Joe Taslim Biography
(Actor and Martial Artist Known for His Films: ‘The Raid’, ‘Fast & Furious 6’ and ‘Mortal Kombat’)
Birthday: June 23, 1981 (Cancer)
Born In: Palembang, Indonesia
Joe Taslim is an actor, martial artist, athlete, and model from Indonesia. He garnered fame for his breakthrough portrayal of Jaka in the critically-acclaimed 2011 film, ‘The Raid’. A native of the province of South Sumatra, Taslim began training in various martial art forms quite early in his life. He later exclusively focused on judo and became a professional judo athlete. Joe Taslim represented Indonesia for the first time in 1997. He won numerous medals as a member of the national team until his retirement in 2009. As a model, he appeared in several magazines and participated in various commercial campaigns. In 2008, he made his acting debut in the film ‘Karma’. Following the success of ‘The Raid’, he was cast in HBO Asia’s first horror film ‘Dead Mine’. His first international project was the sixth instalment in the Fast & Furious cinematic franchise, which was released in 2013. That year, he portrayed Yamada in the drama film ‘La Tahzan’, a performance that earned him the Indonesian Movie Award for Best Actor in 2014.