The Jákl family are no strangers to the world of martial arts, having been involved in the sport since its earliest days. Petr Jákl Sr., Petr Jákl Jr.’s father, was one of the youngest participants in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, where he won the gold medal in judo after being convinced by his coach to enter even though he had broken an arm during a training session. With a pedigree like this, it comes as no surprise that Petr Jákl Jr. The many talents of Petr Jakl Jr.
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Petr Jákl Jr. is a Czech actor, director, producer, former stuntman and a judo fighter. His father Petr Jákl Sr., is an Olympic judo fighter, stuntman and producer. They have been collaborating on films since the early 2000s with some of their most notable films being Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night and Fury. In 2011 they founded their own production company called Jakl Company. The many talents of Petr Jakl Jr.
Petr Jáklov is a Czech actor, director, producer, former stuntman and a judo fighter. His father Petr Jákl Sr, is an Olympic judo fighter, stuntman and producer. He was born in Prague on November 7th 1975 to his mother Milena and father Petr Sr., both Czech actors.
Jákl has worked as a stuntman, as well as an actor in TV series and movies. He has also produced and directed movies, and is known for his roles in Czech productions such as Hra o jablko (2000) and Čtyři vraždy stačí, drahoušku (2005).
Father and Son
Petr Jákl Sr. is an Olympic judo fighter and stuntman who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Harrison Ford and more. His son Petr Jákl Jr., a Czech actor, director, producer, former stuntman and judo fighter has also taken up his father’s mantle as a martial artist and continues to compete in international tournaments while acting on screen and behind the camera.
How did you start your career?
I started my career as a stuntman, but when I was 16 I played my first lead role in a Czech TV series called Den D. I was lucky enough to get another lead role, this time in the TV series Silva Rerum, which became the most successful Czech TV show at that time.
What does success mean to you?