Famous for his starring role in the Japanese television shows Kamen Rider Black and Kamen Rider Black RX, he also appeared in several of the series' spin-off movies.
When he was just seventeen years old, he successfully auditioned for his famous role of Kotaro Minami.
He opened a Tokyo restaurant called
Born Tetsuo Takayama, he grew up in Tokyo, Japan.
He and Mizushima Hiro are both popular Japanese television actors.