Kento Yamazaki is a popular Japanese actor and model who has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, drama series, commercials and magazines. His role as L in the popular TV drama series, Death Note brought wide public acclaim in the industry. He has also appeared in other popular television series such as Mare and Water Polo Yankees
He received three prestigious awards for his outstanding performances, namely the 39th Japan Academy Prize in the Newcomer of the Year category for his role in Orange and heroine Shikkaku; the 2018 Best Actor Award from the 98th Television Academy for his role in Good Doctor; and Asian Newcomer of the Year Award presented by the Beijing IQiyi Scream Night Award for his role in Good Doctor, Kiss That Kills.
Here is everything you need to know about this Asain actor’s biography, movies and tv shows.
Kento Yamazaki – biography
The sensational Japanese actor and model, known for his good looks, was born on September 7, 1994 under the birth sign Virgo in Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan. His parents are said to be middle class and they struggled to afford the basic needs of him and his older brother.
Though not much has been revealed about his education, however, it has been gathered that the kento Yamazaki did his high school education in his hometown and he is said to have stumbled into the modeling arena during his junior high school days. His modeling career has taken him to different parts of the country and he is known to have been a model for Pichi Lemon Magazine from 2007 to 2011.
His movies and TV shows
During his modeling journey, he realized his talent and passion for acting and in 2010, Kento Yamazaki made his acting debut in the drama sitcom Atami no Sousakan where he starred as a bizarre high school student. Later that same year, he starred in Cloning Baby , where he took on the role of a hacker.
As his acting progress continued, he ventured into the film industry in 2011 and his first film appearance was in Tower of Control where he took the lead role and showcased his talent for singing and playing the guitar. With this film he was recognized and well received in the industry, Control Tower not only brought Kento Yamazaki into the limelight but also opened doors for more acting opportunities.
Kento Yamazaki has played and taken leading roles in countless TV series and films. Some of his drama series include: 2011’s Runaway: For Your Love in which he was cast as Panda, Miss Double Faced Teacher appearing in 2012 as Shunsuke Yasuda, No Dropout: Back To School at 35 in 2013 as the character Ryo Akutsu, the hit series Water Polo Yankees in 2014 and the popular Death Note in which he co-stars as an extremely intelligent young man who has a relationship with the God of Death. This film also contributed to his fame and success in the industry and in the same year he appeared in the drama series Mare
The brilliant actor also landed lead roles in popular series Good Doctor in 2017, which was the first film in which Kento Yamazaki landed a medical role and was positively received by viewers. He also landed the leading roles in the 2018 film A Forest of Wool and Steel, Kingdom and Ni no Kuni released in 2019. More so, he is slated to appear as the main character in the 2020 film Watakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku.
More facts about Kento Yamazaki
Here are some fun facts about sexy model, charming and sensational actor Yamazaki:
1. An interesting fact about this sensational actor was that he grew up loving football and is still a huge fan of the game. He even hoped to become a professional soccer player and become a coach after retiring from soccer.
2. The charming model cum performer is beardless and while he thinks beards are cool, Kento Yamazaki admitted that his beards don’t grow and most men consider him lucky.
3. Despite the actor having a slim build, his appetite for food is huge as he revealed that he likes to eat a lot and that food brings him so much pleasure.
4. Another interesting fact to know about the handsome and talented actor is his relationship with this girlfriend Nikaido Fumi. Though Kento keeps his information about his relationship a secret, his unstable relationship with actress Nikaido Fumi has managed to keep surfacing.
5. Kento Yamazaki also revealed in an interview that he is a big fan of comic manga and he owns various collections of manga.
6. Sources have also revealed that Kento loves music and is adept at playing the guitar.