Jason Momoa was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 1, 1979, to a Hawaiin father and mother who has German ancestry.
Actor Jason Momoa arrives at the 2004 Fox Network TCA Summer Party at Fox Studios on July 16, 2004, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
After high school, Jason moved back to his homeland of Hawaii and got a role on the massively successful “Baywatch” series after winning the title of Hawaii model of the year in 1999. When the show ended he spent years traveling the world. When he moved to Los Angeles in 2001, he eventually was cast as “Ronen Dex” in the cult TV series “Stargate: Atlantis”.