Kazuya Kamenashi

Kamenashi Kazuya

  • Name: Kamenashi Kazuya
  • Native name: 亀梨和也
  • Also Known as: かめなし かずや, Kame, 亀
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: February 23, 1986
  • Age: 38
Kamenashi Kazuya, often referred to as Kame, is a Japanese actor and idol from Edogawa, Tokyo. He joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny's at age 12.

In 2002, he and five others formed the Johnny’s Juniors group KAT-TUN who are still active to this day. He has starred in dramas and movies consistently since 2005.

At first, KAT-TUN was only meant to be backing dancers; however, due to the immense popularity, they debuted in 2006 with the single ‘Real Face’ which that year broke one million sales.

Before his debut with KAT-TUN, Kamenashi had acted in several dramas already. The most popular of which being ‘Nobuta Wo Produce’ (2005) during which was formed the temporary duo Shuji to Akira with him and Yamashita Tomohisa singing the theme song 'Seishun Amigo'. The single was a massive success and broke one million sales in 2005. Kamenashi won 47th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actor for Nobuta wo Produce and 'Seishun Amigo' won the Japan Gold Disc Awards: Song of the Year.

Kamenashi has acted in several dramas with the members of KAT-TUN. Most notably 'Gokusen 2' (2005) with Akanishi Jin and 'Tatta Hitotsu no Koi' (2006) with Tanaka Koki. Both Akanashi and Tanaka have now left KAT-TUN, Akanashi in 2010 and Tanaka in 2013. During spring 2016, the third member to leave was Taguchi Junnosuke, which made KAT-TUN now have three members: Kamenashi Kazuya, Ueda Tatsuya, and Nakamaru Yuichi. Despite the struggles the group has faced, as of their 10th anniversary, they still have managed to have every album and single reach number one in the Oricon charts in its first week.

Many of Kamenashi's dramas and films use KAT-TUN's songs as their theme/end credit songs. Kamenashi wrote his solo 'Kizuna' for 'Gokusen 2'. Tamaki Koji and Kamenashi teamed up as a temporary duo 'Hottake BAND' to create the theme song 'Sayonara☆Arigato' for 'Tokyo Bandwagon' (2013) which topped the Oricon Weekly chart.

Kamenashi made his cinematic debut reprising his role as Odagiri Ryu from 'Gokusen 2' (2005) in 'Gokusen: The Movie' (2009). As a departure from TV spin-offs, Kamenashi starred in the bizarre comedy, thriller ‘Ore, Ore’. The film premiered at the Udine, Italy for Far East Film Festival in April 2013 and won the ‘My Audience Award’.

Aside from his activities with KAT-TUN and acting in dramas and films, Kamenashi is known as a workaholic. He hosts a weekly radio show ‘Kamenashi Kazuya no Hang Out’ and has regular segments in multiple magazines. Also, as a known baseball fan, he is a reporter/MC on the weekly sports and news show ‘Going!’, MC on the monthly show ‘Kamenashi Kazuya no Sports Tengoku Ouen Sukininaru’, and commentator on ‘Dramatic Game’.

Kamenashi has also appeared in several stage productions. He was a dancer/supporting role in 'Dream Boys' from 2000 to 2004 and then had a lead role from 2007 to 2009 and then again in 2011 and 2012. In 2015, he starred in the stage production 'Aoi Shushi wa Taiyo no Naka ni Aru' by acclaimed theater director Ninagawa Yukio.

He was named "Kazuya" after one of the characters from a famous Japanese Baseball manga, "Touch". He was a baseball player in the senior league until his first year of middle school, after he passed Johnny's Entertainment auditions and decided to become serious about performing. He even represented Japan in World Championships as a child. After debuting with KAT-TUN, Johnny Kitagawa wanted to support Kame in his baseball, and so he became the leader of a sub-unit called "Tigers Jnr.", and supported the Hanshin Tigers, and was also a pitcher during the Johnny's Entertainment Baseball Tournament. Later, he began working as a baseball sports newscaster for Going!Sport&News in 2010. Since then he has also worked with a variety of other affiliated baseball commentary programs.

