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Kimura Takuya (1972)

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Kimura Takuya

Profile[edit]

  • Name: 木村拓哉 (きむら たくや)
  • Name (romaji): Kimura Takuya
  • Nickname: Kimutaku
  • Profession: Actor and singer
  • Birthdate: 1972-Nov-13 (age 47)
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 57kg
  • Star sign: Scorpio
  • Blood type: O
  • Family: Wife/actress Kudo Shizuka, daughters/models Kokomi & Mitsuki (Koki)
  • Talent agency: Johnny's Entertainment

About Kimura Takuya[edit]

Since young, Kimura Takuya has been attaining a great number of achievements. Takuya has been written into many Chinese pop lyrics, fictions, while his name has often appeared in CMs, movies and TV shows. His supporting role in Asunaro Hakusho (1993) as Toride, an ordinary student made him popular, even far more popular than the leading actors.

TV Shows[edit]

Movies[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (1993-1997)
  • Toyota Motor Corporation (1994-)
  • Nintendo (1994-1995)
  • Lotte (1995-1997)
  • HAWKINS AIR CUSHION (1996)
  • Acecook (1996)
  • Kanebo (1996)
  • JCB (1997-2006)
  • NTT East (1997)
  • TBC (1997-2006)
  • Kirin Brewery (1997)
  • JRA (1998, 1999-2006)
  • Suntory (1998-1999)
  • Kirin Fire White Coffee (1999-)
  • Morinaga Weider in Jelly (1999-2005)
  • Fujitsu (2000-2010)
  • Levi's (2000-2008)
  • Kirin Beverage (2001-)
  • T & C Surf Designs (2004)
  • Sankei Shimbun (2006-)
  • Nikon (2006-2014)
  • Coca-Cola(Japan) Georgia Coffee (2006-)
  • Mandom Gatsby (2006-2011)
  • Pocari Sweat (2007-)
  • Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd. (2007-)
  • WOWOW (2007)
  • SECOM (2008)
  • Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. (2008-2010)
  • Samantha Thavasa (2009)
  • Tamahome (2009-)
  • Asahi Soft Drinks (2010-)
  • House Foods (2010-)
  • Suntory The Premium Malt (2012-)
  • Dandy House (2012-)
  • Japan Lottery Association (2012-2014)

Recognitions[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • JPOP group: SMAP with Nakai Masahiro, Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi and Katori Shingo (1988-2016)
  • Skills: Playing guitar (self-taught), drawing, painting, photography, cooking, kendo, gymnastics, basketball, fishing, surfing, skateboard,
  • His younger brother is a rugby player and was once enrolled in the national team.
  • Ranked #4 in Oricon's "The Pride of Japan", a survey in which 2,000 people were asked which Japanese celebrity brings the greatest pride to the nation on an international scale. (Jun 2007)
  • Named People (USA) magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive 2006" in the category "International Male: Hot around the World". (2006)
  • Ranked #1 in "Japan's Artists Popular in S.Korea" upon Macromill, Inc's artist image survey in Korea, South. (Dec. 14, 2005)
  • Named "The Most Popular Japanese Male Celebrity in China" by Video Research's Survey "Celebrities Images in China". (Apr. 8, 2005)
  • Chosen by Nikkei Entertainment magazine as one of "Top 100 Powerful People in Japan". (2005)
  • Topped Anan magazine's "Favorite Man", the Japanese most famous vote. So far, he has been voted the "favorite man" 14 times consecutively until 2007.
  • "Kai-Ho-Ku", a collection of the his running talk column in Myojo magazine, became a national best seller with 200,000 copies sold in two weeks and more than 500,000 copies in two months. (Apr. 25, 2003)
  • In 2006, Takuya played a blind bushi in Love and Honor, the third and last film in Yamada Yoji's bushi trilogy. The role earned him several nominations from the most prestigious film awards in Japan, Japanese Academy Awards, Cinema Junpo Awards and Blue Ribbon Awards. Takuya's agency declined his nominations for him, but they still crowned him as the Best Actor & second Best Actor of the year.
  • Became himself a qualified hairdresser after Beautiful Life.

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