Award-winning Japanese actor who is known for his role in the popular film Waterboys in 2001 for which he was nominated for a Japanese Academy Award in the Best Actor category.
He played one of his first roles in the 1998 film Nazo no Tenkousei.
He has also worked as a singer and bassist for the Japanese band Basking Lite.
He grew up with his family in Yanagawa, Fukuoka, Japan.
He appeared in the television series Orange Days which inspired fellow Japanese actor Seto Koji to start acting.