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Mark Dacascos is famously known as "The Chairman" on Food Network's "Iron Chef America." He is also a trained martial artist and an actor who plays the recurring role of Wo Fat in CBS's "Hawaii Five-0."

Dacascos was one of the contestants in Season 9 of the ABC's ballroom competition series "Dancing with the Stars." He and his partner Lacey Schwimmer were eliminated in the 7th episode.

Mark's passion for the Martial Arts began at an early age under the tutelage of his parents. His father, Al
Mark Dacascos in "Hawaii Five-0"
Mark Dacascos Hawaii Five-0
Dacascos is the founder of the martial art, Wun Hop Kuen Do, and his mother, Malia Bernal, was the first woman to grace the cover of Black Belt magazine. Both are former national champions who still teach. After being discovered in San Francisco's Chinatown, Dacascos began to establish a film and television career playing not only martial artists but a wide arrangement of other characters before joining "Iron Chef America" in 2005.

Mark Dacascos has appeared in a wide variety of feature films during the course of his career. Among his credits are the internationally acclaimed French epic "Brotherhood of the Wolf," "Cradle to the Grave" in which he stars opposite Jet Li, "Only the Strong," in which he plays a capoeira instructor, the global cult favorite Drive and the indie film, "Only the Brave," which explores the story of the Japanese-American Battalion who so valiantly fought in WWII. He also stars in "The Lost Medallion" to be released in late 2009.

Mark also stars in the period piece "Nomad," which was filmed in Kazakhstan over a two-year period. Picked up by former Miramax president Harvey Weinstein on the opening day of the 2006 Cannes Film festival, the picture had a major event theatrical release that spring.

In addition, Mark stars in "The Lost Medallion" to be released in late 2009.




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MARK DACASCOS: FACTS

How tall is Mark Dacascos? How old is Mark Dacascos? Find out here.

Age: 50 years old
Birthday: February 26, 1964
Height: 5' 9"
Full Name / Real Name: Mark Alan Dacascos
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI
Wife: Julie Condra (1/5/1998, 3 children)





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