Takuya Terada

Takuya Terada (寺田拓哉, Terada Takuya, born March 18, 1992) is a Japanese actor, singer and model. He was a member of the Korean boy group Cross Gene. Takuya is also well known as the former Japanese Representative on Korean variety television Show, JTBC's Non-Summit.

Takuya Terada
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Terada in October 2019.
Born (1992-03-18) March 18, 1992 (age 29)
  • Actor
  • singer
  • model
Years active2009–present
AgentDifferent Company
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
LabelsAmuse Korea
Associated actsCross Gene


Early lifeEdit

In 2008 Takuya took part in the 21st Junon Superboy Contest. After making it through to the finals, Takuya was awarded the Special Jury Prize.[1] Takuya signed with Japanese Entertainment Label Amuse, Inc. and starred in a handful of Amuse productions including Japanese Drama SIGN[2] and stage musical Black & White.[3] In 2010 Takuya transferred to the Korean subsidiary branch 'Amuse Korea' to join Project A (later named Cross Gene), an all-male Asian pop group to be made up of members from the different East Asian countries.

2012: K-Pop DebutEdit

Takuya debuted as an idol with the boy group, Cross Gene, on June 7, 2012, as the leader and vocalist of the group. He is known as the "Gorgeous Gene". Takuya later participated in and promoted movie roles including Live Action movie Ai Ore! in which he played the supporting role Kiryuuin Ruii alongside Karam from K-pop group DGNA. Takuya debuted for a second time in Japan, this time as a Pop Idol as a member of Cross Gene on March 13, 2013, with the release of the groups first Japanese single Shooting Star. During Cross Gene's Cross U concert in Japan, Takuya advised that he had given up the leadership role in Cross Gene.

In early 2014 Takuya took part in filming Cross Gene's project movie ZEDD in which he played the role of XI.[4] Following promoting with Cross Gene for their first Korean comeback, Takuya joined Korean variety TV Show Non-Summit on JTBC as the representative for Japan. Takuya was well received by Korean audiences and earned the nickname Mr Slender hands (섬섬옥수) for his attractive hands. With the shows sudden popularity Takuya also experienced an increase in popularity. In November, Takuya was MC on the Red Carpet of the Melon Music Awards.[5] Takuya also starred in the Music Video for Starship Entertainment Collaboration Hyolyn x Jooyoung, Erase.[6] On 5 December Takuya was awarded the International Exchange Daesang at the Korean Hallyu Awards in recognition of his commitment to contributing to and sharing of Korean culture through both his position as a member of Cross Gene and as a panellist on the Korean variety show Non-Summit.[7] In 2015 Takuya appeared in Mnet drama The Lover as "Takuya". He has appeared in movies and dramas in Japan, but he made his first acting debut in Korea with this drama.

In 2017, Takuya was selected as the torch relayer of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and ran in the Masan District located in Changwon as the 57th torchbearer on November 14.[8] In December 10, 2018, Takuya announced his departure Cross Gene following the expiration of his contract Amuse Korea. He subsequently signed with a new label.[9][10]


Television dramaEdit

Year Title TV Network Role Note
2011 SIGN MBS Tobi Ibaraki Main role
2012 RUN60 Takao Kusuno
2015 The Lover Mnet Takuya[11]
2018 By Chance[12] Rakuten TV/iQiyi/Naver TV Takeshi Aida Main role

Web Drama in Japan, Mainland China, and South Korea


Year Title Role Note
2012 Ai Ore! Rui Kiryuuin[13] Main role
RUN60—Game Over— Takao Kusuno[14]
2014 ZEDD Xi
2016 Zen'in Kataomoi: Kataomoi Spiral Hajime[15]

Theatre and MusicalEdit

Year Title Role
2010 Black & White Angel
2016 Black Butler: Noah's Ark Circus Agni[16]
2017 Altar Boyz Abraham[17]
2018 My host chan REBORN ~ Sorcery! Osaka Minami edition ~ Ayaka[18]
Altar Boyz Abraham[19]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Role Note
2014-2015 Non-Summit JTBC Regular Cast Episode 1-52[20]
2015 Match Made in Heaven Returns MBC Every1 Cast Episode 1-3[21]
Where Is My Friend's Home JTBC Cast 7th (Australia)[22]
& 10th trip (New Zealand)[23]
Conte and the City tvN Cameo Episode 3[24]
2016 Summoners War: Conquerors OGN Regular Cast Season 1, 2[25]
2017 Yang Sechan's Ten JTBC2 Host Season 2[26]
Hosted along with Yang Sechan and Shin wonho
JJ Nomad Glance TV Episode 25
2018 Takuya's Tokyo Express Channel J Host Episode 1 - 5
2019 King of Mask Singer MBC Cast Episode 207[27]
Daehan Foreigner MBC Every1 Episode 35, 38[28]
2020 Isolated Paradise KBS2 Episode 5[29]

