Tony Jaa

Biography

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. 

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. 

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Gender -

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1976-02-05

Place of Birth Thailand

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage as Talon
2015 SPL 2: A Time for Consequences as Chatchai
2015 Furious 7 as Louie Tran
2014 Skin Trade as Tony Vitayakul
2013 The Protector 2 as Kham
2010 Ong Bak 3 as Tien
2008 Ong Bak 2 as Tiang
2007 The Bodyguard 2 as Elephant vendor
2005 The Protector as Kham
2004 The Bodyguard as Supermarket fighter / himself
2003 Ong Bak as Ting
1997 Puta khatha thalom khon
1996 Battle Warrior
1996 Hard Gun as Ting
1994 Spirited Killer
1994 Nuk leng klong yao

Directing

2010 Ong Bak 3 … Director
2008 Ong Bak 2 … Director

Writing

2010 Ong Bak 3 … Writer

Production

2010 Ong Bak 3 … Producer

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