Shosuke Tanihara was born on July 8, 1972 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from Kanagawa Prefectural Kohoku High School in 1991.
Tanihara also hosts a podcast produced by Tokyo FM, titled Tokyo Twenty-Four Living Supported by FLET’S Hikari. It began on January 7, 2006 with the guest, former Yokohama Bay Stars pitcher Takashi Saito.
He married Emi Miyake in March 2007, and had their daughter in October. He made the announcement at the 8th Best Formalist Award ceremony. His second daughter was born in April 2009, followed by two sons in October 2010 and February 2012. He announced in January 2015 that he wife was expecting. She gave birth to their third daughter on April 9, 2015. Tanihara also has a stepson (born December 19, 2003) from his wife's previous marriage to Issei Ishida.
|1995||Hana Yori Dango||Tsukasa Domyoji|
|1996||Fudoh: The New Generation||Riki Fudoh|
|1997||Deborah ga Rival||Umenosuke Ichimatsu|
|2000||Godzilla vs. Megsguirus||Hajime Kudo|
|2003||Sky High||Kohei Kanzaki|
|2004||Godzilla: Final Wars|
|2006||Lovely Complex||Kuniumi Maitake|
|Memories of Matsuko||Shunji Saeki|
|2007||Vexille||Cdr. Leon Fayden||Voice role|
|2009||Tenshi no Koi||Kouki Ozawa|
|2011||Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram||Reshiram||Voice role|
|Andalucia: Revenge of the Goddess||Naoki Kawashima|
|2005||Gokusen 2||Takuma Kujo|
|2007||Furin Kazan||Imagawa Yoshimoto|
|Watashitachi no Kyokasho||Naoyuki Seri|
|2011||Ranma 1/2||Tofu Ono||Television film|
|2014||Gunshi Kanbei||Takenaka Hanbei|
|Smoking Gun||Kashiwagi Natsuki|
- Before appearing in Hana Yori Dango, he participated in the "Non'no" (
ノンノ) model contest with co-stars, Koichi Hashizume and Naohito Fujiki.
- He met the creator of Boys Over Flowers, Yoko Kamio during the production of the movie. They were filming the last scene at the night club in Roppongi.
- Tanihara appeared in two of the "Our film series" (
ぼくたちの映画シリーズ) films, Hana Yori Dango and Deborah ga Rival (based on the manga by Kaoru Tada).
- Yuki Uchida, who played opposite him in the Hana Yori Dango film, also performed in Gunshi Kanbei with him as Nohime.