Mark Dacascos

Dacascos in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Mark Alan Dacascos

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 26, 1964

*Filipino, Spanish, Chinese (father)
*Irish, Japanese (mother)

Mark Dacascos, also credited as Marc Dacascos, is an American actor and martial artist. He plays The Chairman on the show Iron Chef America, and appeared on season 9 of the show Dancing with the Stars.

His father, Al Dacascos, a martial arts instructor, is of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry. His biological mother, Moriko McVey-Murray, is of Irish and Japanese descent.

Mark was raised by his father and stepmother, martial artist Malia Bernal.

Mark is married to actress Julie Condra, with whom he has three children.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was named Benjamin Da Coscos. Benjamin was Filipino.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Nancy Candida Salva (the daughter of Anastacio Salva/Salba and Christina Florita). Anastacio and Christina were Filipino.


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