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Mark Dacascos's Biography

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Mark Dacascos was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents were both martial arts national champions and teachers. He went to school in Germany.

Dacascos's lineage is a mix of Japanese, Filipino, Spanish, Irish, and Chinese backgrounds.

Mark Dacascos is best known as "The Chairman" and host of Iron Chef America.

As well as being a martial artist he is an actor whose credits include Brotherhood of the Wolf, Drive, Only the Strong, Cradle to the Grave, Only the Brave, Code Name: The Cleaner, and Nomad.

He also played Wo Fat in Hawaii Five-O.

Dacascos also played the lead role in the live action version of the Japanese anime Crying Freeman.

In Dancing with the Stars series 9, Mark Dacascos danced with Lacey Schwimmer.

They were the 10th couple to be eliminated and eleventh couple to leave the series.

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