Jun Matsumoto (
Matsumoto was born on August 30, 1983 in the Toshima ward of Tokyo. He has an sister named Megumi (
In 1996, he sent an application to Johnny & Associates. The agency's founder Johnny Kitagawa called him to enter the agency, bypassing the usual audition process. Matsumoto made his television debut in 1997 with the special, Hoken Chosain Shigarami Taro no Jikenbo. The same year, he costarred with future bandmates Masaki Aiba and Kazunari Ninomiya in a stage play based on Stand by Me. Matsumoto went on to appear in his first serial drama, Bokura no Yuki: Miman Toshi (1997), starring Aiba. Matsumoto's first film Shinjuku Shonen Tanteidan, which also starred Aiba, was released the following year. He also appeared in the television series, Boys Be...Jr and Hitsuyo no Nai Hito in 1998.
In 1999, Matsumoto formed Arashi with Satoshi Ohno, Sho Sakurai, Aiba, and Ninomiya. Their first single was released in November 1999 and reached number one on the Oricon Singles Chart. The band members starred together in the mini-drama V no Arashi later that year. In 2001, Matsumoto had his first starring role in Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo as Hajime Kindaichi. (2001). He gained further recognition in Gokusen (2002), which earned him Best Supporting Act at the 33rd Television Drama Academy Awards. The same year, he and his bandmates starred in the film Pikanchi Life Is Hard Dakedo Happy. It was followed by two sequels. In 2003, he appeared opposite Koyuki in the television drama, Kimi wa Petto.
Matsumoto starred as Tsukasa Domyoji in the mega-popular drama Hana Yori Dango with Mao Inoue in 2005. Arashi's single "Wish" served as its theme song. Matsumoto reprised his role in a second drama, Hana Yori Dango Returns (2007) and a film, Hana Yori Dango Final (2008). Arashi's "Love So Sweet" and "One Love" were the theme songs of Returns and Final, respectively. In 2007, he starred in the series, Bambino!, for which he won an award for Best Actor, and the films, Boku wa Imoto ni Koi o Suru and Kiiroi Namida. The following year, he had the lead role in Kakushi Toride no San-Akunin: The Last Princess, a remake of an Akira Kurosawa film, and the television film Myu no Anyo Papa ni Ageru.
In 2009, Arashi celebrated their tenth anniversary with a national tour and the release of their third greatest hits album. That year, Matsumoto also portrayed a half-Filipino, half-Japanese man in Smile. Matsumoto appeared with his fellow Arashi members in Saigo no Yakusoku (2010), their first drama together in nearly ten years. The same year, he also appeared in Wagaya no Rekishi and Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku, as well as a guest appearance in Kaibutsu-kun starring Ohno. In 2012, he starred in Lucky Seven with Nanako Matsushima. He first played his Lucky Seven character in Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai. Matsumoto also reprised it in a special. In 2013, he starred in Girl in the Sunny Place, which was his first film in five years.
Matsumoto appeared in the television drama, Shitsuren Chocolatier in 2014. In 2016, he starred in 99.9% Keiji Senmon Bengoshi, his fifth collaboration with Hana Yori Dango producer Katsuaki Setoguchi. Matsumoto returned to the series for a second season in 2018. The same year, Matsumoto had a cameo as Tsukasa in Hana Nochi Hare. That November, Arashi started their twentieth anniversary tour. Arashi announced in January 2019 that they will suspend the group after December 31, 2020. In July 2019, Matsumoto appeared in a television special playing Takeshiro Matsuura, a Japanese explorer. Arashi opened an official YouTube in October 2019, followed by several social media accounts the next month.
