Machida Keita (町田啓太) is a Japanese actor. He is member of the acting group Gekidan EXILE.

Early Life

Machida Keita was born on July 4, 1990 in Higashiagatsuma, Japan. He has one younger and one older sister.

As a child, he loved vehicles and aspired to be a pilot.[1] For this reason, he entered Japan Aviation High School Ishikawa after graduating from junior high school. He also started dancing in high school and was the captain of the dance club.[2][3]

Because his eyesight problems made it difficult for him to pursue a pilot's career, he gave up on piloting when choosing a course in his sophomore year and went on to take a mechanics course where he learned about the structure of aircraft. He then decided to obtain a physical education teaching license and teach dance, so he started attending Nippon Sport Science University.[4][5]

While working as a member of the dance circle "Cypher Heads Fam" at university, he was approached by a professional dancer and invited to attend EXPG Tokyo as a scholarship student, taking dance and acting lessons.[6]

Career

Machida joined Gekidan EXILE after successfully passing the Dai 3kai Gekidan EXILE Audition (第3回劇団EXILEオーディション) out of 2000 contestants in August 2010.[7]

In December of the same year, he started his acting career in the stage play "Rokudenashi BLUES" but ruptured his left Achilles tendon during the performance.[2] As a result, he was forced to leave the show and recuperate for several months.[1]

In July 2011, he was selected as a candidate member of GENERATIONS and left Gekidan EXILE.[8] However, in September of the same year, he injured his right leg calf and focused on recovering afterwards.[9][10]

On February 14, 2012, it was reported that he dropped out of being a GENERATIONS candidate and rejoined Gekidan EXILE to focus on acting.[11][12]

Works

Films

  • [2012] Nippon Sekijuu Jisha Kenketsu Suishin Kouhou Eiga 'Double Sky!' (日本赤十字社 献血推進広報映画「ダブルスカイ!」)
  • [2012] Tatoeba Remon (たとえば檸檬)
  • [2013] Diamond (ダイヤモンド)
  • [2015] Sukimasuki (スキマスキ)
  • [2015] Gekijo Rei (劇場霊)
  • [2016] ROAD TO HiGH&LOW
  • [2016] HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE
  • [2016] HiGH&LOW THE RED RAIN
  • [2017] HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 2 / END OF SKY
  • [2017] HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 3 / FINAL MISSION
  • [2017] Koinowa Konkatsu Kurujingu (こいのわ 婚活クルージング)
  • [2018] OVER DRIVE
  • [2018] jam
  • [2019] Nikaidouke Monogatari (二階堂家物語)
  • [2019] PRINCE OF LEGEND
  • [2019] L♡DK Hitotsu Yane no Shita, "Suki" ga Futatsu. (L♡DK ひとつ屋根の下、「スキ」がふたつ。)
  • [2020] Maeda Kensetsu Fantasy Eigyoubu (前田建設ファンタジー営業部)
  • [2020] Kizoku Kourin -PRINCE OF LEGEND- (貴族降臨 -PRINCE OF LEGEND-)
  • [2020] Kimi no Hitomi ga Toikakete iru (きみの瞳が問いかけている)
Short Film
  • [2014] Sensei, Kiss Shite Ii Desu ka?
  • [2018] CINEMA FIGHTERS "Shuuchaku no Basho"

