Japanese television actor who is known for his role as General Lee in Takeshi's Castle and his role as Commander Sugata in Hikari Sentai Maskman.
He grew up in Sasebo, Nagasaki and one of his first roles was as as Hajime Iwatani in the 1964 film, The Hunter's Diary.
He is also the author of a dining guide that contains advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
He married Kikko Matsuoka in 1981 and she has appeared alongside him in many television series.
Another Japanese television actor like him is Matsuda Shota.