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Jun Matsumoto
松本 潤
Born August 30, 1983 ( 1983-08-30) (age 38)
Nationality Japanese
Other names Matsu Jun
Occupation
  • actor
  • Singer
  • radio host
  • model
Years active 1996–present
Musical career
Genres J-pop
Instruments Vocals
Labels
  • Pony Canyon
  • J Storm
Associated acts Arashi

Jun Matsumoto (松本 潤 , Matsumoto Jun, born August 30, 1983), often called by the portmanteau nickname MatsuJun (松潤 ), is a Japanese actor, radio personality, model and singer. He is best known to Japanese television drama audiences for his portrayal as Dōmyōuji Tsukasa in the Hana Yori Dango series, in which he won GQ Japan's Man of the Year Award under the actor category for his work in the drama.

Matsumoto began his career in the entertainment industry when he joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1996 at the age of 12. Prior to his debut as a singer with Arashi in 1999, Matsumoto started an acting career when he was cast as Teddy Duchamp for the stage play Stand by Me, which was based on the film of the same name. Since then, he has gone on to appear in numerous dramas and movies, receiving a number of awards and nominations for his roles.

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