Not your typical 3rd culture kid (his parents weren't diplomats), Gen spent his childhood growing up in cities such as London, Kobe, Seoul, Tokyo, Philadelphia, and New York, in that order. 

Gen debuted as Angel in the official Japanese cast of RENT in 2008. After skipping his college graduation ceremony, he dove into the One-Year Conservatory program at the T. Schreiber Studio, NY, and completed the curriculum on a tourist visa (You're not supposed to do that? Oops). He took more classes with many teachers and casting directors, but notably he has also studied under Bob Krakower and Anthony Abeson. 

While pursuing his dream in the US, he furthered his career by starring in lead roles in Japan's official Broadway productions of next to normal (Gabe), Dracula (Jonathan), Bare (Jason), Rocky Horror Show (Rocky), to name a few.

Gen also hosts a weekly American cable TV show called TV JAPAN CLUB, as well as the sold-out improv comedy show BATSU!, performing weekly in the heart of Astor Place, NYC. 

Gen is now based out of NYC.


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