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Kento Yamazaki

Kento Yamazaki is a prominent Japanese actor and model. Kento Yamazaki is known for his roles in Alice in Borderland, Death Note, and Good Doctor among others.

Early Life

Kento Yamazaki was born on 7 September 1994 and he is currently 29 years old. He hails from Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan, and his zodiac sign is Virgo. Likewise, his name is written in Japanese as 山﨑賢人. Talking about his family, Kento has an elder brother and lives with his parents.

Similarly, Kento is an avid fan of soccer and played the sport from 2nd grade until his 3rd year in middle school. Likewise, this personality also had dreams of becoming a soccer player or a coach of the national team.

Kento Yamazaki – Net Worth 2024

Kento Yamazaki has a net worth of approximately $20 million US dollars as of 2023. Yamazaki makes his earnings as a model and actor who has appeared in numerous high-grossing films and TV dramas.

Career

Professionally, Kento Yamazaki is a very famous actor and model. This personality is best known for his roles in the films L DK, Heroine Shikkaku, Orange, and Kingdom among others.

Likewise, he is also famous for his roles in TV shows Death Note, Kiss That Kills, Good Doctor, and Alice in Borderland.

Similarly, Kento is signed under the Japanese talent agency Stardust Promotion. Talking about the beginning of his journey in the Japanese entertainment industry, Kento’s 1st modeling offer came during his 3rd year of junior high school.

Back then, he was scouted by his current agency at Takeshita Dori (Harajuku) while on his way home after a soccer match.

Likewise, Kento modeled for the magazine Pichi Lemon from 2009 to 2011. Later on, he made his acting debut with 2010’s Atami no Sousakan and Clone Baby. Similarly, this actor’s 1st movie was Control Tower released in April 2011.

Similarly, his next project was 2012’s The Wings of the Kirin and as the lead in the horror thriller film Another. For the latter, he worked with Control Tower co-star Ai Hashimoto for the 2nd time. Later on, he was cast in the films The Chasing World 3 and Love for Beginners.

Moreover, he appeared in the film Sato Family Breakfast which had an LGBT theme in 2013. Also, he participated in the 2nd Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) in 2015. Besides that, Kento also took on a supporting role in JINX!!! and 35-sai no Koukousei.

Further, in 2014, this actor starred in L DK alongside Ayame Goriki. In the same year, the actor also worked in three drama series including Baseball Brainiacs. For this project, Kento worked alongside actors Sota Fukushi and Yuto Nakajima.

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Caption: Kento Yamazaki in a scene from JINX!!!. Source: AsianWiki

2015 – 2017

Similarly, this actor also made his stage debut as the main lead Inuzuka Shino in Satomi Hakkenden. Then in 2015, Kento was cast in Heroine Shikkaku alongside Mirei Kiritani. He also played the lead role in Orange alongside actor Tao Tsuchiya. This film became the 9th-highest-grossing Japanese film of 2016.

From those two films, actor Kento won the 39th Japan Academy Prize for “Newcomers of the Year” and was also nominated at the 2016 Hochi Film Awards. The same year, this actor also appeared in the TV adaptation of the famous manga Death Note. For this project, he played the role of L.

Also in 2016, actor Yamazaki appeared in Your Lie in April and played the role of Kosei Arima, a gifted pianist, alongside Suzu Hirose. For this role, actor Yamazakilearnedn practiced the piano for 6 months before filming.

Thereafter, this actor starred in Wolf Girl and Black Prince and the TV series A Girl & Three Sweethearts. Also, he appeared as the main character Shin in the 10th-anniversary celebration of Yasuhisa Hara’s historical manga Kingdom. Kento reprised this role in the live-action feature film released on 19 April 2019.

In the year 2017, Kento co-starred with Haruna Kawaguchi in One Week Friends. Following this, he starred in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I, Psychic Kusuo: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., and Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets. Towards the end of 2017, this actor worked in the TV series Rikuoh.

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Caption: Kento Yamazaki in a photo with the costars of Death Note. Source: Anime News Network

2018 Onwards

In January 2018, this actor played the lead role in Kiss That Kills. This drama also starred Mugi Kadowaki, Mackenyu, and Masaki Suda. Likewise, he also appeared in the film A Forest of Wool and Steel.

For this role, actor Yamazaki lived in Hokkaido to learn and practice piano tuning. Furthermore, the Emperor and Empress of Japan attended a special screening of this film and met with the cast.

Likewise, in the summer of 2018, actor Kento starred in the TV series Good Doctor. His role as a young autistic man who becomes a pediatric surgeon earned Kento the Television Drama Academy Award for “Best Actor”.

Moreover, in 2020, actor Kento went on to star in Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku. For this project, Kento played the lead role of Hirotaka Nifuji and worked alongside actor Mitsuki Takahata. Currently, he is gaining worldwide fame for his role as Ryohei Arisu in Netflix’s Alice in Borderland.  

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Caption: Kento Yamazaki in a scene from Alice in Borderland. Source: Netflix Junkie

Brand Endorsements

Kento Yamazaki has worked with various brands, companies, and personalities over the years. Some of them which he has credited on his Instagram posts include Oakley, Oakley Japan, and Netflix Japan among others.

Relationship Status

Kento Yamazaki has not shared any information or social media posts related to his love life. However, he has not shared about potential lovers, scandals, controversies, or anything related to his private life.

Body Measurements

Kento Yamazaki stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm. Likewise, his weight is around 76 kg. Likewise, Kento has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.

Kento Yamazaki – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Kento Yamazaki is available on Instagram under the username @kentooyamazaki.

As of February 2023, this actor has earned more than 5.9 million followers on his profile. Besides this, Kento doesn’t seem to have profiles on other platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, etc.