I must confess that with most of his dramas I have watched he was a recognizable second character. You know the ones that you always see but they usually aren't the lead. Algernon Ni Hanataba O was where I really started paying attention (yeah didn't even register he was Smokey until I did this article.. Duh me). As I was writing this I found I watched a TON of his stuff without even realizing it. Currently watching Radiation House and it has not disappointed yet. Let's see what else I have seen him in and then on to satisfy our "Ultra Fan" hunger. : )
I love Samurai films and this one did not disappoint. The political maneuvering to ensure the right thing was done for the Japanese people felt like something that really could have happened.
He played a secondary but pivotal character in the plot of this movie.
He plays the extremely talented but dissatisfied musician in the band "Crude Play". Pretty decent soundtrack.
A net cafe employee playing a pivotal role in the plot of this title.
|Smokey is the leader of the Rude Boys who is very sick but protects his gang members and civvies alike.|
His role is Taira no Shigemori son of Kiyomori.
Kirihata Hikaru is part of the main leads (Yamapi's) circle of acquaintances. He's a book worm with a crush and sardonic attitude.
Yanagawa Ryuuichi best friend to the main character Shiratori Sakuto (Yamapi). The character growth occurs even though he is a secondary character.
The best Live Action rendition of Yagami Light I have seen so far. The nuances and his fall from grace just done perfectly.
New intern to the UDI Lab, Kube Rokurou.
Igarashi Iori who has the credentials to be a doctor but decides to be an X-ray tech instead.
Name: Kubota Masataka
Japanese: 窪田正孝 (くぼた まさたか)
The youngest of three boys, he wasn't interested in the entertainment industry, but instead, he worked at a gas station with the goal of becoming a mechanic. He attended Kanagawa Prefectural Kanagawa Technical High School for that aim. His mother saw the application in De ☆ View magazine and had him apply and he passed the audition for Stardust promotions.
Fun fact: he played baseball in elementary school but had to leave due to an injury. His favourite band is Exile.
- Triflie ~ reorder ~ (January 27-31, 2010) Role: Takahiro Tsuji
- Hakuouki Shinsengumi flame (October 1, 2010 - 17 days) Role: Soji Okita Officer
- Study of Scarlet (October 12, 2012) Role: John H. Watson
- Taki no Shiraito (Oct. 8-29, 2013, Bunkamura Theater Cocoon / Nov. 12-16, Theater BRAVA! Role: Alida
- Kaze no mata saburō (February 8, 2019 - March 3, Bunkamura Theater Cocoon / 2019 March 8 - 13 days, Morinomiya Piloti Hall) Role: Oribe Officer
- The 34th Yokohama Film Festival: Best Newcomer for The Cowards Who Looked To The Sky and Hasami
- The 27th Takasaki Film Festival: Best Supporting Actor for The Cowards Who Looked To The Sky
- 1st Japan Action Award: Best Actor Gachiban: Worst Max
- The 83rd The Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for N no Tame ni
- The 24th TV Life Annual Drama Awards: Best Supporting Actor and Best Newcomer for N no Tame ni and Hanako to Anne
- The 86th The Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actor for Death Note
- 19th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jul-Sept 2015): Best Actor for Death Note
- 19th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Apr-Jun 2015): Best Supporting Actor for Algernon ni Hanataba wo
- Yahoo! Search Award 2015 · Actor Category Award
Voice Acting (seiyū )
Hitomi is because of you (August 13-16, 2007, Nippon Broadcasting )
Plus 2 more in the compilation video linked above.