Tony Jaa

Tony Jaa

  • Born on
    • February 5th, 1976
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. 

Starring Tony Jaa on Plex


Acting (19 Credits)

2022The Expendables 4 as Decha
2021Detective Chinatown 3 as Jack Jaa
2020Monster Hunter as The Hunter
2020Jiu Jitsu as Kueng
2019Triple Threat as Payu
2018Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy as Sadi the warrior
2017Paradox as Tak
2017On That Night... While We Dream as Master Jaa
2017xXx: Return of Xander Cage as Talon
2015Kill Zone 2 as Chatchai
2015Furious 7 as Kiet
2014Skin Trade as Tony Vitayakul
2013The Protector 2 as Kham
2010Ong Bak 3 as Tien
2008Ong Bak 2 as Tien
2007The Bodyguard 2 as Elephant vendor
2005The Protector as Kham
2004The Bodyguard as Supermarket fighter / himself
2003Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior as Ting

Director (2 Credits)


Writer (2 Credits)



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