Jason Momoa in 2014
Jason Momoa is an American actor and model who found fame as the titular character in the Conan The Barbarian remake and later on Game of Thrones, in which he played Khal Drogo
The star was born in Hawaii and raised in Iowa, but he travelled extensively, studying Buddhist teachings in Tibet and becoming a painter in Paris.
In 1998, Jason returned to his native Hawaii where he launched his modelling career, and in 2004 he took on his first major acting role, in the sci-fi military TV show Stargate: Atlantis.
His dreadlocks became one of the staples of his character Ronan Dex. However they often gave him whiplash and headaches and so producers gave him permission to cut them off. Later however, the Sci-Fi network overruled the decision and for the remainder of the show Jason had to wear his stunt double's wig.
Jason played Conan in the 2011 reimagining of Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1980s film Conan The Barbarian, and in the same year won a lead role in a new HBO show Game of Thrones, based on the hit fantasy novel by G.R.R Martin.
Jason is married to American actress Lisa Bonet, and the pair have two children together.