Tony Jaa

Panom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. His parents were elephant herders. Panom watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Jet Li. After seeing the Thai action film Kerd ma lui (2004) ("Born to Fight"), Panom met and studied martial arts and stunt work as a teen under the director of that film, Panna Rittikrai. Panom went to university where he studied a variety of martial arts, from tae kwondo to judo. It was not long before Panom would get work, doubling for Robin Shou and James Remar in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), and when his demo reel was seen by director Prachya Pinkaew, the film Ong-bak (2003) was created for Panom, who is now going by the name of Tony Jaa in hopes of bringing his style of action to international audiences. 

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Ong-Bak (2003)

ViolentAction-packedDarkMind blowing

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prachya Pinkaew
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Petchtai Wongkamlao  •  Patrarin Punyanutatam  •  Suchao Pongwilai

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prachya Pinkaew
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Petchtai Wongkamlao  •  Patrarin Punyanutatam  •  Suchao Pongwilai

The Bodyguard (2004)

A professional bodyguard who failed to protect his Choti, most successful businessman, is fired by his employer's son. The son inherits his fathers company but is then targets by assassins who want to gain control of the estate. He is forced to hide out in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petchtai Wongkamlao
CAST:  Piphat Apiraktanakorn  •  Choosak Iamsook  •  Tony Jaa  •  Surachai Juntimatorn

A professional bodyguard who failed to protect his Choti, most successful businessman, is fired by his employer's son. The son inherits his fathers company but is then targets by assassins who want to gain control of the estate. He is forced to hide out in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petchtai Wongkamlao
CAST:  Piphat Apiraktanakorn  •  Choosak Iamsook  •  Tony Jaa  •  Surachai Juntimatorn

The Protector (2005)

In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, where he locates ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prachya Pinkaew
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Petchtai Wongkamlao  •  Bongkoj Khongmalai  •  Jin Xing

In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, where he locates ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prachya Pinkaew
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Petchtai Wongkamlao  •  Bongkoj Khongmalai  •  Jin Xing

Skin Trade (2014)

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ekachai Uekrongtham
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Tony Jaa  •  Ron Perlman  •  Celina Jade

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ekachai Uekrongtham
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Tony Jaa  •  Ron Perlman  •  Celina Jade

Furious 7 (2015)

Action-packedFast pacedGrippingThought provoking

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Wan
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Jason Statham  •  Lucas Black  •  Vin Diesel

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Wan
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Jason Statham  •  Lucas Black  •  Vin Diesel

The Protector 2 (2013)

Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham returns to his village ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prachya Pinkaew
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Petchtai Wongkamlao  •  Marrese Crump  •  JeeJa Yanin

Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham returns to his village ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prachya Pinkaew
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Petchtai Wongkamlao  •  Marrese Crump  •  JeeJa Yanin

Mission Hunter II (1996)

Tony Jaa is the leader of the Panter Squad - a group of martial arts madmen employed by a notorious General and Cartel kingpin on the border of Thailand and The Golden Triangle. They have kidnapped a noted Explorer who has been searching for an ancient priceless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prapon Petchinn
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Thong Chatree  •  Robert Christin  •  Christoph Klüppel

Tony Jaa is the leader of the Panter Squad - a group of martial arts madmen employed by a notorious General and Cartel kingpin on the border of Thailand and The Golden Triangle. They have kidnapped a noted Explorer who has been searching for an ancient priceless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prapon Petchinn
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Thong Chatree  •  Robert Christin  •  Christoph Klüppel

Spirited Killer (1994)

A group of travelers visiting the exotic forests of Thailand is suddenly attacked by a multi-weapon wielding maniac. Some manage to escape, others perish under his merciless blows. The maniac is the Spirited Killer, a forest dweller who kills anyone who steps into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Panna Rittikrai  •  Towatchai Ladloy
CAST:  Panna Rittikrai  •  Tony Jaa  •  Banlu Srisaeng

A group of travelers visiting the exotic forests of Thailand is suddenly attacked by a multi-weapon wielding maniac. Some manage to escape, others perish under his merciless blows. The maniac is the Spirited Killer, a forest dweller who kills anyone who steps into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Panna Rittikrai  •  Towatchai Ladloy
CAST:  Panna Rittikrai  •  Tony Jaa  •  Banlu Srisaeng

Hard Gun (1996)

Panna and Tony play members of a desperate gang of thieves who are forced into hiding after a robbery goes wrong; when the police launch a raid on their hide-out, the pair are forced to make a bid for freedom, and in the ensuing battle, Panna's 'brother' is shot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Panna Rittikrai  •  Prapon Petchinn
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Jai Jammultree  •  Panna Rittikrai  •  Thunyaluk Rarchatha

Panna and Tony play members of a desperate gang of thieves who are forced into hiding after a robbery goes wrong; when the police launch a raid on their hide-out, the pair are forced to make a bid for freedom, and in the ensuing battle, Panna's 'brother' is shot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Panna Rittikrai  •  Prapon Petchinn
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Jai Jammultree  •  Panna Rittikrai  •  Thunyaluk Rarchatha

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Ruby Rose  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Ice Cube

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Ruby Rose  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Ice Cube

Ong Bak 3 (2010)

Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival returns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Jaa  •  Panna Rittikrai
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Dan Chupong  •  Sarunyu Wongkrachang  •  Sorapong Chatree

Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival returns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Jaa  •  Panna Rittikrai
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Dan Chupong  •  Sarunyu Wongkrachang  •  Sorapong Chatree

Ong Bak 2 (2008)

Moments from death a young man is rescued by a renowned warrior. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the vicious slave ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Jaa  •  Panna Rittikrai
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Sarunyu Wongkrachang  •  Sorapong Chatree  •  Primorata Dejudom

Moments from death a young man is rescued by a renowned warrior. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the vicious slave ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Jaa  •  Panna Rittikrai
CAST:  Tony Jaa  •  Sarunyu Wongkrachang  •  Sorapong Chatree  •  Primorata Dejudom

SPL II: A Time for Consequences (2015)

A Hong Kong cop named Kit busts a major gangster only to find his cover blown and his main witness gone. The gangster, in retaliation, has him kidnapped and put in a Thai jail with a false criminal identity. Lowly prison guard Chai, with his extraordinary fighting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Soi Cheang
CAST:  Jing Wu  •  Tony Jaa  •  Jin Zhang  •  Simon Yam

A Hong Kong cop named Kit busts a major gangster only to find his cover blown and his main witness gone. The gangster, in retaliation, has him kidnapped and put in a Thai jail with a false criminal identity. Lowly prison guard Chai, with his extraordinary fighting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Soi Cheang
CAST:  Jing Wu  •  Tony Jaa  •  Jin Zhang  •  Simon Yam

Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016)

Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Jai White
CAST:  Michael Jai White  •  Josh Barnett  •  Gillian White  •  Nathan Jones

Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Jai White
CAST:  Michael Jai White  •  Josh Barnett  •  Gillian White  •  Nathan Jones

The Bodyguard 2 (2007)

The best agent of Vieng, the country near the boundary of Thailand received the important mission that he had to catch two armed dealers who could be the dangerous for his country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petchtai Wongkamlao
CAST:  Petchtai Wongkamlao  •  Jacqueline Apitananon  •  Janet Khiew  •  Tony Jaa

The best agent of Vieng, the country near the boundary of Thailand received the important mission that he had to catch two armed dealers who could be the dangerous for his country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petchtai Wongkamlao
CAST:  Petchtai Wongkamlao  •  Jacqueline Apitananon  •  Janet Khiew  •  Tony Jaa

Paradox (2017)

When a Hong Kong police negotiator is informed about the sudden disappearance of his 16-year-old daughter in Thailand, he travels there to search for her whereabouts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wilson Yip
CAST:  Louis Koo  •  Wu Yue  •  Lam Ka-tung  •  Chris Collins

When a Hong Kong police negotiator is informed about the sudden disappearance of his 16-year-old daughter in Thailand, he travels there to search for her whereabouts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wilson Yip
CAST:  Louis Koo  •  Wu Yue  •  Lam Ka-tung  •  Chris Collins

Guardians of Martial Arts (2017)

One day, Master Ma is walking down the street, suddenly he sees the words "Huashan Sect" (华山派) hiding between the green grass. He closes his eyes and hence the duel with different martial arts masters begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wen Zhang
CAST:  Jack Ma  •  Jet Li  •  Donnie Yen  •  Jing Wu

One day, Master Ma is walking down the street, suddenly he sees the words "Huashan Sect" (华山派) hiding between the green grass. He closes his eyes and hence the duel with different martial arts masters begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wen Zhang
CAST:  Jack Ma  •  Jet Li  •  Donnie Yen  •  Jing Wu

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018)

Following his defeat by Master Ip, Cheung Tin Chi tries to make a life with his young son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats. But it's not long before the mix of foreigners, money, and triad leaders draw him once again to the fight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yuen Woo-Ping
CAST:  Jin Zhang  •  Michelle Yeoh  •  Liu Yan  •  Tony Jaa

Following his defeat by Master Ip, Cheung Tin Chi tries to make a life with his young son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats. But it's not long before the mix of foreigners, money, and triad leaders draw him once again to the fight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yuen Woo-Ping
CAST:  Jin Zhang  •  Michelle Yeoh  •  Liu Yan  •  Tony Jaa

Triple Threat (2019)

A crime syndicate places a hit on a billionaire's daughter, making her the target of an elite assassin squad. A small band of down-and-out mercenaries protects her, fighting tooth and nail to stop the assassins from reaching their target.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse V. Johnson
CAST:  Tiger Hu Chen  •  Tony Jaa  •  Iko Uwais  •  Scott Adkins

A crime syndicate places a hit on a billionaire's daughter, making her the target of an elite assassin squad. A small band of down-and-out mercenaries protects her, fighting tooth and nail to stop the assassins from reaching their target.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse V. Johnson
CAST:  Tiger Hu Chen  •  Tony Jaa  •  Iko Uwais  •  Scott Adkins

Expend4bles (2023)

Armed with every weapon they can get their hands on and the skills to use them, The Expendables are the world’s last line of defense and the team that gets called when all other options are off the table. But new team members with new styles and tactics are going ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Waugh
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Dolph Lundgren  •  Randy Couture

Armed with every weapon they can get their hands on and the skills to use them, The Expendables are the world’s last line of defense and the team that gets called when all other options are off the table. But new team members with new styles and tactics are going ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Waugh
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Dolph Lundgren  •  Randy Couture
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