Joe Taslim

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Joe Taslim
Joe Taslim on Festival Film Indonesia 2015.jpg
Taslim during 2015 Indonesian Film Festival
Johannes Taslim

(1981-06-23) 23 June 1981 (age 40)
  • Actor
  • martial artist
Years active1997–present
Julia Taslim
(m. 2004)
Parent(s)Mardjuki Taslim (father)
Maria Goretty (mother)

Johannes Taslim (born 23 June 1981) is an Indonesian actor and martial artist. He is best known for his roles as Sergeant Jaka in The Raid (2011) and as Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat (2021). He was also a member of Indonesia's judo national team from 1997 to 2009.

Early life[edit]

Taslim was born in Palembang, Indonesia. He is of Chinese[1] descent.

Film career[edit]

Taslim is active as a model and actor, appearing in magazines, TV commercials and several Indonesian feature films.

Taslim retired from judo in his late 20s to pursue acting.[1]

In 2010, he won the role of Jaka, a sergeant in a special police squad, in the award-winning The Raid, after a series of 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.[2][3][4][5]

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

In May 2013, it was reported that Taslim would star in the action thriller The Night Comes for Us.[7] In September 2014, pre-production on the film was halted[8] and the script was instead adapted as a graphic novel. The film was eventually released by Netflix on 19 October 2018.[9]

In 2016, he played an antagonist character, Manas, a former first officer of Captain Balthazar Edison (played by Idris Elba), Anderson Le, turned into an alien in Star Trek Beyond.

In 2017, Taslim was cast in the role of Li Yong in the Cinemax action series, Warrior.[10] He played Li Yong, a Long Zii enforcer and secretly Mai Ling's lover. He's also Ah Sahm's rival in Warrior.[10] The series premiered on 5 April 2019.[11]

In July 2019, Taslim was cast as Sub-Zero in the Mortal Kombat reboot.[12] The film premiered in April 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max.



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Karma Armand Guan
2009 Rasa
2011 The Raid Sergeant Jaka
2012 Dead Mine Joko
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Jah
La Tahzan
(Don't be Sad)
Yves Yamada
2016 Star Trek Beyond Manas/Anderson Le
2017 Surat Kecil untuk Tuhan
(A Small Letter to God)
2018 The Night Comes for Us Ito
2019 Hit & Run Tegar [1]
2020 The Swordsman Gurutai
2021 Mortal Kombat Bi-Han / Sub-Zero
TBA Si Buta dari Gua Hantu: Mata Malaikat
(The Blind from the Phantom Cave: Angel's Eyes)
Mandala (cameo)
Mandala: Golok Setan
(Mandala: The Devil's Sword)


Year Title Role Network Notes
2019–present Warrior Li Yong Cinemax

Sport achievements[edit]

Year Event Sport Division Result Ref(s).
1999 Southeast Asia Judo Championships Singapore Judo Men Free Class Gold [13][14]
2007 Southeast Asian Games Judo Men –81 kg Silver [13][14]
2008 Indonesia National Games XVII Judo Men –81 kg Gold [13][14]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Recipients Result Ref.
2013 Maya Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role La Tahzan Nominated
Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Leading Actor Nominated
2014 Indonesian Movie Actors Awards Best Actor Won
Favourite Actor 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


  1. ^ a b c Yamato, Jen (8 May 2021). "'Mortal Kombat's' Joe Taslim reveals hidden talents and his dream director wish list". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  2. ^ "HBO Asia's 'Dead Mine' sports international cast and crew". The Sun Daily. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  3. ^ Siregar, Lisa (27 December 2011). "HBO Asia Film is 'Dead' on Target". Jakarta Globe. Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  4. ^ Si Wan, Leow (6 January 2012). "Dead Mine: Action-horror film is HBO Asia's first original production". Yahoo. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  5. ^ Ngantung, Daniel (3 August 2012). "Film Dead Mine Dirilis Pertengahan September" ['Dead Mine' to be released in mid-September]. Tribun News (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  6. ^ Sneider, Jeff (7 July 2012). "'Raid' actor joins 'Fast and Furious 6'". Variety. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Gareth Evans and XYZ Films Team Up for Bloody Thriller The Night Comes For Us". Dread Central. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  8. ^ Primera, Dita (26 October 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 13 January 2018.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (11 October 2017). "'Warrior': Cinemax Sets Cast & Director For Bruce Lee-Inspired Martial Arts Series". Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  11. ^ Li, Shirley (8 February 2019). "Justin Lin talks bringing Bruce Lee's passion project to life in Warrior first look photos". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  12. ^ Galuppo, Mia (9 July 2019). "'Mortal Kombat' Movie Finds Its Sub-Zero (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  13. ^ a b c M. Berlian (15 January 2012). "Exclusive Feature: Joe Taslim of "The Raid"". DA MAN. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  14. ^ a b c Manila, Sinta (10 January 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 14 January 2018.

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