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Machowicz in August 2010
|Born||May 30, 1965
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Died|| (aged 51)
Pearland, Texas, U.S.
||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1984–1995|
TV show host
Richard John "Mack" Machowicz (May 30, 1965 – January 2, 2017) was a Navy SEAL, and the host of the Discovery Channel and Military Channel show Future Weapons. He was the newest member on Spike's show, Deadliest Warrior.
Machowicz was born in 1965 in Detroit, Michigan. According to his biography on the Discovery Channel's Web site, "he participated in numerous tactical operations with SEAL Team ONE and TWO. While operating at SEAL Team TWO, he was a Naval Special Warfare Scout/Sniper, as well as being attached to the training cadre as the Leading Petty Officer of Land, Mountain and Arctic Warfare."
He founded the Bukido Institute, as well as the Bukido Training System, which "teaches a performance philosophy that uses unarmed combat as a pathway for exploring the dynamics of doubt, hesitation, second-guessing, stress, pain, fatigue and fear." He served as a personal protection specialist for many high-profile individuals within the political arena, business world and entertainment industry.
On January 2, 2017, aged 51, Machowicz died of brain cancer in Pearland, Texas. He was survived by his wife, Mandy Leggio Machowicz, two daughters, and his parents. His funeral mass was celebrated on January 6, 2017 at St. Helen Catholic Church, Pearland, Texas.
- Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1998; 1 episode)
- The Gift (2005; TV host)
- FutureWeapons (30 episodes, 2005-08; host and producer)
- Rome Is Burning (1 episode, 2008)
- Gamer (2009) as "Blue Soldier"
- America: The Story of Us (6 episodes, 2010)
- Deadliest Warrior (10 episodes, 2011; TV host)
- Mankind: The Story of All of Us (12 episodes 2012)
- Ultimate Soldier Challenge (6 episodes, 2013)
- Unleash the Warrior Within: Develop the Focus, Discipline, Confidence and Courage You Need to Achieve Unlimited Goals (2002); ISBN 1-56924-497-9
- "Deadliest Warrior's Newest Co-Host: Richard "Mack" Machowicz - Deadliest Warrior (video clip)". spike.com. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
- About Mack: Future Weapons: Discovery Channel Archived January 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Houston Chronicle obituary via legacy.com; accessed January 17, 2016.
- "Richard "Mack" Machowicz of Future Weapons Dies After Battle with Brain Cancer". Inquisitr. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
- "Former Navy SEAL Richard "Mack" Machowicz Passes Away after Long Battle with Cancer". outdoorhub.com. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
- Rachel Resnick (November 11, 2004). "Zen and the art of self-defense". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
- "Richard Machowicz obituary". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
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