Jason Statham (born July 26, 1967) is an amazing English actor. He is known for his characters in various action-thriller films who are typically tough, hardboiled, gritty, or violent.
Statham began practising Chinese martial arts, kickboxing, and karate recreationally in his youth while working at local market stalls. An avid footballer and diver, he was a member of Britain’s national diving team and competed for England in the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Shortly after, he was asked to model for French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi’s in various advertising campaigns. His past history working at market stalls inspired his casting in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).
The commercial success of these films led Statham to star as Frank Martin in the Transporter trilogy (2002–2008). After starring in a variety of heist and action-thriller films such as The Italian Job (2003), Crank (2006), War (2007), The Bank Job (2008), The Mechanic (2011), Spy (2015), and Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), he established himself as a Hollywood leading man. However, he has also starred in commercially and critically unsuccessful films such as Revolver (2005), Chaos (2005), In the Name of the King (2007), 13 (2010), Blitz (2011), Killer Elite (2011), Hummingbird (2013), and Wild Card (2015). He regained commercial success as a part of the ensemble action series The Expendables (2010–2014) and the Fast & Furious franchise. In the latter, he has played Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), F9 (2021) and the spin-off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019). He was credited as a co-producer on Hobbs & Shaw, receiving his first production credit.
Statham’s acting has been criticised for lacking depth and variety, but he has also been praised for leading the resurgence of action films during the 2000s and 2010s. According to a BBC News report, his film career from 2002 to 2017 generated an estimated $1.5 billion (£1.1 billion) in ticket sales, making him one of the film industry’s most bankable stars.
Known For: Acting
Known Credits: 65
Birthday: 1967-07-26 (56 years old)
Place of Birth: Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK
|2025: Fast X: Part 2as Deckard Shaw|
|2024: The Beekeeperas Mr. Clay|
|2023: Expend4blesas Lee Christmas2023Meg 2: The Trenchas Jonas Taylor2023Fast Xas Shaw2023Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerreas Orson Fortune|
|2021: F9as Deckard Shaw (uncredited)2021Wrath of Manas H|
|2019: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shawas Deckard Shaw|
|2018: The Megas Jonas Taylor|
|2017: The Fate of the Furiousas Deckard|
|2016: Mechanic: Resurrectionas Arthur Bishop|
|2015: Spyas Rick Ford2015Furious 7as Deckard Shaw2015Wild Cardas Nick Wild|
|2014: The Expendables 3as Lee Christmas2014The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon(1 episode)|
|2013: Homefrontas Phil Broker2013Fast & Furious 6as Deckard Shaw (uncredited)2013Hummingbirdas Joey Jones2013Parkeras Parker|
|2012: The Expendables 2as Lee Christmas2012Truth In 24 II: Every Second Countsas Narrator2012Safeas Luke Wright|
|2008: Truth In 24as Narrator2008Death Raceas Jensen Ames2008The Bank Jobas Terry Leather|
|2007: In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Taleas Farmer2007Waras Special Agent Jack Crawford|
|2006Crankas Chev Chelios2006The Pink Pantheras Yves Gluant (uncredited)|
|2005Revolveras Jake Green2005Londonas Bateman2005Transporter 2as Frank Martin2005Doctor Who(1 episode)2005Chaosas Det. Quentin Conners|
|2004Cellularas Ethan2004Collateralas Man in Airport|
|2003The New Tom Green Show(1 episode) as Self2003The Italian Jobas Handsome Rob2003Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)|
|2002: The Transporteras Frank Martin2002Ultimate Fights from the Moviesas Turkish (Snatch) (archive footage)|
|2001Mean Machineas Monk2001Red Desert Nights: Making Ghosts of Marsas Himself2001The Oneas MVA Agent Evan Funsch2001Ghosts of Marsas Sgt. Jericho Butler2001Making ‘Snatch’as Himself|
|2000Turn It Upas Mr. B2000Snatchas Turkish|
|1998Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrelsas Bacon|
|1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)|
|1988LIVE with Kelly and Mark(1 episode)|