23 August 1981
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Akira started dancing at the age of 16, at dance club events around the Shizuoka area. He then moved to Tokyo and went on to found the talent agency Makidai & USA. In December 2004, he debuted as a performer in Rather Unique. In June 2006, he joined the group Exile as a performer.
He began working as an actor in March 2006, appearing in the "No.1 Attack" stage troupe Gumi Honan. Since then, he has acted in a number of TV dramas in Japan, including the 2012 remake of the Great Teacher Onizuka series, which has been broadcast on Fuji TV since July 2012.
- Hana Yori Dango Final (2008), Sunny
- Yamagata Scream (2009), Santaro
- Properly convey (2009), North Shiro
- Fist of anger, Legend of the Fist (2010), Sasaki
- Hanjiro (2010), Yaichiro Nagayama
- Working Holiday Yamato (2012), Okita
- Gou - Himetachi no sengoku (NHK, 2011-Jan-09 to 2011-Nov-27), role of Toyotomi Hidekatsu
- Tumbling (TBS, 2010-Apr-17 start), role of Kashiwagi Yutaka
- Exile Generation (NTV, January 2009 - March 2010)
- EXH: Exile House (TBS, April 2009 - March 2010)
- Hiruxile (NTV, April 2010 - March 2011)
- EXE (TBS, April 2010 - September)
- Exile Tamashii (MBS TV MBS, TBS, October 2010)
- GTO (Fuji TV, July 2012 - ), role of Eikichi Onizuka
- Biblia koshodō no Jiken Techō (Fuji TV, January 2013 - )
- "Exile Official Website", 2012, webpage: .
- MTV Exile Bio