Kenjiro Tsuda (津田 健次郎) was born on June 11, 1971 in Osaka, Japan. He voices the Giraffe and is affiliated with Stardust agency.
Background[edit | edit source]
Kenjiro spent his childhood in Jakarta. He is a graduate of Meiji University, where he studied theater literature; originally, he had considered making films as a movie director, but he also had an interest in performing. At the En • Theater Research Institute, he took and passed a non-degree course in theater work.
After his graduation from a trading school, Kenjiro had belonged to a theater group office. In 1995, he obtained his debut voiceover role. Since then, the majority of his work has centered around voice acting, as he's worked in theater, television dramas, and movies, television programs, and commercials.
Tsuda likes both filming and watching movies. He began attending movie theaters in junior high; though he had watched old Western movies until high school and focused on art-type films after entering college, fundamentally his interest lies, evidently, in non-genres.
On February 2, 2019, Tsuda debuted as a film director with his release of "Documentertainment AD-LIVE" (the term being a portmanteau of "documentary" and "entertainment").
Tsuda married a woman he encountered around when he was starting out as a stage actor, and has two children. He chose not to publicize his marriage out of concern for his family's privacy as well as in following in the footsteps of his favorite actors, who were also very private people. However, in July 2020, he received notice that a news story about his marriage had been published in one section of a weekly magazine and decided to bring these facts to light via his Instagram.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Kenjiro enjoys riding his motorbike and using an action camera to document his movements