Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mark Dacascos

Mark Dacascos

Name: Mark Alan Dacascos
DOB: February 26, 1964
Where: Honolulu, Hawaii
Other Names: Marc Dacascos, The Chairman, Wo Fat
Occupation: Actor, martial artist, TV personality
Years Active: 1985-present
Influenced by: Jet Li, Bruce Lee, Al Dacascos
Spouse: Julie Condra(1998-present)
Mark Dacascos and Julie Condra

-American actor and martial artist
-Has won numerous karate and various styles of kung fu championships between the age of 7-18
-Some of his roles in acting and TV include: Eric Draven in The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, and starting with the episode "Hana 'a'a Makehewa" on Hawaii Five-O, he plays Wo Fat, Steve McGarrett's arch enemy, who is a recurring character
Playing Chinese Triad gangster Wo Fat on Hawaii Five-O

-His 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 Hiroshima bombing. His stepmothers are award winning martial artist Malia Bernal and Hawaiian singer Melveen Leed.
-He is proficient in Wun Hop Kuen Do, Capoeira, Wushu, and Muy Thai.

Him and Lacey Schwimmer on Dancing with the Stars

Personal Life
-Currently married to actress Julie Condra, who starred with him in Crying Freedom. They have 3 kids, 2 older boys and one younger girl. Their names are Makoa, Kapono and Noelani
Him and his family

-He was discovered after walking down the street in San Francisco's Chinatown by Chris Lee(assistant director then) and Rexall Chin(hairstylist then).
-His breakout role was in the 1993 movie Only the Strong. He played Louis, a Capoeira master who takes a high school's potential failures and turns their lives around by teaching them the fine Brazilian art.
-He starred alongside Jet Li in Cradle 2 the Grave, someone who he lists as his inspiration for martial arts. In the movie, his character faced off against Jet Li in the end. He also provided his voice for a few video games, such as Stranglehold, Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom.
-His most recent acting includes that of Hawaii Five-O. He plays Wo Fat, who happens to be involved with the Chinese Triads on the island and is most noted as Steve McGarrett's arch enemy.
The Crow

Cradle 2 the Grave



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