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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 24 May 1974New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameDashiell Mihok
Nickname Diz Mihok
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dashiell Raymond Mihok was born on May 24, 1974 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, to Andrea Mihok (née Cloak) and Raymond Thorne (born Raymond Mihok), both actors, with ties to the New York stage. He is of Czech and British descent. Dash was raised in a trendy artist building. He attended many different schools, including the Bronx High School of Science. During his freshman year in 1988, while going to high school, he participated in City Kids, a foundation in New York City whose purpose is to engage and develop young people through programs dealing with self-esteem, leadership, and communication, which grew into a role on CityKids (1993), a short-lived TV series that starred a group of multi-ethnic teen actors and Jim Henson's Muppets. Dash was part of the group's touring company, which put on productions all over the city.

Much of the New York native's early work was lensed in his hometown. The young actor appeared in guest spots on the NYC-filmed dramas New York Undercover (1994), NYPD Blue (1993), and Law & Order (1990). Mihok made his film debut in the 1994 racially themed independent feature "Black is White" before receiving particularly strong reviews for his role as a mentally unbalanced young man in the CBS-TV movie thriller Murderous Intent (1995), and an appearance in Barry Levinson's hard-hitting Sleepers (1996) followed. While Mihok's performances in these New York-filmed features were strong, he first gained real notice with his featured role in Baz Luhrmann's modern take on Romeo + Juliet (1996).

He was a featured regular on the CBS sitcom Pearl (1996), on which he starred as Rhea Perlman's rebellious son Joey. He also had a recurring role during 1999 on the WB's college drama Felicity (1998) as Lynn, a competitive swimmer attending the fictional University of New York. He has also had a guest appearance on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).

To date, he has been in a variety of independent and high-budget films, the most recent of which being Hollywoodland (2006) and Firehouse Dog (2007).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: raffi_freak

Spouse (1)

Valeria Mason (2009 - present)

Trivia (12)

Danced his way through the music video "So Pure" with Alanis Morissette; the couple was dating at the time.
Played Eamon McBride in the pilot of Love & Money (1999) but was later replaced.
Favorite book is "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight" by Thom Hartmann.
Was named after famed writer Dashiell Hammett.
Admitted to suffering a bruised ego as a result of his role being cut in editing in The Thin Red Line (1998) as the bullish Doll. His subtly intuitive performance, while truncated, was still among the most moving.
Enjoys horseback riding, swimming, drumming, and hip-hop emceeing in his spare time.
Is the subject of two Alanis Morissette songs, "So Pure" and "That Particular Time.".
Is featured on the Sabac album "Sabacolypse" in the song "I Have a Dream.".
He played, with digital motion-capture similar to the technique used to make Andy Serkis Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" films, the Alpha Male, a leader of the vampiric and fierce Infected that antagonize Will Smith in I Am Legend (2007).
Has Tourette's syndrome.
Was a Doorman for a few years in Manhattan for a Fifth Avenue apartment building in which Ralph Lauren lives.
His father is of Slovak descent. His mother has English, and some German and Irish, ancestry.

Personal Quotes (7)

There's moments when you have to make a split-second decision that will form you for the rest of your life.
"The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight" by Thom Hartmann explains how we can change ourselves and our culture to return to a balanced and healthy environment.
In the years when teenagers really need to be connected to somebody, they aren't; especially in small towns where kids are bored and look for something to get them going.
There wasn't any room for failure. I just went for it. I give 110 percent to everything I do, so it was very exhausting and brutal; mentally, physically and spiritually. It was a test, and I learned a lot from it. - about The Thin Red Line (1998) and its filming
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. - about Telling You and his character
It's challenging to take on something else that is not you and make it very real and have others be able to associate with it. It's wonderful to provoke thought.
Well, I have been in relationships all my life, and for the first time ever about a year and a half ago...I became single.... It's been brilliant because I really need to figure out who I am, by myself, not in conjunction with anyone else. I have spent most of my life thinking about what the woman in my life needs, and, don't get me wrong, I love doing that. That's why I have done it so much.... But for the first time in my life I have been waking up in the morning and thinking "What the fuck does Dash want to do today...." And not worrying about anyone else but me...I think everyone knows how easy it is to desert huge parts of yourself while in relationships...and we all yearn for the balance of taking care of one's self and their partner.... So I strive to achieve that one day and am taking steps toward it....

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