“Hawaii Five-0” has found the man to play the show’s most famous villain, and he’s a pretty fair dancer.
Mark Dacascos — best known as the Chairman on “Iron Chef America” and as a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” last year — has been cast as Wo Fat, who was the long-time nemesis of McGarrett in the original series. Though the character (played by Khigh Dheigh) only appeared in 11 episodes over the original show’s 12 seasons, he is remembered as the big bad of the show.
There’s no word yet on when Dacascos will make his first appearance as Wo Fat on the new “Hawaii Five-0” or how the character might differ from the original, who was a Chinese intelligence officer.
Dacascos is a native of Hawaii and has acted in several dozen movies and TV series in addition to his time on “Iron Chef America.” His notable roles include the syndicated series “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven” and movies like “Cradle 2 the Grave” and “Brotherhood of the Wolf.”
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