Questions asked by Anatolij Kaiser in August 2010
Anatolij: Where and when were you born? Where have you been growing up?
Dale: On March 17, 1961 in Los Angeles (San Fernando
Anatolij: How did you come into kickboxing and fitness?
Dale: I started training in 1977 with my mentor Benny "The Jet" Urquidez. I am a 6th black belt master of my own style, 5-time world champion.
Early photo from a training session.
Anatolij: How did you get your role for NRNS? Did the producers ask you or did you go to an audition?
Dale: No, I was working out at the jet center. They
were looking for that part and saw me. *lol* That's how it all started. Haha! So
I got the part.
Anatolij: In the fight with Van Damme, he kicked you out of the ring. You fell pretty bad. Did you do the stunt by yourself? Did it hurt?
Dale: Yes, one take out of the ring. No, it did not hurt.
Anatolij: Do you have a favourite scene and a favourite quote in NRNS?
Dale: Favourite scene: the fight with Van Damme. Favourite quote: "Bitchin', I think it will be awesome!" Hahaha it's all good.
Anatolij: Do you remember where are the movie locations?
Dale: Ian's dojo: Dojo Sherman Oaks Karate, the ring was at the boys and girls club of LA, Kelly's house was in LA.
Anatolij: Did you keep in touch with anyone of the NRNS actors, do you know how they are doing?
Dale: No. One of the best kickers is just Ron Pohnel,
Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham is one of the best kickboxer of all time, he
is a good friend of mine.
Anatolij: Do you remember any funny stories or situations while making the movie? Did anything go wrong?
Dale: A funny thing that really happened was in Peter's fight with Van Damme: Van Damme knocked Peter out and kicked him in the head for real, no control *lol*.
Anatolij: Did you recommend your brother Corey Jacoby to the producers or how did he get the part?
Dale: I got my brother in, good times.
Anatolij: Will you ever act in a movie again or have you left the business entirely?
Dale: I am thinking of a comeback.
Anatolij: May we tell about your facebook account on the website?
Dale: Please, I love the fans! Thank you.