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.


Early LifeEdit

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.


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.


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!".


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.


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.


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


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]


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.


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]


Cinema / TelevisionEdit

  • [2006] Backdancers!
  • [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)
  • [2012] "E" Dance Academy


  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)

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