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Daniel Matsunaga (松永 ダニエル Matsunaga Danieru, born 28 November 1988) is a Japanese Brazilian Kapamilya model, actor, professional footballer, host, and businessman. He became known in the Philippines by appearing in Cosmopolitan Philippines’ September 2009 "Cosmo Men" supplement. He was discovered in the Philippines as an actor and was first given TV drama projects on GMA Network. He also joined the reality TV show Pinoy Big Brother of ABS-CBN and was declared as the PBB All In big winner in 2014.
|Born||Daniel Kenji Matsunaga
28 November 1988 
|Occupation||Model, actor, athlete, singer, host|
|Agent||GMA Artist Center (2010–2011)
Star Magic (2016–present)
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
Association football career
Modelling and actingEdit
Matsunaga started his career when he became a model for Cosmopolitan Philippines 'Cosmo Men' supplement. His debut series on screen was on GMA-7's top rated drama series The Last Prince with co-stars Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal. In 2012, he moved to TV5 for more TV shows and projects like Game N Go, Enchanted and Misibis Bay.
He went to ABS-CBN to be one of the celebrity judges for It's Showtime. On 17 May 2014, Matsunaga entered the Pinoy Big Brother house on Day 21 as the fourth celebrity and eighteenth official housemate of the Pinoy Big Brother: All In season.
On 24 August 2014, he was declared as the big winner of Pinoy Big Brother: All In
On May 2017, Daniel Matsunaga is introduced as the first male endorser for Avon Philippines' Men's Club during the "Confidence is the New Sexy" campaign launch. He reflects the "Modern Gentleman" who is a man of style, adventure, and confidence.
On June 2017, Daniel was declared as the 3rd Greatest Entertainer of I Can Do That, a Philippine TV show.
Matsunaga plays as a midfielder for Kaya F.C. playing in Division 1 of the United Football League. He first played for Division 2 Team Socceroo in 2011, and moved to Division 1 Pachanga Diliman during the 2012 UFL Cup, before eventually moving to Stallion for the 2013 season. On July 2017 He leads Team Naxional, the first ever representative of the Philippines to fly to Brazil and play among the 50 other countries in the international football tournament Neymar Jr. Five.
|2017||A Love to Last||Patrick Buendia||ABS-CBN|
|I Can Do That||Contestant|
|2016||Be My Lady||Philip Oliviera|
|2015||R U Tough Enough: Philippines||Host/Ambassador||KIX|
|Ipaglaban Mo: Nakaw Na Sandali||Peter||ABS-CBN|
|Two Wives||Kenjie Celdran|
|2014||Pinoy Big Brother: All In||Housemate (Big Winner)|
|The Replacement Bride||Kael||TV5|
|It's Showtime||Celebrity Judge||ABS-CBN|
|2013||Misibis Bay||Andrew Cadiz||TV5|
|Cassandra: Warrior Angel||Lucas|
|Kris TV||Recurring Guest Co-Host|
|2012||Enchanted Garden||Mark Morgan||TV5|
|Game 'N Go||Host|
|2011||Futbolilits||Raphael Yamamoto||GMA Network|
|Spooky Nights : Snow White and the Seven Ghosts||Prince|
|Love Bug Presents: Wish Come True||Raoul Del Rosario|
|Langit sa Piling Mo||Xavier Cruz|
|The Last Prince||Prince Nicolai|
|2017||Meant To Beh||Benjo||Octo Arts|
|Spirit of the Glass2'||Enzo||Octo Arts|
|2014||Shake, Rattle & Roll XV||Bryan||Regal Films|
|Past Tense||Carlos||Star Cinema|
|Endless||Daniel||ABS-CBN (Pinoy Big Brother: All In)|
|2013||She's the One||Jason||Star Cinema|
|The Bride and the Lover||Sheila's Husband||Regal Films|
- "Daniel Matsunaga". IMDb.
- Sacamos Karlo (February 21, 2013). "Daniel Matsunaga shows he's more than just a pretty face in UFL's top flight". spin.ph. Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- Abs-Cbn (2014-05-25). "Pinoy Big Brother - Housemates". Entertainment.abs-cbn.com. Archived from the original on 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- "30 photos of Daniel Matsunaga from PBB All In: The Big Night". astig.ph. ASTIG.PH. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- "Confidence is the New Sexy + The Modern Gentleman". www.ruthdelacruz.com.