Hawaii-born Jason Momoa first caught the attention of the fashion industry when he was discovered by designer Takeo in 1999. The 20 year old began a modeling career, which he soon transformed into an acting career, appearing in Baywatch Hawaii and Stargate Atlantis. In 2009, Momoa took on a role in the thriller The Game. He is known for his role as Ronon Dex on Stargate: Atlantis. He plays the title character in the 2011 film Conan the Barbarian. He also appears as Khal Drogo in the 2011 HBO series Game of Thrones.