Tegoshi Yuya (born 11 Nov 1987), is a Japanese singer and actor and is a member of the Johnny's Entertainment boyband, NEWS.
Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 57 kg
Star sign: Scorpio
Blood type: B
Education: Waseda University School of Human Sciences
Shabake (Fuji TV, 2007)
Hyoten 2006 (TV Asahi, 2006)
My Boss My Hero (NTV, 2006)
Gachi Baka as Utsugi Minoru (TBS, 2006)
Gekidan Engimono Ie ga Tooi as Tomiyama Hiroaki (Fuji TV, 2005)
Division 1 15 Sai no Blues (Fuji TV, 2005)
Nakushita Kioku (2009)
Tegoshi was born and grew up on the outskirts of Yokohama. He said that his mother really wanted a daughter so while he was little she often made him wear skirts at home and let his hair grow long.
Tegoshi entered Johnny's Entertainment in December 2002. He participated in various Johnny's Junior activities for eleven months before becoming a member of NEWS in 2003. Before NEWS, he was almost completely unknown to the public.
Tegoshi appeared with his band members on Johnny's related television shows, such as The Shōnen Club and Ya-Ya-yah, soon after he entered the entertainment business. Tegoshi quickly gained popularity with his singing and is considered by many fans to be NEWS' best singer. In 2005, Tegoshi landed the lead role in the movie Shisso, becoming the first member to star in a movie. Shisso aka Dead Run (International title) premiered in North America at the 2005 New Montreal FilmFest. He gained more acting roles in various Japanese dramas and continued his activities as a member of NEWS. He also hosted his own radio show, called "Tegoshi Yuya's What a Wonderful Music" from April 2005 to March 2006.
During NEWS's hiatus in 2006, he and bandmate Takahisa Masuda formed the duo Tegomass. They released the single "Miso Soup", recorded entirely in English, in Sweden that reached #12 on the Swedish charts. In December 2006, they released the Japanese version of "Miso Soup" in Japan, which reached #1 on the Oricon charts. Even after NEWS' reformation at the end of 2006, Tegomass continued to have activities. In the spring of 2007, Tegomass released the single "Kiss (Kaerimichi no Love Song)" (キッス~帰り道のラブソング~?), which was the theme song for the anime Lovely Complex and debuted at #2 on the Oricon charts. Both "Miso Soup" and "Kiss (Kaerimichi no Love Song)" went on to place #58 and #46 respectively on Oricon's Top 100 singles of 2007. Tegomass also represented the Japanese High School Volleyball Tournament with the song called "Marui Chikara" (マルイチカラ?).
Tegoshi Yuya debuted in 2007 as a seiyū for the Japanese release of the American animated film Happy Feet as the voice of Mumble. In July 2007, Tegoshi was given the opportunity to perform a one-man-show called Tegoraji. Then he starred in Fuji TV's drama special called Shabake, as Ichitaro, based on the novel of the same name written by Megumi Hatakenaka.
In June 2008, Tegomass released their third single "Ai Ai Gasa", the ending theme song for the anime series Neo Angelique Abyss. "Ai Ai Gasa" debuted at #1 on the Oricon charts and placed #64 on the Oricon Top 100 Singles of 2008. Tegoshi also reprised his role as Ichitaro, for the sequel of Shabake called Shabake: Uso Uso. At the end of 2008, director Hans Canosa cast Tegoshi as Mirai for the movie Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, based on the novel of the same name by Gabrielle Zevin premiered in Japan on March 27, 2010.
During the summer of 2009, Tegoshi focused on Tegomass activities. The duo released their single "Tanabata Matsuri" concurrently in Japan and Sweden on July 7 and released their first album the following week in Japan. They also held their first live concert tour in Japan. After the concert tour ended, Tegoshi took part in the musical comedy Dream Boys 2009 alongside fellow Johnny & Associates members Kazuya Kamenashi and Subaru Shibutani. This was his first time being featured as a major character in this annual stage show. Not only did Tegoshi appear in the stage play, he also acted in a special drama for FujiTV titled Dareka ga Uso wo Tsuiteiru. At the end of 2009, it was announced that Tegoshi will take on the role of Toyama Yukinojo in the live-action drama adaption Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge based on the manga of the same name. The drama aired January 15, 2010.
Tegoshi is a great vocalist but he can also play guitar and he does it sometimes at concerts. He also composed some of the music and lyrics to NEWS and Tegomass songs. Apart from singing in his two bands Tegoshi does his fair share of acting too. While Tegoshi took part in several TV shows he is best known for his participation in ItteQ. Since he was doing so well he got his own corner "Entertainer Tegoshi" is which he travels to different countries and learns new unusual skills in a limited time.
Tegoshi is very athletic and good at many sports but soccer remains his biggest passion. He loves it so much other members worry that it might be more important to him than the band. He plays whenever he has free time and is friends with some J-League players.Tegoshi is very athletic and good at many sports but soccer remains his biggest passion. He loves it so much other members worry that it might be more important to him than the band. He plays whenever he has free time and is friends with some J-League players.