Taiyo Sugiura (杉浦 太陽 Sugiura Taiyo) is a Japanese drama and Tokusatsu actor who played Musashi Haruno in Ultraman Cosmos, Ultraman Cosmos 2: The Blue Planet, Ultraman Cosmos Vs Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle, Ultraman Saga, Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors!, and Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA. He also does the voice for Ultraman Cosmos in every movie.
Sugiura was born in Okayama, Japan. He has a brother, Takao (太雄), who is two years younger. Sugiura attended Neyagawa 1st Junior High School (Neyagawa Middle School) and Osaka Sangyo University Senior High School, where he graduated from in 1999.
Sugiura made his debut in 1998 with TV Asahi, where he appeared in several dramas. In 2001, he was cast in and starred for Ultraman Cosmos. This was followed by his appearance in the 2003 Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle.
On June 17, 2007, Sugiura married Nozomi Tsuji while she was three months pregnant; the marriage was confirmed to be a shotgun wedding. Sugiura and Tsuji met in April 2006 through mutual friends. The couple have three children: daughter Noa (希空 Noa) (born 2007), son Seia (青空 Seia) (born 2010) and son Sora (昊空 Sora) (born 2013).
- Taiyo translation in English means sun.