Who's That Guy?: Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa is one to watch

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Lucky for us, Jason Momoa doesn’t often play characters who wear shirts. This buff, Hawaii native got his start playing a lifeguard on Baywatch, but you’ll recognize him for his role as the rugged, horseback-riding, Khal Drogo, on the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones. Up next we’ll see Jason playing Conan the Barbarian (again, sans shirt) in the remake of the 1982 film starring Mr. Schwarzenegger.  Here’s what you need to know about this one to watch:

Date of Birth: August 1, 1979
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Green
Height:  6’4″
Occupation: Actor
Hometown: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii but grew up in Norwalk, Iowa
Status: Dating and has two children with actress Lisa Bonet (aka. Denise Huxtable from the Cosby Show)
Awards: Though he hasn’t won any acting awards, Momoa won “Hawaii’s Model of the Year” award in 1999
Languages: Jason had to learn how to speak the fictional language, Dothraki, to play Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones
Quote: On filming Game of Thrones in the cold weather in Belfast, Northern Ireland: “I’d rather be cold in leather pants than sweating in leather pants.”  

For more guys on our radar click here. And check out the trailer for Conan the Barbarian, which comes out August 19. – Regan Reid