Mark Dacascos, another Filipino international actor

Mark Dacascos is known for his portrayal as “the Chairman” on Food Network‘s television series Iron Chef America. He was presented as the nephew Takeshi Kaga whom previously played in the original Japanese Iron Chef though they aren’t really related.

Mark Dacascos as "the Chairman"

He also competed on Dancing with the Stars‘s season 9 paired with Lacey Schwimmer, but they were eliminated in the 7th episode.

Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer

Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer

So what about him? Oh well, Dacascos’ father, Al Dacascos, is from Hawaii and is a martial arts instructor of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry. Which means that Mark Dacascos is an another Filipino who made a name internationally!

Mark got his samurai skills from his martial arts instructor father.

Mark got his samurai skills from his martial arts instructor father.

He made numerous American movies which he starred as the main character. Here are his few movies:

I Am Omega together with Geoff Meed and Jennifer Lee Wiggins

Alien Agent together with Amelia Cooke, Emma Lahana, and Billy Zane

The Hunt for Eagle One together with Theresa Randle, Rutger Hauer, and Joe Suba

Just November 2 last year, it was announced by CBS that Mark Dacascos was chosen to play the role of Wo Fat in the 2010 remake of an American police procedural drama television series and a re-imagining of the original 1968–1980 television series, Hawaii Five-0.

Mark Dacascos as Wo Fat

Mark Dacascos as Wo Fat

Wo Fat is the arch-nemesis of Steve McGarrett, the head of Hawaii’s (fictional) state police force. He is a Red Chinese intelligence officer and a staunch communist. The character appeared in eleven episodes of Hawaii Five-O including the TV-movie pilot and the final episode. (Source: Wikipedia)

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