Wentz Eiji

Eiji Wentz

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  • First Name: Eiji
  • Family Name: Wentz
  • Native name: ウエンツ瑛士
  • Also Known as: Ei-chan; Eiji-kun; Little Shiozaki
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 8, 1985
  • Age: 33

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Eiji Wentz

Wentz Eiji

  • Name: Wentz Eiji
  • Native name: ウエンツ瑛士
  • Given name: Uentsu Eiji
  • Also Known as: Ei-chan; Eiji-kun; Little Shiozaki
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 8, 1985
  • Age: 33
Eiji Wentz is a Japanese singer, entertainer, and actor. He is a member of the singer-songwriter duo WaT, and belongs to the production company Burning Productions.
Born in Mitaka, Tokyo to a German American father and Japanese mother, Wentz became involved in the entertainment industry at a very young age. Wentz initially started as a model at age 4, and made his acting debut as the role of Chip in the Four Seasons Musical Troupe Production of Beauty and the Beast. He became famous as a child actor as a regular on the NHK television show Tensai Terebi-kun (天才テレビくん?) where he played bass guitar and piano at age 10. During live performances, he played the acoustic bass as well as the keyboard. He started learning the guitar from age 17. He is featured in popular rock band Luna Sea's music video for their 1996 single "In Silence".

He originally wanted to be a fashion model, but he was too short to become one. When he terminated his contract with Tensai Terebi-kun, he decided to get away from show-business, but after the recommendation of Hiromi Go, he entered Burning Productions and became a tarento.

He began his acting career at the age of 18, when he played a minor role in the NHK television series Toshiie To Matsu.
In 2007, he started to appear in several of Cocorico's comedy shows as Shorty Tanaka (ちっこい田中, Little Tanaka), and since Tensai Terebi Kun, he is a deshi (exclusive student) of Yoshimoto comedian Hosei Yamazaki.
Musical career
After Tensai Terebi-kun ended, Wentz continued to play music and started the band WaT with Teppei Koike. They started in 2002 with street performances. In February 2004, they released an indie-label CD. In August 2005, they signed with Universal Music Group and had their major debut in November 2005.
Popularity
His popularity may be derived from his self‐mocking "comedian" character, as he often talks about his "foolishness", short height, and lack of English skill (his father is American but he can't speak English).
Personal life
Wentz is a follower of the baseball team Saitama Seibu Lions. He was once invited to the Lions' victory ceremony in 2008, and has a large collection of baseball cards. He also has over 800 manga.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2010 Angel Bank
Japanese Drama, 2010, 8 eps
Taguchi Ryota (Main Role)
8
Taguchi Ryota
Main Role
6.1
2007 Kirakira Kenshui
Japanese Drama, 2007, 11 eps
Tachioka Ken (Main Role)
11
Tachioka Ken
Main Role
6.2
2004 Aatantei Jimusho
Japanese Drama, 2004, 11 eps
Susugeki (Ep.3) (Guest Role)
11
Susugeki (Ep.3)
Guest Role
7.0
2002 Gokusen
Japanese Drama, 2002, 12 eps
Yuki Masato (ep 6) (Guest Role)
12
Yuki Masato (ep 6)
Guest Role
8.1
2002 Toshiie and Matsu
Japanese Drama, 2002, 49 eps
Mori Ranmaru (Support Role)
49
Mori Ranmaru
Support Role
8.4
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2013 The Tiger Mask
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Naoto Date / Tiger Mask (Main Role)
Naoto Date / Tiger Mask
Main Role
6.8
2010 Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score - Part II
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Frank (Support Role)
Frank
Support Role
8.5
2009 Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score - Part I
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Frank (Support Role)
Frank
Support Role
8.3
2008 Gegege no Kitaro: Kitaro and the Millennium Curse
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Kitaro (Main Role)
Kitaro
Main Role
7.0
2007 Gegege no Kitaro
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Kitaro (Main Role)
Kitaro
Main Role
6.9
2006 Lovely Complex
Japanese Movie, 2006,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.4
2005 Kamen Rider The First
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Mitamura Haruhiko (Support Role)
Mitamura Haruhiko
Support Role
6.6
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2008 Nodame Cantabile Special
Japanese Special, 2008, 2 eps
Frank Lantoine (Support Role)
2
Frank Lantoine
Support Role
8.5
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