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 a Chinese Indonesian actor, model, and martial artist. He became well known in the Indonesian action film The Raid: Redemption. He also became internationally recognized due to his villainous role in Fast & Furious 6, along with Hollywood stars such as Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker.

Martial art and sport career[edit]

Taslim was born in Palembang, Indonesia, the son of Maria Goretty and Mardjuki Taslim.[1] He was exposed to martial arts at an early age. His martial arts training includes Pencak Silat, Wushu, Judo, Taekwondo and Shotokan.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5][6][7][8]

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).[9]

In May 2013, it was reported that Taslim would star in The Night Comes for Us.[10] In September 2014, pre-production on the film was halted[11] and it was reported the script would instead become a graphic novel.

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
2015 The Night Comes For Us

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