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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 31 May 1975Virginia, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Don Theerathada is one of the most exciting talents ever to grace the Thai film and TV industry. Don won the prestigious Golden Statue Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film Fah (1998) (nominated for 22 Golden Statue awards and Thailand's highest grossing film at that time). After that, came a slew of parts in features that lead to 6 series regulars for network Thai TV.

Years prior, while attending George Mason University, Don competed in the 110m High Hurdles for the Thai National Track & Field Team as well as representing the U.S. National Tae Kwon Do Team instantly making him a national hero. Don's newfound status garnered him large campaigns for Nike, Tag-Huer, Ray-Ban, and Oakley. This lead to commercials, and ultimately starring roles in feature films.

In 1999, Don was sought after by Chris Lee for management in America but Don chose to stay in Thailand due to his increasing popularity and demand. While in Thailand, Don was also heavily recruited by the prestigious Jackie Chan Artists Group. They currently still represent him in Hong Kong.

Now Don has recently relocated to California. It has always been Don's dream and plan to return to the states to further his acting career. What Thailand loses in one of it's brightest young stars will be our gain in what hopefully will be a new blossoming career in America.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Laura Pallas

Since breaking into the industry in 1993, Don "Thai" Theerathada has been involved in many aspects of creative filmmaking, having worked as an actor, stuntman, stunt coordinator, fight choreographer, and second unit/action director on over 50 feature films and television shows in the action, adventure, and drama genres along with many popular music videos and high end video games. Don began his career as one of Thailand's foremost action stars and has worked as a member of Jackie Chan's Stunt Team and 87Eleven Action Design Co. After moving his career to the U.S., Don has worked with many of the industry's top professionals, including collaborations with filmmakers Michael Bay, Brett Ratner, Justin Lin, James Wong, and Gore Verbinski, and notable stars such as Johnny Depp, Chow Yun-Fat, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Sylvester Stallone.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Liang Shih

Trivia (12)

Member of the Jackie Chan Stuntmen Association.
Ran Track & Field for the Thai National Team - 110m High Hurdles.
Spokesmodel for 24-Hour Fitness Asia.
Spokesmodel for TAG Heuer.
Spokesmodel for Ray-Ban.
Spokesmodel for Nescafé.
Spokesmodel for Brands Health Drink.
Offered a starring role in Ong-bak (2003).
Speaks fluent Thai, English, and some Cantonese.
Was Voted 4th Best Body in Thailand - "OK" Magazine (Thailand) 2006
Does his own stunts.
His Nescafé ad appeared on billboards all over Thailand, along with every toll road, and on the Nescafé cans...

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