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Mark Alan Dacascos net worth:
$2 Million

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Mark Dacascos Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Mark Alan Dacascos was born on the 26th April 1964. in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is an American film and television actor and martial artist, whose big break on film came in 1993, when he starred in “Only the Strong” alongside Stacey Travis and Geoffrey Lewis. Since then, he has racked up numerous television and film credits, most notable being his recurring role as criminal Wo Fat in “Hawaii Five-0” (2010-2014).

Have you ever wondered how rich Mark Dacascos is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Dacascos’s net worth is as high as $2 million, earned mainly through his successful career in acting which started in the mid-1980s .

Mark Dacascos Net Worth $2 Million

Mark Dacascos has a mixed heritage, since his father Al is of Chinese, Filipino, and Spanish ancestry, while his birth mother, Moriko McVey-Murray, is of Irish and Japanese ancestry. He has two brothers and three sisters. Mark’s talent for martial arts runs in the family, since his father is a martial arts instructor, as is his ex-stepmother, Malia Bernal. An award-winning martial artist, Malia raised him and served as his first martial arts teacher, along with his father. Mark’s education included Los Angeles Valley College, and later Portland State University in Oregon. He also studied various martial arts under various teachers, including Capoeira, Muay Thai, and Wushu. However, he is the most skilled in various styles of Kung Fu, winning numerous championships from 1973 to 1982.

Mark’s first role, that in Wayne Wang’s comedy film “Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart” (1985), never saw the light of day, since it ended on the cutting room floor. His film debut had to wait another five years, before he landed a small role in “Angel Town” (1990). His martial arts skills were noticed, leading to him starring in several action films in the next couple of years, including “American Samurai” (1992) and “Only the Strong” (1993), which cemented his status as a martial artist movie star – his career path brought him in close contact with the legacies of Bruce Lee, and his son, Brandon Lee, several times, strengthening this perception. First, Mark played Eric Draven in the short-lived television series “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven” (1998-1999), a spin-off from the 1994 movie “The Crow”, which starred Brandon Lee. Ten years later, Marko also joined the cast of Chinese television series “The Legend of Bruce Lee”, playing the part of Master Yamamoto, one of Bruce Lee’s greatest opponents.

Since 2005, Mark has played the role of The Chairman in the American cooking show “The Iron Chef America”. He has also played recurring roles in two hit television series, “Hawaii Five-0” (2010-2014) and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (2015-2016), which increased his net worth significantly. His other acting credits include guest-starring in “Stargate Atlantis” (2007-2008), “Chicago PD” (2014), and Lucifer” (2016). Additionally, he portrayed Kung Lao in the web series “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” (2013), based on the video game franchise of the same name.

As for his notable big screen roles, Mark starred in the 2001 French historical horror-action film “Brotherhood of the Wolf”, together with Samuel Le Bihan, Monica Bellucci, and Vincent Cassel. For this role, he was nominated for Saturn Awards in 2002 in the category of Best Supporting Actor. In recent years, he has extended his interests to directing, making his debut with the 2016 film, “Showdown in Manila”.

