Mark Dacascos Iron Chef on Dancing With The Stars

August 17, 2009

Mark Dacascos, Iron Chef is part of the DWTS 2009 cast. See photos, video and find out about Mark Dacascos Dancing With The Stars season 9 news that has put him in the headlines.

Mark Dacascos

The actor and martial artist from Hawaii, Mark Dacascos (picture above) has had a long career as an action movie star, and is presently well known for his role as host “The Chairman” on the Food Network reality TV cooking show, Iron Chef America: The Series, which is the U.S. version of Iron Chef on Fuji Television.

Now he joins the 15 other celebrities who make up the DWTS Season 9 cast. He will compete alongside a gamut of celebrities and public figures including Donnie Osmond and former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Mark Dacascos Dancing With The Stars is big news today and so will continue throughout the season as all the sixteen celebrities will be in the limelight as they compete on the popular ABC reality TV series. Season 9 will premiere on September 21, 2009.

The full DWTS 2009 cast list can be seen here.

As a biography, Mark Dacascos was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 26, 1964 so his age 45 years old. He got an early start in martial arts winning competitions in karate and Kung Fu from age 7 through 18, both of his parents were martial arts national champions and teachers. He majored in Chinese and drama at Portland State University in Oregon.

He was discovered by two men working for director Wayne Wang in Chinatown in San Francisco, although his scenes in Wang’s 1985 Dim Sum: A Little bit of Heart were cut. He began appearing in a variety of TV series ranging from his debut General Hospital in 1987 to CSI Crime Scene Investigation. Movie roles include Crying Freeman, The Hunt for Eagle One and Cradle 2 the Grave.

Since 2005, the names Mark Dacascos Iron Chef have been linked and the actor, so frequently seen in action movies found a new audience on the Food Network where he is known as The Chairman on the popular cooking show. He has been married since 1998 to actress Julie Condra in 1998 and the couple has a son, Makoa.

That is the latest news on Mark Dacascos, Iron Chef. He now joins the cast of celebrity dancers, and thus, Mark Dacascos Dancing With The Stars is now and will continue to be big news.

More photos and video below.

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(Click on each of the Mark Dacascos pictures to enlarge)

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One Response to “Mark Dacascos Iron Chef on Dancing With The Stars”

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    Sensei J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. Says:

    Look forward to seeing a local Hawaii martial artist on the show