Japanese actor who is best known for his role as Eikichi Onizuka in the television manga series, Great Teacher Onizuka.
He was born in Saitama Prefecture and one of his first television roles was on Maido Gomen Nasai in 1994.
He is also a singer and has released many albums.
He married his Great Teacher Onizuka co-star, Nanako Matsushima in 2001, and together they have a daughter who was born in 2007.
Another successful Japanese actor and singer like him is Akanishi Jin.