Shin Koyamada

Producer, Actor, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur


Originally hailing from Japan and now based in Los Angeles, Koyamada is a multifaceted Asian American figure, excelling as an actor, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. His global recognition skyrocketed with his co-starring debut in the Warner Bros. blockbuster "The Last Samurai," alongside Tom Cruise, a film that amassed a staggering $456 million worldwide.

Further solidifying his presence on the international stage, Koyamada garnered widespread acclaim for his lead role in Disney's television movie "Wendy Wu Homecoming Warrior." Boasting over 5.7 million viewers at its premiere, the film stands as one of the highest-viewed Disney Channel movies in the United States and the top-rated kid's channel in Europe, the U.K., and Japan. Notably, the Disney movie continues to captivate audiences, now available for streaming to over 100 million subscribers globally on Disney+.

With a career spanning over two decades, Koyamada has left an indelible mark on Hollywood and foreign cinema, not only as an actor but also as a prolific producer. As the CEO of Shinca Entertainment, a company he co-founded and has led for over 15 years, Koyamada has played a pivotal role in producing films, shows, comics, anime, and video games.

Beyond the realms of entertainment, Koyamada has successfully ventured into entrepreneurship. Holding the position of CEO in other thriving businesses such as Shinca Group and Shinca International, he has also lent his expertise as a Senior Advisor to numerous startup and global Fortune 500 companies.

Koyamada's influence extends to the realm of philanthropy, where he has made significant contributions through the Koyamada International Foundation (KIF). Serving as the Board Chairman and CEO, Koyamada has established country chapters in four different continents, making a positive impact on a global scale.

Under his leadership as Board Chairman of the KIF, Koyamada created Guardian Girls International, an international governing body of the Guardian Girls—a global gender-based violence prevention and response program. This initiative reflects his dedication to addressing pressing issues and making a meaningful impact on a global scale.

In addition to his philanthropic endeavors, Koyamada holds key positions in various organizations, including Chairman of the Japan-United States Sister Cities Association (JUSSCA), International President of ChimeTV (America's only national Asian American Cable Channel with over 10 million households in 41 States), and CEO of N LITE Japan, an anime production company based in Tokyo. Through his diverse roles and accomplishments, Koyamada continues to be a trailblazer, leaving an enduring legacy across industries.