As of August 2020, Kamenashi has been severely reprimanded by Johnny & Associates due to proven allegations of drinking with underage girls in a group setting with Yamashita Tomohisa on July 30th, 2020. Both he and Yamashita claim to have not known their ages. Unlike Yamashita, Kamenashi has not been suspended from acting/singing, but he has to write an apology letter for his reckless behavior.

December 26, 2020 it was announced that the release of Kame to YamaP's first album "SI" has been cancelled.
KAT-TUN celebrated it's 15th anniversary on March 22, 2021.

He will release his second solo single "Cross" on August 18, 2023 after 4 years. Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2024 Game no Na wa Yukai
Japanese Drama, 2024, 4 eps
Sakuma Shunsuke (Main Role)
4
Sakuma Shunsuke
Main Role
0.0
2024 Destiny
Japanese Drama, 2024, 0 eps
Nogi Masaki (Support Role)
0
Nogi Masaki
Support Role
0.0
2024 Ooku
Japanese Drama, 2024, 10 eps
Tokugawa Ieharu (Support Role)
10
Tokugawa Ieharu
Support Role
8.2
2023 Seigi no Tenbin Season 2
Japanese Drama, 2023, 5 eps
Takano Kazuya (Main Role)
5
Takano Kazuya
Main Role
7.9
2022 Shoutai
Japanese Drama, 2022, 4 eps
Kaburagi Keiichi (Main Role)
4
Kaburagi Keiichi
Main Role
7.8
2021 Seigi no Tenbin
Japanese Drama, 2021, 5 eps
Takano Kazuya (Main Role)
5
Takano Kazuya
Main Role
7.4
2021 Red Eyes: Kanshi Sousa-han
Japanese Drama, 2021, 10 eps
Fushimi Kyosuke (Main Role)
10
Fushimi Kyosuke
Main Role
7.7
2019 Strawberry Night Saga
Japanese Drama, 2019, 11 eps
Kikuta Kazuo (Main Role)
11
Kikuta Kazuo
Main Role
7.4
2018 Final Cut
Japanese Drama, 2018, 9 eps
Nakamura Keisuke (Main Role)
9
Main Role
7.6
2017 Boku, Unmei no Hito desu
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Masaki Makoto (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.9
2016 Kaitou Yamaneko
Japanese Drama, 2016, 10 eps
Yamaneko (Main Role)
10
Yamaneko
Main Role
8.1
2015 Second Love
Japanese Drama, 2015, 7 eps
Taira Kei (Main Role)
7
Main Role
7.2
2013 Tokyo Bandwagon
Japanese Drama, 2013, 10 eps
Hotta Ao (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.7
2012 Dragon Seinendan
Japanese Drama, 2012, 10 eps
Ginga Teikoku [Galactic Empire representative] (Ep.10) (Guest Role)
10
Ginga Teikoku [Galactic Empire representative] (Ep.10)
Guest Role
6.9
2011 Yokai Ningen Bem
Japanese Drama, 2011, 10 eps
Bem (Main Role)
10
Bem
Main Role
7.5
2010 Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Japanese Drama, 2010, 10 eps
Takano Kyohei (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.7
2009 Mr. Brain
Japanese Drama, 2009, 8 eps
Wakui Masakazu (Ep. 3) (Guest Role)
8
Wakui Masakazu (Ep. 3)
Guest Role
8.1
2009 Kami no Shizuku
Japanese Drama, 2009, 9 eps
Kanzaki Shizuku (Main Role)
9
Main Role
6.8
2008 1 Pound no Fukuin
Japanese Drama, 2008, 9 eps
Hatanaka Kosaku (Main Role)
9
Main Role
7.3
2007 Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go
Japanese Drama, 2007, 11 eps
Shibahara Toru (Ep. 9) (Guest Role)
11
Shibahara Toru (Ep. 9)
Guest Role
6.9
2006 Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
Japanese Drama, 2006, 10 eps
Kanzaki Hiroto (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.7
2006 Sapuri
Japanese Drama, 2006, 11 eps
Ishida Yuya (Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.0
2005 Nobuta wo Produce
Japanese Drama, 2005, 10 eps
Kiritani Shuji (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.8
