Joe Taslim

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Joe Taslim
Born (1981-06-23) June 23, 1981 (age 33)
Palembang, Indonesia
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2001–present

Johannes Taslim or Joe Taslim (born 23 June 1981) is an Indonesian model, actor, and Martial Artist. He is best known for his role in The Raid: Redemption and Fast & Furious 6.

Martial art and sport career[edit]

Taslim was born in Palembang, Indonesia. He was exposed to martial arts at an early age. His martial arts training includes Wushu, Judo, Taekwondo, Shotokan, Jujutsu and Pencak Silat.[1] However, he found his passion in Judo and this led to his career as a professional Judo athlete. He won several gold medals in national championships, a gold medal at the 1999 South East Asia Judo championships, and a silver medal at the 2007 ASEAN Games. Taslim was a member of Indonesia Judo national team from 1997 to 2009, when an injury forced him to retire.[2]

Acting career[edit]

Taslim is active as a model and actor, appearing in magazines, TV commercials, and several Indonesian feature films. In 2010, Taslim won the role of Jaka, a sergeant in a special police squad, in the award-winning The Raid: Redemption, after a series of impressive fight auditions and reading.[3] Following The Raid, Taslim took part in HBO Asia's first action horror, Dead Mine, which had a theatrical release in selected Asian territories in September 2012, followed by exclusive television premieres across the HBO Asia network.[4][5][6][7]

Taslim appeared in the 2013 feature film Fast & Furious 6, as the villainous Jah, a cold-blooded killer who uses his martial arts and parkour skills to fight 2 of the film's protagonists, Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) and Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang).[8]

In May 2013, it was reported that Taslim would star in The Night Comes for Us.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2008 Karma Armand Guan
2009 Rasa Allivan
2011 The Raid: Redemption Sgt. Jaka
2012 Dead Mine Joko
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Jah
2013 La Tahzan Yamada

Charity Works[edit]

  • 2013 till now - appointed as WWF Sumatran Tiger Ambassador WWF
  • 2013 till now - appointed as Temanteman.org Ambassador supporting the campaign to prevent the spreading of HIV in Indonesia
  • 2014 - appointed as Bvlgari SAVE THE CHILDREN Indonesia Ambassador

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