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Takayuki Yamada

[ Yamada, Takayuki ]
Profile and general info
Name in native language: 山田孝之 (やまだ たかゆき)
Family name: Yamada
Country: Japan
Birth date: Thursday, October 20, [33 years old]
Birth place: Satsumasendai, Kagoshima, Japan
Agency: Stardust
Bio
Takayuki Yamada (YAMADA Takayuki / 山田孝之 / やまだ たかゆき) is a Japanese actor, born on Thursday, October 20, 1983, in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima, Japan.
  • Profession: Actor and singer
  • Height: 169cm
  • Weight: 50kg
  • Star sign: Libra
  • Blood type: A
  • Family: Two older sisters, and a son
  • Skills: Horseback riding and basketball
  • Hobbies: Soccer, taking pictures, collecting figurines, and playing the guitar
  • Discovered at the age of 15 by talent scouts in Harajuku
  • Has a son born in October of 2005 with an ex-girlfriend

Yamada Takayuki is one of the most popular and prolific actors in Japan. At the age of 15 he was discovered by his Talent Agency Stardust and subsequently made his debut in Psychometrer Eiji 2 (’99). Won recognition for his portrayal as the "cool" younger brother of the heroine in the hit NHK Asadora Drama Churasan

Perhaps, his biggest role to date would have to be starring as Matsumoto Sakutaro in the 2004 TBS drama Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu and stamped his name as a melodramatic actor.

In 2005, the mega-hit movie Densha Otoko made him a household name all over Asia. Recent projects include his latest drama Taiyo no Uta and the movie Tegami, both with co-star Sawajiri Erika.

Trivia
  • Besides the acting, Takayuki Yamada knows how to play guitar, too. He wrote two songs on an album called: Manatsu no Tenshi (Summer Angel), and Get over.
Filmography
As an actor:
  • 2011 Yamikin ushijima kun
  • 2011 Nobô no shiro
  • 2011 Yubiwa wo hametai
  • 2011 Milocrorze
  • 2011 Taiheiyou no kiseki: Fokkusu to yobareta otoko
  • 2011 Gantz
  • 2010 Ranbô to taiki
  • 2010 Jûsan-nin no shikaku
  • 2010 Shîsaido môteru
  • 2009 Ôarai ni mo hoshi wa furu nari
  • 2009 MW
  • 2009 Kamogawa horumô
  • 2009 Kurôzu zero II
  • 2008 252: Seizonsha ari
  • 2008 Ikigami
  • 2007 Kurôzu zero
  • 2007 Sono toki wa kare ni yoroshiku
  • 2007 Maiko haaaan!!!
  • 2006 Tegami
  • 2006 Taiyo no uta
  • 2006 Byakuyakô
  • 2005 Densha otoko
  • 2005 Densha otoko
  • 2005 H2: Kimi to itahibi
  • 2004 Sekai no chûshin de, ai wo sakebu
  • 2004 Jenifa
  • 2003 Doragon heddo
  • 2003 Waterboys
  • 2002 Neko no ongaeshi
  • 2002 Ranchi no joô
  • 2002 Rongu rabu retâ: Hyôryû kyôshitsu
  • 2001 Churasan
  • 2000 Rokubanme no Sayoko

Videos

External links

Official site
link to: http://official.stardust.co.jp/takayuki/
Manatsu no Tenshi (All I want for summer is you) album details
link to: http://yamada19.tripod.com/music.html

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Movies

Filmography

(partial)
GANTZ Part 1GANTZ Part 1

Gantz Zenpen

as Masamitsu Shigeta

Year: 2011

Seaside MotelSeaside Motel

Shîsaido Moteru

as Yosuke asakura

Year: 2010

Crows Zero IICrows Zero II

Kurozu Zero II

as Tamao Serizawa

Year: 2009

BOSSBOSS

Boss

as Tajima Shingo (ep4-5)

Year: 2009

MWMW

M.W.

as Yutaro Garai

Year: 2009

Ikigami: The Ultimate LimitIkigami: The Ultimate Limit

Ikigami

as Iizuka Satoshi

Year: 2008

252: Signal of Life252: Signal of Life

252: Seizonsha Ari

as Makoto Shigemura

Year: 2008

Crows Zero / Crows: Episode 0Crows Zero / Crows: Episode 0

Kurozu Zero

as Tamao Serizawa

Year: 2007

Say Hello for MeSay Hello for Me

Sono Toki Wa Kare Ni Yoroshiku

as Satoshi Toyama

Year: 2007

Song of the SunSong of the Sun

Taiyo No Uta

as Fujishiro Koji

Year: 2006

Letters, TheLetters, The

Tegami

as Naotaka Takeshima

Year: 2006

Journey Under a Midnight SunJourney Under a Midnight Sun

Byakuyako

as Kirihara Ryouji

Year: 2006

Train Man TVTrain Man TV

Densha Otoko TV

as Salary-Man - in Train (unknown episodes)

Year: 2005

Train ManTrain Man

Densha Otoko

as Densha otoko

Year: 2005

Days with You, TheDays with You, The

H2: Kimi to Itahibi

as Kunimi Hiro

Year: 2005

Namidaishi Ko Koi JenifaNamidaishi Ko Koi Jenifa

Jenifa

Year: 2004

Crying Out Love, In the Center of the WorldCrying Out Love, In the Center of the World

Sekai No Chushin de, Ai Wo Sakebu

as Matsumoto Sakutaro (17 years old)

Year: 2004

Dragon HeadDragon Head

Doragon Heddo

as Nobuo Takahashi

Year: 2003

Lunch QueenLunch Queen

Ranchi No Joo

as Minoru Ushijima

Year: 2002

Long Love LetterLong Love Letter

Long Love Letter: Hyoryu Kyoshitsu

as Sho Takamatsu

Year: 2002




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