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Takuya Kimura is a Japanese singer and actor.
He is a former-member of the Japanese idol group SMAP (disbanded). Most of the TV dramas he starred in produced high ratings in Japan. He has become one of the most well-known and successful actors/singers/entertainers in Japan and Asia.

Joined Johnny’s Office in November 1987 as a Johnny Junior after one of his relatives sent in the application. Consequently chosen to become a member of new group SMAP in April 1988.

The year 1993 can be considered to be a breakthrough year for Kimura and SMAP. After years of starring in low-budget dramas, Kimura played a leading role in the teen drama Asunaro Hakusho.The series quickly became a hit.

In November 1999, he became the first Asian star to become a spokesperson for Levis Jeans Company

In 1999 he ended the nine-year relationship with his longtime girlfriend Kaorin.
The next year on November 23, he announced he was going to marry Shizuka Kudo, another Japanese pop idol.
They married on December 5, 2000. His first daughter, Kokomi, was born on May 1, 2001 and his second daughter, Mitsuki, was born on February 5, 2003.

Currently, holds the top three spots for most watched Japanese TV drama of all time, with “Hero”, “Beautiful Life” and “Good Luck!” ranked respectively. Each of these three dramas scored a viewership rating of over 30% for its pilot. In addition, he also made Japanese TV drama history, when all 11 episodes of “Hero” received over 30% of viewership.
Became the first male star to advertise lipsticks for the Kanebo Testimo II range, in February 1996. The brand’s sales figures nearly tripled within a single month, since the launch of the campaign.

One of the most charismatic members of the pop group Smap, he retains favorite status among teen girls and young women even though he is married. (The youth culture in Japan is such that unattached idols are believed to ‘belong’ to everyone; once the person is married, or ‘taken,’ their popularity frequently dwindles.)

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Credits

DramasSpecialsMoviesCrew
Title Country Role Season Year
Nemureru Mori Japan Ito Naoki Fall 1998
Love Generation Japan Katagiri Teppei Fall 1997
Kyousoukyoku Japan Takakura Sho Fall 1996
Long Vacation Japan Sena Hidetoshi Spring 1996
Ii Hito Japan Spring 1997
Hero Japan Kuriu Kohei Winter 2001
Good Luck!! Japan Shinkai Hajime Winter 2003
Gift Japan Hayasaka Yukio Spring 1997
Beautiful Life Japan Okishima Shuji Winter 2000
Asunaro Hakusho Japan Toride Osamu Fall 1993
Karei Naru Ichizoku (2007) Japan Manpyo Teppei Winter 2007
Mirai e no 10 Count Japan Kirisawa Shogo Spring 2022
Pride Japan Satonaka Halu / Haru Winter 2004
Mr. Brain Japan Tsukumo Ryusuke Spring, Summer 2009
Ando Lloyd – A.I. Knows Love ? Japan Ando Lloyd | Matsushima Reiji Fall 2013
Gokuaku Ganbo Japan Spring 2014
I’m Home Japan Ieji Hisashi Spring 2015
A Life Japan Okita Kazuki Winter 2017
BG: Personal Bodyguard Japan Shimazaki Akira Winter 2018
BG: Personal Bodyguard S2 Japan Shimazaki Akira Spring 2020
Grand Maison Tokyo Japan Obana Natsuki Fall 2019
Sono Toki, Heart wa Nusumareta Japan Kataoka Masato Winter 1992
Kazama Kimichika Kyojo Zero Japan Kazama Kimichika Spring 2023
Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi Japan Katase Ryo Spring 2002
Title Country Role Season Year
HERO SP Japan Kuriu Kohei Summer 2006
Kyojo Japan Kimichika Kazama Winter 2020
Title Country Role Year
Mugen no Junin Japan Manji 2017
The Legend and Butterfly Japan Oda Nobunaga 2023

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