2005 Gokusen 2
Japanese Drama, 2005, 10 eps
Odagiri Ryu (Main Role)
10
Odagiri Ryu
Main Role
7.9
2000 Shijo Saiaku no Date
Japanese Drama, 2000, 21 eps
Toru (Ep. 16) (Main Role)
21
Toru (Ep. 16)
Main Role
6.0
1999 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei Season 5
Japanese Drama, 1999, 23 eps
Fukagawa Akihiko (Support Role)
23
Fukagawa Akihiko
Support Role
7.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2023 Lumberjack the Monster
Japanese Movie, 2023,
Ninomiya Akira (Main Role)
Ninomiya Akira
Main Role
0.0
2020 Stigmatized Property
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Yamano Yamame (Main Role)
Yamano Yamame
Main Role
6.9
2017 A Beautiful Star
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Osugi Kazuo (Main Role)
Main Role
6.5
2017 P to JK
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Sagano Kouta (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2015 Joker Game
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Kato [Genius spy] (Main Role)
Kato [Genius spy]
Main Role
7.6
2014 The Vancouver Asahi
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Naganishi Roi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2013 It's Me, It's Me
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Nagano Hitoshi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2012 Humanoid Monster, Bem
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Bem (Main Role)
Bem
Main Role
7.6
2009 Gokusen: The Movie
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Odagiri Ryu (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Tegami
Japanese Special, 2018, 1 eps
Takeshima Naoki (Main Role)
1
Takeshima Naoki
Main Role
7.5
2017 Jidai wo Tsukutta Otoko Aku Yu Monogatari
Japanese Special, 2017, 1 eps
1
Main Role
7.6
2017 Kame to Yamapi to Cream Stew
Japanese Special, 2017, 1 eps
[Himself] (Main Role)
1
[Himself]
Main Role
7.7
2011 Teacher Kinpachi of Class 3B Final: The Last Words to Send
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Fukagawa Akihiko (Support Role)
1
Fukagawa Akihiko
Support Role
5.0
2011 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei: Final
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Fukagawa Akihiko (Support Role)
1
Fukagawa Akihiko
Support Role
7.8
2006 Kuitan Special
Japanese Special, 2006, 1 eps
Kanzaki Hiroto (Guest Role)
1
Kanzaki Hiroto
Guest Role
7.3
2006 Yuuki
Japanese Special, 2006, 1 eps
Yuuki (Main Role)
1
Yuuki
Main Role
7.9
2005 Gokusen Special 2
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
Odagiri Ryuu (Support Role)
1
Odagiri Ryuu
Support Role
7.8
2005 Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo: Kyuuketsuki Densetsu Satsujin Jiken
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
Kindaichi Hajime (Main Role)
1
Kindaichi Hajime
Main Role
7.3
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 Money Can't Buy Happiness! Special
Japanese TV Show, 2023, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
0.0
2023 Nani Suru KAT-TUN 2023
Japanese TV Show, 2023, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
0.0
2023 Money Can’t Buy Happiness!
Japanese TV Show, 2023, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
0.0
2022 Nani Suru KAT-TUN? 2022
Japanese TV Show, 2022, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
9.5
2022 Talk Queens
Japanese TV Show, 2022, 120 eps
(Ep. 77) (Guest)
120
(Ep. 77)
Guest
0.0
2021 Hitome de Wakaru!
