Fast Facts

  • Is of Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Irish and Japanese ancestry.
  • Won an international martial-arts competition at age 9. 
  • Is fluent in German, Chinese and Mandarin.
  • Parents are both martial-arts masters.
  • Enjoys snowboarding, surfing and playing the drums.
  • Was spotted on the streets of San Francisco by representatives of director Wayne Wang and given a part in his Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1984), but his role was ultimately cut from the film.
  • Early in his career, he portrayed a young Conan the Barbarian in a Universal Studio tour.
  • Once considered becoming a Shaolin monk.
  • Met his wife, actress Julie Condra, on a plane to Vancouver, where both were flying to perform in the film Crying Freeman.
  • Favorite dish to cook is banana pancakes.


  • Malia Bernal — Stepmother
  • Raymond Lum — Grandfather
  • Craig Ribeiro — Stepbrother
  • Jane Lum — Grandmother
  • Nancy Dacascos — Grandmother
  • Jaclyn Dacascos — Half Sister
  • Makao Dacascos — Son
  • Vanessa Dacascos — Half Sister
  • Al Dacascos — Father
  • Julie Condra — Wife
  • Moriko McVey — Mother


  • Attended Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles, CA; attended Portland State University, Portland, OR


  • Birth Name: Mark Alan Dacascos
  • Birth Place: Honolulu, HI
  • Profession: Actor, Martial-arts champion, Musician, Gymnast

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