Jason Statham Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Jason Statham (born 26 July 1967) is an English actor. He is known for action-thriller films and portraying tough, irredeemable, and machiavellian characters.
Statham began practising Chinese martial arts, kickboxing, and karate recreationally in his youth while working at local market stalls. An avid footballer and diver, he was a member of Britain’s national diving team and competed for England in the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Shortly after, he was asked to model for French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi’s in various advertising campaigns. His past history working at market stalls inspired his casting in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).
The commercial success of these films led Statham to star as Frank Martin in the Transporter trilogy (2002–2008). After starring in a variety of heist and action-thriller films such as The Italian Job (2003), Crank (2006), War (2007), The Bank Job (2008), The Mechanic (2011), Spy (2015), and Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), he established himself as a Hollywood leading man. However, he has also starred in commercially and critically unsuccessful films such as Revolver (2005), Chaos (2005), In the Name of the King (2007), 13 (2010), Blitz (2011), Killer Elite (2011), Hummingbird (2013), and Wild Card (2015). He regained commercial success as a part of the ensemble action series The Expendables (2010–2014) and the Fast & Furious franchise. In the latter, he has played Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), F9 (2021) and the spin-off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019). He was credited as a co-producer on Hobbs & Shaw, receiving his first production credit.
Statham’s acting has been criticised for lacking depth and variety, but he has also been praised for leading the resurgence of action films during the 2000s and 2010s. According to a BBC News report, his film career from 2002 to 2017 generated an estimated $1.5 billion (£1.1 billion) in ticket sales, making him one of the film industry’s most bankable stars.
Jason Statham was born on 26 July 1967 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, the son of dancer Eileen (née Yates) and street seller Barry Statham. His father also worked odd jobs as a house painter, coal miner, and singer in the Canary Islands. Statham moved to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where he initially chose not to follow his father’s career working the local market stalls, instead practising martial arts. He grew up with football player Vinnie Jones, alongside whom he would later act. Jones introduced him to football, and Statham went on to play for the local grammar school (1978–1983), which he had attended since age 11, a passion that he shared with diving. He practised daily in perfecting his diving techniques, and was a member of Britain’s National Swimming Squad for 12 years. He competed for England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in the 10 metre, 3 metre, and 1 metre competitions. He said in a 2003 interview with IGN that his time with the national squad was “a great experience” and one that “teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble”.
Statham’s life in the media began when he was spotted by the agency Sports Promotions specialising in sports modelling while he was training at London’s Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. He was also signed by Tommy Hilfiger, Griffin, and Levi’s for various modelling contracts during their 1996 spring/summer collections. In 1997, he became a model for the clothing brand French Connection. A spokesperson for the high street clothing chain said, “We chose Jason because we wanted our model to look like a normal guy. His look is just right for now: very masculine and not too male-modelly.”However, he was still forced to follow in his father’s footsteps as a street seller to make ends meet, stating that he sold “fake perfume and jewellery on street corners”. He made small appearances in a few music videos, including “Comin’ On” by The Shamen in 1993, “Run to the Sun” by Erasure in 1994, and “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by The Beautiful South in 1995.
Statham has been in a relationship with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley since 2010. The couple announced their engagement in January 2016. Their son, Jack Oscar, was born in June 2017. They reside in Beverly Hills, California.
Statham enjoys wakeboarding, jet skiing, wind surfing, and rock climbing. While filming on location in Varna for The Expendables 3, he drove a truck off the road into the Black Sea due to malfunctioning brakes. In a 2013 interview with Vanity Fair, he advocated for stunt performers to be given their own Academy Award category: “All of the stunt men—these are the unsung heroes. They really are. Nobody is giving them any credibility. They’re risking their necks. And then you’ve got poncy actors pretending like they’re doing.”
