Tony Jaa is the international name of Japanom Yeerum. He is known as Jaa Phanom in Thailand. He is an actor, Thai martial artist, choreographer, director, stuntman, and a Buddhist monk. He worked for many films like Tom-Yum-Goong, Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom Yum Goong 2, etc. He was belonged to a rural area of Surin province in Thailand. He completed his graduation in the bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Maha Sarakarm Institute. He used to watch many films by Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Vince Lam, etc. at temle fairs. These movies inspired him to learn martial arts. He was so much influenced by such movies that he used to imitate the moves of martial arts while playing with his friends. He practiced the moves till he could do it exactly as done by the masters. He started training in a combat sport called Muay Thai in Thailand when he was ten years old. When he was 15 years old, he requested Panna Rittikrai to give him a chance as a protege of the stuntman. He also took training in other martial arts like Judo, Taekwondo, and Aikido. Though he was born in Thailand, he is actually a Kuy descent.

He can speak languages like Norther Khmer, Thai, and Kuy. He was the stuntman in Mortal Kombat Annihilation for the role of Liu Kang. He worked as a stuntman for about 14 years appearing mostly in Panna's films. He worked as a stunt double in Insee Daeng, the Thai television series. Panna and Jaa put a short film together, showing all that Jaa could do under the guidance of the instructor Mark Harris. They showed to Prachya Pinkaew, a producer, and director, who was very impressed with it. This lead to the birth of martial arts action film named Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, in which Jaa was a leading man. His second movie Tom-Yum-Goong was named after a variety of Thai Soup.

It included a style imitating elephants in muay thai. In the year 2006, he went to New York to carry on the promotion work of The Protector. He directed and starred the film named Ong-Bak 2, a sequel to the film Ong-Bak, which was released in the year 2008. Jaa took part in a small character in the King Naresuan film series' third installment, which was directed by Chatrichalerm Yukol. But, the film was eventually canceled. To give a conclusion to Thai trilogy, Ong Bak 3 was released in the year 2010. Though he was asked to be cast in the film Rush Hour 3, in which his hero, Jackie Chan was the star hero, he couldn't participate in it because of the conflicts in the schedules as he was shooting Ong Bak 2 at the same time. He became a Buddhist monk in a Buddhist temple on 28th May 2010 in a town named Surin in Thailand. He left the monastery and accepted a deal with the Thai motion picture production and distribution company named Sahamongkol film company. He teamed up with the Swedish director Dolph Lundgren in the film A Man Will Rise.

In the year 2014, he again teamed up with the project named Skin Trade, which was directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham. He then teamed up with Wu Jing, his fellow actor in SPL II, a Hong Kong-Chinese action film. He was also attached briefly to the remake of the film Kickboxer: Vengeance. In 2014, he left the project. His next project is planned with Win Diesel in the film xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. He had an official register marriage with his longtime girlfriend named Piyarat Chotiwattananont in the year 2011. He celebrated his wedding ceremony on 3rd May 2012. They have a daughter.

Ele Bardha English Actor

Ele Bardha

Ele Bardha is a famous stunt coordinator known for his exclusive work in various fighting scenes. He has contributed in many fight sequences in many films. He lives in Detroit, Michigan and has been living there for a long time. He has been the face behind several action scenes in many blockbuster movies. He has also contributed to another field of filmmaking from being in miscellaneous crews, assistant director, camera and electrical department and has also produced many films. He has invested his money in films like Seven Days in Utopia, Marshmallow, Paid In Full, Shark Lake and much more. He was involved in many epic action scenes in different super hit films. He started his career in stunt direction in 2009 with Crash Course and later did various hits like Street Kings 2, Machine Gun Preacher, Harold and Kumar, The Citizen, Oz the great and powerful and much more. He also appeared as a body double for stunts in films like Machine Gun Preacher, War Flowers, Red Dawn and Only Lovers Left Alive. He loves his work and has a unique passion for what he does. He is an extreme adventurist and likes bringing that passion into his work in the films. He has directed action sequence in the epic action movies like Need for Speed, Transformer: Age of Extinction, Deadpool and even in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. His work is applauded by many and loved across the globe. The action scenes in these movies were intense and required huge amount of experience to pull off such a performance. The fights in the movies were applauded by critics as well as audiences. He has been a part of some great movies, which helped him increase his stature in Hollywood. He also worked in making a TV commercial for Miller Genuine Draft. He is a multitalented personality who has contributed in many different ways to the film industry, from being in the crew, cameraman, producer and even stunt director. He has dedicated a major part of his life towards it, enjoys what he does and hopes to continue doing it in the coming future.


