Tony Jaa
Tony Jaa
Birth place Worawit Yeerum,
Surin province, Isan, Thailand
Birth date February 5, 1976
Occupation(s) Actor, Martial Artist, Director
First Works Spirited Killer
Active Years 1954–present
Notable Work(s) Ong-Bak, The Protector
"Character Information"
Character(s) Kiet
Films(s) Furious 7

Tony Jaa, born Japanom Yeerum (จาพนม ยีรัมย์)[1][2] is a Thai martial artist, physical educator, actor, action choreographer, film producer, stuntman and director. He portrays Kiet in Furious 7.


Tony Jaa was formerly known as Tatchakorn Yeerum[3] (ทัชชกร ยีรัมย์, Thatchakon Yiram) or Phanom Yeerum (พนม ยีรัมย์; Phanom Yiram; born ), better known internationally as Tony Jaa, in Thailand as Jaa Phanom

His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also called Warrior King or The Protector), Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, Ong Bak 3 and Tom Yum Goong 2 (or The Protector 2).


  • Tony Jaa has spent time as a Buddhist monk.[4]


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