August 30, 1983
|Place of Birth||:||Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, Japan|
|Also Known As||:||片岡 直人, 片冈直人, 나오토|
Kataoka Naoto (片岡直人), better known by his stage names NAOTO and EXILE NAOTO, is a performer and actor. He's a member of the group EXILE, one of the leaders of the group Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS and leader of the hip-hop unit HONEST BOYZ®. He was also a member of J Soul Brothers' second generation Nidaime J Soul Brothers until they migrated to EXILE in 2009. In 2010, he became the leader of the newly-formed J Soul Brothers III. During Apr 2013, he played the role of Tomonori Kashiwagi in Fuji TV drama Last Cinderella. In the Tokyo TV drama Night Hero NAOTO that aired the same month, NAOTO played himself in his first leading role. His movie Dancing Mary is set to be released in 2020 and made its world premiere at the 2019 Sitges Film Festival.