Rome Kanda

Actor, Comedian and Producer

Rome Kanda approaches life like a samurai— head-on and with unwavering intensity. After moving to the U.S., the Osaka native soon found his calling as a comic. He’s been onstage in New York and the world-famous Comedy Store on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. Rome’s greatest coup so far is being the first Japanese native to front a primetime American TV show as the host of “Majide” on ABC’s I Survived a Japanese Game Show. And he recently appeared in The Informant! with Matt Damon, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Rome also teaches samurai sword fighting—tate—and his forthcoming book Samurai Spirit offers his thoughts and experiences as an entertainer and teacher.

Learn more about Rome Kanda:

The Samurai Spirit