|Born||Dashiell Raymond Mihok
May 24, 1974
New York City, New York
|Education||Bronx High School of Science|
|Spouse(s)||Valeria Mason (2009–present)|
|Partner(s)||Alanis Morissette (1997–2001)|
|Relatives||Gwen Mihok (sister)
Cecily Trenka (sister)
Mihok was born in New York City, New York, the son of actors Andrea Mihok (née Cloak) and Raymond Thorne (né Mihok). He has two older sisters, Gwen Mihok, an actress, and Cecily Trenka, a science teacher. His ethnic background is Czech.
He grew up in Greenwich Village and lived in the artist community Westbeth on Bank Street. Mihok went to PS 3, a public elementary school in Manhattan, currently named the John Melser Charrette School. While attending Bronx High School of Science, where he played baseball as a middle infielder, Mihok joined CityKids Repertory, and appeared in on the short-lived TV show, CityKids. Mihok would take the D train to the last stop every day for Bronx Science, and remembers beepers and headphones got taken, as a matter of course, by being mugged as a kid. Mihok also attended the Professional Children's School in Manhattan with best friend, actor Donald Faison.
Mihok has been featured in roles in films such as The Day After Tomorrow, The Perfect Storm, The Thin Red Line, Lifted, Romeo + Juliet, and Silver Linings Playbook. He has had starring roles in independent features such as Telling You and Loveless in Los Angeles.
For Terence Malick's The Thin Red Line, Mihok said he spent an intensive six months working on the film, with the amount of footage constituting a full starring part, but during editing was reduced to an ensemble role.
He played Detective Martin Soap in the film Punisher: War Zone, which was released in December 2008.
Mihok currently co-stars as Brendan "Bunchy" Donovan in the Showtime drama, Ray Donovan. For the show the cast works out at the Santa Monica, California boxing gym Wild Card West with boxer Rob Garcia. Mihok says: "I don’t get to go often because they don’t want me to be too physically fit, but with boxing training is so hard that we get to push each other to go for it and we’re all really supportive."
Mihok directed a short film called Abby, in 2011. The film stars his sister, Gwen.
Mihok was named after writer Dashiell Hammett, the author of The Thin Man, The Glass Key, and The Maltese Falcon. His last name is usually mispronounced "me-Hawk," but he says the Czech surname is pronounced "my" Hawk.
Mihok has Tourette Syndrome and is the spokesperson for the nonprofit Jaylens Challenge, as well as an active supporter of the Tourette Syndrome Association. He was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome at age 6.
Mihok said that part of the reasons he became an actor was probably because he was experienced so well in hiding it, that he was acting all the time. Both of his sisters have it as well. Mihok says the focus required of acting allows him to mask many of his tics. "Auditioning is one of the most nerve-racking things you could ever do, but you have to be so focused that you don't tic." Mihok uses Tim Howard as an example of this, that when the ball's on his side of the field he doesn't tic, but when it's not on his side he will tic. Mihok says the biggest misconception is that everyone curses (called Coprolalia) all the time, that not everyone with Tourette's does that: "Tics tend to wax and wane, not everybody's screaming obscenities all the time." Also, for kids going through puberty the tics can be the most severe, and can gradually lessen as you get older. Mihok said he took medication during high school for the Tourettes
In 1997, Mihok met Alanis Morissette through friend Leonardo DiCaprio during a trip to Cuba. The lyrics to the songs "So Pure" from Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie and "That Particular Time" from Under Rug Swept are about him.
In 2009, Mihok married singer Valeria Mason.
|Romeo + Juliet||Benvolio Montague|
|1998||The Thin Red Line||Private First Class Doll|
|Felicity (TV series)||Lynn McKennon|
|2000||The Perfect Storm||Sgt. Jeremy Mitchell|
|2002||Dark Blue||Gary Sidwell|
|2002||Johnny Flynton||Johnny Flynton|
|2002||The Guru||Rusty McGee|
|2004||Connie and Carla||Mikey|
|The Day After Tomorrow||Jason Evans|
|Mojave aka Death Valley||Dom|
|Hustle (TV movie)||Paul Janszen|
|2005||Kiss Kiss Bang Bang||Mr. Frying Pan|
|2006||Hollywoodland||Det. Sgt. Jack Paterson|
|10th & Wolf||Fredy|
|2007||Firehouse Dog||Trey Falcon|
|Loveless in Los Angeles||Dave Randall|
|I Am Legend||Alpha Male|
|Punisher: War Zone||Detective Martin Soap|
|On the Inside||Carl Tarses|
|2012||Greetings from Home||Pete|
|Silver Linings Playbook||Officer Keogh|
|2013–present||Ray Donovan||Bunchy Donovan|
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