Tony Jaa

Age: 38
Birthplace: Thailand

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. 

Movie Character Year
Im1brmpuc4myhqlko2yoo0sxcc Spirited Killer 1994
1iez8r9y7x2zkjm76h6jloksfkl Battle Warrior 1996
T4tijwdnxckxcslyqkuonzdkeu8 Ong Bak Ting 2003
2kmgzoe41y3gul9zgg2un1anqz0 The Bodyguard Supermarket fighter 2004
Dmce6zblho6k5rtm6dizeaxwz9n The Protector Kham 2005
Gomktymodkzohodjgrr6szlfbda The Bodyguard 2 Elephant vendor 2007
Eznf5wt3erbexuwtpa5z8rvbuxi Ong Bak 2 Tiang 2008
Besfrhmeoppexhhocjrgglkja8v Ong Bak 3 Tien 2010
Sev4augrog4gu090j9ycrqqcxir Muay Thai Assassin 2011
Iydlzgwg8lttwdecsvnlqfykjkj Fast & Furious 7 2015