|1997||Hoken Chosain Shigarami Taro no Jikenbo||Shunichi Yoneda||Special|
|Bokura no Yuki: Miman Toshi||Mori|
|Mo Hitotsu no Shinzo||Toru Kitamura|
|1998||Boys Be...Jr||Yu||Episode 1|
|Hitsuyo no Nai Hito||Takuji Ohno|
|1999||Nekketsu Renaido|| Retsu Nikaido|
|Episodes 2, 11|
|Kowai Nichiyobi||S||Episode 10|
|V no Arashi||Jun Matsumoto|
|2000||Shijo Saiaku no Deto||Yusuke|
|2001||Mukai Arata no Dobutsu Nikki||Hajime Kindaichi||Episode 10|
|Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo||Hajime Kindaichi|
|Gokusen Returns: Soshuhen and Shiwasu no Yankumi||Shin Sawada||Special|
|2003||Yoiko no Mikata||Shin Sawada||Episode 9|
|Gokusen: Sayonara 3-nen D-gumi||Shin Sawada||Special|
|Kimi wa Petto||Momo/Takeshi Goda|
|2005||Propose||Kosuke Sato||Episode 1|
|Hana Yori Dango||Tsukasa Domyoji|
|2006||Yonimo Kimyo na Monogatari||Kazuo Takada||Special|
|2007||Hana Yori Dango Returns||Tsukasa Domyoji|
|2008||Myu no Anyo Papa ni Ageru||Hayato Yamaguchi||Special|
|2010||Saigo no Yakusoku||Nozomu Goto||Special|
|Wagaya no Rekishi||Yoshio Yame|
|Kaibutsu-kun||Kaibutsu-kun's butler||Episode 9|
|Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku||Taiga Kusunoki|
|2012||Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai||Shuntaro Tokita||Guest|
|Lucky Seven||Shuntaro Tokita|
|2013||Lucky Seven Special||Shuntaro Tokita||Special|
|Hajimari no Uta||Wataru||Special|
|2014||Shitsuren Chocolatier||Sota Koyurugi|
|2016||99.9% Keiji Senmon Bengoshi||Hiroto Miyama|
|2017||Bokura no Yuki: Miman Toshi 2017||Mori||Special|
|2018||99.9% Keiji Senmon Bengoshi: Season II||Hiroto Miyama|
|Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season||Tsukasa Domyoji||Guest|
|2019||Eien no Nishipa||Takeshiro Matsuura||Special|
|1998||Shinjuku Shonen Tanteidan||Kentaro Kanzaki|
|2002||Pikanchi Life Is Hard Dakedo Happy||Rentaro Futaba/Bon|
|2004||Pikanchi Life Is Hard Dakara Happy||Rentaro Futaba/Bon|
|2007||Boku wa Imoto ni Koi o Suru||Yori Yuki|
|Kiiroi Namida||Yuji Katsumada|
|2008||Kakushi Toride no San-Akunin: The Last Princess||Takezo|
|Hana Yori Dango Final||Tsukasa Domyoji|
|2013||Girl in the Sunny Place||Kosuke Okuda|
|2014||Pikanchi Life is Hard Tabun Happy||Rentaro Futaba/Bon|
|1997||Stand by Me||Teddy|
|Johnny's Fantasy: Kyo to Kyo - All Johnny's Jr.||Himself|
|2004||West Side Story||Bernardo|
|2005||East of Eden||Caleb Trask|
|2006||Byakuya no Valkyrie||Flying Sasuke|
|2011||A, Koya||Shinji Shinjuku|
- Matsumoto is frequently referred to as MatsuJun (
松潤) by fans.
- He and Shun Oguri starred in season one of Gokusen together, prior to Hana Yori Dango.
- Due to a policy with his agency, Matsumoto's face could not be used on certain promontional photos for the series. In some of these cases, an image of Tsukasa from the manga was used.
- Since 2005, Matsumoto has frequently been romantically linked to Hana Yori Dango costar Mao Inoue and rumors of them marrying first became prevalent in 2015. Neither has confirmed or denied the rumors.
- In 2011, Boys Over Flowers author drew Matsumoto for a special issue, titled "Arashi Meets Manga", of Asahi Shimbun. Kazunari Ninomiya was drawn by Taiyo Matsumoto of Tekkonkinkreet fame, Honey and Clover creator Chica Umino drew Sho Sakurai, while Araki Joh of Bartender was in charge of Masaki Aiba, and Satoshi Ohno was illustrated by Kaibutsu-kun's Fujiko A. Fujio.
- Shota Matsuda posted a photo of him with Oguri and Tsuyoshi Abe celebrating his marriage in April 2018. He wrote in the caption that Matsumoto took the picture.