|Tanoai Reed Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||February 10, 1974|
Tanoai Reed is an American professional stuntman and actor in Hollywood who is widely recognized for being the stunt double of legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, having performed in numerous of Johnson’s films like Hercules (2014) and San Andreas (2015). He has also performed stunts for other actors in several movies such as You, Me and Dupree (2006) as well as in many television series including Baywatch Nights (1995). Tanoai has acted in a number of films too like Iron Man 2 (2010) where he portrayed the part of the security guard and has been featured in various TV shows including Hawaii Five-0 (2010-2013) in which he essayed the role of Levi / Levi Park, and the 2008 relaunch of American Gladiators, where he starred as the gladiator Toa. He has also appeared in numerous music videos, such as the one for the song Pump It (2009) by The Black Eyed Peas, having played the villain who fights Fergie.
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Professional Stuntman, Actor
- Others – Dwayne Johnson (Cousin) (Retired Professional Wrestler, Actor)
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
He has dated –
- Suzanne Reed (1999-Present) – He tied the knot with stunts performer Suzanne Reed on February 27, 1999. They have a son.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Irish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Samoan descent.
- Towering and ripped physical appearance
- Tattoos on his body
- He sports a bald head
He has endorsed or promoted several brands such as Teremana Tequila.
Tanoai Reed Favorite Things
- Junk Meal – Pizza and donuts
Source – GQ
Tanoai Reed Facts
- He was brought up in Honolulu in Hawaii.
- Tanoai has recalled that with his cousin Dwayne developing an interest in acting, he had ended up being given a variety of stunt work because of their very similar appearance. He then carried on doing more work for a variety of movies.
- Tanoai has thought very highly of Dwayne Johnson having admitted that everything Johnson has done has been from the heart with ego being non-existent in the kind superstar and that he could not have asked for a better boss and partner. Johnson has showered Tanoai with gifts including a new truck and the two have regularly exchanged donut and pizza recommendations. They have shared a love for donuts and Dwayne has often got them from certain places and sent them to him or brought a box to set from somewhere else. They have also always shared their newfound pizza and donut spots with each other.
- Whenever Johnson has landed a new role, Reed has adjusted his training regime and diet accordingly, with the focus being on how many shirtless scenes will be there, and how many explosions will be involved from which he would have to run away.
- Tanoai is a former Judo champion, boxer, and he has trained in MMA.
- He has been one of the actors to play characters for both Marvel Studios and DC Entertainment.
- Tanoai has affirmed that contrary to what many people have assumed, he has fear and that as a stunt performer he has to psychologically prepare to get into that zone, then get back up, and do it all over again.
Featured Image by Tanoai Reed / Instagram