Japanese actor, born on 20th October 1983, teen heartthrob Yamada Takayuki, first started out co-starring in a handful of Jdoramas before making a big splash on Waterboys
. He followed with Fireboys (2004), his award winning performance in Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World
, Churasan 3 and the recent H2 (2005). His remarkable acting makes him most outstanding among the younger generation of Japanese actors.