(中村 優一, Nakamura Yūichi
?, born October 8, 1987) is a Japanese actor, most notably known for the roles of Kyōsuke Kiriya in the 2005 tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Hibiki
, Otoya Hanazono in the 2006 midnight drama Princess Princess D
, and Yuto Sakurai/Kamen Rider Zeronos in the 2007 tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Den-O
Nakamura is affiliated with the acting group D-BOYS, produced by Watanabe Entertainment.
Nakamura started his career in entertainment in 2003, joining the talent agency Johnny & Associates under the Johnny's Jr. division. However, through his time in Johnny's Jr. Nakamura realized he had more interest in pursuing a career in acting than in music, despite the passion for dance that motivated him to join the agency. When Watanabe Entertainment's action production group D-BOYS announced its first public audition searching for new talents in 2004, Nakamura left Johnny & Associates to try for the new group that conformed more to the career he sought.
On July 27, 2004 Nakamura performed in the D-BOYS Open Audition, and came in as the Grand Prize winner. He joined the group shortly after, along with second placer Shunji Igarashi and third placer Katsuki Nakamura. Nakamura is currently one of the constantly expanding group's longest standing members.
In March 2010 it was announced that Nakamura will be part of a new D-BOYS sub-unit alongside Shunji Igarashi, Kōji Seto, Araki Hirofumi and Arata Horii.