Sato Kanta (佐藤寛太) is a Japanese actor. He is member of the acting group Gekidan EXILE.

Sato joined Gekidan EXILE in January 2015.

Early Life

Kanta Sato was born on June 16, 1996, in Tsushima (Fukuoka Prefecture), Japan, where he lived until the age of 7.[1][2]

He has two younger brothers and used to play baseball from his first year in elementary school to the 3rd year of Junior high school.[3]

Career

Sato aimed for the entertainment industry after watching the movie "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" when he was in Junior high school.[3]

In 2013, he participated in the "EXPG National Special Student Audition" in the model department of the Fukuoka branch and passed, which led him to learn dancing.[4][5] In the same year, he participated in the EXILE Presents VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 4 ~Yume wo Motta Wakamono Tachi e~ but failed during the first screening.[4]

In 2014, he participated in EXILE PERFORMER BATTLE AUDITION and made it to the second screening but was defeated by other contestants yet again.[4] In the same year, he became a research student of EXILE's theater company after passing the Gekidan EXILE Audition (劇団EXILEオーディション).[6]

In January 2015, Sato officially joined Gekidan EXILE and started his activities as an actor.[7] In the same year, he moved to Tokyo.[8] He made his acting debut in the drama High & Low The Story Of S.W.O.R.D.

In 2016, he played his first lead role in the movie "Itazura na Kiss The movie in High School".

On June 16, 2021, he released his first photobook titled NEXT BREAK. A total of four photographers were involved in the creation of the book, with one of them being actor and singer Kitamura Takumi , who has been his best friend both in public and private life since they co-starred in the movie Koi to Uso (2017)[9][10][11]

Works

Filmography

Movies
  • [2016] ROAD TO HiGH&LOW
  • [2016] HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE
  • [2016] Itazura na Kiss THE MOVIE: High School-Hen (イタズラなKiss THE MOVIE 〜ハイスクール編〜)
  • [2016] HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE THE RED RAIN
  • [2017] Itazura na Kiss THE MOVIE 2: Campus-Hen (イタズラなKiss THE MOVIE 2 〜キャンパス編〜)
  • [2017] HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 2 / END OF SKY
  • [2017] Koi to Uso (恋と嘘)
  • [2017] HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 3 / FINAL MISSION
  • [2017] Itazura na Kiss THE MOVIE 3: Propose-Hen (イタズラなKiss THE MOVIE 3 〜プロポーズ編〜)
  • [2018] Watashi ni xx Shinasai! (わたしに××しなさい!)
  • [2018] Ao-Natsu: Kimi ni Koi Shita 30-Nichi (青夏 きみに恋した30日)
  • [2018] DTC -Yukemuri Junjou Hen- from HiGH&LOW
  • [2018] Run! T High School Basketball Club (走れ!T校バスケット部)
  • [2018] jam
  • [2018] Kazoku no Hanashi (家族のはなし)
  • [2019] Kyou mo Iyagarase Bentou (今日も嫌がらせ弁当)
  • [2019] Inochi Sketch (いのちスケッチ)
  • [2019] HiGH&LOW THE WORST
  • [2021] Hanataba Mitaina Koi o Shita (花束みたいな恋をした)
TV Dramas
  • [2015] HiGH&LOW ~THE STORY OF S.W.O.R.D.~
  • [2016] HiGH&LOW Season2
  • [2017] Nou ni Sumaho ga Umerareta! (脳にスマホが埋められた! ) (Episode 5, Final)
  • [2017] Minshu no Teki ~Yononaka, Okashikunai Desuka!?~ (民衆の敵〜世の中、おかしくないですか!?〜)
  • [2018] Koujin (荒神)
  • [2018] Watashi ni xx Shinasai! (わたしに××しなさい!)
  • [2018] Tantei ga Hayasugiru (探偵が早すぎる)
  • [2018] Chuzai Keiji (駐在刑事)
  • [2019] Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu (僕の初恋をキミに捧ぐ)
  • [2019] Shitsuji Saionji no Meisuiri 2 (執事 西園寺の名推理2) (Episode 6)
  • [2019] Rapper ni Kamaretara Rapper ni Naru (ラッパーに噛まれたらラッパーになるドラマ)
  • [2019] HiGH&LOW THE WORST EPISODE.O
  • [2020] Chuzai Keiji 2 (駐在刑事 Season2)
  • [2020] Hage Shiwashiwa Tokidoki Koi (ハゲしわしわときどき恋)
  • [2020] Tonari no Masala (となりのマサラ)
  • [2020] Bishoku Tantei Akechi Goro (美食探偵 明智五郎)
  • [2020] Hakujitsu no Karasu 2 (白日の鴉2)
  • [2020] Ano ko no Yumewomitandesu. (あのコの夢を見たんです。) (Episode 4)
  • [2021] Chef wa Metantei (シェフは名探偵)
  • [2021] TOKYO MER ~Hashiru Kinkyu Kyumei Shitsu~ (TOKYO MER~走る緊急救命室~)
Digital Dramas
  • [2019] Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu Extra Edition "Valentine Dai Sakusen" (僕の初恋をキミに捧ぐ 番外編「バレンタイン大作戦」)
  • [2019] Ojo-sama Hyohyo-ken ~Princess to Onzoshi~ (お嬢さま飄々拳 〜プリンセスと御曹司〜)
  • [2019] Sweet Tai Chi ()
Stage
  • [2014] Sore Ike ko Gekijo!! (それいけ小劇場!!)
  • [2015] Tomorrow Never Dies ~Yattekonai Ashita Wanai~ (Tomorrow Never Dies 〜やってこない明日はない〜)
  • [2018] Watashinoatamanonakanokeshigomu 10th letter (私の頭の中の消しゴム 10th letter)
  • [2020] Yusha no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (勇者のために鐘は鳴る)
  • [2020] BOOK ACT "Geinin Koukan Nikki" (BOOK ACT「芸人交換日記」)
  • [2020] Gingatetsudo no Yoru 2020 (銀河鉄道の夜 2020)
Voice Acting
  • [2017] High & Low g-sword Animation DVD Special Edition

Radio

Dramas
  • [2016] Hajikeru Otoko (ハジける男) - Saturday Drama House "Binanshi Gekijo" 16th Story, JNF
  • [2016] Danshin in the Nursery (ダンシン・イン・ザ・ナーサリー) - Saturday Drama House "Binanshi Gekijo" 19th Story, JNF

Music

Music Video Appearances

Publications

Photobooks

Sato Kanta - NEXT BREAK cover.jpg

  1. [2021.06.16] NEXT BREAK
Serializations
  • [2018-2021] Pia "Sato Taiki & Kanta no Eiga no Shohosen, o Dashi Shimasu!'" (ぴあ「佐藤大樹&寛太の 映画の処方箋、お出しします!」)[12]

Trivia

  • Was classmates with THE RAMPAGE's Iwaya Shogo and Yoshino Hokuto in high school.[13]
  • In an interview he revealed that he participated in VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 4 and EXILE PERFORMER BATTLE AUDITION so that people at LDH's headquarter would remember his face.[4]

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