Kenichi Matsuyama

Matsuyama Kenichi

  • Name: Matsuyama Kenichi
  • Native name: 松山ケンイチ
  • Also Known as: 松山 研一
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 5, 1985
  • Age: 38
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".

On April 1st, 2011, he married actress Kato Koyuki who co-starred with him in Kamui Gaiden. They welcomed the birth of their first child, a son, on January 5, 2012, then their second child, a daughter, on January 10, 2013. They welcomed the birth of their third child on July 8th, 2015

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2024 Tora ni Tsubasa
Japanese Drama, 2024, 130 eps
Katsuraba Toichiro (Support Role)
130
Katsuraba Toichiro
Support Role
0.0
2024 Owakare Hospital
Japanese Drama, 2024, 4 eps
Hirono Seiji (Support Role)
4
Hirono Seiji
Support Role
0.0
2023 Hyakuman Kai Ieba Yokatta
Japanese Drama, 2023, 10 eps
Uozumi Yuzuru (Main Role)
10
Uozumi Yuzuru
Main Role
7.7
2023 Dou Suru Ieyasu
Japanese Drama, 2023, 48 eps
Honda Masanobu (Support Role)
48
Honda Masanobu
Support Role
8.1
2021 Saiai no Hito: The Other Side of Nihon Chinbotsu
Japanese Drama, 2021, 8 eps
Tokiwa Koichi (Ep. 8) (Guest Role)
8
Tokiwa Koichi (Ep. 8)
Guest Role
7.3
2021 Nihon Chinbotsu: Kibo no Hito
Japanese Drama, 2021, 10 eps
Tokiwa Koichi (Main Role)
10
Tokiwa Koichi
Main Role
7.9
2020 Saint☆Oniisan 3
Japanese Drama, 2020, 10 eps
Jesus (Main Role)
10
Jesus
Main Role
0.0
2019 Yuganda Hamon
Japanese Drama, 2019, 8 eps
Mitazono Kunio (Main Role)
8
Main Role
7.8
2019 Saint☆Oniisan 2
Japanese Drama, 2019, 10 eps
Jesus (Main Role)
10
Jesus
Main Role
0.0
2019 Shiroi Kyoto
Japanese Drama, 2019, 5 eps
Satomi Shuji (Main Role)
5
Satomi Shuji
Main Role
7.3
2018 Saint☆Oniisan
Japanese Drama, 2018, 10 eps
Jesus (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.1
2018 Miyamoto Kara Kimi e
Japanese Drama, 2018, 12 eps
Jinbo Kazuo (Ep. 5-12) (Support Role)
12
Jinbo Kazuo (Ep. 5-12)
Support Role
7.6
2018 Tonari no Kazoku wa Aoku Mieru
Japanese Drama, 2018, 10 eps
Igarashi Daiki (Main Role)
10
Main Role
8.0
2017 A Life
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Igawa Sota (Support Role)
10
Igawa Sota
Support Role
7.6
2016 Futagashira Season 2
Japanese Drama, 2016, 5 eps
Benzo (Main Role)
5
Main Role
8.0
2015 Dokonjo Gaeru
Japanese Drama, 2015, 10 eps
Hiroshi (Main Role)
10
Hiroshi
Main Role
6.9
2015 Futagashira
Japanese Drama, 2015, 5 eps
Benzo (Main Role)
5
Benzo
Main Role
7.5
2012 Taira no Kiyomori
Japanese Drama, 2012, 50 eps
Taira no Kiyomori (Main Role)
50
Main Role
8.0
2010 99-nen no Ai ~ Japanese Americans
Japanese Drama, 2010, 5 eps
Hiramatsu Jiro (Support Role)
5
Hiramatsu Jiro
Support Role
8.0
2009 Zeni Geba
Japanese Drama, 2009, 9 eps
Gamagori Futaro (Main Role)
9
Main Role
7.6
2007 Sexy Voice and Robo
Japanese Drama, 2007, 11 eps
Sudo Ichiro [Robo] (Main Role)
11
Sudo Ichiro [Robo]
Main Role
7.3
2006 5 Minutes Ago
Japanese Drama, 2006, 5 eps
(Main Role)
5
Main Role
6.9
2006 The Street Lawyers
Japanese Drama, 2006, 6 eps
(Ep. 1) (Guest Role)
6
(Ep. 1)
Guest Role
0.0
2006 Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi
Japanese Drama, 2006, 4 eps
{Live Chat} Shingo (Support Role)
4
{Live Chat} Shingo
Support Role
7.3
2005 1 Litre no Namida
Japanese Drama, 2005, 11 eps
Kawamoto Yuji [Junior high school student] (Support Role)
11
Kawamoto Yuji [Junior high school student]
Support Role
9.0
2005 Odaiba Adventure King SP Sensei Boyfriend!!
Japanese Drama, 2005, 4 eps
Yasuda Shigeto (Support Role)
4
Yasuda Shigeto
Support Role
6.0
2003 Message
Japanese Drama, 2003, 8 eps
(Ep. 7) (Guest Role)
8
(Ep. 7)
Guest Role
5.0
2002 Tokyo Niwatsuki Ikkodate
Japanese Drama, 2002, 9 eps
(Support Role)
9
Support Role
7.0
2002 Gokusen
Japanese Drama, 2002, 12 eps
Mori Kenichi [Class 3-D student] (Support Role)
12
Mori Kenichi [Class 3-D student]
Support Role
8.2
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2023 Daimyo Tosan
Japanese Movie, 2023,
Matsudaira Shinjiro (Support Role)
Matsudaira Shinjiro
Support Role
7.9
2023 Do Unto Others
Japanese Movie, 2023,
Shiba Munenori (Main Role)
Shiba Munenori
Main Role
7.7
2022 Riverside Mukoritta
Japanese Movie, 2022,
Yamada Takeshi (Main Role)
Yamada Takeshi
Main Role
7.5
2022 Dreaming of the Meridian Arc
Japanese Movie, 2022,
Kinoshita / Matayoshi (Main Role)
Kinoshita / Matayoshi
Main Role
7.7
2022 Noise
Japanese Movie, 2022,
Tanabe Jun (Main Role)
Tanabe Jun
Main Role
7.2
2021 Blue
Japanese Movie, 2021,
Urita Nobuto (Main Role)
Urita Nobuto
Main Role
7.5
2021 Brave: Gunjou Senki
Japanese Movie, 2021,
