In the second year in junior high school, his landscape painting was selected for exhibiton by Tokyo Shinagawa Community Youth Painting Exhibition.
Became himself a qualified hairdesser after Beautiful Life.
At school he was a member of the kendo team, gymnastics club and basketball club.
Likes animaux, has a black lablador Bonita since 1996 and a 2-years-old eyes-seeing dog Elca since 2005.
His younger brother is a rugby player and was once enrolled in the national team.
Currently, holds the top three spots for most watched Japanese TV drama of all time, with "Hero", "Beautiful Life" and "Good Luck!" ranked respectively. Each of these three dramas scored a viewership rating of over 30% for its pilot. In addition, he also made Japanese TV drama history, when all 11 episodes of "Hero" received over 30% of viewership.
In November 1999, he became the first Asian star to become a spokesperson for Levis Jeans Company
Became the first male star to advertise lipsticks for the Kanebo Testimo II range, in February 1996. The brand's sales figures nearly tripled within a single month, since the launch of the campaign.
Has 2 daughters with ex-singing sensation, Kudo Shizuka, named Kokomi and Mitsuki Kimura.
Joined Johnny's Office in November 1987 as a Johnny Junior. Consequently chosen to become a member of new group SMAP in April 1988.
One of the most charismatic members of the pop group Smap, he retains favorite status among teen girls and young women even though he is married. (The youth culture in Japan is such that unattached idols are believed to 'belong' to everyone; once the person is married, or 'taken,' their popularity frequently dwindles.)
As an actor:
2011 Nankyoku tairiku: Kami no ryouiki ni idonda otoko to inu no monogatari
2010 Tsuki no koibito
2010 Space Battleship Yamato as Susumu Kodai
2009 Mr. Brain
2009 Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari kôen mae hashutsujo
«The hysteria surrounding Takuya might be dangerous, especially gave his talent for "bad-boy" roles. His use of a butterfly knife in "Gift" (1997) prompted a spate of copycat attacks and victims by disaffected teenagers....»
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