The 'Iron Chef' Chairman Appears in the 'Sultanin Sirri' Trailer

October 19, 2010
Source: Twitch

Sultanin Sirri

"Let the battle begin!" I know not everyone is an "Iron Chef" fan, but for those that are, you will recognize actor/martial artist Mark Dacascos (so that's his name!) in this trailer for a Turkish film called Sultanin Sirri. The trailer comes from Twitch and unfortunately it's not in English, but oddly enough, all of Mark's scenes are spoken in English… and it sounds terrible. It seems like they're playing with the English dialogue just to be funny, but I doubt it. Dacascos was also on "Dancing with the Stars," so he's certainly been putting himself out there more. Not that this will help, but it's still fun to see "The Chairman" actually trying to act.

Watch the first trailer for Hakan Şahin's Sultanin Sirri in Turkish:

Sultanin Sirri, also meaning The Secret of the Sultan, is directed by Hakan Şahin. The film was produced for 4 million Turkish Liras and tells the story of an American professor who learns the secrets of the sultan and pursues his mysterious chest at Topkapı Palace. Dacascos plays an American agent of some sort, but not sure how he ties in. In comparison to The Da Vinci Code, Şahin explains: "It makes us proud to be compared to a big Hollywood production. But that film was a completely imaginary one, created by Dan Brown’s mind. But our story is real." For more details on this film, visit the official website (in Turkish):

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Dacascos was a B-movie superstar in the '90s. Look up the movie "Drive" sometime and have an enjoyable afternoon.

Andrew on Oct 19, 2010


I have been a fan of Mark Dacascos since the 90s when I saw Only the Strong as a kid. My favorite of his though is obviously the French film Brotherhood of the Wolf. Yeah he does make a lot awful movies, but awful action movies can be fun! =D I'm a little disappointed with Mr. Billington for not knowing Mark Dacascos!

Flops on Oct 19, 2010


@2 Brotherhood of the Wolf was awesome! Sure it wasn't an award winner, but it had some great action scenes (especially the first big fight to catch the “beast”), and I thoroughly enjoyed Monica Bellucci in the bordello! And the movie had Vincent Cassel! How can you go wrong?

JJ on Oct 19, 2010


This flick doesn't look that bad, though! It would be cool to see Mark Dacascos in the next, "Expendables" flick! 🙂

Spider on Oct 19, 2010


Flops, in parts i agree with you. Dacascos was a median actor in 90's, and i believe Crying Freeman was great hit ( in Brotherhood of the Wolf he was just a support actor). But i guess there are no need to know everything about him.

D. on Oct 19, 2010


He was good in Brotherhood of the Wolf, but Drive was a great little action movie with Brittany Murphy

Live for Films on Oct 19, 2010


Let's not forget him in the "wonderful" video game movie DOUBLE DRAGON with Scott Wolf playing his "twin brother..." Definitely "B" action movie actor.

GrandDoc on Oct 19, 2010


Tonights secret ingredient is... ((looking at you next guy who posts))

LW on Oct 19, 2010


Nerdy fanboy scrotum!

Jo Momma on Oct 19, 2010


Let's also not forget him in the movie "Only The Strong" fighting capoera Parana weh, Parana weh .. Parana LOL

RICKY on Oct 19, 2010


No one is even mentioning that he was on the Crow t.v show? Geez especialy with an article about the Crow right above this one .

Superchyle on Oct 19, 2010


Mark Dacascos was also in American Samurai and Sabotage, both great B grade movies! Really he's not that bad of an actor..Iv seen worse.

chaz on Oct 20, 2010


I think it's sad he's now "known" for Iron Chef America. Every movie/tv show I've seen him in was rather enjoyable. I won't say good, because Double Dragon was bad... but you can't help liking it. I am the only one who remembers Redline? Then again I can't help but watch any movie with Rutger Hauer that's on tv.

Akirakorn on Oct 20, 2010


Wasn't Dacascos The Crow at one point too... Only The Strong was a classic 90's movie that you wont even find in a bargain bin now.

Crowe on Oct 20, 2010


Hes not the chairman. Takeshi Kaga is the only one who will ever be "The Chairman". No matter how many crummy copies of his show they make.

9mm on Oct 20, 2010


Surprised no one mentioned CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE. He played the main bad guy that Jet Li has a showdown with at the end.

Andy on Oct 20, 2010


Whoever wrote this article needs to do their homework on Mr. Mark Dacascos. He's an ok actor who can actually hold his own as far as martial arts are concerned! The Crow tv show, Only the Strong (a martial arts movie he was in) and a couple others. Brotherhood of the Wolf was ok too!

judasbarron on Oct 20, 2010


Mark has done more than a few movies.. check out his website or or imdb websites.. Not all bad movies are the fault of the actors.. bad editing, directing, etc play a part.. Check out more of Mark's movies and judge for yourselves.. Mary

mary e brewer on Oct 20, 2010


Dacascos was quite good in Christophe Gans directed CRYING FREEMAN and THE BROTHERHOOD OF WOLVES...if the following projects he had french director (RAHAN or DIABOLIC) weren't been shelved today his career would be much brighter

mirko73 on Oct 20, 2010


I saw Cradle 2 The Grave and was more surprised at how good Jet Li and DMX were.

Akirakorn on Oct 20, 2010


@9 *does a backflip and reveals a plate of nerdy fanboy scrotum*

LW on Oct 20, 2010


I'd check it out with subtitles.

arjones on Oct 21, 2010


Good Lord Alex.... you make it seem like Mark is a wanna be actor who should stick to reality shows. He had a few memorable roles, the biggest of which was 'Only the Strong'... or the'80's Capoeira movie'. He also was 'The Crow' ... the lead in the TV show based on the movie. He fought Jet Li in 'Cradle 2 the Grave'. He's had a career, so I'm glad he's coming back to the big screen format. In fact, I would lobby for him to be in "Expendables 2".

Duane on Oct 22, 2010


Oops.. sorry... it's actually that "90's capoeira movie"....:)

Duane on Oct 22, 2010


Drive is his defining moment, great action flick!

Adam on Oct 25, 2010

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