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'Extreme Chef' Marsh Mokhtari takes him from soap operas to the Upright Citizens Brigade

As Food Network show hosts go, Marsh Mokhtari of "Extreme Chef" has the most intriguing resume yet.Born in the U.K. to an English mother and a food-loving Persian dad, Mokhtari has lived on four continents, earned a degree in medical physics, worked in finance, guest starred on "Passions" and "The Young and the Restless," and combined his love of performing and travel by hosting adventure-based series around the globe.So when the network approached him to audition for its first extreme cooking show, "Extreme Chef," now airing its second season on Thursday nights, Mokhtari knew he'd found his next TV home."They said, 'We want someone that can handle a chef -- and chefs are not the easiest people to get along with," Mokhtari tells Zap2it of the tryout, in which he discovered a natural affinity for the flinty personalities who sign on to have their physical, mental and culinary mettle tested in grueling challenges for a... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/extreme-chef-marsh-mokhtari-takes-him-from-soap-operas-to-the-upright-citizens-brigade.html