山﨑賢人 / Yamazaki Kento

Basic Profile:

Date of Birth: 7 September, 1994
Birth place: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 1.78m
Blood type: A
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Profession: Actor, Model
Talent agency: Stardust Promotion (Section 2)
Official blog @ameblo.jp
Official instagram @kentooyamazaki

Awards:

39th Japan Academy Awards (2015) 
Newcomer of the Year for Orange and Heroine Shikkaku

Random facts:

  • Kento was scouted at Takeshita Dori (Harajuku) when he was in 3rd year of Junior High.
  • Kento modeled for the magazine “Pichi Lemon” from December 2009 to  October 2011.
  • Kento’s debut as an actor was in the drama series Atami no Sousakan (2010) where he played a mysterious high school student. In this drama, he not only had a kissing scene, but also had to pose naked in one of the scenes.
  • Kento’s large screen debut was in Kanseitou / Control Tower (2011) where he was double lead with Hashimoto Ai. In this movie, he also sang and played the guitar.
  • Kento has an older brother.
  • Since some time in 2016, Kento started living on his own.
  • One of Kento’s good friends is Suda Masaki. They have both talked about each other on a few bangumis, of Kento sleeping over at Suda’s place then wearing Suda’s clothes back home.
  • Kento’s stage debut was in 2014 when he was cast as the lead actor for the play Satomi Hakkenden. In 2017, he reprised the role of Shino and was lead actor once again for Satomi Hakkenden.
  • Kento learnt to play the piano for his role in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, and practiced for 6 months before the filming started (October 2015).
  • Kento started his instagram account @kentooyamazaki on 22 June, 2016. In less than 2 months, on 11 August, 2016, his number of followers exceeded 1 million. In less than a year, on 8 May, 2017, his no. of followers exceeded 2 million.
  • Kento’s first drama lead role is in Todome no Kiss / Kiss that Kills (2018)

PVs:

August 2011 – 鴉 /Karasu「列車/Ressha」

CMs:

Photobooks:

2015 – Memorial Book 「Scene #20」
2014 – Photobook 「THE KENTOS」
2013 – 1st Photobook 「Genzaichi」