Hawaiian-born actor Mark Dacascos is known primarily for his work on the television series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, but he has accomplished much more throughout his lifetime. He has been a student of kung-fu and won hop kuen (his parents are both martial arts masters) for most of his life, and at age nine he won an international tournament. His family moved frequently while he was young, and as a result, he became fluent in Mandarin Chinese and German. Due to his expertise in martial arts, it should come as no surprise that martial arts movies make up the bulk of his film career. Ryan Shriver, All Movie Guide.