Takuya Kimura is a Japanese actor, singer, and radio personality. Most people consider him a Japanese icon. He has received a lot of fame and success as an actor not only in Japan but in other parts of the world too. He is a popular member of SMAP who is known as the best selling group in East Asia. When he got his first television role in Long Vacation it became a massive success.
Fans and media have given him the title of ‘’The King of Ratings”. Almost all his television series have continued to generate high ratings. They have been a phenomenon since the inception. Most of his television shows are ranked in the 10 best-viewed TV drama series in Japan. His most popular films include Love and Honor, Hero, and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Bio and Early Life
Takuya was born on November 13th, 1972 in Japan. He has lived an interesting life in childhood and known to be close to his family. He is 48 years old currently and has a lot of talent. Since his young age, he was interested in music and acting. He learned to play guitar and harmonica.
When Takuya turned 15 he gave an audition to enter Johnny & Associates. The popular talent agency is recruiting and training many young boys. All the preteens and teens who want to become singers or members of the boy band join them. A lot of young boys were auditioned twenty young boys were chosen to start a group called The Skate Boys. They were created as backup dancers for a famous boy band, Hikaru Genji. However the producer Johnny Kitagawa decided to choose six out of the twenty boys. The talented group with the name SMAP was formed.
Takuya got the first lead role in Long Vacation and it got massive success with high ratings. As he got to play a young pianist many men were inspired to take piano lessons. He starred in another television series Beautiful Life that also became a massive hit. The final episode of the series got a 40% rating and became the highest-rated show on that time slot. You will not be surprised to know that he has won many prestigious awards for his acting skills. He has done a lot of successful shows that include:
- Good Luck
- Pride and Engine
- Beautiful Life
- Love Generation
- Long Vacation
Personal Life and Net Worth
Kimura got married to singer Shizuka Kudo on December 5, 2000. The couple is happy to have two beautiful daughters Cocomi and Mitsuki. He is a former brand ambassador for the Japanese men’s grooming brand GATSBY. He has been promoting the iconic Moving Rubber series under their brand. The total net worth of this talented actor happens to be around $1-$5 million. He has gained this entire amount from his acting and singing career. His personal and professional life is free from controversies. He is also popular on social media platforms and loves to post many photos.