Japanese actor who starred as L in the films Death Note and L: Change the World. He won a 2010 Nikkan Sports Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Norwegian Wood.
He made his acting debut in 2002 on an episode of Gokusen.
He won the Best Actor Award at the Nikkan Sports Film Awards and Mainichi Film Awards in 2010.
He married actress Koyuki Kato on April 1, 2011. The couple have three children together.
He married model and actress Koyuki, who starred with him in Lone Ninja.