Jason Momoa was the last major member of the Game of Thrones cast, announced, only a few days before filming began, he play the part of Khal Drogo.
Recently being best known for his work as Ronan Dex in Stargate Atlantis in which he receives much acclaim even from people who don’t love the show. However he comes from a less well respect pedigree with a number of years work on that awful show Baywatch.
Unlike many of the actors on Game of Thrones Jason doesn’t come from a traditional acting/drama school background, and got his break via modelling when he won 1999 Hawaii’s Model of the Year competition. He got through the audition for Game of thrones by performing the Haka (a traditional dance of the Maori Warriors of New Zealand).
Jason was born in Hawai on the August 1, 1979 and raised in Iowa. His father was of native Hawaiian background and his mother German Irish American. His uncle is the famous Hawaiian Surfer Brian Keaulana.
He has had two children with the actress Lisa Bonet(The Cosby show) in 2007 and 2008), and from all account still seems to be with Lisa (sorry girls).
On November 15, 2008, Momoa was attacked in hollywood. With a broken beer glass Momoa received around 140 stitches during reconstructive surgery.
Standing at 6 foot 4 with Dreadlocks (again they were cut off a few years ago), Jason will make an imposing figure as Khal Drogo and it seems both an appropriate and commercially sound choice.
- 2009 The Game as Roman (2009)
- 2009 Stargate Atlantis as Ronon Dex (2005-2009)
- 2005 North Shore as Frankie Seau (2004-2005)
- 2004 Johnson Family Vacation as Navarro
- 2003 Tempted as Kala Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding as Jason Ioane
- 2001 Baywatch as Jason Ioane (1999-2001)