Jason Statham

BirthDay:

26 Jul 1967

BirthPlace:

Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK

Bio:

Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model, black market salesman and finally of course, actor. He got the audition for his debut role as Bacon in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) through French Connection, for whom he was modeling. They became a major investor in the film and introduced Jason to Guy Ritchie, who invited him to audition for a part in the film by challenging him to impersonate an illegal street vendor and convince him to purchase fake jewelery. Jason must have been doing something right because after the success of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) he teamed up again with Guy Ritchie for Snatch. (2000), with co-stars including Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina and Benicio Del Toro. After Snatch. (2000) came Turn It Up (2000) with US music star Ja Rule, followed by a supporting actor role in the Sci-Fi film Ghosts of Mars (2001), Jet Li's The One (2001) and another screen partnership with Vinnie Jones in Mean Machine (2001) under Guy Ritchie's and Matthew Vaughn's SKA Films. Finally in 2002 he was cast as the lead role of Frank Martin in The Transporter (2002). Jason is also in the summer 2003 blockbuster remake of The Italian Job (1969), The Italian Job (2003), playing Handsome Rob.
Filmography

Actor ( 78 credits )

Meg (2018) Jonas Taylor
Fast 8 (2017) Deckard Shaw
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Bishop
Viva La Madness (2016) (unknown episodes)
Furious 7 (2015) Ian Shaw
Spy (2015)
Wild Card (2015) Nick Wild
The Expendables 3 (2014) Lee Christmas
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Homefront (2013) Phil Broker
Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Ian Shaw (uncredited)
Redemption (2013) Joey
Parker (2013) Parker
Movie Guide (2013)  Joey Jones (1 episode, 2013)
IMDb: What to Watch (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Expendables 2 (2012) Lee Christmas
Safe (2012) Luke Wright
Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts (2012) Narrator (voice)
Katie (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Evening Urgant (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Killer Elite (2011) Danny
Blitz (2011) Brant
The Mechanic (2011) Arthur Bishop
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) Tybalt (voice)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Big Picture (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Expendables (2010) Lee Christmas
13 (2010) Jasper
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Crank: High Voltage (2009) Chev Chelios
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2013)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Transporter 3 (2008) Frank Martin
Truth in 24 (2008) Narrator
Death Race (2008) Jensen Ames
The Bank Job (2008) Terry Leather
Inside the Bank Job (2008) Himself
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) Farmer
War (2007) Crawford
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (5 episodes, 2007-2012)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Crank (2006) Chev Chelios
The Pink Panther (2006) Yves Gluant (uncredited)
9am with David & Kim (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
Chaos (2005) Quentin Conners
Revolver (2005) Jake Green
London (2005) Bateman
Transporter 2 (2005) Frank Martin
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Cellular (2004) Ethan
Collateral (2004) Airport Man
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Italian Job (2003) Handsome Rob
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Transporter (2002) Frank Martin
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Mean Machine (2001) Monk
The One (2001) MVA Agent Evan Funsch
Ghosts of Mars (2001) Sgt Jericho Butler
Snatch (2000) Turkish
Turn It Up (2000) Mr. B
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Bacon
Fox and Friends (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Making of... (1992) (1 episode, 2009)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2011)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2008)
Today (1952)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Spy 2 (0) Rick Ford

Producer ( 2 credits )

Viva La Madness (2016) producer (unknown episodes)
Wild Card (2015) producer

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