ACTOR

Tōru Furuya

1953 - Today

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Tōru Furuya (古谷 徹, Furuya Tōru, born July 31, 1953 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator. As a child, he was a member of Gekidan Himawari, a children's acting troupe. He is currently employed by the talent management firm Aoni Production.Furuya is most known for the roles of Amuro Ray (both in the original Mobile Suit Gundam and its following Gundam sequels), Hyūma Hoshi (Star of the Giants), Pegasus Seiya (Saint Seiya), Yamcha (Dragon Ball), Kyōsuke Kasuga (Kimagure Orange Road), and Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tōru Furuya has received more than 181,954 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Tōru Furuya is the 3,474th most popular actor (down from 3,111th in 2019), the 1,013th most popular biography from Japan (down from 853rd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Japanese Actor.

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  • 180k

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  • 59.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Tōru Furuya ranks 3,474 out of 10,030. Before him are John Finn, Preity Zinta, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Mark Gatiss, Clint Walker, and Shailene Woodley. After him are Bob Crane, Mia Wasikowska, Francesca Neri, Tim Pigott-Smith, Frank Marshall, and Mark Salling.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1953, Tōru Furuya ranks 199Before him are Pia Zadora, Graeme Souness, Władysław Kozakiewicz, Geddy Lee, Robert Picardo, and Jean-Pierre Darroussin. After him are Gernot Rohr, Robert Zoellick, Ho Ching, Melchior Ndadaye, Norberto Alonso, and Charles Martin Smith.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Tōru Furuya ranks 1,013 out of 5,560. Before him are Yasushi Akimoto (1958), Akio Ōtsuka (1959), Moto Hagio (1949), Mitsuru Komaeda (1950), Tura Satana (1938), and Akio Toyoda (1956). After him are Mikio Oda (1905), Akina Nakamori (1965), Hiroshi Abe (1964), Ai Yazawa (1967), Seiko Matsuda (1962), and Mikio Sato (1928).

Among ACTORS In Japan

Among actors born in Japan, Tōru Furuya ranks 42Before him are Ichirō Nagai (1931), Haruo Nakajima (1929), Kazuhiko Inoue (1954), Toshio Furukawa (1946), Akio Ōtsuka (1959), and Tura Satana (1938). After him are Hiroshi Abe (1964), Megumi Ogata (1965), Miyoshi Umeki (1929), Kōji Yakusho (1956), Junko Takeuchi (1972), and Kōichi Yamadera (1961).

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