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Mark Dacascos

Biography

Movie acting professional who became recognized to viewers for his style skills. He offers made an appearance on Hawaii Five-0, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, and Mortal Kombat: Legacy. He was a champ martial designer who competed all over the world before going after a profession in performing. He is at the 9th time of year for dancing using the celebrities and became Chairman for Television show Iron Chef. He wedded celebrity Julie Condra in 1998 after co-starring with her in Crying Freeman. He offers three children called Makoa, Noelani and Kapono. Another popular Hawaii-born actor is definitely Austin Peck.

Quick Facts


Full Name Mark Dacascos
Date Of Birth February 26, 1964
Place Of Birth Honolulu, HI
Height 1.75 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Portland State University
Nationality American
Spouse Julie Condra
Children Makoa Dacascos, Noelani Dacascos, Kapono Dacascos
Parents Al Dacascos, Moriko McVey-Murray
Siblings Craig Ribeiro, Jaclyn Dacascos, Vanessa Dacascos
Movies Crying Freeman, Only the Strong, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Cradle 2 the Grave, Drive, Instinct to Kill, Double Dragon, American Samurai, Kickboxer 5, Code Name: The Cleaner, I Am Omega, Boogie Boy, China Strike Force, No Code of Conduct, Showdown in Manila, Alien Agent, The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, Roger Corman's Operation Rogue, Wolvesbayne, Only the Brave, Scorcher, The Base, Shadows in Paradise, Solar Attack, Nomad, Serbian Scars, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point, The Extendables, DNA, Dragstrip Girl, Secret of the Sultan, Final Approach, Deathline, The Hunt for Eagle One, Sanctuary, Sabotage, Deadly Past, Roosters, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven
TV Shows Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef, Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, The Legend of Bruce Lee, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii Five-0, Dancing with the Stars, Iron Chef Australia
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#Fact
1 Currently appearing on Iron Chef America: The Series (2005) as "The Chairman". [April 2005]
2 Westlake Village, California [May 2009]
3 Has finished shooting one movie due this year [Only the Brave (2006)]; working on another [_Rahan (2006)_]. [April 2005]
4 Has finished shooting two movies due this year Nomad: The Warrior (2005) and Code Name: The Cleaner (2007). [October 2006]
5 Stepson of Melveen Leed.
6 Ex-stepson of martial artist/actress Malia Bernal.
7 Hometown is Honolulu, Hawaii.
8 He participated in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars (2005), partnering with Lacey Schwimmer. They made it to week 7 where Lacey unfortunately got sick, forcing Mark at short notice to dance with a new partner, Anna Trebunskaya, leading to a low score and eventual elimination.
9 He met his wife Julie Condra during the shooting of Crying Freeman (1995) where they fittingly played a couple falling in love. They have two sons, Makoa and Kapono, and a daughter, Noelani.
10 Wore a wig for his role of "Eric Draven" on the TV series, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998).
11 Mark was educated at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he majored in Chinese and drama.
12 Trained in Wun Hop Huen Do (It's a combination fist-arts style that derives from Kajukenbo (Karate, Judo Jujitsu, Kenpo, and Chinese & Western Boxing) and Chin Na, Shui Jao, Tai Chi and Capoeira.
13 Worked for 8 months on the ABC soap General Hospital (1963) as a police cadet, along with actors Alan Baltes and Jack Wagner.
14 Plays "The Chairman", on Iron Chef America: The Series (2005) on the Food Network, the fictional nephew of Takeshi Kaga, "Chairman Kaga" of the original Japanese series of Iron Chef programs.
15 Special skills: Chinese Kung Fu, basic Capoeira, tumbling, surfing, snow boarding, drums.
16 He speaks English, German, basic Mandarin and French.
17 Was considered for the role of Bruce Lee in the movie Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993).
18 Al Dacascos (father) is of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry; Moriko McVey (mother) is of Irish and Japanese ancestry.
19 Son, with Julie Condra, was born on 31 December 2000 in Oahu, Hawaii. He was named Makoa Dacascos.
20 Birth mother is Moriko McVey. Raised by ex-stepmother, Malia Bernal.
21 His father, Al Dacascos, is a martial arts instructor.
22 1973 -- Long Beach Internationals -- First Place -- Pee Wee
23 1980 -- Long Beach Internationals -- First Place -- Brown Belt Division -- Forms
24 1980 -- Hamburg Karate Championships -- First Place -- Junior
25 1982 -- Hamburg Karate Championships -- First Place -- Junior Division
26 1982 -- Italian Kung Fu and Karate Championships -- First Place -- Lightweight -- Brown Belt Division
27 1982 -- European Kung Fu and Karate Championships -- First Place -- Lightweight -- Brown Belt Division
28 World renowned Martial Artist, among his achievements:


