This article is about a/an actor in the Kamen Rider Series.

Kenji Matsuda (松田 賢二 Matsuda Kenji) is a Japanese actor and voice actor who is well known for his roles as Zanki in Kamen Rider Hibiki and Kamen Rider Decade, as well as Jiro in Kamen Rider Kiva. He reprised his role as Jiro in Kamen Rider Zi-O's 35th and 36th episodes.

In Garo, he played Wataru Shijima, Baron the Thunder Knight.

He's also know for his role as Kagero in the Shinobi film series.

He has had some roles in anime, with his most recent role in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, playing the main antagonist Bohman.


Matsuda began acting in high school when a girl he had a crush on convinced him to join the theater club, and continued to pursue acting even after graduating. However he suffered an injury that forced him to stop acting. After he recovered, he was scouted again by a film director, Ryuhei Kitamura, which then kickstarted his career once again.

Personal Life

  • Matsuda is a former smoker. He had officially quit following his 40th birthday.
  • Matsuda began dating actress Emiri Henmi in 2010, and married early 2011. In 2013, their daughter was born. The two divorced in 2018.


Kamen Rider

Super Sentai


  • Garo: Makai Flash Knight: Wataru Shijima/Baron the Thunder Knight


  • Keep Alive (Jiro): Kamen Rider Kiva


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