TV actor and singer who is a member of of the boy band Kanjani Eight. He appeared in the 2012 film Eight Ranger and the 2014 sequel.
He had a radio show on JOQR 1134 starting in 1994.
He has appeared on the shows The Quiz Show 2 and Hidarime Tantei EYE.
His mother encouraged him to sign with the management company Johnny & Associates because she felt he was better looking than the people they already had signed.
He and Shunsuke Okubo are both TV actors from Japan.