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Garrison 7: The Fallen 2018 pre-production
Maximum Impact 2016 post-production Tony Lin
Ultimate Justice 2016 completed Gustav-Ferdinand 'Gus' von Behren
Changing Lives filming
Lucifer 2016 TV Series Kimo Vanzandt
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2015-2016 TV Series Giyera
Beyond the Game 2016/II
Showdown in Manila 2016 Matthew Wells
To Have and to Hold 2015/I Nantauquas
Hawaii Five-0 2010-2014 TV Series Wo Fat
Delo Batagami 2014 TV Series Batagami (2014)
Operation Rogue 2014 Capt. Max Randall
Iron Chef America: The Series 2004-2014 TV Series The Chairman
The Extendables 2014 Mark
Chicago P.D. 2014 TV Series Jimmy Shi
Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2013 TV Series Kung Lao
The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone 2013 Cobra / Mr. Cobb
The Next Iron Chef 2008-2012 TV Series The Chairman
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Sequels 2012 Short Millard Fillmore
Sultanin Sirri 2010
The Legend of Bruce Lee 2010 Thai Boxer (uncredited)
Shadows in Paradise 2010 Lt. Max Forrester
Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight 2009-2010 TV Series Eubulon Advent Master
Samurai 2009 TV Movie Presenter
Wolvesbayne 2009 TV Movie Von Griem
Serbian Scars 2009 Peter Olsen Obilich
Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine 2008 Video Game The Chairman (voice)
Stargate: Atlantis 2007-2008 TV Series Tyre
The Middleman 2008 TV Series Sensei Ping
Li Xiao Long chuan qi 2008 TV Series Thai Boxer
Gideon Falls 2008 Short Set
I Am Omega 2007 Video Renchard
Alien Agent 2007 Video Rykker
Code Name: The Cleaner 2007 Eric Hauck
The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point 2006 Video Capt. Matt Daniels
Solar Attack 2006 TV Movie Lucas Foster
Only the Brave 2006 Sgt. Steve 'Zaki' Senzaki
The Hunt for Eagle One 2006 Video Lt. Matt Daniels
Nomad: The Warrior 2005 Sharish
Final Approach 2005 Video Kato
Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 Ling
Scorcher 2002/I Ryan Beckett
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 TV Series Ananda
Instinct to Kill 2001 J.T. Dillon
Brotherhood of the Wolf 2001 Mani
China Strike Force 2000 Tony Lau
Martial Law 1999 TV Series Steven Garth
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven 1998-1999 TV Series Eric Draven
The Base 1999 Video Maj. John Murphy Cpl. John Dalton
No Code of Conduct 1998 Paul DeLucca
Sanctuary 1998/I Luke Kovak
Boogie Boy 1998 Jesse Page
Redline 1997 Merrick
Drive 1997 Toby Wong
DNA 1997 Video Dr. Ash Mattley
Sabotage 1996 Michael Bishop
The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996 Lo-Mai
One West Waikiki 1996 TV Series Moku
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom 1996 Video Game 2nd Lt. Troy 'Catscratch' Carter
Crying Freeman 1995 Yo Hinomura Freeman
Deadly Past 1995 Leo
The Redemption: Kickboxer 5 1995 Video Matt Reeves
Tales from the Crypt 1994 TV Series Felix Johnson
Double Dragon 1994 Jimmy Lee
Dragstrip Girl 1994 TV Movie Johnny Ramirez
Roosters 1993 Filipino's Son
Only the Strong 1993 Louis Stevens
American Samurai 1992 Kenjiro Sanga
Dead on the Money 1991 TV Movie Martial Arts Teacher
Dragnet 1990 TV Series Kevin Chow
The Flash 1990 TV Series Osako
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1990 TV Series Julian
Angel Town 1990 Stoner's Driver
Ninja Academy 1989 Black ninja (uncredited)
General Hospital 1986-1987 TV Series Police Cadet

