Debuted in Shochiku Studio films & became a hero in "Masked Rider".
He has starred in numerous movies, including "Sinking of Japan," "Death of the Beast," and "Samurai in the Sky,"
"Katsu Kaishu," "Shiroi Kiba," "Tokuso Saizensen," "Asuka," "Hiroshi Fujioka, Tanken Series" and many others.
He has led the movie industry as an action actor who performs the action scenes himself.
In 1984, he was selected for the lead role in the Hollywood movie "SF Sword Kill," and was cast in the lead role in the movie "The Last Airbender" (1985).
Became a member of the Screen Actors Guild (Screen Actors Guild of America) and has a close friendship with the Hollywood community.
He is also known as a martial arts expert who has performed in serious combat overseas and is well versed in judo, karate, katana-do (swordsmanship), koutaido (self-defense), and all other martial arts.
He has been involved in relief and support activities in conflict zones and refugee camps in dozens of countries around the world, as well as in Japan.
His role as Honda Tadakatsu in the 2016 NHK Taiga Drama "Sanadamaru" drew wide attention & praise.
He also played the lead role in the movie "Masked Rider No. 1," which was released in March of the same year.
The DVD/Blu-ray became a number one best-seller in the movie category.
In 2020, he will celebrate the 55th anniversary of his career in show business, and has appeared in commercials for Softbank, Town Work, and Lotte & Calbee.
Since 2021, he has appeared in commercials for Nissin Yakisoba UFO.
He also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the broadcast of Masked Rider and appeared in the movie "Super Hero Senki".
He appeared as "Takeru Hongo" playing the same role in three different eras: Showa, Heisei, and Reiwa in 2021.