02 September 2012

Bakaleya6 profiles: Jesse

Anther day another profile. I have the feeling between the general lack of information about him and his recent pushes Jesse's is going to be one of the more popular ones.

Jesse (ジェシー)
Birthdate: 1996.06.11
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: unknown
Admired sempai: Tegoshi Yuya
Previous groups: J-International, Hip Hop Jump
Dramas: Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou (2012), Sprout (2012), The Quiz (2012), Biblia Kosodou no Jiken Techou (2013), Pin to Kona (2013), Kamen Teacher (2013)
Movies: Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou (2012)

From the October 1st, 2006 Shounen Club episode
Jesse has an American father and a Japanese mother. And while he has been with Johnny’s for years he has not gotten much exposure until recently. 

In his early years as a Junior he was a member of J-International with other non-full Japanese Juniors. The grouping did not last long, mainly just the first half of 2007.

After that his appearances were rather spotty at best. But things got better for him with the creation of Hip Hop Jump in 2009.

He was a part of the initial line-up of Junior group Hip Hop Jump with fellow Bakaleya6 member Tanaka Juri. Unlike Juri though, he was not always a part of the group as it went through several member changes but it did give him the chance to perform on Shounen Club occasionally. He was a part of the final line-up before the group was dissolved though.

Around the time of HHJ dissolution he began being paired with Kyomoto Taiga to sing duets on SC.

In February 2012 it was announced he would be a part of the cast of the late night NTV drama series Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou. The drama was a hit and will had a movie released in October 2012 and will be released on DVD/BD in April, 2012.

He also has one of the Juniors in a Baskin Robbins commercial for a 2012 summer campaign for the ice cream chain. As well as having one of the main roles in the late night NTV drama Sprout.

He got his first chance at being a drama lead with a drama special titled The Quiz that aired in September 2012 and was released on DVD/BD in December 2012.

The six Bakaleya Johnny’s Juniors (Bakaleya6) headlined their own SUMMARY concerts at Tokyo Dome City Hall on September 8th and 9th for a total of three concerts.

On December 15th, 2012 Bakaleya6 with noonboyz and other Johnny's Juniors held concerts at Yokohama Arena.

He got his first chance to be in a Getsu9 drama with a supporting role in the 2013 winter drama, Biblia Kosodou no Jiken Techou. At the announcement for the role he announced that he would be just going by his first name Jesse from now on dropping his surname, Lewis.

He participated in the Live House Johnny's Ginza concerts that took place at Theater Crea from April 28 to June 2, 2013.

In the 2013 summer season he will have roles in two dramas, TBS' Pin to Kona and the late night NTV drama series Kamen Teacher. Both begin in July 2013.

He can be seen performing on Shounen Club together with other Juniors monthly.


jessenunu said...

I wanted to know Jesse but there was few information about him. Thank you for writinh information of jesse in detail.

Thennary Nak said...

Not a problem. The fact that it is hard to find a good amount of information about him was a good part of the reason I decided to do these profiles in the first place.

Hoshi Sora said...

Does he speak English .. well .. i mean he is young so i am thinking even if he had an american father he lived in JApan all his life ... so please let me know if he speaks English.

in Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou he speaks so well. i really like his " come on ass-holes ... lets have some fun " dialogue he had... pls let me kw..

jesse-jess forever !!

Thennary Nak said...

I believe he speaks English. I think I remember him being one of the Juniors that have done introductions at the start of Shounen Club/concerts in English and those are usually the ones that can actually speak the language like Okamoto Keito and Casey Anderson.