Jason Momoa Net Worth & Biography

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Introduction

Jason Momoa is an American film & television actor and film director. He is widely known for portraying Arthur Curry/Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and Aquaman movies. Jason Momoa starred as Khal Drogo in the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.

He starred as Ronon Dex in the Syfy science fiction series Stargate Atlantis, Declan Harp in the Discovery Channel historical drama series Frontier, and Baba Voss in the Apple TV+ science fiction series See. He will also play Duncan Idaho in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the science fiction novel Dune. As of , Jason Momoa has an estimated net worth of about $20M.

At a Glance

Full name: Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa

Other names: Jason Momoa

Birthday: August 1, 1979

Age:

Net worth: $20M

Occupation: Film & TV Actor, Model, Film Director, Film Writer.

Nationality: United States of America.

Net Worth

$20M

Jason Momoa is a rising superstar in Hollywood. He is an incredibly talented actor. Besides his successful acting career he has also started writing and directing films. As of , Jason Momoa has an estimated net worth of about $20M.

Early life

An only child, Momoa was born in 1979 in Nānākuli, Honolulu, Hawaii to Coni (Lemke), a photographer and Joseph Momoa, a painter. He was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, by his mother. His father is of Hawaiian ancestry and his mother is of German, Irish, and Native American descent.

Favorite Quotes from Jason Momoa

“For right now, I’d like to tell stories that I want to tell. I haven’t wanted to use someone else’s material yet, but I would with the show. It’s become an integral enough part of me now, that I could definitely tell a story in this.” – Jason Momoa
“How far would you go to protect your family? I’m a father, I’m a son, I’m a grandson, and I’m a husband. If someone were to hurt the women in my life and the law didn’t take care of it, what would I do? Pretty awful things.” – Jason Momoa
“It’s not that demanding. It’s fun. That’s one of the great things about being an actor. You get to learn all these things normal people don’t get to learn. Going through hallways where it’s basically like S.W.A.T. tactical stuff. Around hallways, how to cross, how to signal everyone. Then how to hold a gun, holster the gun – everything.” – Jason Momoa
“I was on Stargate: Atlantis for four years, playing a similar character called Ronon, who was an alien that didn’t say much and grunted. I’ve been there and done that. Whether people have seen it or not, you want to stretch. And then, while I waited, I got The Red Road, and I’d never gotten anything like that.” – Jason Momoa
“I don’t want to play a superhero. Drogo may not be Superman, but it is a phenomenal role. I didn’t want to get typecast. Drogo is an exceptional character. Conan is iconic. Whether it does good or not, you just try to elevate it to the next level.” – Jason Momoa

Career

In 1998, Momoa was discovered by designer Eric Chandler and Takeo Kobayashi, who encouraged his modeling career. At 19 years old, he also worked part-time in a surf shop before being cast in the action drama series Baywatch Hawaii, where he appeared as Jason Ioane (1999–2001).

In addition to his appearances in North Shore (2004–2005), Johnson Family Vacation (2004), and Stargate: Atlantis (2005–2009), Momoa was cast as Roman in four episodes of the comedy-drama television series The Game (2009).

He portrayed the title protagonist in Conan the Barbarian (2011), a reimagining of the 1982 film of the same name and a role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Momoa gained his role of Khal Drogo on HBO's Game of Thrones through his audition, in which he performed a Haka, one of many intimidating Māori dances traditionally used to convey a challenge to an opponent, or a welcome to a visitor.

Momoa directed and co-wrote Road to Paloma (2014), an American drama thriller film, together with writers Jonathan Hirschbein and Robert Homer Mollohan. The film stars Momoa, Sarah Shahi, Lisa Bonet, Michael Raymond-James, and Wes Studi. It premiered at the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival in April 2014. The film had a limited theatrical release on July 15, 2014 in New York City and Los Angeles and a VOD release.

In March 2014, Momoa joined the dark comedy/thriller indie Sugar Mountain alongside Cary Elwes and Haley Webb; its principal photography was done in Alaska. He also starred as Phillip Kopus, a Ramapough Mountain Indian, on the SundanceTV drama series The Red Road (2014–2015).

In June 2014, Momoa was reported to have been cast in the role of Aquaman. He first played the role in a cameo in the superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, marking Aquaman's live action theatrical debut.

Momoa played the character in a leading role in the 2017 ensemble film Justice League. He then starred in the Aquaman solo film, which released in late 2018. He also reprised this role in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.

In 2014, Momoa portrayed Connor in the Canadian horror action film Wolves, and starred in the Sci-fi horror movie Debug; it was written and directed by Momoa's former Stargate Atlantis co-star, British-born Canadian actor David Hewlett.

In February 2015, it was announced that he would portray a cannibal in the drama thriller film The Bad Batch. In 2015, Momoa was cast in the Canadian action film Braven, which was released on February 2, 2018.

In early 2017, he signed onto the official Just Cause movie series. In July 2018, Momoa was cast for Apple's upcoming future-based drama series See. In February 2019, Momoa was cast as Duncan Idaho in the upcoming Denis Villeneuve film Dune.

In February 2020, Momoa appeared in a halftime commercial for Rocket Mortgage for Super Bowl LIV. He also appeared in the teaser for "Scary Little Green Men" by Ozzy Osbourne from his album Ordinary Man.