- 23 June 1981
- Palembang, Indonesia
Johannes Taslim or Joe Taslim (born 23 June 1981) is an Indonesian model, actor, and former Judo athlete. He became well known in the 2012 action film The Raid: Redemption. Taslim was born in Palembang, Indonesia, to Maria Goretty and Mardjuki Taslim. He was exposed to martial arts at an early age. His martial arts training includes Wushu, Judo, Taekwondo, and Pencak Silat. However, he found his passion in Judo and this led to his career as a professional Judo athlete. He won several gold medals in national championships, a gold medal at the 1999 South East Asia Judo championships, and a silver medal at the 2007 Asean Games. Taslim was a member of Indonesia Judo national team from 1997 to 2009, when an injury forced him to retire Actor Career Taslim is active as a model and actor, appearing in magazines, TV commercials, and several Indonesian feature films. In 2010, Taslim won the role of Jaka, a sergeant in a special police squad, in the award-winning The Raid: Redemption, after a series of impressive fight auditions and reading.Following The Raid, Taslim took part in HBO Asia's first action horror, Dead Mine, which had a theatrical release in selected Asian territories in September 2012, followed by exclusive television premieres across the HBO Asia network. In July 2012, Variety reported that Taslim had joined the cast of the 2013 feature film Fast Six. Taslim will play the villainous Jah, a cold-blooded killer who uses his martial arts to fight the film's protagonists, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) In May 2013, it is reported that Taslim would be playing in The Night Comes For Us.