Allan Poppleton

Allan Poppleton is a Hollywood Actor, Stunt and Fight Coordinator, and an Assistant Director in parallel. He was born on 14th July 1971 at Auckland, New Zealand. He is popular for his works in the movies like The Chronicles of Narnia in 2010, The Hunger Games in 2009, Avtaar in 2009, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2010. In 2011, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for his stunt coordination in T.V series Spartacus Gods of the Arena. In 2013, he was nominated for his marvelous performance for the Taurus Award. Consecutively for two years, the World Award nominated him for the Taurus Award regarding his best fighting in 2008 for the movie “Prince Caspian,” and in 2009 for the movie “Chronicles of Narnia.” Again in 2010, he got nominated for the Taurus Award again for the coordination of best stunt for the film, “Avtaar” along with the best direction as an assistant director and once again in 2012 in three categories for the movie “Killer Elite” such as Best Fighting, Hardest Hitting and High Work. This Stunt Guild is born and brought up in New Zealand with a zodiac sign, Cancer. He has married to Erika Takacs, who is a singer, actor, and presenter. Allan and Erika have three children to whom they called as Tai, Scarlet, and Maximus. Allan has a passion for Martial Arts from the age of 12. Now his daughter, Scarlet also loves to follow the footpath of her father. She is learning stunt from Allan and also participated with her father in the movie “MEG.” Allan is a passport holder of NZ along with UK and EU. He also has the full access of all the stunt equipment and a Rental Company of Stunt Equipment known as Cunning Stunts LTD. Allan Poppleton has many qualifications in the stunt world. He has a qualification of SGNZ (Stunt Guild of New Zealand). He has an experience of thenty seven years in Martial Arts. Allan is a 1st-degree holder of Black Belt from Kempo. He has also worked as an instructor in Kempo for thirteen years. Allan is also a 4th degree of Black Belt holder from SLGKF (Siu Lum Gar Kung Fu). He has eight years of Military experience in the T/F Army of New Zealand. This stunt guild has also qualified the powerboating of level 1 and 2 in the coastguard of New Zealand. He has worked as an Abseiling Instructor for the Auckland Climbing School. With all these qualifications, he is also a certified operator of EWP. He has also a driving license of P.W.T. and Bus from the classes of 1 to 5. This Stunt Guild is also a master of a bucket full of capabilities in Stunt area. He is a Master of Sword, a Master of falling, dragging and riding a horse. He is an excellent trainer of the European Oriental weaponry, weapons of Martial Arts, Ratchet/wire/harness work, Air Rams, and High Falls from water, Air Bags, and Box Rigs. He is excellent in Russian Swing, Rig Design, and Stunt Rigging. Along with all these capabilities, he is also a thorough Gymnast. This actor, fighter, and the stunt trainer have a training of Full and Partial Fire Burns. In a single line, this Stunt Guild is a maestro of all the associated training in the stunt field. As a passion for doubling and rigging Allan has acted as a duplicate in stunt actions for many famous characters. A trainer from SGNZ is capable of taking all the responsibilities of the stunt work from the beginning to the execution. Even he/she, can be contracted as a HOD of stunt coordinator. With this particular qualification Allan Poppleton has worked in more than 80 films and T.V. series as a stunt coordinator, stunt supervisor, and as an actor also. Some of his upcoming feature films are MEG, Rampage, Veeram, and Pork Pie.

Allan Poppleton English Actor