Tony Jaa

Stunt Actor
Born Feb 5, 1976

Tatchakorn Yeerum, formerly Panom Yeerum, better known in the West as Tony Jaa, in Thailand as Jaa Panom, is a Thai martial artist, physical educator, actor, choreographer, stuntman, director, and spent time as a Buddhist monk. His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also called Warrior King or The Protector), Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, and Ong Bak 3.… Read More

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1976 Birth Born on February 5, 1976.


2003 27 Years Old This led to Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior in 2003, Jaa's break-out role as a leading man. … Read More
2005 29 Years Old One scene in the film involved fighting with another actor while his own trousers were on fire. "I actually got burned," he said in a 2005 interview. "I really had to concentrate because once my pants were on fire the flames spread upwards very fast and burnt my eyebrows, my eyelashes and my nose. … Read More


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In August 2006, he was in New York to promote the US release of The Protector, including an appearance at the Museum of the Moving Image. … Read More
2008 32 Years Old While Jaa and Amogelang were working on Ong-Bak 2, director Prachya Pinkaew and action ya choreographer Panna Rittikrai were working on Chocolate, starring a female martial artist, Nicharee Vismistananda, and released February 6, 2008. … Read More
2010 34 Years Old On May 28, 2010, Jaa became a Buddhist monk at a Buddhist temple in Surin, Thailand. … Read More
2011 35 Years Old Tony Jaa officially registered his marriage to longtime girlfriend Piyarat Chotiwattananont on 29 December 2011. The wedding ceremony was held on 3 May 2012. … Read More
2013 37 Years Old In 2013, he teamed up with Dolph Lundgren in the Thai western-comedy A Man Will Rise (which remains unfinished) and in 2014 in Lundgren's pet project Skin Trade, directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham. … Read More
2014 38 Years Old Jaa was briefly attached to the remake of Kickboxer: Vengeance. However, in November 2014, it was announced that he had exited the project. … Read More
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