Jason Momoa


01 Aug 1979


Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa


Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born on August 1, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of Coni (Lemke), a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. His father is of Hawaiian descent and his mother, who is from Iowa, is of mostly German ancestry. Jason was raised in Norwalk, Iowa by his mother. After high school, he moved to Hawaii where he landed a lead role out of thousands of hopefuls in the T.V. series, Baywatch (1989) (known as "Baywatch Hawaii" in its tenth season). When the show ended, he spent the next couple of years traveling around the world. In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles where he continued to pursue an acting career. In 2004, after the short-lived T.V. series North Shore (2004), he was cast as the popular character "Ronon Dex" in the T.V. series Stargate: Atlantis (2004), which achieved a cult-like following. In 2010, he appeared in the Emmy-nominated H.B.O. series Game of Thrones (2011) playing the Dothraki King, "Khal Drogo". To illustrate to the producers he was Khal Drogo, he performed the Haka, a traditional war dance of the Maori of New Zealand. The audition was with the same casting director who was casting the titular role in the reboot of Conan the Barbarian (2011). Four weeks after he was cast as the popular Robert E. Howard character, he began shooting in Bulgaria. His approach, like the film-makers, was to pull from the eight decades of comics and stories as well as the Frank Frazetta images rather than the hugely popular 1982 movie. Jason has a production company, "Pride of Gypsies", in which he is expanding his career from actor to filmmaker. He has directed a couple of short films and is working on his feature film debut "Road to Paloma" which is pulled from a series of stories he's been developing over the years which he calls the Brown Bag Diaries: Ridin' the Blinds in B Minor (2010). Jason lives with actress Lisa Bonet with whom he has two children: Lola and Nakoa-Wolf.

Actor ( 41 credits )

Aquaman (2018) Aquaman
Justice League (2017) Aquaman / Arthur Curry (rumored)
Braven (2017)
Sugar Mountain (2016) Joe Bright
The Bad Batch (2016) Joe
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Arthur Curry / Aquaman
Once Upon a Time in Venice (2016)
Frontier (2016)  Declan Harp (2 episodes, 2016)
Debug (2014) Iam
Wolves (2014) Connor
Road to Paloma (2014) Robert Wolf
The Red Road (2014)  Phillip Kopus (6 episodes, 2014)
HuffPost Live Conversations (2014)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
AOL Build (2014)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Drunk History (2013)  Jim Thorpe (1 episode, 2014)
Bullet to the Head (2012) Keegan
Katie (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Tweet Out (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
The Conan Legacy (2011) Himself
Conan the Barbarian (2011) Conan
Game of Thrones (2011)  Khal Drogo (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
In the Qube 3D (2011) (1 episode)
Thronecast (2011)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Conan (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
NewsNation with Tamron Hall (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Film Fiend (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Brown Bag Diaries: Ridin' the Blinds in B Minor (2010) Mikey
Pipeline (2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
The Game (2006)  Roman (4 episodes, 2009)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Johnson Family Vacation (2004) Navarro
Stargate: Atlantis (2004)  Ronon Dex (78 episodes, 2005-2009)
North Shore (2004)  Frankie Seau (21 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Baywatch (1989)  Jason Ioane (44 episodes, 1999-2001)
The Crow (0) Eric Draven / the Crow (rumored)

Producer ( 3 credits )

Braven (2017) producer
Road to Paloma (2014) producer
Brown Bag Diaries: Ridin' the Blinds in B Minor (2010) executive producer

Writer ( 2 credits )

Road to Paloma (2014) (story & screenplay)
Brown Bag Diaries: Ridin' the Blinds in B Minor (2010) (written by)

Director ( 2 credits )

Road to Paloma (2014)
Brown Bag Diaries: Ridin' the Blinds in B Minor (2010)

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