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|Born||November 7, 1978|
|Origin||Aoba-ku, Yokohama, Japan|
Tomoya Nagase (長瀬 智也, Nagase Tomoya, born November 7, 1978) is a Japanese former singer and actor. He was a member of Tokio, a Johnny & Associates musical group. He was the primary vocalist, in addition to playing the guitar alongside Tokio's leader, Shigeru Joshima.
He was inspired by bands Hikaru Genji and SMAP to answer a recruiting call of Johnny & Associates and was accepted. In 1992, he played several stage plays (Playzone and Mask) together with other Tokio members. He first played tambourine during Tokio's early performances as SMAP's background dancers. Just prior to Tokio's debut, the band's rhythm guitarist, Hiromu Kojima, left the band and was replaced by Tomoya Nagase.
In 1997, Nagase collaborated with American R&B group 3T to record the Japanese version of Eternal Flame, which was used as the theme song for the Japanese drama D×D, in which he starred. The single was released under the artist name "Tomoya with 3T" and reached number 12 on the Oricon charts. Nagase lists Guns N' Roses as his favorite band.
In July 2020 it was announced that Nagase will be leaving Johnny & Associates in 2021.
Nagase has had parts in over 40 dramas. His first lead role was in Hakusen Nagashi (1996). More lead roles followed including Ikebukuro West Gate Park , Mukodono! , and Tiger & Dragon . Mukodono! was his first comedic role. In My Boss My Hero he had another comedic role. He received an "Ishihara Yuijiro Award" in 2002 as "The Best Newcomer" for his role in the movie Seoul. He also currently playing as a lead actor in a drama Unubore Deka
Nagase has endorsed many various brands with the band Tokio and by himself. He is currently a brand ambassador for Fujicolor and Lotte Toppo. With Tokio, he has endorsed among others Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Eneos, a brand for Nippon Oil. As an actor, he has also endorsed UFO Nissin noodles, Lotte Coolish drinks, Subaru, Morinaga, Suntory Dry beer, Mazda, All Nippon Airways, NTT docomo, Hitachi Wooo, and Uniqlo.
|1994||Ari yo Sabara||TV|
|1995||Saiko no Kataomoi||TV|
|Kakeochi no Susume||TV|
|1996||Hakusen Nagashi||TV||Wataru Ookouchi|
|1997||Ryoma ga Yuku||TV|
|Fuzoroi no Ringotachi 4||TV|
|D×D||TV||Shigeru Joshima and Tatsuya Yamaguchi also acted in this drama|
|Hakusen Nagashi: 19 no Haru||TV||Wataru Ookouchi|
|Love And Eros||TV|
|1999||Ringu Saishusho||TV||Ryuji Takayama|
|Hakusen Nagashi: Hatachi no Kaze||TV||Wataru Ookouchi|
|Sea Side Love (Suna no ue no koibitotachi)||TV||Takano Akira|
|2000||Ikebukuro West Gate Park||TV||Majima Makoto|
|2001||Mukodono!||TV||Yuichiro Sakuraba||Won Best Actor Award (29th Television Drama Academy Award)|
|Hakusen Nagashi: Tabidachi no Uta||TV||Wataru Ookouchi|
|2002||Seoul||Film||Hayase Yutaro||Won Ishihara Yujiro New Actor Award (Nikkan Sports Film Awards)|
|Big Money||TV||Norimichi Shirato|
|Yan Papa||TV||Yuusaku Mabuchi|
|2003||Mukodono 2003||TV||Yuichiro Sakuraba|
|Hakusen Nagashi: 25-sai||TV||Wataru Ookouchi|
|2004||Kanojo ga Shinjatta||TV||Hajime Ansai|
|2005||Akechi Kogoro VS Kindaichi Kosuke||TV||Kindaichi Kosuke|
|Tiger & Dragon||TV||Kotora Yamazaki||Won Best Actor Award (45th Television Drama Academy Award)|
|Hakusen Nagashi: Yume Miru Koro o Sugitemo||TV||Wataru Ookouchi|
|2006||My Boss My Hero||TV||Makio Sakaki|
|2007||Utahime||TV||Shimanto Taro, Akira Koizumi|
|Sword of the Stranger||Film||Nanashi ("Nameless")||Voice (Original Japanese version)|
|2009||Karei naru Spy||TV||Kyosuke Yoroi|
|Heaven's Door||Film||Masato Aoyama|
|2010||Miporin no Ekubo||TV||Teruo Okazaki|
|2016||Too Young To Die! Wakakushite Shinu||Film||Killer K||Leading Role|
|Fragile||TV||Keiichiro Kishi||Won Best Actor Award (The 3rd CONFiDENCE AWARD DRAMA PRIZE)|
|2017||Sorry, I Love You||TV||Okazaki Ritsu||Leading Role|
|2018||Recall||Film||Akamatsu Tokuro||Leading Role|
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