Jason Statham Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography
|Real Name||Jason Statham|
|Profession||Actor, producer, martial artist, former diver|
|Net Worth||$40 million|
|Height in Feet Inches||5 ft 10 in|
|Height in Centimeter||178 cm|
|Height in Meter||1.78 m|
|Weight in Kilogram||84 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||185 lbs|
|Feet/ Shoe Size||10 (US)|
|Body Measurements||48-34-18 Inches|
|Chest Size||48 Inches|
|Waist Size||34 Inches|
|Arms/Biceps Size||18 Inches|
|Date of Birth||July 26, 1967|
|Age (as in 2022)||55 Years|
|Birth Place||Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Father||Barry Statham (Street seller and lounge singer)|
|Mother||Eileen Statham (née Yates) (Dancer)|
|Siblings||Lee Statham (Brother)|
|Girlfriends||Kelly Brook (1997-2004)|
Sophie Monk (2005-2006)
Alex Zosman (2006-2010)
|Current Relationship/ Affair||Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (2010-Present)|
|Marriage and Children|
|Children||Son- Jack Oscar StathamDaughter- N/A|
|First Film||Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels|
|First Television Show||Late Night with Conan O’Brien|
A large exposé by Adam Gabbatt in The Guardian noted that Statham’s character contributions to his industry and film niche are “tough uncompromising”. Some critics note his presence as a “defining feature” that signals to movie-goers the content of a film. The same exposé commented, “You know what you’re getting with a Jason Statham film. He will beat people up. He will crash cars. He will do an unconvincing American accent.” Statham’s impact on the action-thriller genre has been seen by Gabbatt as a replacement of the same undertaken by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Jean-Claude Van Damme during their runs as headliners throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Statham himself cites Stallone, Bruce Lee, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and Clint Eastwood as his inspirations.
An article by Times Higher Education reported that Manchester University Press commissioned an academic study analysing the impact Statham has had on the British and American film industries from his debut in 1998 to 2018. According to the article, professors Steven Gerrard and Robert Shail are looking to show “the changing face of British cinematic masculinity” into “one that embraces cinema across a wide range of projects, but one that also uses cross-textual media in his output”.
In popular media
In 2003, Statham appeared in three British television commercials for the Kit Kat chocolate bar. Described as a “break philosopher”, he philosophised about salmon swimming upstream, a Mexican fisherman, and the relative speeds and ages of animals, before ending with a reminder that “taking a break” (alluding to the Kit Kat slogan) is an important part of life.
In the comic book series Ultimate Spider-Man, that series’ version of the villain Vulture was rendered by artist Mark Bagley to resemble actor Statham, as per writer Brian Michael Bendis’ instructions.
In the Twenty One Pilots song “Pet Cheetah” released in 2018, Statham is mentioned in the lyrics.
|1998||Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels||Bacon|
|Turn It Up||Mr. B|
|2001||Ghosts of Mars||Sergeant Jericho Butler|
|The One||MVA Agent Evan Funsch|
|2002||The Transporter||Frank Martin|
|2003||The Italian Job||Handsome Rob|
|2005||Transporter 2||Frank Martin|
|Chaos||Detective Quentin Conners|
|2006||The Pink Panther||Yves Gluant|
|2007||War||FBI Agent John Crawford|
|2008||The Bank Job||Terry Leather|
|In the Name of the King||Farmer Daimon|
|Death Race||Jensen Garner “Frankenstein” Ames|
|Truth in 24||Narrator||Documentary|
|Transporter 3||Frank Martin|
|2009||Crank: High Voltage||Chev Chelios|
|The Expendables||Lee Christmas|
|2011||The Mechanic||Arthur Bishop|
|Gnomeo & Juliet||Tybalt||Voice only|
|Blitz||Detective Sergeant Tom Brant|
|Killer Elite||Danny Bryce|
|2012||Truth in 24 II||Narrator|
|The Expendables 2||Lee Christmas|
|Fast & Furious 6||Deckard Shaw||Cameo|
|Hummingbird||Joey Jones||U.S. title: Redemption|
|2014||The Expendables 3||Lee Christmas|
|2015||Wild Card||Nick Wild|
|Furious 7||Deckard Shaw|
|2016||Mechanic: Resurrection||Arthur Bishop|
|2017||The Fate of the Furious||Deckard Shaw|
|2018||The Meg||Jonas Taylor|
|2019||Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw||Deckard Shaw|
|2021||Wrath of Man||Patrick “H” Hill/Hargreaves|
|2022||Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre||Orson Fortune|
|The Expendables 4||Lee Christmas||Post-production|
|2023||Meg 2: The Trench||Jonas Taylor|
|TBA||The Bee Keeper||TBA|
|2002||Red Faction II||Mandril Shrike|
|2003||Call of Duty||Sergeant Waters|
|2015||Sniper X with Jason Statham||Team Leader|
|1993||The Shamen||“Comin’ On”||Background Dancer|
|1994||Erasure||“Run to the Sun”||Background Dancer|
|1995||The Beautiful South||“Dream a Little Dream of Me”||Moviegoer|