Yutaka Takenouchi is a very popular sitcom actor in Japan. He is regarded as one of the most handsome celebrities in the country. He started his career by winning a modeling competition. Starting from 1989, he has been in numerous magazines and TV commercials. Later he became a sitcom actor and has starred in many popular sitcom series. His first dramatic role in Hoshi no Kinka bought him popular attention and subsequent roles in Long Vacation and Beach Boys rocketed him to stardom. The internet love story With Love was his first major lead role. In 2001, he broke into the film industry, debuting in Calmi Cuori Appasionati alongside HK actress Kelly Chen.