Tomorowo Taguchi was born in 1957 in Tokyo. After dropping out of university, he became a cartoonist and a member of a punk band before starting his career as an actor. After his debut as the lead in the film Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989) he began to pursue acting in earnest. Since then he has appeared in countless movies, both in leading and supporting roles. Recently, he has also moved into the field of directing.