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Taisho Sugo (菅生 大将 Sugō Taishō), better known as his stage name, Masaki Suda (菅田 将暉 Suda Masaki) is a Japanese actor best known for his role as Philip/right side of Kamen Rider Double in Kamen Rider W, with his most recent reprisal of the role in Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max. After the end of his tenure as Philip, Suda quickly jumped in popularity within the Japanese entertainment industry and has been unable to reprise the role in the character's future appearances.

Biography

At the age of 14, Sugo applied to AMUSE Inc., but was not accepted. At 15, he was a finalist of the 21th Junon Superboy Contest and signed with his current agency Top Coat, adopting his current stage name. Within a year, he made his acting debut as Philip in Kamen Rider W.

After W's end, Suda went on to star in several films and dramas, winning several awards for Best Actor.

Personal Life

  • During Suda's audition, he was cast primarily for his similarities to Philip in terms of innate knowledge.
  • Suda mentions that because he has a naturally average height and appearance, it is easy for him to get roles.
  • He had expressed a desire to reprise his role as Phillip in at least a voice capacity for Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER, but was incapable due to scheduling conflicts.[1]

Filmography

Notes

  • He is the first actor born in the 90's to play a Primary Rider.
  • He is also the youngest Primary Rider to date, being only 16 years old at the start of Kamen Rider W.
  • He is a winner of GQ Men of the Year Award 2016.[2]

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