Actor and signer who originally found stardom as a pop, performing with the Japanese boy band SMAP in the 80s and 90s. He has acted in dozens of film and television productions, including series like Food Fight and movies like Chugakusei Maruyama (2013).
He was raised in Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan..
He hosted the FNS Music Festival from 2005 to 2014.
His mother is from Saiyo, Ehime.
He was bandmates with Nakai Masahiro in SMAP.