Jason Momoa earns his living as a model, director, writer, producer and actor who was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 1, 1979 and currently has a net worth of $4 million. He’s well known for his part as Khal Drogo from the popular HBO seres Game of Thrones as well as his partas Ronon Dex from Stargate Atlantis.
During his childhood he eventually moved to Iowa where he lived with his mother. But, upon graduating high school he moved back to Hawaii and subsequently enrolled at the University of Hawaii. He was eventually discovered by an international fashion designer – Takeo – shortly after he enrolled in the university. Reports indicate that his carved physique and good looks brought him instant modeling success. In 1999, he won Hawaii’s Model of the Year award. He eventually got a role in Baywatch for a couple seasons for the role of Jason Lone. A role in which he had to compete for with well over 1000 other actors.
After Baywatch he began playing Ronan Dex on the sci-fi series ‘Stargate’. It was during this time period that he got involved in a physical altercation at a bar in Los Angeles. During the altercation, a patron smashed a glass bottle across his face which lead to 140 stitches as well as a permanent scar above his left eye. However, the scar became a signature and played well with his following roles.
His most notable role is Khal Drogo from the HBO TV show Game of Thrones. It’s reported that the violent character drew an abundance of fans to him. His more recent roles are in TV dramas Road to Palm and The Red Road.
Outside of Hollywood Jason Momoa is known for being an humanitarian. In fact, he reportedly visits locally based high schools to issue motivational talks to children about the importance of staying in school as well as the avoidance of addictive substances. During these talks he uses is own experiences as inspiration to stay focused. Besides that he has also made considerable donations to various children based charitable organizations and the Hawaii Food Bank.