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  • Real name : Mark Alan Dacascos
  • Place of birth : Honolulu
  • Date of birth : 26/02/1964


  • Dacascos Mark


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Mark Dacascos (1964)

Mark Alan Dacascos

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Mark Alan Dacascos is an American actor and martial artist. He won numerous karate and various styles of kung fu championships between the ages of 7 and 18.

Beginning in January 2005, Dacascos has portrayed the Chairman on Food Network's television series Iron Chef America. This role was previously played by Takeshi Kaga in the original Japanese Iron Chef, and Dacascos' character is presented as Kaga's nephew, though the actors are not related. Dacascos went on to continue the role in Iron Chef Australia. His other roles include: Eric Draven in The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Eubulon, the Advent Master, on Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, the lead role of "Mani" in the French film Brotherhood of the Wolf and the lead role of "Crying Freeman" in the film of the same name. Starting with the episode "Hana 'a'a Makehewa", which first aired on 13 December 2010, he portrays the recurring character Wo Fat, Steve McGarrett's arch-nemesis, on Hawaii Five-0.

Dacascos competed in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars. His partner was Dancing with the Stars finalist Lacey Schwimmer. The pair was eliminated in the 7th episode.


Dacascos' father, Al Dacascos, is from Hawaii, and is a martial arts instructor of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry. His mother, Moriko McVey-Murray, is of Irish and Japanese ancestry. In the recent History Channel presentation, "Samurai", he revealed that the Japanese side of his mother's family was killed in the bombing of Hiroshima. His stepmothers are award winning martial artist Malia Bernal and Hawaiian singer Melveen Leed. Dacascos attended Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he majored in Chinese and drama. Mark Dacascos is proficient in Wun Hop Kuen Do, Capoeira, Wushu and Muay Thai.

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