Mark Dacascos is known as an American actor and martial artist. He is most famous for hosting Iron Chef and for his movie roles in Only The Strong, Brotherhood of the Wolf, and John Wick 3.
Mark Alan Dacascos was born on February 26, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mark's enthusiasm for martial arts started at an early age under the tutelage of his folks. His father, Al Dacascos is the organizer of the martial art Wun Hop Kuen Do, and his mom, Malia Bernal, was the first lady to appear on the front cover of Black Belt magazine. Both are former national heroes who still educate in the martial arts field.
Mark went to Los Angeles Valley College and was on their 1983-1984 Gymnastic Team. Afterward, he went to Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He started to train Muay Thai with Kru Puk, Capoeira with Mestre Amen Santo, and Wushu with coaches Eric and Debbie Chen.
Mark Dacascos was found by Chris Lee and Rexall Chin while he was strolling down the road in San Francisco's Chinatown. His first scenes wound up on the cutting room floor but the experience motivated him to keep acting. Mark Dacascos made his leap forward in his career in the film 'Only the Strong' in 1993, in which he depicted the role of Louis. He co-featured with 'Party of Five's' Scott Wolf in the film, 'Double Dragon' as Jimmy and Billy Lee. The film was based on the popular video game.
Mark hosted the popular cooking shows, 'Iron Chef America' and 'Iron Chef Australia'. His striking film roles include 'The Extendables' in 2014, Tony Lin in 'Greatest Impact' in 2017, and Zero in 'John Wick: Chapter 3'. He is currently playing Monk in the TV series 'Wu Assassins' which made a debut in 2019.
In September 2019, the director of John Wick 4 suggested to fans that he might consider adding Matrix stars, Carrie-Anne Moss or Hugo Weaving to the John Wick universe after so many fans reacted positively to the addition of Laurence Fishburne in John Wick 3. Sadly for Mark, he likely won't be brought back for the fourth film because of his demise in the third film.
Mark Dacascos is a happily married individual. He has been married to Julie Condra since January 5, 1998. The couple met on the set arrangement of 'Crying Freeman' and from that point onward, the pair got never isolated. The couple has invited three children into the world. Ther children's names are Makoa, Kapono, and Noelani Dacascos.