A stint in modeling boosted him into acting. His first role was Jason Ioane in the TV series Baywatch Hawaii. He beat out 1,000 other hopefuls to land the gig. His next notable TV role was playing Ronon Dex in the sci-fi series Stargate Atlantis. But Momoa shot to stardom as Khal Drogo in the HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones.
- Full name: Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa
- Birthday: Aug. 1, 1979
- Height: 6 feet 4 inches
- Hometown: Nanakuli, Hawaii
- Net worth: $25 million
- Kids: Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, Lola Iolani Momoa
- Top movies/shows: Dune, Aquaman, Braven, Justice League, Conan the Barbarian, Game of Thrones, Baywatch Hawaii
- Fun fact: Though born in Hawaii, Momoa grew up in Iowa. He returned to the Aloha State after high school.
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