|Native name||国分 太一|
|Born||September 2, 1974|
|Origin||Higashikurume, Tokyo, Japan|
|Instruments||Electronic keyboard, piano|
|Labels||Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Japan, J Storm|
Taichi Kokubun was born in Higashikurume, Tokyo.
As an artist
Before debuting with Tokio, Kokubun, like other Tokio members, was a backup-dancer for Johnny's Entertainment boy bands, including Hikaru Genji. In 1990 he became the keyboardist of Tokio, but it was not until 1994 that the band debuted.
As an actor
Kokubun began his acting career with a role in Abunai Shōnen III, a 1989 Japanese drama. Since 1993, he has played parts in drama shows and movies such as Fantistipo and Shaberedomo Shaberedomo.
He has hosted Gachinko! with other Tokio members. Currently Kokubun hosts Kaitai Shin Show and Shonen Club Premium on NHK, Tetsuwan Dash and Guruguru Ninety-Nine on NTV, R30 on TBS, Mentore G on Fuji TV, and Aura no Izumi on TV Asahi.
In 2001, it was revealed that Taichi Kokubun has dated Japanese singer-songwriter Aiko from 1998. However, the two broke up in 2007. In 2009, Kokubun announced in an interview that he began a new relationship.
|1989||Abunai Shōnen III||TV||Uncredited role|
|1994||Otōsan wa Shinpaisho||TV|
|Yagami-kun no Katei no Jijo||TV||Koji Yagami|
|1996||Glass no Kakeratachi||TV|
|1997||Kin no Tamago||TV|
|Kenshui Nanako||TV||Shinya Aramaki|
|Shin Oretachi no Tabi||TV||Episode 10 only|
|2000||Bus Stop||TV||Kyugo Abe|
|2001||Omae no Yukichi ga Naiteiru||TV|
|2004||Tokio||TV||Takumi Miyamoto||Lead role|
|2005||Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu Muika||TV||Michaki Shigematsu|
|Fantistipo||Movie||Toraji||Starred with KinKi Kids member Tsuyoshi Domoto, whom he released the theme song to the movie with|
|2006||Dance Drill||TV||Wataru Ishibashi|
|2007||Inochi no Iro Enpitsu||TV||Lead role|
|Shaberedomo Shaberedomo||Movie||Mitsuba||Award a Mainichi Film Award for Best Actor|
- "Johnny's Net Tokio Profiles" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-12-21.
- "Taichi Kokubun on IMDB". Retrieved 2009-12-21.
- "TOKIO - artists - JaME U.S.A.". Retrieved 2009-09-29.
- "Kokubun completes conquest of major networks". TokyoGraph. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
- "国分太一 ３歳年下"普通の女性"と交際中". Sponichi Annex. Retrieved 2009-12-21.[dead link]