Mark Dacascos Bio

Mark has appeared in a wide variety of feature films during the course of his career. Among his credits are the internationally acclaimed French epic Brotherhood of the Wolf, Cradle to the Grave in which he stars opposite Jet Li, Only the Strong, in which he plays a capoeira instructor, the global cult favorite Drive and the indie film, Only the Brave, which explores the story of the Japanese-American Battalion who so valiantly fought in WWII, and is scheduled for release later this year.

Mark also stars in the period piece Nomad, which was filmed in Kazakhstan over a two-year period. Picked up by former Miramax president Harvey Weinstein on the opening day of the 2006 Cannes Film festival, the picture had a major event theatrical release that spring.

Mark's passion for the Martial Arts began at an early age under the tutelage of his parents. His father, Al Dacascos is the founder of the martial art Wun Hop Kuen Do, and his mother, Malia Bernal, was the first woman to grace the cover of Black Belt magazine. Both are former national champions who still teach.

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