Kenichi Matsuyama

Kenichi Matsuyama
Matsuyama Kenichi at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 (33603919716).jpg
Matsuyama at the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival
Native name松山 ケンイチ
Born (1985-03-05) March 5, 1985 (age 33)
Mutsu, Aomori, Japan
Nationality Japan
Years active2001–present
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Koyuki Katō (m. 2011)

Kenichi Matsuyama (松山 ケンイチ, Matsuyama Ken'ichi, born March 5, 1985), real name Kenichi Matsuyama (松山 研一, Matsuyama Ken'ichi), is a Japanese actor.

He is known for his affinity for strange character roles, and he is best known internationally for playing L in the 2006 films Death Note, Death Note 2: The Last Name and L: Change the World in 2008, as well as voicing Gelus in the Death Note animated adaptation. He was cast to play lead character Toru Watanabe in the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood, which was released in December 2010.

Personal life

On April 1, 2011, he married Koyuki Katō, who co-starred with him in Kamui Gaiden.[1] The couple's first child was born in January 2012,[2] and their second child was born in January 2013 in South Korea.[3] In July 2015, the couple had their third child.[4]