Let’s Get to Know Seo Kang-joon’s Look-alike – Kentaro Sakaguchi!
Other than Korean dramas, are you also a fan of Japanese dramas? If yes, the name of Kentaro Sakaguchi must be familiar to you! Yes, the handsome actor we’re going to talk about right now is him. Started his career as a fashion model in a famous Japanese men’s magazine, Men’s No-no, Kentaro Sakaguchi later debuted as an actor in 2014, in the movie Shanti Days 365 Days, Happy Breath. Not only he has a pretty face and knows how to pose in front of the camera, but he has also proved to be good at acting as well!
In this article, Channel-Korea will be providing you with all the information you need to know about the Japenese model-turned-actor Kentaro Sakaguchi. From his profile, modeling career, acting career, and his most recent news; we’ve got it covered! So, stay tuned!
Kentaro Sakaguchi’s Profile
Name: Kentaro Sakaguchi (坂口健太郎)
Date of Birth: July 11th, 1991
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Occupation: Model, actor
Years Active: 2010 – present
Agency: Tristone Entertainment
Height: 183 cm (6ft 0in)
Blood Type: O
Facts About Kentaro Sakaguchi
- He started his career as a model in Men’s Non-no Magazine in 2010
- Later, he debuted as an actor in 2014 with Tristone Entertainment
- He started dating fellow Japanese actress Mitsuki Takahata in 2016
- Many people said his looks resemble Korean actor Seo Kang-joon
Kentaro Sakaguchi’s Modeling Career
Kentaro Sakaguchi started his career in 2010 as an exclusive model for MEN’S NON-NO fashion magazine and has set a record of sorts by posing as the main cover in the magazine for seven years. When it was revealed that he will model for the manga character Daiki Mamura, one of the main characters in Hirunaka no Ryusei, he created quite a stir. But further evidence indicated that Kentaro Sakaguchi was, in fact, the “pattern” or inspiration for Mamura.
He has also appeared in runway events such as the Spring/Summer 2014 GirlsAward and the Spring/Summer 2015 GirlsAward. He was dubbed the quintessential “shio-gao,” literally salt-face, portrayed as a fair-skinned man with a good-looking face, describing the apple and collarbones of Adam, as well as eyes that transform into lines while smiling.
Check out a few of his best covers for Men’s Non-no throughout the years below!
Kentaro Sakaguchi’s Acting Career
After his success in being a model, Kentaro Sakaguchi made his film debut in 2014 as Shun in 365 Days of Shanti, Happy Breath. In 2015, he made his TV debut for the Nippon TV drama Yokokuhan: The Pain as Ichikawa Manabu. He starred in the music video for “Yozora,” a song Miwa made in August 2015. Having appeared in the manga adaptation Heroine Shikkaku in September of that year, he gained popularity and was used in a number of commercials for L’air de Savon, Onitsuka Tiger, and niko and… He took his first leading role in the movie The 100th Love With You in 2017.
“I’m currently studying acting so I really want to be an actor. Little by little and slowly, I want to increase the number of people that know me,” Kentaro Sakaguchi said in an interview.
He also revealed that he admires most Studio Ghibli works and that Blue Spring is his favorite film.
Kentaro Sakaguchi is managed by Tristone Talent Management, the same agency that comprises Shun Oguri, Gou Ayano, Shintaro Mamiya, and Shono Hayama.
Kentaro Sakaguchi’s Filmography
- Signal The Movie | Gekijoban Signal: Choki Mikaiketsu Jiken Sosahan (2021) – Kento Saegusa
- Mask Ward | Kamen Byoto (2020) – Shugo Hayami
- The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps | Ningyo no Nemuru Ie (2018) – Yuya Hoshino
- Color Me True | Konya, Romance Gekijo de (2018) – Kenji
- Narratage (2017) – Reiji Ono
- Golden Orchestra | Oke Rojin (2016) – Sakashita-kun
- The 100th Love with You | Kimi to 100 Kaime no Koi (2017) – Riku Hasegawa
- The Kodai Family | Kodaike no Hitobito (2016) – Kohei Kishimoto
- 64: Part 2 | 64 Rokuyon Kohen (2016) – Teshima
- 64: Part 1 | 64 Rokuyon Zenpen (2016) – Teshima
- The Inerasable | Zange: Sunde wa Ikenai Heya (2016) – Tetsuo Misawa
- My Love Story!! | Ore Monogatari!! (2015) – Makoto Sunakawa
- No Longer Heroine | Heroine Shikkaku (2015) – Kosuke Hiromitsu
- At Home (2015) – Jun Moriyama
- Our Little Sister | Umimachi Diary (2015) – Tomoaki Fujii (Yoshino’s boyfriend)
- Prophecy | Yokokuhan (2015) – Manabu Ichikawa
- Her Granddaughter | Otoko no Isshou (2015) – Shinobu Dozono
- Shanti Days 365 Days, Happy Breath | Shanti Deizu 365 Nichi, Shiawasena Kokyu (2014) – Shun
- And, Live | Soshite, Ikiru (WOWOW/2019) – Kiyotaka Shimizu
- Innocence, Fight Against False Charges | Innocence: Enzai Bengoshi (NTV/2019) – Taku Kurokawa
- Signal | Shigunaru: Choki Mikaiketsu Jiken Sosahan (Fuji TV-KTV/2018) – Kento Saegusa
- Dr. Storks | Kounodori (TBS/2017) – Ryo Shirakawa
- I’m Sorry, I Love You | Gomen, Aishiteru (TBS/2017) – Satoru Hyuga
- Tokyo Tarareba Girls | Tokyo Tarareba Musume (NTV/2017) – Key
- Toto Nee-chan: Fatherly Sister | Toto Nee-chan (NHK/2016) – Takezo Hoshino
- Sleepeeer Hit! | Juhan Shuttai! (TBS/2016) – Jun Koizumi
- Love That Makes You Cry | Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau (Fuji TV/2016) – Haruta Nakajo
- Dr. Storks | Kounodori (TBS/2015) – Ryo Shirakawa
- Yokokuhan: The Pain (WOWOW/2015) – (ep. 4-5)
- Signal SP (Fuji TV-KTV/2021) – Kento Saegusa
- Teacher Gappa | Gappa Sensei (NTV/2016) – Ryuji Saeki
- Mohouhan (TV Tokyo/2016) – Koichi Amikawa (Peace)