Mark Dacascos is an American film actor, martial artist, and television star. He is mainly famous for his martial art based action films like ‘Drive’(1998), ‘China Strike Force’(2000) etc. He achieved victory in many martial art competitions from his childhood. As a matter of fact, he mastered in various fighting styles like wushu, karate, hapkido, capoeira etc.
Dacascos born on 26 February in 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father Al Dacascos was a martial arts instructor. Mark got inspiration of being a martial artist from his father. But originally his first martial art teacher was his mother Moriko Murray and stepmother Malia Bernal. From them, he learned the basics of Karate. He studied at Los Angeles Valley college and Portland University. He has an excellent efficiency in Kajukenbo, his father Al invented this hybrid fighting style.
His first film ‘Only The Strong’ achieved much popularity in 1993. In 1994 his film ‘Double Dragon’ came out which had an influence on a popular video game. His martial arts career was going well along with TV scholarship with the beginning of ‘Iron Chef America’. He played the role of Chairman in this program.
In 1995 his film ‘Crying Freeman’ released. Critics praised him for his outstanding performance in this film. His action cult film ‘Drive’ released in 1998 and won much popularity. He won the nomination of Saturn award for his acting in his 2002 film ‘Brotherhood of the wolf’. Besides films, he appeared in Chinese Opera and Japanese Kabuki performances held in the USA. He worked in different television shows to raise the popularity of martial arts.
In Personal life, Mark Dacascos married to Julie Condra who is an actor and dancer. She starred in Dacascos’ film ‘Crying Freeman’. the couple has three children.
- Birthday: February 26, 1964
- Birthplace: Hawaii, USA
- Star Sign: Pisces
- Profession: Film Actor
- Height: 5′ 9″
- Nationality: American
- Spouse: Julie Condra (m. 1998)
- Children: Makoa Dacascos, Noelani Dacascos, Kapono Dacascos
- Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart(1985)
- General Hospital(1987)
- Angel Town(1990)
- The Flash(1991)
- Dead On The Money(1991)
- Dragstrip Girl(1994)
- Double Dragon(1994)
- Kickboxer 5: The Redemption(1995)
- Martial Law(1999)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(2002)
- The Hunt for Eagle One(2006)
- I Am Omega(2007)
- The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone(2011)
- Mortal Kombat: Legacy(2013)
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.(2015)