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Tsuchida Tetsuya (土田哲也), better known by his stage name TETSUYA, is a performer and actor. He's member of the groups EXILE and EXILE THE SECOND. He was also member of J Soul Brothers' second generation Nidaime J Soul Brothers until their migration to EXILE in 2009 and DANCE EARTH PARTY.

Biography

Early Life

Tsuchida Tetsuya was born on February 18, 1981 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Tsuchida is a Yokosuka City Elementary School and Yokosuka City Shinmei Junior High School graduate. After graduating from high school, Tsuchida went to study architecture on high school, under influence of his parents, that are engaged to farm work. After graduating from high school, he worked on his father's company.

Tsuchida started practicing dancing at age 19.

2002-2006

In 2002, he formed the dance team POLY-3 alongside KENCHI and local dancers from Yokosuka.

In 2004, he appeared at EXILE's stage-play HEART of GOLD ~STREET FUTURE OPERA BEAT POPS~.

In 2005, he formed the dance team FULCRUM, alongside KENCHI, KEIJI and others. The team lasted until 2016, when he joined the Krump dance team RAG POUND.

2007-2008

On January 25, 2007, he was announced as member of the revival of the group J Soul Brothers and his stage name became TETSUYA.

On May 7, 2008, he made his official debut with J Soul Brothers with the single "WE!".

2009

On March 1, he was officially announced as a EXILE member along with the J Soul Brothers members as it was announced that J Soul Brothers' members would migrate to EXILE.

2012

On July 1, it was announced that TETSUYA would be joining the unit THE SECOND from EXILE, being a concurrent member from the group and EXILE.

2013

In 2013, TETSUYA participated of ÜSA's project DANCE EARTH, being part of the musical unit DANCE EARTH PARTY as a performer.

2015

On April 29, he was announced as a fixed member of DANCE EARTH PARTY alongside ÜSA and Dream Shizuka.

On December 28, it was announced that he would go thru a surgery on his left shoulder due to a joint dislocation in early 2016.[1]

2018

On December 4, he, along with the DANCE EARTH PARTY members, announced the group's disbandment. He would go on with his activities as a member of EXILE and EXILE THE SECOND.

2019

On March 5, he announced that he had married with a non-celebrity woman. He also announced that they are expecting their first child to be born around summer 2019.[2][3]

On May 13, it was announced that TETSUYA was diagnosed with bilateral patellar subluxation syndrome and would be halting his activities as performer in order to not affect the treatment.[4]

On August 20, TETSUYA revealed in the press conference for MACHI cafe's Amazing Ice Caramel Latte that his first child was born healthy and safely.[5]

Works

Cinema / Television

Movies
  • [2006] Backdancers!
Dramas
  • [2009] Shin Oishinbo 3 Yuzan Kaibara VS. Kyukyoku Shichinin no Samurai!
  • [2009] Gyoretsu no 48 Jikan
  • [2010] Pandora II: Kiga Retto
  • [2010] Keiji Teinen (ep.9)
  • [2011] Kazoku Hotei
  • [2011] Osama no Ie (ep.9)
  • [2012] Kimi to Boku to no Yakusoku
  • [2012] Counter no Futari (ep.6)
TV Shows
  • [2012] "E" Dance Academy

References

  1. EXILE、TETSUYAが新年に左肩手術へ
  2. EXILE TETSUYAよりいつも応援してくださる皆さまへ
  3. 「EXILE」TETSUYA 一般女性との結婚発表「一家の大黒柱として…」初夏にはパパに
  4. A notice on the restriction of EXILE TETSUYA's future activities
  5. EXILE TETSUYA、第1子誕生を報告「元気な子どもが無事に生まれました」 (in Japanese)