In his personal life, Mark Dacascos is married to the actress Julie Condra, who he met on the set of “Crying Freeman” (1995). Together, they have two sons and a daughter. In his free time, Mark enjoys surfing, snowboarding, and playing drums. Mark is multilingual, speaking English, French, German, and basic Mandarin Chinese.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Garrison 7: The Fallen2018pre-production
Maximum Impact2016post-productionTony Lin
Ultimate Justice2016completedGustav-Ferdinand 'Gus' von Behren
Changing Livesfilming
Lucifer2016TV SeriesKimo Vanzandt
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2015-2016TV SeriesGiyera
Beyond the Game2016/II
Showdown in Manila2016Matthew Wells
To Have and to Hold2015/INantauquas
Hawaii Five-02010-2014TV SeriesWo Fat
Delo Batagami2014TV SeriesBatagami (2014)
Operation Rogue2014Capt. Max Randall
Iron Chef America: The Series2004-2014TV SeriesThe Chairman
The Extendables2014Mark
Chicago P.D.2014TV SeriesJimmy Shi
Mortal Kombat: Legacy2013TV SeriesKung Lao
The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone2013Cobra / Mr. Cobb
The Next Iron Chef2008-2012TV SeriesThe Chairman
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Sequels2012ShortMillard Fillmore
Sultanin Sirri2010
The Legend of Bruce Lee2010Thai Boxer (uncredited)
Shadows in Paradise2010Lt. Max Forrester
Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight2009-2010TV SeriesEubulon Advent Master
Samurai2009TV MoviePresenter
Wolvesbayne2009TV MovieVon Griem
Serbian Scars2009Peter Olsen Obilich
Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine2008Video GameThe Chairman (voice)
Stargate: Atlantis2007-2008TV SeriesTyre
The Middleman2008TV SeriesSensei Ping
Li Xiao Long chuan qi2008TV SeriesThai Boxer
Gideon Falls2008ShortSet
I Am Omega2007VideoRenchard
Alien Agent2007VideoRykker
Code Name: The Cleaner2007Eric Hauck
The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point2006VideoCapt. Matt Daniels
Solar Attack2006TV MovieLucas Foster
Only the Brave2006Sgt. Steve 'Zaki' Senzaki
The Hunt for Eagle One2006VideoLt. Matt Daniels
Nomad: The Warrior2005Sharish
Final Approach2005VideoKato
Cradle 2 the Grave2003Ling
Scorcher2002/IRyan Beckett
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2002TV SeriesAnanda
Instinct to Kill2001J.T. Dillon
Brotherhood of the Wolf2001Mani
China Strike Force2000Tony Lau
Martial Law1999TV SeriesSteven Garth
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven1998-1999TV SeriesEric Draven
The Base1999VideoMaj. John Murphy Cpl. John Dalton
No Code of Conduct1998Paul DeLucca
Sanctuary1998/ILuke Kovak
Boogie Boy1998Jesse Page
Redline1997Merrick
Drive1997Toby Wong
DNA1997VideoDr. Ash Mattley
Sabotage1996Michael Bishop
The Island of Dr. Moreau1996Lo-Mai
One West Waikiki1996TV SeriesMoku
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom1996Video Game2nd Lt. Troy 'Catscratch' Carter
Crying Freeman1995Yo Hinomura Freeman
Deadly Past1995Leo
The Redemption: Kickboxer 51995VideoMatt Reeves
Tales from the Crypt1994TV SeriesFelix Johnson
Double Dragon1994Jimmy Lee
Dragstrip Girl1994TV MovieJohnny Ramirez
Roosters1993Filipino's Son
Only the Strong1993Louis Stevens
American Samurai1992Kenjiro Sanga
Dead on the Money1991TV MovieMartial Arts Teacher
Dragnet1990TV SeriesKevin Chow
The Flash1990TV SeriesOsako
Doogie Howser, M.D.1990TV SeriesJulian
Angel Town1990Stoner's Driver
Ninja Academy1989Black ninja (uncredited)
General Hospital1986-1987TV SeriesPolice Cadet

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Redemption: Kickboxer 51995Video martial arts choreographer
American Samurai1992tumbling double: John Fujioka
Ninja Academy1989stunts
Steele Justice1987stunts - as Mark Alan Dacascos

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Changing Livesfilming
Showdown in Manila2016

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showdown in Manila2016story

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showdown in Manila2016executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hidden Side of the Things2015special thanks
El Morao del Dragon Gordo2007Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taste of Hawaii: Coast to Coast2016TV MovieHimself - Host
Blackbelt TV's Best of Africa2014TV SeriesHimself
Premiya Muz-TV 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Special Guest Presenter (as Mark Dakaskos)
Odin v Odin!2014TV SeriesHimself
Kokua for the Philippines2013TV Special
The Next Iron Chef2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - The Chairman
The Best Thing I Ever Ate2011TV SeriesHimself
BPM: Beats Per Mnet2011TV SeriesHimself
Super Chef Battle: An Iron Chef America Event2010TV SpecialThe Chairman
Iron Chef Australia2010TV SeriesHimself
Samurai2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dancing with the Stars2009TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself / Himself - Guest Dancer
The View2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentary
Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters2004TV SeriesChairman
The Making of Iron Chef America2004TV MovieHimself
The Making of Bret Michaels2002Himself
Le pacte des loups - Les coulisses du tournage2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le pacte des loups - Les entrailles de la bête2001VideoHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Food Network's 20th Birthday Party2013TV Movie documentaryThe Chairman
Iron Chef America Countdown2012TV SeriesThe Chairman
Chefography2011TV SeriesThe Chairman
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorLe pacte des loups (2001)


