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Naoto Kataoka (片岡 直人 Kataoka Naoto)
30 August 1983
Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
|Height||169 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
Naoto (stylized as NAOTO; born 30 August 1983, in Tokorozawa, Saitama) is a Japanese dancer, actor and creative director. He is a performer for Exile and leader and performer of the Sandaime J Soul Brothers. He is a member of the former Nidaime J Soul Brothers.
Naoto is represented with LDH. He graduated from Saitama Prefectural Tokorozawa High School.
- Naoto started getting interest to dancing when he became director of the dance department during his third year at high school.
- In February 2003, he formed the dance team Jazz Drug which consisted with two male members (Naoto and Nabe) and one female (Maiko).
- In 2004, Naoto visited Los Angeles, and accepted lessons from choreographers for artists such as Britney Spears. After returning he served as a backup dancer for artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki, Ai, Bennie K and Maki Goto and to Japanese concerts for foreign artists such as Ashanti and Missy Elliott.
- In February 2006, Naoto formed the dance quintet Scream.
- In 10 November 2007, he joined the Nidaime J Soul Brothers.
- In 1 March 2009, Naoto later joined Exile.
- In 10 November 2010, in parallel with Exile, he became the leader and performer of the Sandaime J Soul Brothers.
- In 26 October 2015, Naoto had announced that he launched his apparel brand Seven.
- In 15 April 2016, he formed the hip-hop unit Honest Boyz.
|Name||Period of time|
|Jazz Drug||February 2003 – unknown|
|Scream||February 2006 – unknown|
|Nidaime J Soul Brothers||10 November 2007 – 1 March 2009|
|Exile||1 March 2009 –|
|Sandaime J Soul Brothers||10 November 2010 –|
|Honest Boyz||April 2016 –|
※His roles in bold are his starring works
|Spec –Keishichōkōanbu Kōan Daigoka: Mishō Jiken Tokubetsu Taisaku-gakari Jiken-bo–||Himself||TBS||Episode 8|
|2013||Last Cinderella||Tomonori Kashiwagi||Fuji TV|
|Frenemy: Dobunezumi no Machi||Wataru Okajima||NTV||Co-starring with Shokichi|
|2014||Dear Sister||Kuwana||Fuji TV||Episode 9|
|2016||Night Hero Naoto||Naoto||TV Tokyo|||
|2009||Genryō Boxer||Susumu Kitaooji||Bee TV||Co-starring with Kenchi Tachibana|
|2015||Mango to Akai Kurumaisu||Shota Igarashi|
|2017||HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 2 / END OF SKY||JESSIE|
|2017||HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 3 / FINAL MISSION||JESSIE|
|2008||Crown Nemuranai Yoru no Hate ni...|
|2009||Atakku No. 1||Soldier Kanichi Yokokawa, Chief of Staff Sergeant Katsushiro Kashida|
|Sono Tettō ni Otoko-tachi wa iru to iu||Kiyuki|
|2010||Moshimo Kimi ga.||Yumoto|
|Dance Earth: Negai||Kazu|
|2013||Guitar o Machinagara –Yatta ze! Honda Special–|
|2015||Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie||Osamu Fujimoto|||
|2014||Viking||Fuji TV||Tuesday MC|||
|2016||Ningen Kansatsu Variety: Monitoring||TBS||Regular|
|2012||GREE "Seisen Cerberus"|
|2016||SoftBank "Sponach Live"|
|2003||Bennie K "Better Days"|
|2005||Ayumi Hamasaki "my name's Women"|
|2006||Ayumi Hamasaki "Startin'"|
|Ayumi Hamasaki "Blue Bird"|
|Ayumi Hamasaki "Beautiful Fighters"|
|Maki Goto "Glass no Pumps"|
|Maki Goto "Some Boys! Touch"|
|Ai "I Wanna Know"|
|2007||Jyongri "Getting Funky!"|
|2014||Pharrell Williams "Happy"||Japan Edition|
|2016||Exile The Second "Yeah!! Yeah!! Yeah!!"|
|2006||Maki Goto Maki Goto Secret Live at Studio Coast|
|2007||Maki Goto Maki Goro Live Tour 2006 –G-Emotion–|
|Maki Goto Maki Goto Secret Live-Ekizona Disco|
|Numéro Tokyo||Occasional series|
|2015||Jinsei Honoji-gumi||ISBN 978-4908200038|||
- "EXILEのSHOKICHIとNAOTO、ドラマ初ダブル主演で肉体美". Sports Hochi (in Japanese). Hochi Shinbun. 4 June 2013. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "NAOTO｜PROFILE". Exile Official Website (in Japanese). Avex Marketing. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "11/1(日)にオープンするPKCZ GALLERY STORE @pkcz_gallery_store にて私EXILE NAOTO のディレクションさせて頂くアパレルブランド「SEVEN 」 @seven.official をスタートさせて頂きます。同日にオフィシャルWEBストアもオープンします！" (in Japanese). Instagram. 26 October 2015. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "EXILE NAOTO、SEVENの立ち上げは「夢のよう」NIGO(R)とのコラボも実現" (in Japanese). Fashionsnap.com. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "NAOTO、メンディーがラップに挑戦！新ユニット結成しドラマ主題歌担当". Music Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "EXILE NAOTO、連ドラ単独初主演 本業はヒーローだった!?". Oricon News (in Japanese). Oricon. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "三代目JSB・NAOTOが『攻殻機動隊』で声優初挑戦「ひとつ夢が叶った！」". Cinema Today (in Japanese). 15 April 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "EXILEメンバー、「いいとも」後番組でお昼の顔に". Model Press (in Japanese). Net Native. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "「バイキング」大幅リニューアル発表 新レギュラー続々決定". Model Press (in Japanese). Net Native. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "EXILE NAOTO「バイキング」を卒業 新MCも明らかに". Model Press (in Japanese). Net Native. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "【写真レポート】EXILE NAOTOが初のフォトエッセイ集『人生ほの字組』を発売！喜びのランニングマン披露！=" (in Japanese). WWS Channel. Archived from the original on 29 July 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2017.