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 32 eps
[Navigator at a Glance] (Main Host)
32
[Navigator at a Glance]
Main Host
9.0
2021 KAT-TUN no Shokuho GETTUN
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 150 eps
(Main Host)
150
Main Host
10.0
2021 Nani Suru KAT-TUN?
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
8.6
2021 Human Gourmentary Omoumai Mise
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 150 eps
(Ep. 117) (Guest)
150
(Ep. 117)
Guest
0.0
2021 Nani Suru KAT-TUN? #0
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
7.8
2021 1-Oku 3000-Mannin no SHOW Channel
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 300 eps
(Ep. 2, 10, 31, 41, 111) (Guest)
300
(Ep. 2, 10, 31, 41, 111)
Guest
7.9
2020 I Love Minna no Doubutsuen
Japanese TV Show, 2020, 52 eps
(Ep. 12) (Guest)
52
(Ep. 12)
Guest
7.0
2020 Quiz! The Iwakan
Japanese TV Show, 2020, 50 eps
(Guest)
50
Guest
7.0
2020 CDTV Live! Live!
Japanese TV Show, 2020, 102 eps
(Guest)
102
Guest
8.5
2019 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Tame ni Naru Tabi! + SP
Japanese TV Show, 2019, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
9.0
2019 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Tame ni Naru Tabi! +
Japanese TV Show, 2019, 86 eps
(Main Host)
86
Main Host
8.0
2019 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Tame ni Naru Tabi! SP 7
Japanese TV Show, 2019, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
8.0
2018 Geinoujin ga Honki de Kangaeta Dokkiri GP
Japanese TV Show, 2018, 120 eps
(Ep. 113, 118) (Guest)
120
(Ep. 113, 118)
Guest
9.0
2018 Ride on Time Season 1
Japanese TV Show, 2018, 24 eps
(Ep. 9-12) (Guest)
24
(Ep. 9-12)
Guest
8.0
2018 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Tame ni Naru Tabi! SP 6
Japanese TV Show, 2018, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
8.0
2018 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Tame ni Naru Tabi +
Japanese TV Show, 2018, 35 eps
(Main Host)
35
Main Host
8.2
2016 Utacon
Japanese TV Show, 2016, 300 eps
(Guest)
300
Guest
6.0
2015 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Tame ni Naru Tabi!
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 42 eps
(Main Host)
42
Main Host
8.4
2015 Buzz Rhythm
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 380 eps
(Ep.219, 298, 322, 343) (Guest)
380
(Ep.219, 298, 322, 343)
Guest
8.5
2015 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Tame ni Naru Tabi! SP 5
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
9.0
2014 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Tame ni Naru Tabi! SP 4
Japanese TV Show, 2014, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
8.2
2014 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Tame ni Naru Tabi! SP 3
Japanese TV Show, 2014, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
8.4
2014 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Tame ni Naru Tabi! SP 2
Japanese TV Show, 2014, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
8.6
2014 Sakurai Ariyoshi the Yakai
Japanese TV Show, 2014, 500 eps
(Ep. 35, 87, 125, 177, 257, 273, 319) (Guest)
500
(Ep. 35, 87, 125, 177, 257, 273, 319)
Guest
7.9
2014 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Tame ni Naru Tabi! SP 1
Japanese TV Show, 2014, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
8.6
2013 Ariyoshi Seminar
Japanese TV Show, 2013, 1 eps
(Guest)
1
Guest
0.0
2013 Kisumai Busaiku!?
