Kenichi Matsuyama

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Kenichi Matsuyama
松山 ケンイチ
Matsuyama Kenichi from "Satoshi- A Move for Tomorrow" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 (33260944430).jpg
Matsuyama at the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival
Born
Kenichi Matsuyama (松山 研一)

(1985-03-05) March 5, 1985 (age 36)
NationalityJapanese
OccupationActor
Years active2001present
Agent Horipro
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Spouse(s)
(m. 2011)
Children3
Website horipro.co.jp/talent/PM026

Kenichi Matsuyama (松山 ケンイチ, Matsuyama Ken'ichi, born March 5, 1985) is a Japanese actor. He is known for his affinity for strange character roles, and he is best known internationally for playing L in the 2006 films Death Note , Death Note 2: The Last Name and L: Change the World in 2008, as well as voicing Gelus in the Death Note animated adaptation. He was cast to play lead character Toru Watanabe in the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood , which was released in December 2010.

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Personal life

On April 1, 2011, he married Koyuki Katō, who co-starred with him in Kamui Gaiden . [1] The couple's first child was born in January 2012, [2] and their second child was born in January 2013 in South Korea. [3] In July 2015, the couple had their third child. [4]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotesRef(s)
2003Wining PassKenta KobayashiLead role
Bright Future Jun
Guzen nimo Saiaku na ShonenA bully
2004The Locker 2Yosuke Shinohara
Kamachi
The Taste of Tea Matsuken
2005 Linda Linda Linda Makihara
Nana Shinichi "Shin" Okazaki
Furyo Shonen no Yume Hiroyuki Yoshiie Lead role
Custom Made 10.30 Tamotsu/Shin-Getsu
Otoko-tachi no Yamato Katsumi Kamio (15 years old)
2006Oyayubi SagashiTomohiko Igarashi
Death Note L
Death Note 2: The Last Name
2007 Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea Juchi
Ten Nights of Dreams ShōtarōAnthology film
Shindo Wao
Southbound Officer Niigaki
Tsubaki SanjuroIori Isaka
Dolphin Blue: Fuji, mo Ichido Sora eKazuya UemuraLead role
2008 L: Change the World LLead role
Sex Is No Laughing MatterMirumeLead role
Detroit Metal City Souichi Negishi/Johannes Krauser IILead role
2009 Kamui Gaiden KamuiLead role
Kaiji Makoto Sahara
Ultra Miracle Love StoryYojinLead role
2010 Norwegian Wood Toru WatanabeLead role
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac Yuji MiwaLead role
2011 Gantz Masaru KatoLead role
Gantz: Perfect Answer Masaru KatoLead role
My Back Page UmeyamaLead role
Usagi Drop Daikichi KawachiLead role
2012Train Brain ExpressKei KomachiLead role
2013 The Kiyosu Conference Hidemasa Hori
2014 Homeland Jirō SawadaLead role
Climbing to Spring Tōru NagamineLead role
2015 Chasuke's Journey ChasukeLead role
The Emperor in August Takeo SasakiSpecial appearance
2016 Rage Tetsuya Tashiro
Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow Satoshi Murayama Lead role
Chinyūki: Tarō to Yukai na Nakama-tachiTarō YamadaLead role
Something Like, Something Like ItDefunetei ShindenLead role
Death Note: Light Up the New World LCameo
2017 Sekigahara Naoe Kanetsugu
Yurigokoro Yōsuke
2019MiyamotoKazuo Jinbo
2020Mio's Cookbook
Hotel Royal [5]
2021Brave: Gunjō Senki Oda Nobunaga
Riverside MukolittaYamadaLead role [6]
BlueUritaLead role [7]

Television

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotesRef(s)
2002 Gokusen Kenichi Mouri NTV
2003Kids War 5Yūta Kuroda TBS
2005 1 Litre of Tears Yuji Kawamoto CX
2006Tsubasa no Oreta TenshitachiTarō / ShingoCX
Sono 5 fun maeYuka Takashi NHK Lead role
2007 Sexy Voice and Robo Iichiro Sudo/RoboNTVLead role
2008 Matsuda Spinoff L NTV
2009 Zeni Geba Gamagori FutaroNTVLead role
2010Love of 99 Years ~ Japanese AmericansHiramatsu JiroTBS
2012 Taira no Kiyomori Taira no Kiyomori NHKLead role, Taiga drama
2015 Dokonjo Gaeru Hiroshi NTV Lead role
Futagashira Benzō Wowow Lead role
2016 Death Note: New Generation L Hulu Cameo
2017A LifeSōta IgawaTBS
2018Residential ComplexDaiki IgarashiFuji TV
Miyamoto kara Kimi eKazuo JinboTV Tokyo [8]
2019 Shiroi Kyotō Shuji Satomi TV Asahi Miniseries
Yuganda HamonMitazonoNHK
2020KomoribitoMasaoNHKLead role, TV movie [9]
2021 Japan Sinks: People of Hope Koichi TokiwaTBS [10] [11]

Animation

YearTitleRoleNotesRef(s)
2006 Death Note GelusEpisode: "Koigokoro"
2008 Detroit Metal City Makoto HokazonoCameo
2019 Promare Galo ThymosLead role

Awards

YearAwardCategoryNominated Work(s)Result
200631st Hochi Film Awards Best New Actor Death Note Won
2007 28th Yokohama Film Festival Best New TalentWon
30th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Best New ActorWon
20082nd Asia Pacific Producer's Network AwardBest ActorWon
2009 32nd Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actor Detroit Metal City Nominated
Most Popular ActorWon
Television Drama Academy AwardsBest Actor Zeni Geba Won
201064th Mainichi Film Awards Best Actor Ultra Miracle Love storyWon
24th Takasaki Film FestivalBest ActorWon
201124th Nikkan Sports Film Awards Best Actor My Back Page, Norwegian Wood, Gantz, Usagi DropWon
201771st Mainichi Film AwardsBest Actor Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow Nominated
12th Osaka Cinema FestivalBest ActorWon
40th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actor Nominated
59th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Actor Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow, ChinyūkiWon

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References

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