Akira (actor)

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Born Ryōhei Kurosawa
(1981-08-23) 23 August 1981 (age 33)
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actor, dancer

Ryōhei Kurosawa (黒沢 良平 Kurosawa Ryōhei?, born 23 August 1981), known by the stage name Akira, is a Japanese actor and dancer. He is also a member of the all-male J-Pop group Exile.


Akira was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He moved to Iwata, Shizuoka at the age of three.[citation needed]

Akira started dancing at the age of 16, at dance club events around the Shizuoka area. He then moved to Tokyo and went on to found the talent agency Makidai & USA. In December 2004, he debuted as a performer in Rather Unique. In June 2006, he joined the group Exile as a performer.[1][2]

He began working as an actor in March 2006, appearing in the "No.1 Attack" stage troupe Gumi Honan. Since then, he has acted in a number of TV dramas in Japan, including the 2012 remake of the Great Teacher Onizuka series, which has been broadcast on Fuji TV since July 2012.[3]



  • Hana Yori Dango Final (2008), Sunny
  • Yamagata Scream (2009), Santaro
  • Properly convey (2009), North Shiro
  • Fist of anger, Legend of the Fist (2010), Sasaki
  • Hanjiro (2010), Yaichiro Nagayama
  • Working Holiday Yamato (2012), Okita


  • Gou - Himetachi no sengoku (NHK, 2011-Jan-09 to 2011-Nov-27), role of Toyotomi Hidekatsu
  • Tumbling (TBS, 2010-Apr-17 start), role of Kashiwagi Yutaka
  • Exile Generation (NTV, January 2009 - March 2010)
  • EXH: Exile House (TBS, April 2009 - March 2010)
  • Hiruxile (NTV, April 2010 - March 2011)
  • EXE (TBS, April 2010 - September)
  • Exile Tamashii (MBS TV MBS, TBS, October 2010)
  • GTO (Fuji TV, July 2012 - ), role of Eikichi Onizuka
  • Biblia koshodō no Jiken Techō (Fuji TV, January 2013 - )