Kenichi Matsuyama Biography
Birthday: March 5, 1985 (Pisces)
Born In: Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture
Kenichi Matsuyama is a Japanese actor who is best known for his roles in the hit film series, ‘Death Note’, and the anime series, ‘Saint Oniisan’. He used to be a model in the beginning of his career, and then he started doing minor roles for TV. He landed his first movie in 2003. However, he landed his breakthrough role when he was cast as ‘L’ in ‘Death Note’ and ‘Death Note: The Last Name’. He also was the voice actor in the animated series, ‘Saint Oniisan’. With these hits under his belts, Matsuyama began working in more movies and also lent his voice in the ‘Death Note’ adaptation. He was subsequently a recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Japan Academy Award twice. Since then, he has chosen different roles – a move that has boosted his career. He went on to play the lead character in ‘Norwegian Wood’, an adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s novel. He is currently represented by Horipro Talent Agency.