Dramas

TV
  • [2011] Rokudenashi BLUES (ろくでなしBLUES)
  • [2012] GTO (episode 1)
  • [2012] Sugarless (シュガーレス)
  • [2013] Monsieur! (ムッシュ!)
  • [2013] Kamen Teacher (仮面ティーチャー)
  • [2014] Senryokugai Sosakan (戦力外捜査官) (episode 9)
  • [2014] Hanako to Anne (花子とアン)
  • [2014] Peter no Soretsu (ペテロの葬列)
  • [2014] Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi 15 Shuunen Special "Yami e no Shikaku" (ほんとにあった怖い話 15周年スペシャル)
  • [2015] Ryuusei Wagon (流星ワゴン)
  • [2015] Renzoku DramaW 'Tenshi no Knife' (連続ドラマW 天使のナイフ)
  • [2015] Bijo to Danshi (美女と男子)
  • [2015] HiGH&LOW ~THE STORY OF S.W.O.R.D.~
  • [2015] Gattan Gattan Soredemo Go (ガッタン ガッタン それでもゴー)
  • [2015] Sumika Sumire 45-sai Wakagaetta Onna (スミカスミレ 45歳若返った女)
  • [2016] HiGH&LOW Season2
  • [2017] Kanjou 8-go Sen (感情8号線) (episode 3)
  • [2017] Hito wa Mitame ga 100 Percent (人は見た目が100パーセント)
  • [2017] Teinen Joshi (定年女子)
  • [2018] Joshi-teki Seikatsu (女子的生活)
  • [2018] Segodon (西郷どん) (episodes 21-34)
  • [2018] Last Chance Saisei Ukeoinin (ラストチャンス 再生請負人)
  • [2018] PRINCE OF LEGEND
  • [2018] Chuugakusei Nikki (中学聖日記)
  • [2019] Nusumareta Kao ~Miatari Sousahan~ (盗まれた顔 〜ミアタリ捜査班〜) (episodes 1-3)
  • [2019] Princess Michiko-sama Monogatari Shirarezaru Ai to Kunou no Kiseki (プリンセス美智子さま物語 知られざる愛と苦悩の軌跡)
  • [2019] Hotarugusa Nana no Ken (螢草 菜々の剣)
  • [2019] Parallel Tokyo (パラレル東京)
  • [2019] Urero ☆ Mikaitaku Shojo (ウレロ☆未開拓少女) (episode 1)
  • [2020] Mesukosei no Mudadzukai (女子高生の無駄づかい)
  • [2020] Guilty ~Kono Koi wa Tsumidesu ka?~ (ギルティ~この恋は罪ですか?~)
  • [2020] Akiko's Piano
  • [2020] 30-sai made Doutei da to Mahou Tsukai ni Nareru Rashii (30歳まで童貞だと魔法使いになれるらしい)
  • [2021] Nishi Ogikubo Mitsuboshi Yoshudo (西荻窪 三ツ星洋酒堂)
  • [2021] Seiten wo Tsuke (青天を衝け)
Digital
  • [2012] Kimi to Boku to no Yakusoku (君と僕との約束) (episode 3)
  • [2014] Ren'ai wa Hitsuzen de Aru ~Drama De Wakaru! Shinkankaku Ren'ai Housoku~ (恋愛は必然である 〜ドラマで分かる! 新感覚恋愛法則〜) (episode 6)
  • [2017] Love or Not
  • [2018] Love or Not 2
  • [2020] Alice in Borderland (今際の国のアリス)

Stage

  • [2010] Rokudenashi BLUES (ろくでなしBLUES)
  • [2012] Peach Boy's
  • [2012] Rodoku Geki Hoso Kinshi. (朗読劇 放送禁止。)
  • [2012] Akasaka Dance Dance Dance (赤坂ダンスダンスダンス)
  • [2012] Attaku No. 1 (あたっくNo.1)
  • [2013] SADAKO -Tanjo Hiwa- (SADAKO -誕生悲話-)
  • [2013] Attaku No. 1 (あたっくNo.1)
  • [2013] Monsieur! (ムッシュ!)
  • [2014] Mayuge Ichizoku no Inbo (眉毛一族の陰謀)
  • [2016] Aitakute... (逢いたくて…)
  • [2020] Yusha no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (勇者のために鐘は鳴る)
  • [2020] BOOK ACT "Geinin Koukan Nikki" (芸人交換日記)

Radio Drama

  • [2019.08.24] FM Theater "Shinjuku no Neko" (新宿の猫) - NHK-FM

Voice Acting

  • [2017] High & Low g-sword Animation DVD Special Edition

Game

  • [2019.03.05] PRINCE OF LEGEND LOVE ROYALE (iOS/Android)

Music

Music Video Appearances

Publications

Photobooks

Machida Keita - BASIC cover.jpg

  1. [2019.11.20] BASIC

Trivia

  • He's an EXPG Tokyo graduate.[13]
  • He practiced kendo from elementary school to junior high school and reached the second dan.[14]
  • In junior high school, he was part of the baseball club.[14]
  • He obtained qualifications for special aviation radio, special land radio, gas welding, and hazardous materials handler Class B-4.[15]
  • GENERATIONS member Sekiguchi Mandy was his classmate at university, part of the same dance circle and a student at EXPG Tokyo too.[1]
  • He has publicly voiced his support and respect for the LGBTQ community in several interviews.[16][17]
  • He has a very close friendship with fellow Gekidan EXILE member Suzuki Nobuyuki.[18]

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