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Overview (1)

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Mike Dalager was born and raised on historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His first home was situated on the shoreline overlooking the USS Arizona Memorial. For the better part of his childhood, he heard Reveille played by a Navy bugle man in the morning and Taps to end the day. As a young boy, upon arriving home from school he would salute the USS Arizona prior to walking through his front door. His father, an officer in the US Navy who served 4 tours of duty in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War, and real estate savvy mother always encouraged an exploration within the arts. This may explain why Mike has succeeded in theatre, songwriting and art, as well as film & TV. In 1993, at age 21 he performed the title role in Hamlet, leaving his life as a Big Sur commercial fisherman. From that single Shakespearean adventure, he caught the acting bug. In the late '90s, following a stint on the Broadway Tour of Rodger's & Hammerstein's classic musical The King & I starring Academy Award winner Hayley Mills, he moved to Stockholm, Sweden where he performed onstage alongside Swedish icon Sven Bertil Taube and film star Stefan Sauk, while appearing in 6 major stage productions and 2 feature films in Sweden between 1997 and 2003. Now a resident of daunting and seemingly impregnable Hollywood, Mike gladly trudges up the steep and tremulous slopes of Tinseltown, searching for that ever-elusive Big Break.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Giorgio Bachetti

Trivia (6)

Sang Burt Bacharach's hit song "Alfie" as a Command Performance at the 2001 Stockholm Water Prize for King Gustav and Queen Sylvia of Sweden. Appropriately it was the same year Burt Bacharach received the prestigious Polar Prize for music.
The name "Dalager" is an ancient Norwegian name, and derives from the words "dal" which translates to "valley" in English and "aker" which means "field." Mike's descendants were farmers from the "Valdres" mountain region of central Norway.
Is a fan of Swedish automobiles, and owns a 1971 Volvo P1800e, the same car actor Roger Moore drove in the TV series "The Saint.".
Is a Coast Guard Reservist stationed at Sector San Diego, where he performs duties as a Petty Officer. Sang the US National Anthem on the Coast Guard's 217th birthday in 2007 for the San Diego Padres at Petco Park against the San Francisco Giants, the weekend Barry Bonds tied Hank Aaron's historic home run record.
His mother Catalina Manalansan Mariano is Filipino, Spanish and Chinese. His father, Neil Dalager is a Minnesotan of Swedish and Norwegian descent, making Mike Eurasian like fellow actors Keanu Reeves, Brandon Lee, Rob Schneider, Russell Wong and actresses Devon Aoki, Kelly Hu, Maggie Q and Nicole Scherzinger.
North Hollywood, California [October 2007]

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