PROFILE
Name:
Dash Mihok
Birth Date:
May 24, 1974
Birth Place:
New York, New York, USA
Height:
6' 3" (1.91 m)
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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The Day After Tomorrow

Background:

Dash Mihok is an American actor of television and film. Since launching his professional career in 1993, he has appeared in a number of films, including “Romeo + Juliet” (1996), “The Thin Red Line” (1998), “The Perfect Storm” (2000), “One Eyed King” (2001), “Johnny Flynton” (short, 2002), “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004), “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (2005), “Sex and Death 101” (2007), “Firehouse Dog” (2007), “I Am Legend” (2007), “Punisher: War Zone” (2008) and “Trespass” (2011), as well as in episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “The Good Wife,” among others. He had a regular role on the CBS sitcom “Pearl” (1996-1997, as Joey Caraldo) and played the recurring role of Lynn McKennan on “Felicity” (1999).

Moviegoers should look forward for his performances in the forthcoming films “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Tan Lines” (both 2012).

Currently, Mihok is married to Valeria Mason. He previously dated singer Alanis Morissette, who wrote the songs “So Pure” and “That Particular Time” for him. Mihok has Tourette's syndrome and is the spokesperson for the non-profit Jaylens Challenge Foundation, Inc. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, horseback riding, drumming, and hip-hop emceeing. His favorite book is “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” by Thom Hartmann.


Dashiell

Childhood and Family:

In New York City, New York, Dashiell Mihok, who would later be popular as Dash Mihok, was born on May 24, 1974 and was named after famed mystery writer Dashiell Hammett. His parents, Andrea (née Cloak) and Raymond Thorne (né Raymond Mihok), who have some connections to the New York stage, raised their son in a trendy artist building and encouraged Dash to do what made him happy. Dash went to the Bronx High School of Science, where he played middle infielder for the school's baseball team. He also attended the Professional Children's School in Manhattan with best friend, future actor Donald Faison.

Dash married his wife Valeria Mason in 2009


Silver Linings Playbook

Career:

While attending high school, Dash Mihok joined City Kids, a foundation in New York City whose aim is to engage and grow young people through programs coping with self-esteem, leadership, and communication. This led to his first television gig on a short lived children's television series that starred a group of multi-ethnic teen actors and Jim Henson's Muppets called “CityKids” (ABC, 1993). Mihok also became part of the group's touring company that put on productions all over NYC.

In 1994, Mihok guest starred in the series premiere of Fox's “New York Undercover,” which starred fellow CityKids member Malik Yoba. He went on to make his television movie debut in the CBS drama/thriller “Murderous Intent” (1995), where he earned strong reviews for his portrayal of a  mentally-unbalanced young man named Kevin. It was followed by an uncredited part in the Emmy Award nominated TV movie adaptation of Paul Watkins' novel, “Calm at Sunset” (CBS, 1996), helmed by Daniel Petrie.  

Mihok, who worked as a doorman for a few years for a Fifth Avenue apartment building in Manhattan, landed his first series regular role on the CBS sitcom “Pearl,” which ran from September 16, 1996 to June 25, 1997. He played the twenty something son of the title character Pearl Caraldo (portrayed by Rhea Perlman), a middle-aged widow working as the loading dock manager for University Electronics who wanted to achieve a higher level of education.   

Meanwhile, in 1996, Mihok made a few appearances on the big screen. He had a featured role on the teen drama “Foxfire,” an adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates novel “Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang,” and was cast alongside big names such as Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Brad Pitt in Barry Levinson's film adaptation of Lorenzo Carcaterra's novel, “Sleepers.” In addition, he played the role of Benvolio Montague in Baz Luhrmann's updated take on William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet,”starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. “Romeo and Juliet” garnered mostly positive reviews from critics, and was a huge success at the box office, grossing over $147.5 million worldwide on a $14.5 million budget.

Mihok returned to features in 1998, when he co-starred with Peter Facinelli and Jennifer Love Hewitt in the independent comedy “Telling You,” directed by Robert DeFranco. “It's different for me because I've never played this kind of role. I'm always the guy who's like Phil, the best friend, who's the loud mouth or a hood, or whatever. So this character is a little more sensitive,” Mihok said about “Telling You” and his character in the film. He also appeared as Pfc. Doll in Terrence Malick's powerful World War II drama, “The Thin Red Line” (1998), based on the novel of the same name by James Jones. Starring Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas and Ben Chaplin, the film received strong critical reception, and was nominated for seven Academy Awards. It made $98 million against its $52 million budget.

