Article: Top 10 Japanese Singers Who Turned Actors

The Japanese Entertainment Industry has some real gems of artists who inspire millions of people with their raw talents. There are just some talented artists who can shine not only in one domain but many different domains simultaneously. These Japanese artists are living proof of that! We have discussed here ten Japanese singers who later on turned into actors. These Japanese artists started as a singer and is now been active as actors while still being great singers. These Japanese singers-actors are known for their sheer hard work and talent by the public.

1. Masaharu Fukuyama

Starting off this article with the legendary Masaharu Fukuyama is a singer of the Japanese Entertainment Industry who after debuting as a singer, later turned into an actor. Masaharu Fukuyama is a singer-actor who established himself in both acting and singing career. Masaharu Fukuyama first debuted in the industry as a singer in 1990 and later debuted as an actor in 1991.


2. Yui 

Yui is a popular Japanese artist. She is a singer-songwriter and can play various Musical instruments and is an actress. After debuting as a singer, she also explored her acting career and starred in a movie as the lead character. She debuted as a singer in 2004, then in 2006, she did her first acting project as an actor.


3. Miyavi 

Miyavi is another Japanese singer turned actor. Miyavi was born in 1981. He has Korean roots as his father is half Japanese and half Korean. Miyavi first debuted as a musician in 1999, later he tried his luck in acting in 2002. Miyavi has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry through his singing and acting skills.


4. Ken Hirai 

Ken Hirai is a Japanese singer, model, composer, lyricist, and actor. Initially, Ken Hirai started his journey in the entertainment industry as a singer, later on, he dived into several different fields, succeeding in each of them. He debuted as a singer in 1995.


5. Gackt 

Gakuto Oshiro, popularly and shortly known as Gackt is a Japanese singer born in 1973.  The singer turned actor is known for having great musical skills and styles. Gackt is another such Japanese artist who handles and manages both their singing and acting career simultaneously.


6. Hyde

Hyde, whose birth name is Hideto Takarai is a Japanese singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born in 1969 and is a popular Japanese musician. He predominantly works as a singer, though he did some acting roles in his career. Hyde first debuted as a singer and later did 2-3 acting projects.


7. Akina Nakamori 

Akina Nakamori is a top-selling artist in Japan. Akina Nakamori is a singer and an actor. She manages her singing and acting career simultaneously. Nakamori first debuted as a singer in 1982 and then later did acting projects since 1985.  She is one of the best-selling singer-idol of Japan.


8. Miwa

Miwa, her actual name starts with the lowercase initial 'm' that is, miwa. Miwa is another singer turned actor to be featured in this article. She first debuted as a singer due to her passion for music in 2010 with a single. She later dived into acting in 2011. She is one of those Japanese artists who manages both the singing and acting career simultaneously.


9. Gen Hoshino 

Gen Hoshino is a multifaceted artist of the Japanese Entertainment Industry. He is a singer-songwriter, writer, musician, and actor. He was born in 1981. Gen Hoshino debuted in the entertainment industry as an actor while still pursuing music later he officially debuted as a singer in 2010.


10. Yutaro Miura 

Yutaro Miura is a Japanese actor-singer. His father is an actor and his mother is an actor-singer. Yutaro Miura first debuted as a singer in 2012 and later in the same year debuted as an actor.