Oda Nobunaga (Support Role)
Oda Nobunaga
Support Role
7.5
2020 Hotel Royal
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Miyagawa Satoshi (Main Role)
Miyagawa Satoshi
Main Role
6.7
2020 Saint☆Oniisan 3
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Jesus (Main Role)
Jesus
Main Role
6.5
2019 Miyamoto kara Kimi e
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Jinbo Kazuo (Support Role)
Jinbo Kazuo
Support Role
7.1
2019 Saint☆Oniisan 2
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Jesus (Main Role)
Jesus
Main Role
7.5
2018 Saint☆Oniisan
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Jesus (Main Role)
Jesus
Main Role
7.8
2017 Yurigokoro
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Nagihara Yosuke (Main Role)
Nagihara Yosuke
Main Role
7.8
2017 Sekigahara
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Kanetsugu Naoe (Support Role)
Kanetsugu Naoe
Support Role
7.1
2016 Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Satoshi Murayama (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2016 Death Note: Light up the New World
Japanese Movie, 2016,
"L" (Support Role)
"L"
Support Role
7.5
2016 Anger
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Tashiro Tetsuya (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2016 Chinyuuki
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Taro Yamada (Main Role)
Main Role
6.6
2016 Something Like, Something Like It
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Shinden (Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
2015 The Emperor in August
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Captain Sasaki Takeo (Guest Role)
Captain Sasaki Takeo
Guest Role
7.2
2015 Chasuke's Journey
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Chasuke (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2014 Carrying Spring
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Tooru (Main Role)
Tooru
Main Role
7.6
2014 Ieji
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Sawada Jiro (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2013 The Kiyosu Conference
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Hori Hidemasa (Support Role)
Hori Hidemasa
Support Role
7.1
2012 Take the 'A' Train
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Komachi Kei (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
2011 Bunny Drop
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Kawachi Daikichi (Main Role)
Main Role
8.2
2011 My Back Page
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Umeyama (Main Role)
Main Role
6.6
2011 Gantz: Perfect Answer
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Kato Masaru (Main Role)
Main Role
7.9
2011 Another Gantz
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Kato Masaru (Main Role)
Kato Masaru
Main Role
7.4
2011 Gantz
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Kato Masaru (Main Role)
Kato Masaru
Main Role
7.8
2010 Norwegian Wood
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Watanabe Toru (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
2010 Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Miwa Yuji (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
2009 Kaiji
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Sahara Makoto (Support Role)
Sahara Makoto
Support Role
7.6
2009 Kamui Gaiden
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Kamui (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2009 Ultra Miracle Lovestory
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Mizuki Yojin (Main Role)
Main Role
6.6
2008 Detroit Metal City
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Main Role
7.6
2008 L: Change the World
Japanese Movie, 2008,
"L" (Main Role)
"L"
Main Role
7.6
2008 Don't Laugh at My Romance
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Mirume (Main Role)
Main Role
6.5
2007 Tsubaki Sanjuro
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Iori Isaka (Support Role)
Iori Isaka
Support Role
7.2
2007 South Bound
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Officer Niigaki (Support Role)
Officer Niigaki
Support Role
6.0
2007 Dolphin Blue: Fuji, Mou Ichido Sora E
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Uemura Kazuya (Main Role)
Uemura Kazuya
Main Role
6.7
2007 Prodigy
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Kikuna Oto (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2007 Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Jochi (Support Role)
Jochi
Support Role
7.1
2007 Ten Nights of Dreams
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Shoutarou (Main Role)
