Happy Birthday Tony Jaa! Born this day in 1976, he turns 38 today.
Better known here in the West as Tony Jaa, in Thailand he’s known as Jaa Panom. He’s a Thai martial artist, actor, choreographer, stuntman, and director; his most notable films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also known as Warrior King or The Protector), Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, and Ong Bak 3.
Here’s the film that really started it all, Ong-Bak, showcasing the kind of incredible skill and athleticism that makes jaws drop.
Trailer for Tom Yum Goong 2 (aka The Protector 2)