23 Things You Should Know About Jason Momoa

Did you know that he was studying marine biology?

23 Things You Should Know About Jason Momoa
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Born on the 1st of August, 1979, Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa is of Hawaiin descent on his father's side and German, Irish and Native American descent on his mother's side. He studied marine biology, but he transferred his majors to wildlife biology. Before completing his studies though, he moved back to Hawaii to reconnect with his father.

He gained popularity after his iconic role in Game of Thrones as Khal Drogo.

He gained popularity after his iconic role in Game of Thrones as Khal Drogo.

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Currently, he is playing 'Aquaman' in the movie, Justice League.

Currently, he is playing 'Aquaman' in the movie, Justice League.
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He was born in Hawaii, but was raised by his mom in Iowa.

He was born in Hawaii, but was raised by his mom in Iowa.
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After high school, he shifted back to Hawaii where he was chosen to play a lead in Baywatch Hawaii.

After high school, he shifted back to Hawaii where he was chosen to play a lead in Baywatch Hawaii.
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No one took him seriously after Baywatch. It took him five years to find an agent for himself. It kind of acted like a setback for him.

Jason isn't a big fan of technology.

Jason isn't a big fan of technology.
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He prefers remaining outdoor, meditation and reading.

Jason landed his first big role as Ronon Dex in Stargate Atlantis.

Jason landed his first big role as Ronon Dex in Stargate Atlantis.
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This helped his acting career to scale from this moment and he gained his recognition.

How did Jason get his classic scar?

How did Jason get his classic scar?
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In 2008, Jason had a drinking glass smashed on his face. This resulted in 140 stitches, reconstructive surgery and that trademark of a scar on his left eyebrow.


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One of his favourite activities includes rock climbing.

One of his favourite activities includes rock climbing.
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He is also a guitarist.

He is also a guitarist.
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In 2011, he portrayed the character of Conan, from Conan The Barbarian.

In 2011, he portrayed the character of Conan, from Conan The Barbarian.
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Along with being an actor, father and a husband, he's a bit of a philanthropist.

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He's a tough guy who has a big heart. 

He's a tough guy who has a big heart. 
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He has the best of relations with Emilia Clark, who played his on screen wife in the Game of Thrones.

He has the best of relations with Emilia Clark, who played his on screen wife in the Game of Thrones.
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Their first meeting ever was in a lobby of a Belfast Hotel, where he rugby tackled her to the ground and yelled WIFEY!

He loves mountain biking. Quite adventurous, isn't he?

He loves mountain biking. Quite adventurous, isn't he?
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Here's a complimentary picture of Jason shirtless.

Here's a complimentary picture of Jason shirtless.
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He is a filmmaker as well.

He is a filmmaker as well.
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It's his dream to be a director.

Jason's signature arm tattoo represents shark teeth.

Jason's signature arm tattoo represents shark teeth.
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That way when he's in water, the sharks might recognise him as their own.

He is very tall. Around 6 feet, 5 inches!

He is very tall. Around 6 feet, 5 inches!
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How Jason Momoa got ripped? Do the Aquaman workout!

Big star or not, he will always make time for a date with mama.

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Jam sessions along with his co-star Gal Gadot who plays Wonder Woman.

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He loves Guinness Beer. LOVES IT.

He loves Guinness Beer. LOVES IT.
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Obviously he loves his family more.

Obviously he loves his family more.
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"With them, my dreams finally came true. I'm a father, I found my place, my home."- Jason in 'Canvas Of My Life'.

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Note: The article was originally covered in April 2017.

He's a tough guy who has a big heart, isn't he?