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#Fact
1Currently appearing on Iron Chef America: The Series (2005) as "The Chairman". [April 2005]
2Westlake Village, California [May 2009]
3Has finished shooting one movie due this year [Only the Brave (2006)]; working on another [_Rahan (2006)_]. [April 2005]
4Has finished shooting two movies due this year Nomad: The Warrior (2005) and Code Name: The Cleaner (2007). [October 2006]
5Stepson of Melveen Leed.
6Ex-stepson of martial artist/actress Malia Bernal.
7Hometown is Honolulu, Hawaii.
8He participated in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars (2005), partnering with Lacey Schwimmer. They made it to week 7 where Lacey unfortunately got sick, forcing Mark at short notice to dance with a new partner, Anna Trebunskaya, leading to a low score and eventual elimination.
9He met his wife Julie Condra during the shooting of Crying Freeman (1995) where they fittingly played a couple falling in love. They have two sons, Makoa and Kapono, and a daughter, Noelani.
10Wore a wig for his role of "Eric Draven" on the TV series, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998).
11Mark was educated at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he majored in Chinese and drama.
12Trained in Wun Hop Huen Do (It's a combination fist-arts style that derives from Kajukenbo (Karate, Judo Jujitsu, Kenpo, and Chinese & Western Boxing) and Chin Na, Shui Jao, Tai Chi and Capoeira.
13Worked for 8 months on the ABC soap General Hospital (1963) as a police cadet, along with actors Alan Baltes and Jack Wagner.
14Plays "The Chairman", on Iron Chef America: The Series (2005) on the Food Network, the fictional nephew of Takeshi Kaga, "Chairman Kaga" of the original Japanese series of Iron Chef programs.
15Special skills: Chinese Kung Fu, basic Capoeira, tumbling, surfing, snow boarding, drums.
16He speaks English, German, basic Mandarin and French.
17Was considered for the role of Bruce Lee in the movie Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993).
18Al Dacascos (father) is of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry; Moriko McVey (mother) is of Irish and Japanese ancestry.
19Son, with Julie Condra, was born on 31 December 2000 in Oahu, Hawaii. He was named Makoa Dacascos.
20Birth mother is Moriko McVey. Raised by ex-stepmother, Malia Bernal.
21His father, Al Dacascos, is a martial arts instructor.
221973 -- Long Beach Internationals -- First Place -- Pee Wee
231980 -- Long Beach Internationals -- First Place -- Brown Belt Division -- Forms
241980 -- Hamburg Karate Championships -- First Place -- Junior
251982 -- Hamburg Karate Championships -- First Place -- Junior Division
261982 -- Italian Kung Fu and Karate Championships -- First Place -- Lightweight -- Brown Belt Division
271982 -- European Kung Fu and Karate Championships -- First Place -- Lightweight -- Brown Belt Division
28World renowned Martial Artist, among his achievements:

#Quote
1While I was doing Brotherhood of the Wolf, I had many conversations with the producer Sammy Hadida, who I worked with on "Only the Strong" and "Crying Freeman", about a possible sequel to Only the Strong, but he is very busy and the rights are tied up with a couple of other producers and Twentieth Century Fox.
2[on "Drive"] There were many changes in the producers 's version, which is very different from the director's cut by Steve Wang, that I prefer. They know I do not like their version, I told them. Even if the director's cut won at the Toronto Asian action movie Festival and in Japan, they insisted on their own version. I do not understand why. They changed the music. They cut out a whole part of the story, which means that you do not understand the motivations of the characters. They just put all the action scenes all together, without even thinking of the coherence. The original version was dealing with a whole story, with a very touching sensitivity.
3[on his favorite movie] All around, all time, I would still have to say...".Enter the Dragon". "Enter the Dragon" is probably the number one. And then as far as beautiful movement I think that Jet Li's "Shaolin Temple" was extraordinary. And then, "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow", Jackie Chan, still love that one.
4[on being cast as Eric Draven] Ed Pressman and one of his partners approached my representatives and asked if I would possibly doing the series. And I wanted absolutely. So I had a full on screen test with wig and make-up, actually it was a 4 hour screen test. I did three different things and a week later they called up and said I had the part. That's a fantastic role because I think Eric Draven has so much heart and Brandon did a good job portraying him.
5[on filming "The Crow"] Things were a bit intense during the filming of the pilot. There was a lot of pressure on everybody. Several executives were on the set for the first few days of shooting and here I was still trying to figure out the physicality of The Crow and of Eric. The cast and crew were also getting to know each other and trying to jell. Fortunately we did and, I thought, rather quickly.

#Trademark
1Cropped black hair and lean, muscular physique

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