Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa is an American actor, model, and producer, born on August 1, 1979

He started as a model before moving into acting. He was quickly at the pinnacle of his modeling career and was dubbed ‘Hawaii’s Model of the Year

Momoa was born in Honolulu and raised by his mother in Norwalk, Lowa. Momoa returned to Hawaii after graduating high school

Momoa then shifted his attention to acting, and in 1999, he auditioned for the lead role on the international hit T.V. show “Baywatch.”

His first two T.V. movie parts, “Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding” (2003) and “Tempted” (2003), maintained his face in front of the camera until his next series part, “North Shore,” in 2004

Momoa was also a party to an altercation in a bar in Los Angeles where a fellow patron shattered glass over his face, leaving him with 140 stitches and a scar over his left eye

Momoa was said to have married actress Lisa Bonet in 2007, yet the couple didn’t marry until October 2017

The actor highlighted the importance of switching from plastic bottled water to recyclable aluminum cans in a video release, shaving his trademark beard to celebrate the news