Japanese actor from the series, Kizudarake no Tenshi and Tantei Monogatari, in which he shaved his head and wore a wig for the role.
He studied English literature at Hosei University, but dropped out in his second year after deciding to start an acting career.
He would also write screenplays under the name, Shin Akekawa for various series including an episode of Return of Ultraman.
He was married to actress, Chiho Yūki from 1964 until 1968.
Another Japanese actor like him is Asano Tadanobu.