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Yutaka Kobayashi (actor)

Yutaka Kobayashi (小林 豊, Kobayashi Yutaka, born March 19, 1989[1]) is a Japanese actor affiliated with Fortune Entertainment. He is currently the oldest member of the boy group Boys and Men, designated by his color yellow-green. He is best known for his role as the character, Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron, from the Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider Gaim.

Yutaka Kobayashi
Born (1989-03-19) March 19, 1989 (age 30)
NationalityJapanese
OccupationActor
Years active2009–present
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Websitehttp://ameblo.jp/yutaka-kobayashi/

BiographyEdit

Kobayashi was born in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.[2] While getting the confectionery health nurse license in confectionery of vocational school after graduating from high school, he worked as a pastry chef in Shiga and Tokyo.[3] With the aim of the entertainment industry into an opportunity that it has submitted the recommendation of a friend in Junon Super Boy Contest,[3] he started entertainment activities from November 2009 to belong to the Thani promotion.[4] While after the debut, Kobayashi had parallel work and entertainment activities of making cake.[2][3]

In June 2010, he participated in the predecessor project Ikemen☆Nagoya of Boys and Men.[5] Kobayashi was not a from Tōkai, but the residents were along the concept of the project, he was participated in the audition by the intention of the agency, he became an established member of Boys and Men.

In 2011, his introduction performed was the role of Mizuki in The Prince of Tennis Musical 2nd Season. For practice and performances appearance of the same work, Kobayashi was temporary suspended the activities of Boys and Men.[6] He returned to the unit activity, he had also appeared in the stage outside.[7]

In February 2012, Kobayashi's CD debut as a member of the internal unit YanKee5 of Boys and Men. In November of the same year, his first solo debut was the single "Boku no sekai ga kawatte iku / seven colors ☆ love".

In 2013, Kobayashi's first regular appearances in a television drama was Kamen Rider Gaim. He served as the rival Kaito Kumon / Rider Baron.[7][8]

In the end of July 2014, Kobayashi made recipes at the community site Cookpad, and start posting of cuisine under the heading of Yutaka Kobayashi's kitchen.[9] In November of the same year, his recipe is the subject of announcing the single "Love Suites recipe" series where Setona Mizushiro worked on lyrics.[10][11]

In 2014, Kobayashi won at second place in the popular vote of Boys and Men.[12] In the same year, his first starring role in a television drama was Naze Todo-in Seiya 16-sai wa kanojo ga dekinai no ka?[13]

FilmographyEdit

TV seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Other notes
2011 Dream High Ken KBS2 Episode 10
2013 Asu no Hikari o Tsukame Tokai TV[14]
Kamen Rider Gaim Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron/Lord Baron TV Asahi
2014 Naze Todoin Seiya 16sai wa kanojo dekinainoka Seiya Todoin
2018 Kamen Rider Zi-O Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron/Lord Baron TV Asahi Episodes 11-12

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Other notes
2010 Takumi-kun Series 4: Pure Michio Yoshizawa
2013 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron
2014 Heisei Rider vs. Shōwa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron
Kamen Rider Gaim: Great Soccer Battle! Golden Fruits Cup! Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron
Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim: Movie War Full Throttle Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron
2015 Gaim Gaiden: Kamen Rider Baron Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron, Shapool Dual role
V-Cinema
Samurai Rock Nobunaga Oda
2016 Fukushu Shitai Tetsuya Tadokoro
Macchi Shoujo Isami Naito
The Book Peddler Kenichi Okazaki
Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! The Movie Kiichi Kiryu
2017 Kamen Sentai Gorider Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron Web-only Mini-series

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official profile at Fortune Entertainment". Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  2. ^ a b ""ART STYLE 俳優・タレント 小林豊さん" Polish+ (January 24, 2014)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  3. ^ a b c ""アクション苦手な小林豊/気になリスト" Nikkan Sports (March 13, 2014)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  4. ^ ""自己紹介" Yutaka Kobayashi's former official blog (web.archive.org) (February 7, 2010)". Archived from the original on February 20, 2010. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  5. ^ ""4月16日" Boys and Men official blog (April 20, 2011)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  6. ^ ""カウントダウン" Boys and Men official blog (January 23, 2011)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  7. ^ a b ""新・仮面ライダーに出演!「イケメン」と早くも話題の小林豊って?" News Walker (July 29, 2013)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  8. ^ ""新生『仮面ライダーガイム』はフルーツと戦国武将が合体 ジュノンボーイ佐野岳が初主演" Oricon Style (July 25, 2013)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  9. ^ ""仮面ライダーバロン役・小林豊のクックパッド投稿が話題に、バナナレシピ伝授" MyNavi News (July 29, 2014)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  10. ^ ""仮面ライダー俳優・小林豊&「失恋ショコラティエ」水城せとなが夢のコラボ!" TV Life (September 6, 2014)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  11. ^ ""水城せとなが作詞!小林豊の胸キュン楽曲「恋するスイーツレシピ」" Natalie (November 19, 2014)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  12. ^ ""STAFFよりBOYS AND MEN人気投票の結果をお知らせいたします。" Boys and Men official blog (September 24, 2014)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  13. ^ ""why?" Yutaka Kobayashi's official blog (September 22, 2014)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  14. ^ ""STAFFよりお知らせです。" Boys and Men official blog (June 12, 2013)". Retrieved 2015-06-13.

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