Japanese TV Show, 2013, 0 eps
(Ep. 3x88) (Guest)
0
(Ep. 3x88)
Guest
0.0
2012 Ningen Kansatsu Variety Monitoring
Japanese TV Show, 2012, 400 eps
(Ep. 46) (Guest)
400
(Ep. 46)
Guest
8.0
2012 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Dame na Yoru!
Japanese TV Show, 2012, 17 eps
(Main Host)
17
Main Host
8.0
2012 Getsuyou Kara Yofukashi
Japanese TV Show, 2012, 550 eps
(Ep. 247) (Guest)
550
(Ep. 247)
Guest
8.5
2012 KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Dame Yoru Ni
Japanese TV Show, 2012, 2 eps
(Main Host)
2
Main Host
7.9
2011 KAT-TUN no Zettai Manetaku Naru TV
Japanese TV Show, 2011, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
8.1
2011 Nazotoki Battle TORE
Japanese TV Show, 2011, 54 eps
(Ep. 21, 48-49) (Guest)
54
(Ep. 21, 48-49)
Guest
0.0
2010 Arashi ni Shiyagare
Japanese TV Show, 2010, 460 eps
(Ep. 64, 211, 306, 433, 446) (Guest)
460
(Ep. 64, 211, 306, 433, 446)
Guest
8.5
2009 A-Studio+
Japanese TV Show, 2009, 810 eps
(Ep. 581) (Guest)
810
(Ep. 581)
Guest
10.0
2008 Another Sky
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 541 eps
(Guest)
541
Guest
9.0
2008 Shabekuri 007
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 600 eps
(Ep. 166, 201, 239, 279, 314) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 166, 201, 239, 279, 314)
Guest
8.3
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 561 eps
(Ep. 214, 286, 291, 389, 423, 424, 483, 526) (Guest)
561
(Ep. 214, 286, 291, 389, 423, 424, 483, 526)
Guest
8.5
2007 Cartoon KAT-TUN
Japanese TV Show, 2007, 152 eps
(Main Host)
152
Main Host
8.3
2006 The Shonen Club Premium
Japanese TV Show, 2006, 156 eps
(2014.4 - 2016.3 ) | [Guest] (2007.03.18) (Main Host)
156
(2014.4 - 2016.3 ) | [Guest] (2007.03.18)
Main Host
8.8
2005 J-Melo
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 576 eps
(Guest)
576
Guest
0.0
2005 Oshareism
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 760 eps
(Ep. 75) (Guest)
760
(Ep. 75)
Guest
8.4
2004 Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen
Japanese TV Show, 2004, 577 eps
(Guest)
577
Guest
9.1
2002 Gyoretsuno Dekiru Horitsu Sodanjo
Japanese TV Show, 2002, 865 eps
(19.08.2004) (Guest)
865
(19.08.2004)
Guest
6.0
2000 The Shonen Club
Japanese TV Show, 2000, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
0.0
1996 King's Brunch
Japanese TV Show, 1996, 1214 eps
(20090606) (Guest)
1214
(20090606)
Guest
0.0
1994 Tokyo Friends Park II
Japanese TV Show, 1994, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
0.0
1994 Guru Guru Ninety Nine
Japanese TV Show, 1994, 1 eps
[Gochi] (S7E11, S9E21, S13E22, S16E2, S22E20) (Guest)
1
[Gochi] (S7E11, S9E21, S13E22, S16E2, S22E20)
Guest
0.0
1993 COUNT DOWN TV
Japanese TV Show, 1993, 1300 eps
(Guest)
1300
Guest
7.6
1986 MUSIC STATION
Japanese TV Show, 1986, 1328 eps
[Performer] (Guest)
1328
[Performer]
Guest
8.1
1976 Tetsuko's Room
Japanese TV Show, 1976, 1854 eps
(20 May 2013; 13 February 2015) (Guest)
1854
(20 May 2013; 13 February 2015)
Guest
0.0
1964 Music Fair
Japanese TV Show, 1964, 3000 eps
(Guest)
3000
Guest
7.0
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Kamenashi Kazuya

Kazuya Kamenashi
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  • First Name: Kazuya
  • Family Name: Kamenashi
  • Native name: 亀梨和也
  • Also Known as: かめなし かずや, Kame, 亀
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: February 23, 1986
  • Age: 38

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