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
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.
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.
As an actor:
2011 Yamikin ushijima kun
2011 Nobô no shiro
2011 Yubiwa wo hametai
2011 Taiheiyou no kiseki: Fokkusu to yobareta otoko