Toru Furuya is a Japanese actor, voice actor, and narrator who was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, on July 31, 1953. He was a young actor with Gekidan Himawari, children’s acting group. He is presently working with the talent agency Aoni Production.
The anime characters that Furuya is most known for including Amuro Ray from Gundam, Hyma Hoshi from Star of the Giants, Pegasus Seiya from Saint Seiya, Yamcha from Dragon Ball, Kysuke Kasuga from Kimagure Orange Road, and Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon). These are the jobs he views as being most crucial. Beginning with the movie Super Mario Bros. – The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach, he has provided Mario’s voice for a number of anime and commercials (1986).
In the cast of Mobile Suit Gundam 00, he also played Ribbons Almark under the alias Noboru Sgetsu (, Sgetsu Noboru) (but used his real name in the narration role). Furuya’s first roles in a non-Universal Century Gundam series were both the narration and Ribbons Almark. Yuen Biao, a Hong Kong action movie actor, is most known for using his official dubbing voice.
His appearance as an acting guest at Tsukino-Con 2017 was confirmed on January 2 by the convention.
Toru Furuya wed Mami Koyama, a voice actress, in 1976; they subsequently divorced in 1983. In 1985, he was wedded to Satomi Najima.