Stage and screen actor and pop singer known for his roles in such Japanese television shows as Scrap Teacher: Kyoushi Saisei, Sprout, and Yukan Club. He also appeared in a pop idol music group called Hey! Say! JUMP.
He provided voice-over work for the 2007 anime film Sword of the Stranger.
He and Yamada Ryosuke were both members of Hey! Say! JUMP!
Beginning in 2003, he was represented by the Johnny & Associates talent agency.
His mother, Takashi Chinen, was a bronze medal-winning Olympic gymnast.