Tony Jaa, born Japanom Yeerum (จาพนม ยีรัมย์)[1][2] is a Thai martial artist, physical educator, actor, action choreographer, film producer, stuntman and director. He portrays Kiet in Furious 7.


Tony Jaa was formerly known as Tatchakorn Yeerum[3] (ทัชชกร ยีรัมย์, Thatchakon Yiram) or Phanom Yeerum (พนม ยีรัมย์; Phanom Yiram; born ), better known internationally as Tony Jaa, in Thailand as Jaa Phanom

His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also called Warrior King or The Protector), Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, Ong Bak 3 and Tom Yum Goong 2 (or The Protector 2).


  • Tony Jaa has spent time as a Buddhist monk.[4]


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