Japanese pop singer also known by the nickname Leader. He has performed with the boy band Arashi and also as a solo artist.
He dropped out of high school to pursue a stage career. One of his first gigs was in the play Kyo to Kyo.
He released the Double-Platinum single "Kumorinochi Kaisei" in 2009.
He has an older sister.
He co-starred with Toma Ikuta in the 2008 suspense film Mao.