Awards and nominationsEdit

JUNON Superboy ContestEdit

Bout Year Nominated work Category Result
21st 2008 N/A Special Jury Prize Won

Korean Hallyu AwardsEdit

Bout Year Nominated work Category Result
4th 2014 Non-Summit International Exchange Daesang Won


  1. ^ JUNON Superboy Contest History
  2. ^ SIGN cast
  3. ^ Musical Black & White cast
  4. ^ "ZEDD | Official Movie Site". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "박은지-타쿠야, '멜론뮤직어워드 진행해볼까요?'". Fnnews (in Korean). 13 November 2014.
  6. ^ "타쿠야, 효린X주영 프로젝트 뮤직비디오 출연, 효린과 연인 연기 펼쳐". Tenasia (in Korean). 14 November 2014.
  7. ^ "타쿠야, 한류대상 국제교류대상 수상.."문화교류 노력하겠다"". Chosun.com (in Korean). 6 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Cross Gene's Takuya selected as a torch bearer for the '2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics'". Allkpop. 14 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Takuya announces his departure from Cross Gene". Allkpop. 10 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Takuya Signs With New Agency Following Departure From CROSS GENE". Soompi. 4 January 2019.
  11. ^ "'더러버' 타쿠야, 여심 넘어 남심 사로잡은 매력? '미모+애교+반전'". Sports Hankook (in Korean). 4 June 2015.
  12. ^ Other titles: 偶然 in Japan (Japanese); 同颜小姐 (simplified Chinese characters); 너의 얼굴을 사랑해: 우연히 in Japan (Korean).
  13. ^ "映画『愛を歌うより俺に溺れろ!』公式サイト │2012年8月25日(土)公開". Archived from the original on July 24, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  14. ^ allcinema. "映画 RUN60 -GAME OVER- - allcinema".
  15. ^ "Cross Gene's Takuya and boyish Jiyoung share photos from Japanese movie 'Kataomoi Spiral'!". Allkpop. 2 March 2016.
  16. ^ "크로스진 타쿠야, 日 뮤지컬 데뷔 '흑집사-NOAH'S ARK CIRCUS' 집사役 열연". Tenasia (in Korean). 19 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Chansung, Niel, Takuya, Seyong, and Yoo Il cast in 'ALTAR BOYZ' musical". Allkpop. 6 July 2017.
  18. ^ "世界で最もハンサムな顔100人」日本人トップの寺田拓哉が舞台でホストに挑戦" (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. 16 January 2018.
  19. ^ "'알타보이즈' 예성·찬성·손동운·니엘·타쿠야 등 일본 공연 캐스팅". XportsNews (in Korean). 26 June 2018.
  20. ^ "타쿠야, "'비정상회담' 하차? 내게 은인 같은 작품"". enews24 (in Korean). 13 July 2015.
  21. ^ "'천생연분 리턴즈' 타쿠야, 1기 최고 매력남 등극". TVReport (in Korean). 25 March 2015.
  22. ^ "'내친구집' 블레어·타쿠야, 생애 최초 스카이다이빙 도전". Xportsnews (in Korean). 3 September 2015.
  23. ^ "내친구집' 타쿠야, 아이돌다운 명품 번지점프 '훈훈'". XportsNews (in Korean). 23 December 2015.
  24. ^ "tvN 측 "타쿠야 '콩트앤더시티' 카메오…장도연 남친 역할"". MyDaily (in Korean). 10 November 2010.
  25. ^ "서머너즈워, OGN '정복자' 프로그램 통해 전략의 재미 전달한다". Game Chosun (in Korean). 31 January 2016.
  26. ^ "'양세찬의 텐' 시즌 2로 컴백… 새 MC로 타쿠야·신원호 합류". Tenasia (in Korean). 22 March 2017.
  27. ^ "'복면가왕' 타쿠야, 반전 정체 공개 "일본에서도 인기 예능"". XportsNews (in Korean). 10 June 2019.
  28. ^ "'대한외국인' 타쿠야, 얼굴이 다한 댄스에 퀴즈 실력까지". Newsen (in Korean). 13 June 2019.
  29. ^ "'고립낙원' 타쿠야, 오키나와 이리오모테 섬의 자급자족 여행기". MKSports (in Korean). 6 March 2020.

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