Matsuyama Kenichi

Matsuyama Kenichi, who is known for his affinity for strange character roles, was born in Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture in 1985. In 2001, Kenichi started his career as a model. In 2002 he made his debut as an actor landing a small role in the NTV drama "Gokusen" as Kenichi Mori. In 2003, Kenichi expanded to movies and landed his first supporting role in "Bright Future". Kenichi's acting career expanded with his role as Shin in the 2005 movie "Nana". His major breakthrough came in 2006 with Kenichi's charismatic performance as "L" in "Death Note" and "Death Note: The Last Name". Since then he has performed in a variety of different roles like the shy death metal rocker in "Detroit Metal City" and the youth that falls in love with an older woman in "Don't Laugh at My Romance". More recently, Kenichi has worked with foreign directors like Korean-Japanese director Yoichi Sai in "Kamui Gaiden", Vietnamese director Anh Hung Tran in "Norwegian Wood" and American director Hans Canosa in "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac".



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On April 1st 2011 he married actress Kato Koyuki who co-starred with him in Kamui Gaiden.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2017
10
Igawa Sota Supporting Role
7.6
2016
5
Benzo Main Role
8.5
2015
10
Hiroshi Main Role
6.8
2015
5
Benzo Main Role
7.0
2015
1
Shindo Tatsuya Main Role
7.5
2014
1
Toda Eiichi Main Role
8.5
2013
2
Shimazaki Kunio Main Role
6.8
2012
50
Taira no Kiyomori Main Role
7.4
2010
5
Hiramatsu Jiro Supporting Role
8.4
2009
9
Gamagori Futaro Main Role
7.6
2007
11
Sudo Ichiro (Robo) Main Role
7.3
2006
5
Main Role
6.8
2006
4
Shingo (Episode 2) Supporting Role
7.3
2005
11
Kawamoto Yuji Supporting Role
9.1
2005
1
Kawabata Jun Supporting Role
4.9
2004
1
Kawabata Jun Supporting Role
7.0
2003
1
Mori Kenichi of Class 3D Supporting Role
7.9
2002
12
Mori Kenichi of Class 3D Supporting Role
8.1

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2017
Supporting Role
N/A
2016
Satoshi Murayama Main Role
9.0
2016
L Guest Role
7.9
2016
Tashiro Tetsuya Main Role
8.9
2016
Taro Yamada Main Role
4.0
2016
Shinden Main Role
7.0
2015
Chasuke Main Role
7.2
2014
Tooru Main Role
7.6
2014
Sawada Jiro Main Role
7.0
2013
Hori Hidemasa Supporting Role
7.5
2012
Komachi Kei Main Role
6.7
2011
Kawachi Daikichi Main Role
8.3
2011
Umeyama Main Role
6.6
2011
Kato Masaru Main Role
8.1
2011
Kato Masaru Main Role
7.6
2011
Kato Masaru Main Role
8.0
2010
Watanabe Toru Main Role
6.9
2010
Miwa Yuji Main Role
6.8
2009
Makoto Sahara Supporting Role
7.8
2009
Kamui Main Role
6.6
2009
Mizuki Yojin Main Role
6.6
2008
Soichiro Negishi/Johannes Krauser II Main Role
7.7
2008
L Main Role
7.7
2008
Mirume Main Role
6.2
2007
Iori Isaka Supporting Role
7.0
2007
Officer Niigaki Supporting Role
N/A
2007
Kikuna Oto Main Role
7.0
2007
Jochi Supporting Role
6.0
2007
Shoutarou Main Role
7.2
2006
L Main Role
7.9
2006
Igarashi Tomohiko Main Role
6.4
2006
L Main Role
7.8
2005
Katsumi Kamio at 15 years old Main Role
7.7
2005
Shin Supporting Role
7.7
2005
Makihara Guest Role
7.2
2004
[Young Man in Red T-Shirt] Guest Role
7.5
2004
Unknown Role
6.0
2004
Main Role
5.3
2003
Jun Guest Role
7.2

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    EmaChan Jan 15, 2017

    <3

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    cllanti Jul 4, 2015

    Looked up his wife and realized she was in Kimi Wa Petto, one of my faves! Sweet.

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    Sara Mar 19, 2015

    L ♡

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    KimWanHee May 21, 2014 - edited

    I never realised that he played the main role in Usagi Drop AND in Death Note...Totally different roles, I guess :D

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      Ranchik Aug 21, 2015

      If you want more surprise, you should watch Detroit Metal City :)

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    pinkita1 Mar 30, 2014

    his lips are just toooo sexy

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    katrina21 Mar 5, 2014

    happy birthday!!

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    Miya Mar 5, 2014

    Happy Birthday!

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    Enrinvin Feb 21, 2014

    He was awesome in Detroit Metal City :D

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    Aeowina Jun 8, 2013

    Oooh, no wonder he always looks so familiar. Saw him in Gokusen, Usagi Drop, and 1 Litre of Tears. I think he looks adorable as L though ^^

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    HaruNoRan May 4, 2013

    He's such a great Actor! *-* <3
    and I just found out it's his birthday~
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! <3<3<3

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    Ranchik Apr 13, 2013

    I love him not just because he is a very good actor, but he seems like a family man which is uber cool (as I'm used to not expecting such guy coming from showbizz industry). A success young actor married at such young age with a lady much older than him, and having 2 kids in a row.. And he is "only" 28! I personally think it's very adorable..! I'm dying to see him with his kids. He and little Ashida Mana had such amazing chemistry in Usagi Drop, so I bet it will be much more awesome with his own kids *nose bleeding* (yeah, I'm such a sucker for family man type). I hope Matsuken & wifey Koyuki will live happily ever-after life with their (I bet) adorable kids <3

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      peacewon Sep 23, 2013

      I agree with his chemistry as a Dad, I loved usagi drop. I am a fan of his since the death not series and i also kind of freaked out one day and watched miracle love. LOL whata show!!

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    Kealohalani808 Mar 5, 2013

    Happy Birthday!!!

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    Thay Mar 5, 2013

    Happy Birthday! <333333

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    TiffBaby101 Mar 5, 2013

    Happy birthday

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    wsa67 Mar 5, 2013

    Happy Birthday

Details

  • Name:

    Matsuyama Kenichi
  • Native name:

    松山ケンイチ
  • Nationality:

    Japanese
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    March 5, 1985
  • Age:

    32

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