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Marc Dacascos is a Actor American born on 26 february 1964 at Honolulu (USA)

Marc Dacascos

Marc Dacascos
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Birth name Mark Alan Dacascos
Nationality USA
Birth 26 february 1964 (57 years) at Honolulu (USA)

Mark Alan Dacascos (born February 26, 1964) is an American actor and martial artist. He won numerous karate and various styles of kung fu championships between the ages of 7 and 18. Dacascos is perhaps best known for his roles as Toby Wong in the 1997 film Drive, and Ling in the 2003 film Cradle 2 the Grave.

Beginning in January 2005, Dacascos has portrayed the Chairman on Food Network's television series Iron Chef America. This role was previously played by Takeshi Kaga in the original Japanese Iron Chef, and Dacascos' character is presented as Kaga's nephew, though the actors are not related. Some of his other roles include the recurring character of Wo Fat on the CBS series Hawaii Five-0; Kung Lao in the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy; Eric Draven in The Crow: Stairway to Heaven; Eubulon, the Advent Master in Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight; the role of Mani in the French film Brotherhood of the Wolf, and the lead role of Crying Freeman in the film of the same name.

Dacascos competed in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars.


Dacascos' 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. She was a rock-star and performed in 46 states and Canada. In the History Channel presentation, "Samurai", he revealed that many of the Japanese side of his mother's family were killed in the bombing of Hiroshima. His stepmother, award winning martial artist, Malia Bernal, raised him. Dacascos attended Los Angeles Valley College and was on their 1983-1984 Gymnastics Team coached by Gary Honjio. He also attended Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Dacascos is proficient in his father's style of martial arts, Wun Hop Kuen Do. He has studied Muay Thai with Kru Puk, Capoeira with Mestre Amen Santo, and Wushu with Coaches Eric and Debbie Chen, though he self-admittedly is still very much a beginner/intermediate student in those arts.

Best films

Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Usually with

Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(3 films)
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels
(1 films)
Rutger Hauer
Rutger Hauer
(4 films)
Griff Furst
Griff Furst
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Marc Dacascos (37 films)

