Jason Momoa Profile
Birth Name: Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa
Birth Date: August 01, 1979
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Claim to fame: As Jason Ioane in TV Series "Baywatch" (1999-2001)
Height: 6' 4"
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Green
Born Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 1st, 1979, 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 TV 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 TV series "North Shore" (2004), he was cast as the popular character "Ronon Dex" in the TV series "Stargate: Atlantis" (2004), which achieved a cult-like following. In 2010, he appeared in the Emmy-nominated HBO 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 filmmakers, 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.