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Who knew there were so many famous people named Kenji in the world? Our list of celebrities named Kenji includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Kenjis below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Kenji, actors named Kenji, and much more. Kenji Mizoguchi, Kenji Jojima, and Kenji Yoshino are only a few of the well-known people named Kenji on this list.
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Kenji Mizoguchi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director Kenji Mizoguchi was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. His film Ugetsu won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and appeared in the Sight & Sound Critics' Top Ten Poll in ...more

Kenji Jojima is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Baseball player Kenji Johjima is a Japanese former professional baseball player. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball for four years with the Seattle Mariners in the American League, then returned to ...more

Kenji Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Educator, Jurist, Writer Kenji Yoshino is a legal scholar and the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law. Formerly, he was the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at ...more

Kenji Miyazawa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Poet, Novelist, Writer Kenji Miyazawa was a Japanese poet and author of children's literature in the early Shōwa period. He was also known as a vegetarian, and social activist. A devout believer in Nichiren Buddhism ...more

Kenji Nagai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Video journalist, Journalist, Photojournalist Kenji Nagai was a Japanese photojournalist who took many assignments to conflict zones and dangerous areas around the world. He was shot dead in Burma during the 2007 Burmese anti-government ...more

Kenji Misumi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Film Director Kenji Misumi was a Japanese film director. He created films such as Lone Wolf and Cub and the initial film in the long-running Zatoichi series. Misumi directed Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice, ...more

Kenji Kodama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Kodama Storyboard Artist, Television director, Animation Director Kenji Kodama is a Japanese anime director, and storyboard artist. He is best known for directing the anime Case Closed and working with the anime Lupin III, as well as discovering Joe Hisaishi ...more

Kenji Utsumi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor, Voice acting Kenji Utsumi was a Japanese voice actor and actor from Kitakyūshū, affiliated with the self-founded Ken Production. He was married to fellow voice actress Michiko Nomura until his death. He is ...more

Kenji Kawai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Conductor, Film Score Composer, Musician Kenji Kawai, born April 23, 1957 in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Tokyo, is a Japanese music composer, for motion pictures, anime movies, video games and televised programs. He has contributed to the ...more

Kenji Hamada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Voice acting Kenji Hamada is a male Japanese voice actor from Fukuoka, Japan who is an affiliate of Mausu Promotion.

Kenji Ōtsuki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Ōtsuki Kenji Ohtsuki is a Japanese rock musician and Seiun Award-winning writer. His musical career began in the late 1970s. He is the vocalist of Kinniku Shōjo Tai, Tokusatsu, Underground Searchlie ...more

Kenji Nomura is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Voice acting Kenji Nomura, nicknamed "Nomuchin", is a Japanese voice actor from Okayama Prefecture affiliated with Aksent. He graduated Kurashikishiritsu Chayachō Elementary School, ...more

Kenji Ogiwara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Ogiwara is a former Japanese Nordic combined skier who won several medals at the Winter Olympics, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, and the Holmenkollen ski festival. He won gold ...more

Kenji Kimihara is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Kimihara is a former Japanese long-distance runner. He won the silver medal in the men's marathon at the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico. Four years later he finished in ...more

Kenji Nojima is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Narrator, Voice acting Kenji Nojima is a Japanese voice actor. He is employed by the voice talent agency Aoni Production. He is the son of Akio Nojima and is the younger brother of Hirofumi Nojima. He is married to ...more

Kenji Urada is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Urada Kenji Urada was a Japanese engineer who was one of the first persons reported to have been killed by a robot. Urada was maintenance engineer at a Kawasaki Heavy Industries plant. While working ...more

Kenji Sawada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Lyricist, Actor, Composer Kenji Sawada is a Japanese singer, composer, lyricist and actor, best known for being the vocalist for the Japanese rock band The Tigers. Nicknamed "Julie" because of his self ...more

Kenji Yamauchi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Theatre Director, Actor, Playwright Kenji Yamauchi is an actor and playwright.

Kenji Kamiyama is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Television director, Screenwriter, Artist Kenji Kamiyama, born on March 20, 1966 in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, is a Japanese anime director. He has worked regularly with the anime studio and production enterprise, Production I.G, such ...more

Kenji Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Watanabe Kenji Watanabe is a retired male breaststroke swimmer from Japan. He represented his native country in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1984. His best Olympic result was the 7th ...more

Kenji Ebisawa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor Kenji Ebisawa is a Japanese actor, best known for the role of Gunpei Ishihara/Go-on Black in the 2008 tokusatsu series Engine Sentai Go-onger.

