Tomoya Nagase

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Tomoya Nagase
長瀬 智也
Born (1978-11-07) November 7, 1978 (age 42)
Origin Aoba-ku, Yokohama, Japan
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actor
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • harmonica
  • saxophone
Years active1993–2021
Associated acts Tokio

Tomoya Nagase (長瀬 智也, Nagase Tomoya, born November 7, 1978) is a Japanese former singer and actor. [1] [2] 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.



As an artist

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. [3] [4]

In July 2020 it was announced that Nagase will be leaving Johnny & Associates in 2021. [5]

As an actor

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.


1993Twins KyoshiTV
1994Ari yo SabaraTV
1995Saiko no KataomoiTV
Kakeochi no SusumeTV
Koibito YoTV
1996Hakusen NagashiTVWataru Ookouchi
Dear WomanTV
1997Ryoma ga YukuTV
Fuzoroi no Ringotachi 4TV
D×DTV Shigeru Joshima and Tatsuya Yamaguchi also acted in this drama
Hakusen Nagashi: 19 no HaruTVWataru Ookouchi
Love And ErosTV
1999Ringu SaishushoTVRyuji Takayama
Hakusen Nagashi: Hatachi no KazeTVWataru Ookouchi
Sea Side Love (Suna no ue no koibitotachi)TVTakano Akira
2000 Ikebukuro West Gate Park TVMajima Makoto
2001Mukodono!TVYuichiro SakurabaWon Best Actor Award (29th Television Drama Academy Award)
Hakusen Nagashi: Tabidachi no UtaTVWataru Ookouchi
HandokuTVIchiban Hazama
2002SeoulFilmHayase YutaroWon Ishihara Yujiro New Actor Award (Nikkan Sports Film Awards)
Big MoneyTVNorimichi Shirato
Yan PapaTVYuusaku Mabuchi
2003Mukodono 2003TVYuichiro Sakuraba
Hakusen Nagashi: 25-saiTVWataru Ookouchi
2004Kanojo ga ShinjattaTVHajime Ansai
OtoutoTVIshihara Shintaro
2005Akechi Kogoro VS Kindaichi KosukeTVKindaichi Kosuke
Tiger & DragonTVKotora YamazakiWon Best Actor Award (45th Television Drama Academy Award)
Hakusen Nagashi: Yume Miru Koro o SugitemoTVWataru Ookouchi
2006 My Boss My Hero TVMakio Sakaki
2007UtahimeTVShimanto Taro, Akira Koizumi
Sword of the Stranger FilmNanashi ("Nameless") Voice (Original Japanese version)
2009Karei naru SpyTVKyosuke Yoroi
Heaven's Door FilmMasato Aoyama
2010 Miporin no Ekubo TVTeruo Okazaki
Unubore Deka TVUnubore
2013 Kurokochi TVKurokouchi Keita
Nakuna, Hara-chan TVHara-chan
2016 Too Young To Die! Wakakushite Shinu FilmKiller KLeading Role [6]
FragileTVKeiichiro KishiWon Best Actor Award (The 3rd CONFiDENCE AWARD DRAMA PRIZE) [7]
2017Sorry, I Love YouTVOkazaki RitsuLeading Role
2018RecallFilmAkamatsu TokuroLeading Role [8]


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