June 23, 1981
|Other names||Joe Taslim|
|Spouse(s)||Julie Taslim (m. 2004)|
Johannes "Joe" Taslim (born June 23, 1981) is an Indonesian actor and martial artist of Chinese descent. A member of the Indonesia Judo national team from 1997 to 2009, Taslim is best known for his breakthrough role as "Jaka" in the critically acclaimed The Raid (2011) and later going on to play "Jah" in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), which marked his first role in a film outside Indonesia. He starred in the role of Ito in the 2018 Netflix film, The Night Comes for Us.
Martial art and sport career
Taslim was born in Palembang, Indonesia, the son of Maria Taslim and Mardjuki Taslim. He was exposed to martial arts at an early age. His martial arts training includes pencak silat, wushu, judo, taekwondo and shotokan. 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.
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, after a series of impressive fight auditions and reading. Following The Raid, Taslim took part in HBO Asia's first action horror film, Dead Mine, which had a theatrical release in selected Asian territories in September 2012, followed by exclusive television premieres across the HBO Asia network.
Taslim appeared in the feature film Fast & Furious 6 (2013), as the villainous Jah, a cold-blooded killer who uses his martial arts and parkour skills to fight two of the film's protagonists, Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) and Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang).
In May 2013, it was reported that Taslim would star in the action thriller film The Night Comes for Us. The film was released by Netflix on October 19, 2018. In September 2014, pre-production on the film was halted and it was reported the script would instead become a graphic novel. In 2016, he played an antagonist character, Manas, a former first officer of Captain Balthazar Edison (played by Idris Elba), Anderson Le, turned to be an alien in Star Trek Beyond.
|2011||The Raid||Sergeant Jaka|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Jah|
(Don't be Sad)
|2016||Star Trek Beyond||Manas|
|2017||Surat Kecil untuk Tuhan
(A Small Letter to God)
|2018||The Night Comes for Us||Ito||Lead role|
|1999||Southeast Asia Judo Championships Singapore||Judo||Men Free Class|||
|2007||Southeast Asian Games||Judo||Men –81 kg|||
|2008||Indonesia National Games XVII||Judo||Men –81 kg|||
Awards and nominations
|2013||Maya Awards||Best Actor in a Leading Role||La Tahzan||Nominated|||
|2013||Indonesian Film Festival||Best Leading Actor||La Tahzan||Nominated|||
|2014||Indonesian Movie Awards||Best Actor||La Tahzan||Won|||
|2014||Indonesian Movie Awards||Favorite Actor||La Tahzan||Nominated|||
|2015||Indonesia Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Actor||Joe Taslim||Won|||
|2016||APAN Star Awards||Best APAN Star Award||Joe Taslim||Won|||
|2016||Infotainment Awards||Indonesian Celebrity of World Achievement||Joe Taslim||Nominated|||
|2017||Style Awards||Actor of the Year||Joe Taslim||Won|||
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- Novanda, Regina (October 4, 2016). "Joe Taslim, Mantan Atlet Judo yang Sukses Tembus Hollywood" [Joe Taslim, a former Judo athlete who breaks to Hollywood]. Bintang (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 13, 2018.
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- Deri. "Biography Joe Taslim: Judo Membawanya jadi Komandan Pasukan Khusus" [Joe Taslim biography: Judo brought him to special force commander] (in Indonesian). 21 Cineplex. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
- M2 Magazine, March 2012 edition (in Indonesian)
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- "HBO Asia's 'Dead Mine' sports international cast and crew". The Sun Daily. December 31, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
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- Sneider, Jeff (July 7, 2012). "'Raid' actor joins 'Fast and Furious 6'". Variety. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
- "Gareth Evans and XYZ Films Team Up for Bloody Thriller The Night Comes For Us". Dread Central. May 17, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
- Donato, Matt (25 September 2018). "'The Night Comes for Us' Review: A Bloody, Action-Packed, Punch-a-Minute Thriller [Fantastic Fest]". Slash Film. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- Primera, Dita (October 26, 2016). "Iko Uwais dan Joe Taslim Siap Main Bareng di 'The Night Comes From Us'" [Iko Uwais and Joe Taslim are ready to play in 'The Night Comes From Us']. Solopos FM (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Andreeva, Nellie (October 11, 2017). "'Warrior': Cinemax Sets Cast & Director For Bruce Lee-Inspired Martial Arts Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
- Manila, Sinta (January 10, 2017). "Ini Lho Foto Joe Taslim Jaman Berondong Saat Pernah Harumkan Nama Bangsa" [This is a photo of Joe Taslim youth when glorified the name of the nation]. Tribun News (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 14, 2018.
- Effendi, Ahmad (December 10, 2013). "Yuk, Intip Daftar Nominasi Piala Maya 2013!" [List of the nominees of the 2013 Maya Awards]. KapanLagi.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 14, 2018.
- "Ini Daftar Lengkap Nominasi FFI 2013" [Complete list of the nominees of the 2013 Indonesian Film Festival]. Detik.com (in Indonesian). November 22, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
- Pamungkas, Alan (May 15, 2014). "Inilah Pemenang Indonesian Movie Awards 2014" [Here are the winners of the 2014 Indonesian Movie Awards]. Okezone (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 14, 2018.
- Syaukani, Abdul Rahman (May 7, 2014). "Ini Daftar Lengkap Nominasi Indonesian Movie Awards 2014" [Here is the nominees of the 2014 Indonesian Movie Awards]. Tabloid Bintang (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 14, 2018.
- Rayendra, Panditio (June 11, 2015). "Daftar Lengkap Pemenang Indonesia Kids Choice Awards 2015" [Complete list of the winners of the 2015 Indonesian Kids' Choice Awards]. Tabloid Bintang (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 14, 2018.
- C. Hong (October 2, 2016). "Winners Announced for the 2016 APAN Star Awards". Soompi. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
- "Daftar lengkap pemenang Infotainment Awards 2016" [Complete list of the winners of the 2016 Infotainment Awards]. Rappler (in Indonesian). January 22, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
- Elizabeth, Priscilla (September 29, 2017). "Trinaya Media Presents Style Awards 2017". Elle Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 19, 2018.