Season 9 Couples

Famously known as "The Chairman" and host of Food Network's <a href="/baselineshow/4724711">"Iron Chef America,"</a> Mark Dacascos is also a trained martial artist and an actor. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, his passion for martial arts began at an early age under the tutelage of his parents, who are both former national champions and teachers. After being discovered in San Francisco's Chinatown, Dacascos began to establish a film and television career playing not only martial artists but a wide arrangement of other characters before joining "Iron Chef America" in 2005. He has appeared in several feature films. He joins Lacey Schwimmer, who returns for her third "Dancing With the Stars" season.

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