• Name: Ken’ichi Matsuyama
  • Japanese: 松山ケンイチ
  • Birthdate: March 5, 1985
  • Birthplace: MutsuAomori Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 180cm
  • Blood Type: B


Ken’ichi Matsuyama was born in MutsuAomori Prefecture in 1985. In 2001, Ken’ichi started his career as a model. In 2002 Ken’ichi made his debut as an actor landing a small role in the NTV drama “Gokusen” as Kenichi Mori. In 2003, Ken’ichi expanded to movies and landed his first supporting role in Bright Future. Ken’ichi’s acting career expanded with his role as Shin in the 2005 movie Nana. His major breakthrough came in 2006 with Ken’ichi’s charismatic performance as “L” in Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name. Since then Ken’ichi has performed in a variety of different roles like the shy death metal rocker in Detroit Metal City and the youth that falls in love with an older woman in Don’t Laugh at My Romance. More recently, Ken’ichi has worked with foreign directors like Korean-Japanese director Yoichi Sai in Kamui gaiden and Vietnamese director Anh Hung Tran in Norwegian Wood.





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