Japanese actor who starred in more than 100 films during his 20-year career. He appeared in the 1995 comedy film, Getting Any? and in the 1998 film, After Life.
He was born in Tokyo and made his acting debut in the 1986 film, A Homansu.
He became involved in Takeshi Kitano's production company, Office Kitano.
He had a daughter with his wife.
He is a fellow Japanese movie actor to Sonny Chiba.