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Mark Dacascos Biography

Birth Name:
Mark Alan Dacascos
Birth Place:
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Actor, martial-arts champion, musician, gymnast

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


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