Confirmed: Mark Dacascos and Tom DeLay To Compete on Dancing With The Stars

It’s official – Iron Chef America Chairman, Mark Dacascos, and former member of the United States House of Representatives, Tom DeLay, will be competing in the upcoming fall season of Dancing With The Stars.

Mark Dacascos, as well as being the notorious chairman of the Food Network’s hit show, Iron Chef America, is also a martial arts instructor. Dacascos has also appeared in a number of other acting roles, including Crying Freeman, costarring with his wife, actress Julie Condra.

Politician Tom DeLay, also appearing on Dancing with the stars, was a republican House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005, but he was forced to step down in the wake of several high profile legal issues.

The 9th season of Dancing with the stars begins September 21 with a three night premier.