1999 saw Mihok play Lynn McKennan, a competitive college swimmer, on several episodes of the WB drama series “Felicity” and star as James in the Marc Levin directed drama “Whiteboyz,” about a group of Iowan teenagers who adopt the gangster rapper lifestyle. The same year, the young actor also was hired for featured role on the CBS comedy series “Love or Money.” However, he was fired before series premiere reportedly due to lack of chemistry with co-star Paget Brewster.    

Mihok appeared as Sgt. Jeremy Mitchell in Wolfgang Petersen's box office hit “The Perfect Storm” (2000), an adaptation of the 1997 non-fiction book of the same title by Sebastian Junger, as Brad in he TV film “Live Girls” (2000, opposite Jenny McCarthy and Robert Neary), as Walter P. Higgs III in James Crowley's “The Journeyman” (2001, co-starred with Brad Hunt, Daniel Lapaine), as Danny McGooch in “Nailed” (2001), as Bolan in the festival screened “Finder's Fee” (2001), and as Bug in Robert Moresco's crime/drama “One Eyed King” (2001, with William Baldwin and Justin Bradley). He portrayed Heather Graham's fiancé in the British/French/American romance movie “The Guru” (2002), helmed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer, supported Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames and Scott Speedman in Ron Shelton's crime/thriller film, “Dark Blue” (2002), and played the title role on the Academy Award nominated short “Johnny Flynton” (2002), based on a true story about a boxer that accidentally kills the wife that he loves.              

The tall, muscular redheaded performer played Mueller in “Basic” (2003), an American/German thriller film directed by John McTiernan and starring John Travolta, Connie Nielsen and Samuel L. Jackson, appeared as Carla's boyfriend in the Michael Lembeck directed comedy “Connie and Carla” (2004), starring    Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette, was cast as Jason Evans, friend and colleague of Jack, in Roland Emmerich's science fiction/disaster movie “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004) and co-starred with Eric Christian Olsen and Rider Strong in the action/drama “Death Valley” (2004). Mihok made his return to television with a recurring role in the Showtime crime/drama series “Street Time” (2003), playing Randy Wiggins. He then appeared as Will Marshall in a 2004 episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” called “ Dead Ringer,” and as Paul Janszen in “Hustle” (2004), a TV movie about baseball player Pete Rose (played by Tom Sizemore). Following a turn in the TV film “Confessions of a Dog” (2005), he portrayed Mr. Frying Pan in the crime/dark comedy film “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (2005), opposite Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen.

2006-2008 found roles in a number of movies, such as “10th & Wolf,” an independent flick based on a story by Bobby Moresco and Chazz Palminteri, “Hollywoodland,” “Sex and Death 101,” “Firehouse Dog,” “Loveless in Los Angeles,” “Superheroes,” the film adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel, “I Am Legend” (opposite Will Smith), “The Longshots,” a Fred Durst helmed biopic/sports movie based on the real life events of Jasmine Plummer, the first female to participate in the Pop Warner football tournament, and the comic book action film “Punisher: War Zone,” based on the fictional Marvel Comics vigilante/anti-hero the Punisher (played by Ray Stevenson).  In 2007, he also guest starred in “Cavemen” (as Jamie), “Ghost Whisperer” (as Dt. David Campbell) and “Pushing Daisies” (as Lemuel 'Lefty Lem' Weinger).  

Next up for Mihok, the actor appeared in episodes of “Law & Order” (2009, as Firefighter Walters), “The Good Wife” (2009-2010, as Detective Frank Seabrook), “Burn Notice” (2010, as Jack Yablonski/Fleetwood), “How to Make It in America” (2010, as Pete Powell), “Human Target” (2010, as Eddie Dunn), “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2010, as Damon Kerrigan), “Paul the Male Matchmaker” (2011, as James), “Prime Suspect” (2011, as Detective Tachenko), “Hawaii Five-0” (2011, as Nick Drayton) and “Grey's Anatomy” (2011, as Clay). Additionally, he took on roles in several films like “The Fish Tank” (TV, starred Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell and Cindy dela Cruz), “Lifted” (2010), “The Mortician” (2011), “On the Inside” (2011), “The FP” (2011) and “Trespass” (2011).

Recently, in 2012, Mihok played Jonah Whitman in an episode of “Breakout Kings” called “SEALd Fate.” He will play supporting roles on the upcoming comedies “Tan Lines” (2012), directed by Tim Kirkman, written by James Markert and starring Josh Hopkins, Cameron Monaghan and Guillermo Díaz, and “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012), directed and scripted by David O. Russell and starring Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles and Robert De Niro. The latter film is set to be released on November 21, 2012. Mihok is set to play Bunchy Donovan in the forthcoming made for television movie “Ray Donovan” (2012), starring Liev Schreiber as the title character.
 

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