Of Irish Japanese and Australian descent, Kenji Fitzgerald was born in Perth, Australia, where he grew up until the age of 18. He worked as an actor and a musician through his youth until he began his studies at NIDA (national institute of dramatic arts) in Sydney where he obtained his bachelor of dramatic arts. Since graduating in 2010 he has spent time working on the Belvior st theatre stage in Sydney for their production of "That Face" before commencing work on a television show as a lead in 2010 and 2011.