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Lucky Day
Lucky Day (2019)
, 1h39
Directed by Roger Avary
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Nina Dobrev, Crispin Glover, Luke Bracey, Michael Madsen, David Hewlett, Clifton Collins, Jr.
Roles Louis
Rating50% 2.508932.508932.508932.508932.50893
Red sort enfin de prison, après avoir été condamné à deux ans pour un braquage de banque dans lequel son complice est mort. À sa sortie, Red retrouve sa femme Chloé et leur fille Beatrice. Son officier de probation, Ernesto Sanchez, surveille ses moindres faits et gestes et attend le premier faux-pas. Mais surtout Luc, frère de son ancien complice et tueur à gages psychopathe, veut à tout prix se venger de lui.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, 2h11
Directed by Chad Stahelski
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Halle Berry, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Asia Kate Dillon
Roles Zero
Rating73% 3.699963.699963.699963.699963.69996
John Wick est désormais en cavale. Une prime de 14 millions de dollars a été mise sur sa tête car il a tué un membre de la Grande Table. De plus, l'ayant fait dans les murs du Continental Hotel de New York, il se retrouve excommunié. John peut malgré tout compter sur l'aide de Winston, le directeur du Continental, qui lui a laissé une heure avant d’être considéré comme banni. John va alors tout faire pour quitter la ville et échapper aux assassins qui le traquent.
The Extendables, 1h25
Directed by Brian Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Marisa Ramirez, Brian Thompson, Gary Graham, Marc Dacascos, Ian Patrick Williams, Lee Garlington
Roles Mark
Rating38% 1.92331.92331.92331.92331.9233
At the beginning, Brian Thompson explains that the movie is his answer to the question "What's it like to work with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Segal or Jean-Claude Van Damme?". By combining actual situations and traits of these movie stars, he created one fictional character, Vardell Düsseldorfer or VD. VD is an aged and retired action movie star, who is now a drug addict and alcoholic.
The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Children's films
Actors Billy Unger, Sammi Hanratty, James Hong, Jansen Panettiere, Alex Kendrick, Marc Dacascos
Roles Cobra
Rating48% 2.412482.412482.412482.412482.41248
The movie begins as Daniel Anderson (Alex Kendrick) arrives at a foster home, bringing donations. He is asked to tell a story to the children. He accepts and the movie transitions into the Lost Medallion universe.
Secret of the Sultan
Genres Action
Actors Şerif Sezer, Marc Dacascos, Sinan Taymin Albayrak
Rating46% 2.326812.326812.326812.326812.32681
An American professor travels to Istanbul to find a mysterious century-old chest built by Sultan Abdülhamid II, which he believes is relevant to the present political power games over oil. His search leads him discover long-forgotten underground cloisters at Topkapı Palace, now the Topkapı Museum, where he confronts a patriotic museum curator and the Turkish intelligence. Conspiracies going back to the Gulf Wars, the Iran-Iraq War, World War I, and as far as the final years of the Ottoman Empire are revealed in the course of his investigation.
Shadows in Paradise, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres War, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Marc Dacascos, Armand Assante, Tom Sizemore, Sofya Skya, Bruce Boxleitner, Danny Trejo
Roles Lt. Max Forrester
Rating38% 1.9345051.9345051.9345051.9345051.934505
During a rescue operation in Iraq, Special Forces member Max Forrester (Mark Dacascos) is devastated when Sasha (Sofya Skya), his squad mate and fiancée, goes missing. Two years later, Max, now out of the military, receives a call from his ex-commander, Captain Dyer (Bruce Boxleitner), informing him that Sasha has been seen alive and moving freely about on a place called Paradise Island. He also informs Max the military is preparing to go in and extract her with possible charges of desertion or worse. Max sets off on his own to Paradise Island to find Sasha and learn the truth before Shadow Company gets to her first. Max eventually finds Sasha and learns she is working undercover as part of Al-Qaeda and is about to expose a weapons deal that will have a heavy impact on their organization. The story culminates in a battle wherein it is revealed that Shadow Company, led by their leader Ghost (Armand Assante), are in fact the weapons dealers who were using Sasha as an alibi to come to the island. Max and Sasha foil the weapons deal and recover the weapons in a spectacular showdown.
Wolvesbayne, 1h32
Directed by Griff Furst
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jeremy London, Christy Carlson Romano, Marc Dacascos, Yancy Butler, Marcus Lyle Brown, Stephanie Honoré
Roles Von Griem
Rating38% 1.926341.926341.926341.926341.92634
Following an attack, ruthless businessman Russel Bayne transforms into a werewolf and seeks help from Alex Layton, an occult shop owner. Together, they learn that vampires under the leadership of Von Griem seek to resurrect their queen, Lilith, in order to unite the warring factions. Bayne allies with a vampire hunter, Jacob Van Helsing, and they battle Lilith and her vampire servants.
Code Name: The Cleaner, 1h24
Directed by Les Mayfield
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Nicollette Sheridan, Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu, Callum Keith Rennie, Will Patton, Marc Dacascos
Roles Eric Hauck
Rating46% 2.305862.305862.305862.305862.30586
A janitor, Jake Rogers (Cedric the Entertainer), wakes up next to a dead body with no memory of who he is and how he got there, but gradually comes to believe he is a secret undercover agent, and after fleeing the hotel and meeting his wife Diane (Nicollette Sheridan) and girlfriend (Lucy Liu) Jake goes on one crazy adventure to find out who he is.
Alien Agent, 1h35
Directed by Jesse V. Johnson
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Marc Dacascos, Billy Zane, Amelia Cooke, Emma Lahana, Kim Coates, Dominique Vandenberg
Roles Rykker
Rating41% 2.0639452.0639452.0639452.0639452.063945
Rykker is an intergalactic warrior trapped on Earth, constantly fighting a gang of ruthless aliens known as The Syndicate, an alien fifth column plotting to take over the planet. The film opens with a high speed chase, with Rykker killing several syndicate agents.
I Am Omega
I Am Omega (2007)
, 1h30
Directed by Griff Furst
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Marc Dacascos
Roles Renchard
Rating33% 1.661281.661281.661281.661281.66128
The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, which is overrun by zombie-like, cannibalistic humans who have degenerated into a feral subspecies as the result of a genetic infection. The film does not make clear if the virus has infected the entire world, or just a small, isolated area, but it is suggested that it is global by the inability of the hero, Renchard (Mark Dacascos), to locate radio signals or contact anyone via the Internet.
The Hunt for Eagle One, 1h28
Directed by Brian Clyde
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Marc Dacascos, Theresa Randle, Rutger Hauer, Zach McGowan, Monsour del Rosario
Roles Lt. Matt Daniels
Rating38% 1.9160751.9160751.9160751.9160751.916075
After a successful amphibious insertion, the Marines begin to prepare for combat against the local rebels in the Philippines. While making a routine fly-by, a UH-1 Huey helicopter, carrying some Philippine troops and Marines, is shot down by the rebels. Of the occupants is Captain Amy Jennings (USMC) and Major Aguinaldo (Ricardo Cepeda). Jennings and Aguinaldo escape the wreckage, and try to flee from the pursuing rebels.
Solar Attack, 1h31
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Disaster films
Actors Marc Dacascos, Joanne Kelly, Kevin Jubinville, Louis Gossett Jr., Stephen McHattie, Sugith Varughese
Roles Lucas Foster
Rating40% 2.0197352.0197352.0197352.0197352.019735
While a solar probe operated by the fictional Solar and Near Earth Laboratory (SNEL) is obtaining data, a large CME or solar flare destroys the probe. A manned spaceplane, Galileo, is caught in the CME and destroyed; the tragedy is blamed on bad Russian equipment. CMEs knock satellites out of orbit, turning them into deadly meteors, and a CME hits New Zealand, destroying it and turning it into a huge mass of molten rock.
Only The Brave, 1h39
Directed by Lane Nishikawa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Prison films, Political films
Actors Marc Dacascos, Jeff Fahey, Lane Nishikawa, Takayo Fischer, Gina Hiraizumi, Jason Scott Lee
Roles Sgt. Steve 'Zaki' Senzaki
Rating53% 2.658342.658342.658342.658342.65834
In 1953, Jimmy Takata (Nishikawa) suffers from "battle fatigue" (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), to the great concern of his wife, Mary (Tomita). Raised in Hawaii, Takata and some of his friends enlisted in the 100th Battalion, serving in the European Theater of Operations. In a series of flashbacks, he remembers the war and events in his life surrounding it. Following a head injury, he begins to have visions, and believes that he is seeing memories of other men, including his friend Freddy Watada (Watanabe) as he courted Mary (who would later be Jimmy's wife) before entering the Army. Freddy receives a "million-dollar wound" (one which is serious enough to require evacuation to the United States, but not permanently disabling), and he shows Takata an engagement ring, purchased before being sent to Europe, which he intends to give Mary upon his return.