J-Actor mini-bio: Oguri Shun

Name: Oguri Shun Nicknames: Ogushun, Guri, Ogurin Birthday: 12/26/82 Height: 6' (183 cm) Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)

Where do I know him from? Hana Yori Dango (Hanazawa Rui), Hana Yori Dango 2 Returns (Hanazawa Rui), Gokusen (Uchiyama Haruhiko), Densha Otoko (Minamoto Munetaka), GTO (Yoshikawa Noboru)

Tell me some more! He has been in commercials for J-Phone, as well as performing in stage plays and doing voiceovers for anime. Recently, he was cast as the voice of the main character in the Japanese dub of Surf's Up. In 2005, tabloid Friday Magazine discovered his relationship with Morning Musume member Yaguchi Mari. This is rumored to be the reason that Yaguchi suddenly left Morning Musume in April of that year. Another popular rumor is that Matusmoto Jun (Domyouji in Hana Yori Dango) insisted that the producers cast Oguri as Hanazawa Rui in Hana Yori Dango. The two have been close friends since working on Gokusen together and Matsumoto refused to play Domyouji if Oguri was not hired.

What is your opinion of him? I've found Oguri to be a decent actor. While I haven't seen a majority of his work, the roles that I have seen him in tend to be loners that only speak when it is necessary. This leaves a sort of mysterious air about him, which tends to make him very attractive. I would like to see more of his work and I hope that he branches out into some more versatile roles.