Kenji Tanigaki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Stunt Performer, Actor, Martial artist Kenji Tanigaki is an actor, stunt performer, film director and martial artist.

Kenji Haga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Businessperson, Tarento, Actor Kenji Haga is a mixed-race entertainment talent, actor and businessperson from Okinawa, Okinawa. Haga was born to an American father and a Japanese mother.

Kenji Sahara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor Kenji Sahara is a Japanese actor. He was born in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa. His real name is Masayoshi Kato. Initially he used the name Tadashi Ishihara before changing it when he secured the lead ...more

Kenji Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor Kenji Fitzgerald is an actor.

Kenji Sugawara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor Kenji Sugawara was an actor.

Kenji Oonishi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Oonishi Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Kenji Oonishi a film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, film editor and film producer.

Kenji Uchida is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Screenwriter, Film Director Kenji Uchida is a Japanese film director. He studied filmmaking at San Francisco State University. His independently produced film Weekend Blues won two awards at the 24th Pia Film Festival in ...more

Kenji Itō is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Musician, Composer Kenji Ito, also known by the nickname Itoken, is a Japanese video game composer and musician. He is best known for his work on the Mana and SaGa series, though he has worked on over 30 video ...more

Kenji Anan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor Kenji Anan is a Japanese stage and film actor. He began work with the Tokyo Sunshine Boys in 1983, and since then has performed in a variety of roles mostly in television dramas.

Kenji Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Takahashi Office Worker, Athlete Kenji Takahashi is a Japanese sailor. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 49er class.

Kenji Motomiya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor Kenji Motomiya is an actor.

Kenji Ekuan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Industrial designer, Author Kenji Ekuan is an author and industrial designer. He is a founding member of the internationally renowned Japanese consultancy GK Design and has been responsible for many designs of note ranging ...more

Kenji Nakagami is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Nakagami Poet, Writer, Critic Kenji Nakagami was a Japanese novelist and essayist. He is well known as the first, and so far the only, post-war Japanese writer to identify himself publicly as a Burakumin, a member of one of ...more

Kenji Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor Kenji Matsuda is a Japanese actor. Matsuda began acting in high school when a girl he had a crush on convinced him to join the theatre club. He later joined the sho-gekijo theatrical troupe ...more

Kenji Yamauchi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor, Voice acting Kenji Yamauchi is an actor and voice actor.

Kenji Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Voice acting Kenji Takahasi is a voice actor.

Kenji Terada is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Terada Novelist, Screenwriter, Animation Director Kenji Terada is a Japanese scenario writer, anime director, series organizer and novelist. He is probably best known for writing the first three games of the Final Fantasy series, his work on ...more

Kenji Sakaguchi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor Kenji Sakaguchi is an actor.

Kenji Yamashita is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Film Art Director, Production Designer, Film Editor Kenji Yamashita is a film editor, production designer and film art director.

Kenji Hachizaki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Art Director, Television director Kenji Hachizaki is a television director and art director.

Kenji Ohba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Ohba Actor Kenji Takahashi, known professionally as Kenji Ohba is a Japanese actor and former stuntman best known for his roles in the Super Sentai and Metal Heroes series, especially as Retsu ...more

Kenji Kohashi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor Kenji Kohashi is an actor.

Kenji Tokitsu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Tokitsu Writer Kenji Tokitsu is a Japanese author and practitioner of Japanese martial arts. Tokitsu has also written a scholarly work about the legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto. He holds doctorates in ...more

Kenji Inoue is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Inoue Kenji Inoue is a Japanese wrestler who won the bronze medal in the Men's Freestyle 60 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Kenji Akabane is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Akabane Voice acting Kenji Akabane is a voice actor.

Kenji Mizuhashi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Actor, Voice acting Kenji Mizuhashi is an actor.

Kenji Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Williams Theatre Director, Record producer, Film Director Kenji Williams is a Filmmaker, Electronic music Producer, and Violinist.

Kenji Takama is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Takama Cinematographer Kenji Takama in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese cinematographer. Takama is a member of Japanese Society of Cinematographers.

Kenji Takaki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Kenji
Kenji Takaki Actor Kenji Takaki was an actor.