Japanese actor and singer who became known for appearing in Nangoku Tosa o Ato ni Shite (A Farewell to Southern Tosa). He was known as one of the inner members of Nikkatsu Action's golden age.
He studied at Meiji University, but left to become an actor at the Japanese entertainment company, Nikkatsu.
He sang theme songs for some of the films he starred in, such as "Gitā o Motta Wataridori."
He was married singer Misora Hibari from 1962 to 1964.
He is a famous Japanese actor like Koji Yakusho.