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Mark Dacascos is an American actor and martial artist. He won numerous karate and kung fu championships between the ages of 7 and 18. He is known for his roles as Wo Fat in Hawaii Five-0, Louis Stevens in Only the Strong, Mani in Brotherhood of the Wolf, Toby Wong in Drive, Ling in Cradle 2 the Grave, the titular role in Crying Freeman and as Zero in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
Dacascos is best known as “The Chairman” on Food Network’s Iron Chef America series since January 2005, he has continued the role as of 2022 on Netflix’s Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend. His other roles include Kung Lao in the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Eric Draven in The Crow: Stairway to Heaven and Eubulon in Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight. He also competed in the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Occupation||Actor, Martial artist|
Mark Alan Dacascos was born on February 26, 1964 (age 59 years) in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. He is the son of American parents. His father, Al Dacascos, is from Hawaii and is a martial arts instructor whose parents originated from the Philippines and were of Chinese, Filipino and Spanish ancestry. His biological mother, Moriko McVey-Murray, is of Irish and Japanese ancestry.
Dacascos revealed in the History Channel presentation Samurai that many members of his mother’s family were killed in the bombing of Hiroshima. His stepmother is award-winning martial artist Malia Bernal. He attended Los Angeles Valley College, where he was on the gymnastics team. He also attended Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He is proficient in his father’s style of martial arts, Wun Hop Kuen Do. He has studied Muay Thai, capoeira with Amen Santo, and Wushu.
Mark Dacascos fell in love with acting at an early age but focused on martial art before venturing into acting and has been consistent throughout his career rising through the ranks to become one of the sought-after actors in the United States.
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Dacascos in a production still taken during the filming of a deleted scene in Wayne Wang’s film Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart in 1983
Dacascos became an actor after being discovered walking down the street in San Francisco’s Chinatown by Chris Lee (assistant director) and Rexall Chinn (hairstylist), who at the time was working for director Wayne Wang.
He was cast in Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart, and though his scenes were cut from the final film, he went on to establish a film and television career primarily playing martial artists. He was originally set to play as the Red Ranger, Victor Lee, in Bio-Man, an adaptation of Choudenshi Bioman produced by Haim Saban. The show was not picked up at the time but the concept evolved into Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
His breakout role was in the 1993 film Only the Strong, in which he played Louis, a capoeira master who takes a high school’s potential failures and turns their lives around by teaching them the Brazilian martial art based on the Angolan ritual combat technique of Engola. In the following year, Dacascos co-starred with Party of Five’s Scott Wolf as Jimmy and Billy Lee, respectively, in the film Double Dragon, based on the video game with the same name.
He plays the role of the Chairman of Iron Chef America, Iron Chef Australia and Iron Chef Mexico. In the series’ backstory, he is the nephew of the original Iron Chef Chairman, Takeshi Kaga. He has been featured in many action films such as Drive, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Crying Freeman and Cradle 2 the Grave, in which he squared off against Jet Li.
Mark Dacascos also performed in three video games: voice acting in Stranglehold, live acting in Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom and digitally recreating The Chairman in the Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine video game for Wii. Dacascos was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2002 for his role in Brotherhood of the Wolf.
Dacascos also appeared in the television series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, which was a follow-up to the 1994 film The Crow. He also appears in the children’s television show Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, where he portrays Eubulon, also known as the Advent Master, mentor of the Kamen Riders and creator of the Advent Decks.
He played the recurring role of Wo Fat on the CBS series Hawaii Five-0. He portrayed Kung Lao in the second season of the YouTube series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. He had a recurring role in the third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Mr. Giyera, an Inhuman servant of Hydra who can manipulate inanimate objects.
In May 2019, Mark Dacascos played Zero, a lead antagonist in the action thriller film John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. He starred in a recurring role on the Netflix series Wu Assassins. He has reprised his role as The Chairman of the Iron Chef series in Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend, which was released on Netflix in June 2022.
Mark Dacascos is currently married to Julie Condra, they had their wedding in 1998. His wife is an actress and he starred with her in the Crying Freeman. The couple has three children: two sons and a daughter. As of March 2023, Mark Dacascos and his wife Julie Condra are still married and living a happy life with their children Makoa Dacascos, Noelani Dacascos, and Kapono Dacascos.
Mark Dacascos net worth
How much is Mark Dacascos worth? Mark Dacascos net worth is estimated at around $2 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as an actor. Mark Dacascos’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $450,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential actors in the United States. Mark Dacascos stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.