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The Most Famous

ACTORS from Thailand

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This page contains a list of the greatest Thai Actors. The pantheon dataset contains 9,996 Actors, 14 of which were born in Thailand. This makes Thailand the birth place of the 47th most number of Actors behind Algeria and Philippines.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Thai Actors of all time. This list of famous Thai Actors is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Thai Actors.

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1. Tony Jaa (1976 - )

With an HPI of 54.30, Tony Jaa is the most famous Thai Actor.  His biography has been translated into 46 different languages on wikipedia.

Tatchakorn Yeerum (Thai: ทัชชกร ยีรัมย์, RTGS: Thatchakon Yiram, pronounced [tʰát.t͡ɕʰā.kɔ̄ːn jīː.rām]; formerly Phanom Yeerum (Thai: พนม ยีรัมย์, [pʰā.nōm jīː.rām]); born 5 February 1976), better known internationally as Tony Jaa and in Thailand as Jaa Phanom (Thai: จา พนม, RTGS: Cha Phanom, [t͡ɕāː pʰā.nōm]), is a Thai martial artist, actor, action choreographer, stuntman, director, and traceur. His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003), Tom-Yum-Goong (2005), Ong Bak 2: The Beginning (2008), Furious 7 (2015) and SPL II: A Time for Consequences (2015).

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2. Mum Jokmok (1965 - )

With an HPI of 43.20, Mum Jokmok is the 2nd most famous Thai Actor.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Petchtai Wongkamlao, (Thai: เพ็ชรทาย วงษ์คำเหลา, RTGS: Phetthai Wongkhamlao, IPA: [pʰét.tʰāːj wōŋ.kʰām.lǎw]; born on June 24, 1965, in Yasothon province, Thailand, is a Thai comedian, actor and film director. He is best known in Thailand by his stage name, Mum Jokmok (Thai: หม่ำ จ๊กมก, RTGS: Mam Chokmok, [màm tɕók.mók]); and is a popular Thai television personality. He is variously credited as Mom Jok Mok, Mum Jokemok or Mom Jokmok.

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3. Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul (1992 - )

With an HPI of 38.00, Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul is the 3rd most famous Thai Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul (Thai: พิมพ์ชนก ลือวิเศษไพบูลย์; born 30 September 1992), nicknamed Baifern (Thai: ใบเฟิร์น; lit. "Fern Leaf"), is a Thai actress and model. She rose to fame for her lead role as Nam in the 2010 sleeper movie hit Crazy Little Thing Called Love with co-star Mario Maurer. She has been a freelance actress since 2016.

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4. Somluck Kamsing (1973 - )

With an HPI of 37.67, Somluck Kamsing is the 4th most famous Thai Actor.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Somluck Kamsing (name used in the 1996 Summer Olympics) or Somrak Kamsing (Thai: สมรักษ์ คำสิงห์; RTGS: Somrak Khamsing; born January 16, 1973) is a Thai kickboxer and Olympic gold medal-winning amateur boxer. During the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand, Kamsing lit the torch during the Games' opening ceremony. Kamsing was born in Khon Kaen. His older brother Somrot Kamsing also competed at the highest level as an amateur boxer.

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5. Mario Maurer (1988 - )

With an HPI of 36.96, Mario Maurer is the 5th most famous Thai Actor.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Mario Maurer (Thai: มาริโอ้ เมาเร่อ, Thai: [māːrīʔôː māw.rɤ̂ː]; German: [ˈmaːʁio ˈmaʊ̯ʁɐ]) is a Thai actor and model. He was in the 2007 film The Love of Siam and the 2010 sleeper hit Crazy Little Thing Called Love. He was also in Thailand's highest grossing film of all time, Pee Mak alongside Davika Hoorne. He was part of a group called 4+1 Channel 3 Superstar with actors Nadech Kugimiya, Prin Suparat, Pakorn Chatborirak and Phupoom Pongpanu.

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6. Bin Bunluerit (1962 - )

With an HPI of 36.53, Bin Bunluerit is the 6th most famous Thai Actor.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Bin Bunluerit or Bin Binluerit (Thai: บิณฑ์ บรรลือฤทธิ์; nickname: Top; born May 27, 1962, Sa Kaeo province (Prachinburi province at the time) is a Thai actor and director whose notable works include the Thai historical drama, Bang Rajan, Panya Raenu, a series of comedy films, and the 2004 Hollywood film, Alexander.

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7. Ranee Campen (1989 - )

With an HPI of 34.75, Ranee Campen is the 7th most famous Thai Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Ranee Campen (Thai: ราณี แคมเปน, born 24 December 1989) or nicknamed Bella (เบลล่า) is a half English - Thai actress and model. She is best known for her roles in the television dramas such as Porn Prom Onlaweng, Khun Chai Puttipat, Plerng Chimplee, Padiwaradda, Plerng Boon, Bupphe Sanniwat aka Love Destiny and Krong Kam on Channel 3. In 9 years period i.e. from 2013 to 2020, Bella has won over 45 awards.

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8. Parinya Charoenphol (1981 - )

With an HPI of 34.36, Parinya Charoenphol is the 8th most famous Thai Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Parinya Charoenphol (born 1981) (Thai: ปริญญา เจริญผล; RTGS: parinya charoenphon), nicknamed Toom, also known by the stage name Parinya Kiatbusaba and the colloquial name Nong Toom or Nong Tum, is a Thai boxer, former muay Thai (Thai boxing) champion, model and actress. She is a kathoey, a Thai word referring to what is often considered a distinct gender in Thailand and elsewhere generally considered to be gender-nonconforming men or transgender women. At the age of 18, she underwent sex reassignment surgery.

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9. Hong Chau (1979 - )

With an HPI of 30.60, Hong Chau is the 9th most famous Thai Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Hong Chau (born June 25, 1979) is an American actress. She has received several award nominations for her film roles as Ngoc Lan Tran in Downsizing (2017) and as Liz, a nurse, in The Whale (2022), including one for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the latter. Chau was born to Vietnamese parents who lived in a refugee camp in Thailand after fleeing Vietnam in the late 1970s. A Vietnamese Catholic church in New Orleans, Louisiana sponsored Chau and her family to move to the United States. She grew up in New Orleans and majored in film studies at Boston University College of Communication before pursuing an acting career. She appeared in the TV series Treme (2010–2013) and the film Inherent Vice (2014). She went on to have supporting roles in the television series Watchmen (2019) and Homecoming (2018–2020). Chau has also played leading roles in the 2019 films Driveways and American Woman, and further supporting roles in the 2022 film The Menu and the 2023 series The Night Agent.

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10. Chaiya Mitchai (1974 - )

With an HPI of 29.61, Chaiya Mitchai is the 10th most famous Thai Actor.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Chaiya Mitchai (Thai: เอ, ไชยา มิตรชัย) (born April 5, 1974) is a luk thung singer with likay and drama actor from Thailand.

Pantheon has 14 people classified as actors born between 1962 and 1996. Of these 14, 14 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living actors include Tony Jaa, Mum Jokmok, and Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul. As of April 2022, 5 new actors have been added to Pantheon including Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul, Ranee Campen, and Hong Chau.

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Newly Added Actors (2022)

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