June 23, 1981 |
Martial art and sport career 
Taslim was exposed to martial arts at an early age. His martial arts training includes Wushu, Judo, Taekwondo, and Pencak Silat. 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.
Acting career 
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. 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.
In July 2012, Variety reported that Taslim had joined the cast of the 2013 feature film Fast Six. Taslim will play the villainous Jah, a cold-blooded killer who uses his martial arts and parkour skills to fight the film's protagonists, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker).
In May 2013, it is reported that Taslim would be playing in The Night Comes For Us.
|2011||The Raid: Redemption||Jaka|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Jah|
- M2 Magazine, March 2012 edition (in Indonesian)
- M. Berlian (2012-01-15). "DA MAN Exclusive Fashion Feature: Joe Taslim of "The Raid"". DA MAN. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
- Lisa Siregar (2011-12-27). "HBO Asia Film Is ‘Dead’ on Target". Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
- Leow Si Wan (2012-01-06). "Dead Mine: Action-horror film is HBO Asia’s first original production". Yahoo. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
- http://www.tribunnews.com/2012/08/03/film-dead-mine-dirilis-pertengahan-september (in Indonesian)
- Jeff Sneider (2012-07-27). "'Raid' actor joins 'Fast and Furious 6'". Variety.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
- "Gareth Evans and XYZ Films Team Up for Bloody Thriller The Night Comes For Us".