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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 Thailand
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Plook mun kuen ma kah 4 1994-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Ip Man: Cheung Tin Chi 2018-05-18
Known For
Poster of Furious 7
Poster of Nuk leng klong yao
Poster of Nuk soo dane song kram
Poster of Puen Hode
Movie Ip Man: Cheung Tin Chi 2018-05-18
Movie Paradox Tak 2017-11-17
Movie Gong Shou Dao Master Jaa 2017-11-11
Movie xXx: Povratak Xandera Cagea Talon 2017-01-13
Movie 杀破狼2 Chatchai 2015-06-18
Movie Furious 7 Kiet 2015-04-01
Movie Skin Trade Tony Vitayakul 2014-11-07
Movie ต้มยำกุ้ง 2 Kham 2013-10-23
Movie องค์บาก 3 Tien 2010-05-05
Movie Ong Bak 2 Tien 2008-12-04
Movie The Bodyguard 2 Elephant vendor 2007-03-08
Movie ต้มยำกุ้ง Kham 2005-08-11
Movie The Bodyguard Supermarket fighter / himself 2004-01-01
Movie Ong Bak Ting 2003-01-21
Movie Nuk leng klong yao 2001-01-01
Movie Puta khatha thalom khon 1997-01-01
Movie Nuk soo dane song kram 1996-01-01
Movie Puen Hode Ting 1996-01-01
Movie Plook mun kuen ma kah 4 1994-01-01