Tony Jaa

Name in Native Language: "พนม ยีรัมย์" (Thai/TH)
Actor / Film Director / Writer / Film Producer / Screenwriter / List Of Muay Thai Practitioners / Stunt Performer | * 02/05/1976 (48) | Surin Thailand
Tatchakorn Yeerum (Thai: ทัชชกร ยีรัมย์, RTGS: Thatchakon Yiram, pronounced [tʰát.t͡ɕʰā.kɔ̄ːn jīː.rām]; formerly Phanom Yeerum (Thai: พนม ยีรัมย์, [pʰā.nōm jīː.rām])), better known internationally as Tony Jaa and in Thailand as Jaa Phanom (Thai: จา พนม, RTGS: Cha Phanom, [t͡ɕāː pʰā.nōm]), is a Thai martial artist, actor, action choreographer, stuntman, director, and traceur. Prior to becoming a leading actor, Jaa worked as a stuntman for Muay Thai Stunt for 14 years, appearing in many of his mentor Panna Rittikrai's films. His martial arts films are credited with helping to showcase the Thai combat systems of Muay Thai, Muay Boran, and "Muay Kotchasaan" (a fighting style Jaa and Rittikrai developed in 2005). His Thai films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003), which was his breakthrough role, Tom-Yum-Goong (2005), Ong Bak 2: The Beginning (2008), Ong Bak 3 (2010), and Tom Yum Goong 2 (2013). After leaving the Thai movie company Sahamongkol Film International in 2013, Jaa... ()
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Panom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. His parents were elephant herders. Panom watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Jet Li. After seeing the Thai action film Kerd ma lui (2004) ("Born to Fight"), Panom met and studied martial arts and stunt work as a teen under the director of that film, Panna Rittikrai. Panom went to university where he studied a variety of martial arts, from tae kwondo to judo. It was not long before Panom would get work, doubling for Robin Shou and James Remar in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), and when his demo reel was seen by director Prachya Pinkaew, the film Ong-Bak (2003) was created for Panom, who is now going by the name of Tony Jaa in hopes of bringing his style of action to international audiences..

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Thriller | Adventure

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Movies with Tony Jaa as Actor(26)

as Decha2023 Expend4bles
as Jack Jaa2021 Detective Chinatown 3
as The Hunter2020 Monster Hunter
as Kueng2020 Jiu Jitsu
as Payu2019 Triple Threat
as Sadi the Warrior2018 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
as Master Jaa2017 Guardians of Martial Arts
as Tak2017 Paradox
as Kiet2015 Furious 7
as Tony Vitayakul2014 Skin Trade
as Kham2013 The Protector 2
as Tien2010 Ong Bak 3
as Tien2008 Ong Bak 2
as Elephant Vendor2007 The Bodyguard 2
as himself2005 Crying Tiger
as Kham2005 The Protector
as Supermarket Fighter2004 The Bodyguard
as Ting2003 Ong-Bak
as Ting1996 Hard Gun

TV Shows/Series with Tony Jaa as Actor(1)

as himself2020 The Art of Action

Movies with Tony Jaa as Crew(7)

Directing/Director2010 Ong Bak 3
Production/Producer2010 Ong Bak 3
Writing/Writer2010 Ong Bak 3
Directing/Director2008 Ong Bak 2
Production/Producer2008 Ong Bak 2
Writing/Writer2008 Ong Bak 2
Crew/Stunt Double1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Additional Information

Official websites:
Citizenship: Thailand
Born: Thursday, 02/05 1976 (February) in Surin Thailand (current age: 48 years + 19 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: Thai (TH, native language)
Other names for Tony Jaa (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"จา พนม"
"Panom Yeerum"
"Tatchakorn Yeerum"
"ทัชชกร ยีรัมย์"
"Worawit Yeerum"
Tony Jaa frequently works together with these people:
Panna Rittikrai (19x, Crew)
Petchtai Wongkamlao (13x, Actor)
Prachya Pinkaew (12x, Crew)
Dolph Lundgren (6x, Actor)
Michael Jai White (5x, Actor)
Spenser Cohen (5x, Crew)
Vin Diesel (4x, Actor)
Dan Chupong (4x, Actor)
Scott Adkins (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1903, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/23/2024