Ian Anthony Dale is known by many other names such as Adam Noshimuri on Hawaii Five-0, Simon Lee on The Event, Davis Lee on Surface, and many others. These are names of the various popular characters he has played in the various movies and film projects that honor him. The actor has been in the business for over a decade, and here you can find out all about his ever-increasing acting career, his parents and wife, and other interesting facts you should know about him.
Ian Anthony Dale’s Bio
As you suspected, Ian is of mixed descent, including Japanese, French, and English. His birth gladdened the hearts of his parents when he was born on July 3, 1978, in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
He grew up at Cretin-Derham Hall High School, where he was an exceptional baseball player. At the same time, the boy tried his hand at acting and also proved to be gifted for imitating characters in school plays. After high school, Dale went to St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota, to further explore his desire to act as a stage and theater student. However, he did not see the end of his studies at St. Mary’s University, as he later enrolled at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where he finally graduated with a bachelor’s degree in film in 2000.
After college, Ian had no time to dilly-dally while waiting for a starring role on stage. He started out as a carpenter, building stages and sets while going to auditions to land acting roles. He didn’t have to do this for long, as he soon made his screen debut in Fastlane in 2002 and then another role in The Break-in 2003. In the following years, the talented actor played in shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, 24, Angel, JAG Criminal Minds, Trauma, and many others.
His big role in a movie came with Mr. 3000, a 2004 movie in which Ian Anthony Dale played the character of Fukuda, a Japanese pitcher. In his role in the film, he played alongside Chris Noth, Angela Bassett, and Bernie Mac. This was followed in 2007 by a role in the American comedy-drama film The Bucket List, in which he acted as an instructor for the characters of Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. At that time, there was no question of whether Ian was good or not in what he did on screen. The actor continued with other on-screen works such as Mortal Kombat: The Rebirth (2010) as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion, a character much loved by fight film fans, Anders in XOXO (2016) and Ben Jacobs in Wakefield (2017).
Apart from the movies and TV series he starred in, Ian Anthony Dale starred in 5 episodes of the Mortal Kombat web series: Legacy as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion, which ran from 2011 to 2013. In addition, the Minnesota-based actor also appeared in video games in 2012, including “Sleeping Dogs” as Ricky Wong, “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”, where his voice was used, and Marvin The Thief in “Battlefield Hardline” (2015).
Family: Parents, Wife
Ian was born the son of Jack and Olga Dale. His father is of French and English descent, while his mother immigrated to the United States as a Japanese. It is not known how they met, but we do know that Ian’s father, Jack Dale, was a hockey player who played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He also played for the U.S. National Ice Hockey Team and made it to the 1968 Winter Olympics. Apart from Ian, they had four other children in their family, which consisted of three boys and one girl.
The actor is married to Nicole Garippo, the two had their wedding ceremony in October 2016 in Los Angeles, after they had known each other for some time and had been dating for a while. Since then their relationship has been strong and there are no rumors of divorce. They are parents of a little girl who is still in her infancy.
Height and Other Facts
- The actor stands at a height of 6 feet or 1.83 m.
- Although he was not born in Japan, Ian Anthony Dale considered it important to study the native language of his home country at Osaka Sangyo University Los Angeles.
- Ian also trained the Japanese sword arts Shinkendo and Kung Fu. Maybe this was the reason why he got the role in the movie Mortal Combat.
- The net worth of Ian Anthony Dale is estimated at $3 million. He is said to earn up to $750,000 per picture.