|Official Name||古谷 徹|
Toru Furuya is a veteran narrator and seiyuu (voice actor) born on July 31, 1953 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As a child, he was a member of Himawari Theatre Group, a children's acting troupe. He is employed by the talent management firm Aoni Production. He was a best friend of the late Hirotaka Suzuoki.
He is most known for the roles of Amuro Ray (Mobile Suit Gundam), Hyouma Hoshi (Kyojin no Hoshi), Pegasus Seiya (Saint Seiya), Yamcha (Dragon Ball), Kyosuke Kasuga (Kimagure Orange Road), and Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon).
Using pseudonym Noboru Sougetsu in the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 credits in his role as Ribbons Almark.