External Links

EXILE
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Members
Current Active Members ATSUSHI · AKIRA · TAKAHIRO · Tachibana Kenchi · Kuroki Keiji · TETSUYA · NESMITH · SHOKICHI · NAOTO · Kobayashi Naoki · Iwata Takanori · Shirahama Alan · Sekiguchi Mandy · Sekai · Sato Taiki
Retired as Performers HIRO (L) · Matsumoto Toshio · ÜSA · MAKIDAI
Former Members SHUN
Discography
Studio Albums 1. our style · 2. Styles Of Beyond · 3. EXILE ENTERTAINMENT · 4. ASIA · 5. EXILE EVOLUTION · 6. EXILE LOVE · 7. Ai Subeki Mirai e · 8. Negai no Tou · 9. EXILE JAPAN · 10. 19 -Road to AMAZING WORLD- · 11. STAR OF WISH
Best Albums 1. PERFECT BEST · 2. EXILE CATCHY BEST · 3. EXILE ENTERTAINMENT BEST · 4. EXILE BALLAD BEST · 5. EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE / SOUL SIDE- · 6. EXTREME BEST
Other Albums The other side of EX Vol.1 · Shuku Million Shokai Album Sanmai-Gumi BOX SET ~Appreciation to the million breakthrough~ · EXILE PERFECT YEAR 2008 ULTIMATE BEST BOX · HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM · EXILE LIVE TOUR 2018-2019 "STAR OF WISH" Set List
Singles 1. Your eyes only ~Aimai na Boku no Katachi~ · 2. Style · 3. Fly Away · 4. song for you · 5. Cross ~never say die~ · 6. EX-STYLE ~Kiss you~ · 7. We Will ~Ano Basho de~ · 8. Breezin' ~Together~ · 9. LET ME LUV U DOWN · 10. Choo Choo TRAIN · 11. Eternal... · 12. ki・zu・na · 13. O'ver · 14. Carry On / Unmei no Hito · 15. real world · 16. HEART of GOLD · 17. HERO · 18. EXIT · 19. Tada... Aitakute · 20. YES! · 21. Everything · 22. Lovers Again · 23. Michi · 24. SUMMER TIME LOVE · 25. Toki no Kakera / 24karats -type EX- · 26. I Believe · 27. Pure / You're my sunshine · 28. The Birthday ~Ti Amo~ · 29. LAST CHRISTMAS · 30. THE MONSTER ~Someday~ · 31. THE HURRICANE ~FIREWORKS~ · 32. THE GENERATION ~Futatsu no Kuchibiru~ · 33. FANTASY · 34. Motto Tsuyoku · 35. I Wish For You · 36. Each Other's Way ~Tabi no Tochuu~ · 37. Rising Sun · 38. Anata e · 39. ALL NIGHT LONG · 40. BOW & ARROWS · 41. EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~ · 42. Flower Song · 43. No Limit · 41SP. EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~ (Special Edition) · 44. NEW HORIZON · 45. Jounetsu no Hana · 46. 24karats GOLD SOUL · 47. Ki・mi・ni・mu・chu · 48. Joy-ride ~Kanki no Drive~ · 49. Ai no Tame ni ~for love, for a child~
Digital Singles 1. THE NEXT DOOR · 2. One Wish · 3. PARTY ALL NIGHT ~STAR OF WISH~ · 4. Melody · 5. My Star · 6. Turn Back Time · 7. Awakening · 8. STEP UP · 9. Love of History
Other Singles SCREAM · WON'T BE LONG · 24karats -type S- · Houshuku Kyoku Kumikyoku "Taiyou no Kuni"
Videography
Live DVD/Blu-rays 1. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2004 "EXILE ENTERTAINMENT" · 2. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2005 ~PERFECT LIVE "ASIA"~ · 3. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2007 EXILE EVOLUTION · 4. EXILE LIVE TOUR "EXILE PERFECT LIVE 2008" · 5. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2009 "THE MONSTER" · 6. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2010 FANTASY · 7. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~ · 8. EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TOWER OF WISH~ · 9. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2013 "EXILE PRIDE" · 10. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2013 "EXILE PRIDE" 9.27 FINAL · 11. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2015 "AMAZING WORLD" · 12. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2018-2019 "STAR OF WISH"
Music Video Collections 1. EXPV 1 · 2. EXPV 2 · 3. EXPV 3
Concerts & Tours
Tours 1. Styles Of Beyond · 2. EXILE ENTERTAINMENT · 3. PERFECT LIVE "ASIA" · 4. EXILE EVOLUTION · 5. EXILE SHOWCASE LIVE 2008 · 6. EXILE PERFECT LIVE 2008 · 7. THE MONSTER · 8. FANTASY · 9. TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~ · 10. EXILE PRIDE · 11. AMAZING WORLD · 12. STAR OF WISH · 13. PERFECT LIVE 2001▶︎2020
Concerts EXILE COUNTDOWN LIVE 2005-2006 CLOSED CIRCUIT · EXILE VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 2006 ~ASIAN DREAM~
Concerts Featured In EXILE TRIBE: EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TOWER OF WISH~ · EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~
Other: HiGH&LOW THE LIVE · LDH PERFECT YEAR 2020 COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019▶︎2020 "RISING"
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts J Soul Brothers · DEEP · EXILES · EXILE TRIBE · Nidaime J Soul Brothers · Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS · EXILE THE SECOND · GENERATIONS · FANTASTICS · Jr.EXILE · ACE OF SPADES · RED DIAMOND DOGS
THE SECOND from EXILE / EXILE THE SECOND
Category · Songs navbox
Members
Members Tachibana Kenchi (L) · Kuroki Keiji · TETSUYA · NESMITH · SHOKICHI · AKIRA
Discography
Albums 1. THE Ⅱ AGE · 2. BORN TO BE WILD · 3. Highway Star
Best Albums 1. EXILE THE SECOND THE BEST
Other Albums HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM
Singles 1. THINK 'BOUT IT! · 2. SURVIVORS / Pride · 3. YEAH!! YEAH!! YEAH!! · 4. Shut up!! Shut up!! Shut up!! · 5. WILD WILD WILD · 6. SUPER FLY · 7. Summer Lover · 8. Route 66 · 9. Acacia · 10. Shunkan Eternal
Digital Singles 1. Top Down · 2. Ain't Afraid To Die
Videography
Live DVD/Blu-rays 1. EXILE THE SECOND LIVE TOUR 2017-2018 "ROUTE 6・6"
Concerts & Tours
Tours 1. WILD WILD WARRIORS · 2. ROUTE 6・6 · 3. EXILE THE SECOND PERFECT LIVE 2012▶2020
Concerts Featured In EXILE TRIBE: EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR 2014 SPECIAL STAGE "THE SURVIVAL" IN SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 10DAYS · EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~
Other: HiGH&LOW THE LIVE · LDH PERFECT YEAR 2020 COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019▶︎2020 "RISING"
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts EXILE · Nidaime J Soul Brothers · EXILE TRIBE
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