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Tony Jaa

Name in Native Language: "พนม ยีรัมย์" (Thai/TH)
Actor / Film Director / Writer / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 02/05/1976 (45) | Surin Thailand
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Tatchakorn Yeerum (Thai: ทัชชกร ยีรัมย์, RTGS: Thatchakon Yiram, pronounced [tʰát.t͡ɕʰā.kɔ̄ːn jīː.rām]; formerly Phanom Yeerum (Thai: พนม ยีรัมย์, [pʰā.nōm jīː.rām]); born 5 February 1976), 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, traceur and former Buddhist monk. His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003), Tom-Yum-Goong (2005), Ong Bak 2: The Beginning (2008), Furious 7 (2015) and SPL II: A Time for Consequences (2015). ()
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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(23)

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 Chatchai2015 Kill Zone 2
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 Kham2005 The Protector
as Supermarket fighter / himself2004 The Bodyguard
as Ting1996 Hard Gun

Movies with Tony Jaa as Crew(5)

Directing/Director2010 Ong Bak 3
Production/Producer2010 Ong Bak 3
Writing/Writer2010 Ong Bak 3
Directing/Director2008 Ong Bak 2
Writing/Writer2008 Ong Bak 2

Additional Information

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Citizenship: Thailand
Born: Thursday, 02/05 1976 (February) in Surin Thailand (current age: 45 years + 175 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"
"Worawit Yeerum"
Tony Jaa frequently works together with these people:
Panna Rittikrai (17x, Crew)
Prachya Pinkaew (7x, Crew)
Banlu Srisaeng (6x, Crew)
Donnie Yen (4x, Actor)
Dolph Lundgren (4x, Actor)
Vin Diesel (4x, Actor)
Victor Ciriaco (3x, Crew)
Anne McCarthy (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1903, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/09/2021