Akira Terao is a Japanese musician, singer and movie actor. He is the eldest son of actor Jūkichi Uno. Terao is known for wearing sunglasses and for his expressions of Nihilism. Because he has two moles on one cheek, he has the nickname of "hoppe", meaning "cheek". He attended schools Wako Gakuen, Hosei University Daini Senior High School, and graduated from the vocational school Bunka Gakuin.The promotional agencies to which he has belonged are, in order, Horipro, Ishihara International Productions, Inc., and Terao Ongaku Jimusho, literally "Terao Music Offices," his own, personal office. As of 2012, he is the only male actor to have received both the Japan Record Award and the Japan Academy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.