He played a role inTsuda, Busu, which earned him multiple awards, including a Blue Ribbon Award and a Japan Academy Prize for Newcomer of the Year in 1988. He also released albums between 1992 and 1994 and covered the song "Starless" by King Crimson in 1993.
He grew up in a family of actors and debuted in the 1987 film, Totto Channel.
He appeared in the creature feature, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, in 1993.
He married actress Sylvia Grab in 2005. He has a younger brother named Masanobu Takashima who is also an actor.
Another famous Japanese film actor is Fujiwara Tatsuya.