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Tony Jaa

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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Feb 5, 1976 In Surin, Thailand
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Expend4bles 2023-09-15
Latest Project:
In the movie Siamese Lion 1992-05-17
Known For
Movie Expend4bles Decha
Movie Detective Chinatown 3 Jack Jaa
Movie Monster Hunter The Hunter
Movie Jiu Jitsu Kueng
Series The Art of Action Self
Series Detective Chinatown Unknown
Movie Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Himself (archive footage)
Movie Triple Threat Payu
Movie Master Z: Ip Man Legacy Sadi the Warrior
Movie Guardians of Martial Arts Master Jaa
Movie Paradox Tak
Movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage Talon
Movie Never Back Down: No Surrender Tony Jaa
Movie SPL 2: A Time for Consequences Chatchai
Movie Furious 7 Kiet
Movie Skin Trade Tony Vitayakul
Movie The Protector 2 Kham
Movie Ong Bak 3 Tien
Movie Ong Bak 2 Tien
Movie The Bodyguard 2 Elephant Vendor
Movie The Road to Glory: The Making of Ong-Bak Unknown
Movie The Protector Kham
Movie Crying Tiger Self (archive footage)
Movie The Bodyguard Supermarket Fighter
Movie Ong-Bak Ting
Movie Puta khatha thalom khon Unknown
Movie Mission Hunter II Unknown
Movie Hard Gun Ting
Movie The Rowdy Bunch Unknown
Movie Spirited Killer Unknown
Movie Siamese Lion Unknown