines is the return of Terry Silver. How can it not? We’re talking about a notorious name from The Karate Kit Part III and the originator of Cobra Kai in so many ways. He’s got a long history with John Kreese, and the two could be joining forces to stop Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso from destroying the iconic dojo for good.