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Jetrin Wattanasin (Thai: เจตริน วรรธนะสิน; RTGSChettarin Watthanasin) or J Jetrin, is a Thai pop musician and actor who got his first major break in the music business when he secured heavy promotion by the Thai entertainment company, GMM Grammy. Since 1991, he has produced numerous commercially successful music albums, and continues to tour internationally in support of his most recent recordings. Upon the conclusion of his current United States tour, entitled "The Return of J Jetrin," he will have completed the most extensive tour of the United States by any Thai recording artist, with dates scheduled in 12 US cities, spanning from Hawaii to the East Coast.[1]

Jetrin Wattanasin
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Jetrin performing at Cafe Asia in Arlington, Virginia, September 14, 2009.
Background information
Birth nameJetrin Wattanasin
Born (1970-10-28) October 28, 1970 (age 48)
Bangkok, Thailand
OriginBangkok, Thailand
GenresPop, dance-pop, rap, R&B
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actor, dancer
InstrumentsVocals, Drums
Years active1991–present
LabelsGMM Grammy
Associated acts3 Kings and the Babe, DJ 2 Fives, Takoon Sangkapricha
WebsiteJJetrin.com
Jetrin Wattanasin
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Spouse(s)
Kejmanee Pichaironnarongsongkhram (m. 2001)
Children
  • Jidarin Na Lamliang
  • Jinjett Wattanasin
  • Jakkapat Wattanasin
  • Jak Wattanasin
Parent(s)Charoen Wattanasin
Relatives
  • Jirayuth Wattanasin A.K.A. Jo Nuvo (brother)
  • Jittima Wattanasin (sister)

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Music careerEdit

In 1991, Jetrin released his debut solo album Jor-Ae-Bor, emerging from the shadow of his already famous singer brother Jirayuth "Joe" Wattanasin.

After his seventh release 7th Heaven, in November 2007, Jetrin performed over 60 performances around Thailand, concluding with a show entitled "Radioactive the Musical Party by J Jetrin" at the Impact Arena in Bangkok.

Jetrin is currently performing a tour of the United States entitled "The Return of J Jetrin," with dates in Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Fort Worth, Dallas, Washington DC, Atlanta, Boston, New York City, Houston and Chicago.[2] He is performing vocals with the backing of musicians MJ and Bowbo of "3 Kings and the Babe" and DJ 2 Fives. The tour is being sponsored by Singha Beer.

Acting careerEdit

To date, Jetrin has appeared in two feature films. The Pang brothers' Hong Kong/Thai 2006 horror-fantasy film, Re-Cycle, as a secondary character, and Chatchai Naksuriya's Thai coming-of-age 2008 film, Friendship, as an older character who recalls his younger days and his first love.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Early yearsEdit

Born in Bangkok on October 28, 1970, Jetrin is the youngest of three siblings born to a middle-class family. His sister, Jittima Wattanasin, "Jan", was a model in the Thai fashion industry. Whereas, his brother Jirayuth Wattanasin, "Joe", was one of the lead singers of "Nuvo" - one of GMM Grammy's first and most famous boy-bands. He got a bachelor from Bangkok University and University of California

Recent TimesEdit

On January 27, 2001, Jetrin married Thai actress, Kejmanee Pichaironnarongsongkhram, and they had three children named Jinjet (Jaonaay) (1st son), Jakkapat (Jaokhun) (2nd son) and Jak (Jaosamut) (3rd son), but he has other one daughter with Gina Li (Jidapa Na Lamliang), named Jayda Na Lamliang.[4][5][6]

DiscographyEdit

  • 1991 : Jor-Ae-Bor (Thai: จ เ-ะ บ; RTGScho e bo; being the spelling of the word chep (เจ็บ), meaning "pain")
  • 1993 : 108-1009
  • 1995 : Choola Choola
  • 1998 : J-Day
  • 2000 : J-Fight
  • 2003 : Ta Lok Nee Mai Mee Puu Ying (Thai: ถ้าโลกนี้ไม่มีผู้หญิง; RTGSTha Lok Ni Mai Mi Phu Ying; "If This World Had No Women")
  • 2008 : 7th Heaven
  • 2009 : Joe + J Jetrin - The Brothers Album

FilmographyEdit

  • Re-cycle (2006)
  • Friendship: Theu kap chan (2008)

TelevisionEdit

TV Series
Year Title Network With
1993 Yam Muea Lom Pat Huan Channel 5, Thailand Lalita Panyopas
Krang Nueng Khittueng Samoe Channel 7, Thailand Lalita Panyopas
1995 Chaopo Champen Channel 5, Thailand Sonia Couling
1997 Ngao Morana Channel 5, Thailand Sarocha Wathittaphat
1999 Love Novel Part 2 Channel 5, Thailand Myria Benedetti
2001 Phet Tut Phet Channel 7, Thailand Patcharapa Chaichua
2002 Moradok Hokkhamen Channel 5, Thailand Thanyaret Ramnarong

Sarocha Wathittaphat

Nang Chon Channel 3, Thailand Janie Tienphosuwan
2010 Borisat Sang Suk Channel 9, Thailand Nicole Theriault
2013 my melody 360 degee Channel 9, Thailand Katreeya English

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