Tony Jaa is a Thai martial artist, actor, action choreographer, stuntman, director and Buddhist monk. His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also called Warrior King or The Protector), Ong Bak 2: The Beginning, Furious 7 and Sha po lang 2 (also called SPL II: A Time for Consequences or Kill Zone 2).
Tony Jaa, Jaa Phanom
Actor, Martial Artist, Action Choreographer, Martial Arts Choreographer, Stunt Man, Director
Birthday / Date of Birth
Tony Jaa was born on February 5, 1976, in Surin Province, Thailand.
He’s currently 43 years old.
After completing high school graduation, Tony graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Mahamarakam (The Institute of Physical Education Mahasarakham) in Thailand.
- Father – Thongdee Yeerum (Muay Thai Boxer)
- Mother – Rin Saipetch
- Siblings – Taweesak Yeerum (Brother), Waew Yeerum (Sister), Hatthaya Yeerum (Sister)
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tony Jaa has dated –
- Piyarat Chotiwattananont (2011-Present) – Tony Jaa officially registered his marriage to longtime girlfriend Piyarat Chotiwattananont on 29 December 2011. The wedding ceremony was held on 3 May 2012. Tony and his wife are blessed with two daughters named as Hathaipawee Yeerum and Narinray Yeerum. They are living happily together along with their children.
- In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
- In centimeters – 168 cm
- In meters – 1.68 m m
- In Kilograms – 62 kg
- In Pounds – 134 lbs
- Measurements – 36-14-31
- Chest – 36 inches
- Arms / Biceps – 14 inches
- Waist – 31 inches
Being cast in the leading role in the action movie trilogy, Ong Bak.
In 1994, Tony made his first movie where he played a supporting role was Spirited Killer.
In 1998, Tony had his first television appearance in Red Eagle.
Awards & Nominations
|2003||Star Entertainment Awards||Actor in Leading Role of the Year||Ong-Bak||Won|
|2004||Suphannahong National Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|2006||Online Film Critics Society Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance||Ong-Bak||Nominated|
|2008||Top Awards||Motion Picture of the Year||Ong Bak 2||Won|
|2009||Nine Entertain Awards||Won|
|Suphannahong National Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|2010||Top Awards||Actor in Leading Role of the Year||Ong Bak 3||Nominated|
|2011||Deauville Asian Film Festival||Best Actor||Nominated|
Tony Jaa Favorites
- Favorite Role Models – Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li
Tony Jaa Net worth
Tony Jaa has a net worth of about $10 million dollars as of 2019.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About Tony Jaa
- He has a black belt in Wushu and Taekwondo.
- Tony Jaa began his career as a stuntman at the age of fifteen.
- The films of Jackie Chan were his greatest childhood inspiration.
- Jaa has two pet elephants.
- He can speak Thai, as well as Northern Khmer and Kuy.
- He owns the record for the biggest Muay Thai training session with 1,000 people in attendance (Hong Kong, July 2005).
- In May 28, 2010, Jaa became a Buddhist monk at a Buddhist temple in Surin, Thailand.
- In 2013, Jaa teamed up with Dolph Lundgren in the Thai western comedy A Man Will Rise.