Shoutarou
Main Role
7.1
2006 Death Note: The Last Name
Japanese Movie, 2006,
"L" / Ryuzaki (Main Role)
"L" / Ryuzaki
Main Role
7.8
2006 Vanished
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Igarashi Tomohiko (Main Role)
Main Role
6.6
2006 Death Note
Japanese Movie, 2006,
"L" / Ryuzaki (Main Role)
"L" / Ryuzaki
Main Role
7.7
2005 Yamato
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Main Role
7.5
2005 Custom Made 10.30
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Tamotu (Support Role)
Tamotu
Support Role
7.3
2005 Furyou Shounen no Yume
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Yoshiie Hiroyuki (Main Role)
Yoshiie Hiroyuki
Main Role
3.0
2005 Nana
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Okazaki Shinichi (Support Role)
Okazaki Shinichi
Support Role
7.7
2005 Linda Linda Linda
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Makihara (Support Role)
Makihara
Support Role
7.6
2004 The Taste of Tea
Japanese Movie, 2004,
[Young man in red T-Shirt] (Guest Role)
[Young man in red T-Shirt]
Guest Role
7.6
2004 Winning Pass
Japanese Movie, 2004,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.6
2003 Perfect Education 4: Secret Basement
Japanese Movie, 2003,
(Support Role)
Support Role
6.4
2003 Bright Future
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Jun (Support Role)
Jun
Support Role
7.1
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2020 Komoribito
Japanese Special, 2020, 1 eps
(Main Role)
1
Main Role
8.0
2015 Kohaku ga Umareta hi
Japanese Special, 2015, 1 eps
Shindo Tatsuya (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.7
2014 Toi Yakusoku
Japanese Special, 2014, 1 eps
Toda Eiichi (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.9
2013 Olympic no Minoshirokin
Japanese Special, 2013, 2 eps
Shimazaki Kunio (Main Role)
2
Main Role
6.7
2007 1 Litre no Namida Special
Japanese Special, 2007, 1 eps
Kawamoto Yuji (Support Role)
1
Kawamoto Yuji
Support Role
7.9
2005 Be-Bop High School 2
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
Kawabata Jun (Support Role)
1
Kawabata Jun
Support Role
5.9
2004 Return Match: Haisha Fukkatsu-sen
Japanese Special, 2004, 1 eps
(Main Role)
1
Main Role
6.0
2004 Be-Bop High School
Japanese Special, 2004, 1 eps
Kawabata Jun (Support Role)
1
Kawabata Jun
Support Role
7.2
2003 Kids War Special: Kore de Final! Zaken na yo
Japanese Special, 2003, 1 eps
Kuroda Yuta (Support Role)
1
Kuroda Yuta
Support Role
0.0
2003 Gokusen Special
Japanese Special, 2003, 1 eps
Mori Kenichi [Class 3D] (Support Role)
1
Mori Kenichi [Class 3D]
Support Role
7.9
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2021 Lie or Truth Season 2
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 100 eps
(Ep. 22) (Guest)
100
(Ep. 22)
Guest
0.0
2015 Nichiyobi no Hatsumimi Gaku
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
0.0
2014 Sakurai Ariyoshi the Yakai
Japanese TV Show, 2014, 500 eps
(Ep. 52, 111, 144, 299, 339) (Guest)
500
(Ep. 52, 111, 144, 299, 339)
Guest
7.9
2013 Ninosan
Japanese TV Show, 2013, 550 eps
(Ep. 475) (Guest)
550
(Ep. 475)
Guest
8.4
2012 Ningen Kansatsu Variety Monitoring
Japanese TV Show, 2012, 400 eps
(Ep. 65, 96) (Guest)
400
(Ep. 65, 96)
Guest
8.0
2010 Arashi ni Shiyagare
Japanese TV Show, 2010, 460 eps
(Ep. 32, 186) (Guest)
460
(Ep. 32, 186)
Guest
8.5
2008 Shabekuri 007
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 600 eps
(Ep. 47, 257, 493) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 47, 257, 493)
Guest
8.3
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 561 eps
(Ep. 334, 374, 409) (Guest)
561
(Ep. 334, 374, 409)
Guest
8.5
2008 Himitsu no Arashi-chan
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 211 eps
(Ep. 117) (Guest)
211
(Ep. 117)
Guest
8.5
2005 Oshareism
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 760 eps
(Ep. 139, 212, 272) (Guest)
760
(Ep. 139, 212, 272)
Guest
8.4
2004 Cinemaholic
Japanese TV Show, 2004, 56 eps
(Guest)
56
Guest
0.0
1996 King's Brunch
Japanese TV Show, 1996, 1214 eps
(20090919) (Guest)
1214
(20090919)
Guest
0.0
1951 Kouhaku Uta Gassen
Japanese TV Show, 1951, 73 eps
[Judge] (Ep. 62) (Guest)
73
[Judge] (Ep. 62)
Guest
7.8
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Matsuyama Kenichi

Kenichi Matsuyama
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  • First Name: Kenichi
  • Family Name: Matsuyama
  • Native name: 松山ケンイチ
  • Also Known as: 松山 研一
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 5, 1985
  • Age: 38

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