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Redemption: Kickboxer 5 1995 Video martial arts choreographer
American Samurai 1992 tumbling double: John Fujioka
Ninja Academy 1989 stunts
Steele Justice 1987 stunts - as Mark Alan Dacascos

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Changing Lives filming
Showdown in Manila 2016

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showdown in Manila 2016 story

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showdown in Manila 2016 executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hidden Side of the Things 2015 special thanks
El Morao del Dragon Gordo 2007 Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taste of Hawaii: Coast to Coast 2016 TV Movie Himself - Host
Blackbelt TV's Best of Africa 2014 TV Series Himself
Premiya Muz-TV 2014 2014 TV Special Himself - Special Guest Presenter (as Mark Dakaskos)
Odin v Odin! 2014 TV Series Himself
Kokua for the Philippines 2013 TV Special
The Next Iron Chef 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - The Chairman
The Best Thing I Ever Ate 2011 TV Series Himself
BPM: Beats Per Mnet 2011 TV Series Himself
Super Chef Battle: An Iron Chef America Event 2010 TV Special The Chairman
Iron Chef Australia 2010 TV Series Himself
Samurai 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series Himself - Contestant / Himself / Himself - Guest Dancer
The View 2009 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009 TV Series Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009 TV Series Himself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards 2008 TV Movie documentary
Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters 2004 TV Series Chairman
The Making of Iron Chef America 2004 TV Movie Himself
The Making of Bret Michaels 2002 Himself
Le pacte des loups - Les coulisses du tournage 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Le pacte des loups - Les entrailles de la bête 2001 Video Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Food Network's 20th Birthday Party 2013 TV Movie documentary The Chairman
Iron Chef America Countdown 2012 TV Series The Chairman
Chefography 2011 TV Series The Chairman
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Le pacte des loups (2001)


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#Quote
1 While I was doing Brotherhood of the Wolf, I had many conversations with the producer Sammy Hadida, who I worked with on "Only the Strong" and "Crying Freeman", about a possible sequel to Only the Strong, but he is very busy and the rights are tied up with a couple of other producers and Twentieth Century Fox.
2 [on "Drive"] There were many changes in the producers 's version, which is very different from the director's cut by Steve Wang, that I prefer. They know I do not like their version, I told them. Even if the director's cut won at the Toronto Asian action movie Festival and in Japan, they insisted on their own version. I do not understand why. They changed the music. They cut out a whole part of the story, which means that you do not understand the motivations of the characters. They just put all the action scenes all together, without even thinking of the coherence. The original version was dealing with a whole story, with a very touching sensitivity.
3 [on his favorite movie] All around, all time, I would still have to say...".Enter the Dragon". "Enter the Dragon" is probably the number one. And then as far as beautiful movement I think that Jet Li's "Shaolin Temple" was extraordinary. And then, "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow", Jackie Chan, still love that one.
4 [on being cast as Eric Draven] Ed Pressman and one of his partners approached my representatives and asked if I would possibly doing the series. And I wanted absolutely. So I had a full on screen test with wig and make-up, actually it was a 4 hour screen test. I did three different things and a week later they called up and said I had the part. That's a fantastic role because I think Eric Draven has so much heart and Brandon did a good job portraying him.
5 [on filming "The Crow"] Things were a bit intense during the filming of the pilot. There was a lot of pressure on everybody. Several executives were on the set for the first few days of shooting and here I was still trying to figure out the physicality of The Crow and of Eric. The cast and crew were also getting to know each other and trying to jell. Fortunately we did and, I thought, rather quickly.

#Trademark
1 Cropped black hair and lean, muscular physique

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