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Tony Jaa Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Tony Jaa Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7¾ in
Weight 67 kg
Date of Birth February 5, 1976
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Tony Jaa is a Thai martial artist, actor, action choreographer, stuntperson, director, traceur, and producer. He has been cast in various movies such as Ong-Bak: Muay Thai WarriorThe Bodyguard, Tom-Yum-GoongThe Bodyguard 2Ong Bak 2Ong Bak 3Tom Yum Goong 2Skin Trade, Paradox, Furious 7SPL II: A Time For ConsequencesKill Zone 2Never Back Down: No SurrenderXXX: Return of Xander CageGong Shou DaoMaster Z: Ip Man LegacyTriple ThreatJiu JitsuMonster HunterDetective Chinatown 3Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and Nuk leng klong yao.


Tony Jaa

Other Names

จา พนม (Native Name), Jaa Phanom, Phanom Yeerum, Japanom Yeerum, Thatchakon Yiram, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Panom Worawit

Tony Jaa as seen in Bangkok in 2005
Tony Jaa as seen in Bangkok in 2005 (Colin Geddes / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Surin, Thailand


Bangkok, Thailand


Thai flag



Tony Jaa studied at Maha Sarakham College of Physical Education in Maha Sarakham Province and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.


Martial Artist, Actor, Action Choreographer, Stuntperson, Director, Traceur, Producer


  • Father – Thongdee Yeerum
  • Mother – Rin (Saipetch)


Tony Jaa has been signed with The Gersh Agency, Inc., Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Net Worth

According to, his net worth has been $10 Million.



Tony Jaa (Center) at a press conference for the film 'Skin Trade' in 2015
Tony Jaa (Center) at a press conference for the film ‘Skin Trade’ in 2015 (Sry85 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)


5 ft 7¾ in or 172 cm


67 kg or 147.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Tony Jaa has dated –

  1. Piyarat Chotiwattananont (2012-Present) – On May 3, 2012, he got married to Piyarat Chotiwattananont and the duo has been blessed with 2 daughters named Hataipavee Yeerum and Narinrat Yeerum.

Race / Ethnicity


Tony Jaa is of Kuy (a Mon-Khmer ethnic group that inhabits Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos) descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Performs stunts without any use of wires or CGI
  • His unique fighting style which mixes speed, agility, and fluid movements with brutal strength and devastating attacks



He became a Buddhist monk at a Buddhist temple in Surin, Thailand on May 28, 2010.

Tony Jaa as seen in 2006
Tony Jaa as seen in 2006 (1987porsche944 / Flickr / CC BY 2.5)

Tony Jaa Facts

  1. He spent his childhood years growing up in Surin, Thailand.
  2. He was inspired to learn martial arts in his youth after watching the film of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li at temple fairs. In a 2004 interview with Time, Tony Jaa said, “What they [Lee, Chan, and Li] did was so beautiful, so heroic that I wanted to do it too,” adding, “I practiced until I could do the move exactly as I had seen the masters do it.”
  3. When he was 10 years old, Tony Jaa started practicing Muay Thai at his local temple.
  4. He became a protégé of stuntperson and action film director Panna Rittikrai when Tony was 15 years of age.
  5. In 2003, he co-starred as Ting in the martial arts film Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior. This role won him the Star Entertainment Award for “Actor in Leading Role of the Year” while he was also nominated for a Suphannahong National Film Award for “Best Actor” and an Online Film Critics Society Award for “Best Breakthrough Performance”.
  6. Tony Jaa brought to life the character of Kham in the 2005 martial arts action film Tom-Yum-Goong and this earned him the “Honorary Award” at the Suphannahong National Film Awards in 2005.
  7. He provided vocals to the character of Kham in the video game Tom Yum Goong: The game in 2005.
  8. Alongside Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, and Jason Statham, Tony Jaa co-starred as Kiet (a member of Jakande’s team who possesses great agility, athleticism, and fighting prowess) in the 2015 action film Furious 7 (also known as Fast & Furious 7).
  9. He has a Black belt in Taekwondo and a Black belt in Wushu.
  10. Tony Jaa is multilingual and speaks Kuy, Thai, and Northern Khmer.

Featured Image by Colin Geddes / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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