Japanese actor who played Yoshito Kikuchi in the television series, GTO and the role of Takashi Ando in the television series, Ikebukuro West Gate Park.
He graduated from Kanagawa Prefectural Yokosuka High School and had been a model for magazines before acting.
He has caused controversy in the Japanese entertainment industry for expressing his belief in the use of marijuana.
He was married from 2003-2012 and gained custody of his son.
He is a fellow Japanese television actor to Hideaki Takizawa.