Ian Anthony Dale is known by many other names like 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 several films and movie projects he has to his credit. The actor has been in the industry for over a decade and here, you will learn all about his ever-rising acting career, his parents and wife, in addition to other interesting facts worth knowing about him.
Ian Anthony Dale’s Bio
As you would have guessed, Ian is of mixed descent which includes 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.
Growing up, he had his high school education at Cretin-Derham Hall High School where he was an exceptional baseball player, at this same time, the lad tried his hands on acting and equally found himself to be gifted with a talent of mimicking characters in school plays. Dale, after high school, proceeded to St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota to further explore his craving for acting as a Stage and Theatre student. He didn’t see the end of his college days at St. Mary’s, however, as he later enrolled at the University of Wisconsin Madison where he finally graduated in the year 2000 with a Bachelor degree in Film.
Out of college, Ian had no time to dilly-dally while waiting for a major role on stage, he started off as a carpenter, building stages and sets and at the same time going for auditions to land acting roles. He didn’t have to do this for long as he soon made his screen debut on Fastlane in 2002 and after this came another role in The Break in 2003. The years that followed saw the talented actor star 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 film came with Mr. 3000, a 2004 film where Ian Anthony Dale played the character of Fukuda a Japanese pitcher. His role in the film saw him act alongside Chris Noth, Angela Bassett, and Bernie Mac. Next came a role in American comedy-drama film The Bucket List in 2007 where he acted as an instructor to Morgan Freeman‘s and Jack Nicholson‘s characters. There was no questioning at this point whether or not Ian was good at what he does on the screen. The actor continued with more big screen works like Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010) as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion a character much loved by fans of the combat film, Anders in XOXO (2016) and Ben Jacobs in Wakefield (2017).
Outside of the films and television series he has been on, Ian Anthony Dale has featured in 5 episodes of the web series of Mortal Kombat: Legacy as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion which ran from 2011 to 2013. In addition to this, the Minnesota actor has also been featured in 2012 video games like “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 to Jack and Olga Dale. His father is of French and English descent while his mother is a Japanese immigrant to the United States. It has not been revealed how they met but we know that Ian’s father, Jack Dale, was an Ice Hockey player who played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He also played for the US national ice hockey team and made the Winter Olympic team of 1968. Aside from Ian, they had four other children in their family which comprised of three boys and one girl.
The actor is married to Nicole Garippo, they had their wedding ceremony in Los Angeles in October 2016 having known each other and dated for quite some time. Their union has been strong ever since with no rumours of divorce. They are parents to a baby girl who is still in her infancy.
Height and Other Facts
- The actor stands at a height of 6 feet or 1.83 m.
- Despite not being born in Japan, Ian Anthony Dale deemed it important to study the native language of his maternal country at Osaka Sangyo University Los Angeles.
- Ian also trained in Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship and Kung Fu. Perhaps, this was the reason he landed the Mortal Combat film role.
- Ian Anthony Dale’s net worth is reported to be $3 million. He is said to earn as much as $750, 000 per film.