Furukawa in 2012
Toshio Furukawa (古川 登志夫 Furukawa Toshio, born July 16, 1946 in what is now part of the city of Tochigi ) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator affiliated with Aoni Production and is married to fellow voice actress Shino Kakinuma. In July 2011, Furukawa appeared at Anime Expo as a guest.
He became famous for his anime character roles in his career as Kagege (Keroro Gunso), Kai Shiden (Mobile Suit Gundam), Shin (Fist of the North Star), Asuma Shinohara (Mobile Police Patlabor), Piccolo (Dragon Ball), Ataru Moroboshi (Urusei Yatsura) and Portgas D. Ace (One Piece). His debut voice role is a soldier in Brave Raideen. Toshio is a veteran who has played a variety of characters from comedians like Ataru of Urusei Yatsura and Inumaru of Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!, to calm, serious ones like Shin from Fist of the North Star and Piccolo of the Dragon Ball series. Furthermore, Toshio is capable of performing with a "boy voice" and has played noble hot-blooded heroes such as Prince Mito of Saikyō Robo Daiōja and Kento Tate of Future Robo Daltanius.
He performed in the band Slapstick (スラップスティック) with Toru Furuya, Kazuyuki Sogabe, Yūji Mitsuya and Akio Nojima. In 2007, Slapstick got together to pay tribute to former band members Hirotaka Suzuoki and Kazuyuki Sogabe (guitar).
Furukawa owns a pet dog named Asuma (遊馬), a Shih Tzu that was named after Asuma Shinohara of Patlabor. His former pet was Ataru (あたる), which was named after Ataru Moroboshi of Urusei Yatsura. Ataru died in 2008 at age fifteen and was also a Shih Tzu. Tribute pages were made for both pets.
Original video animation (OVA)
- Urusei Yatsura (1985-2008) (Ataru Moroboshi)
- Lupin III: The Plot of the Fuma Clan (1987) (Arsène Lupin III)
- Bubblegum Crisis (1987-1991) (Leon McNichol)
- Appleseed (1988) (Calon)
- Crying Freeman (1988-1994) (Hinomura Yō a.k.a.Crying Freeman)
- Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988-2000) (Olivier Poplin)
- Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! (1989) (Inumaru Yomota)
- Saint Seiya: Elysion Hen (2008) (Thanatos)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (2012-14) (Kai Shiden)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (2016-18) (Kai Shiden)
|1996||Tobal No. 1||Emperor Udan|
|1996||Dead or Alive||Jann Lee|
|1999||Dead or Alive 2||Jann Lee|
|2001||Dead or Alive 3||Jann Lee|
|2004||Kinnikuman Generations||Suguru Kinniku|
|2004||Everybody's Golf Portable||Jean|
|2005||Namco × Capcom||Taizo Hori, Joker|
|2005||Dead or Alive 4||Jann Lee|
|2006||Battle Stadium D.O.N||Piccolo|
|2006||Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops||Roy Campbell|
|2007||Shining Force EXA||Adam, Bornay|
|2007||Everybody's Golf Portable 2||Jean|
|2009||Fragile: Sayonara Tsuki no Haikyo||Shin|
- Dragon Ball series (1993–present) (Piccolo, General Blue)
- Mr. Driller series (1999–present) (Taizo Hori, Ataru Hori)
- Jumborg Ace (1974) (Worker (Actor), Dump Kong (Suit Actor))
- X-Bomber (1980) (Shiro Ginga)
- Tetsuwan Tantei Robotack (1998) (Takkard)
- Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger DELUXE: Abare Summer is Freezing Cold! Movie (2003) (Dimensional Drifter Galvidi)
- Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (2004) (Narrator)
- Kamen Rider Wizard (2012) (Wiseman (Carbuncle (Ep. 8 - 47 (Ep. 48 Voice by Narushi Ikeda)))
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum (2012) (Wiseman)
- Billy Crystal
- Anvil! The Story of Anvil (Steve "Lips" Kudlow)
- Back to the Future (1989 TV Asahi edition) (George McFly (Crispin Glover))
- CHiPs (Ponch (Erik Estrada))
- Dave (1997 TV Asahi edition) (Dave Kovic (Kevin Kline))
- The Graduate (1977 TBS edition) (Carl Smith (Brian Avery))
- The Ice Storm (Ben Hood (Kevin Kline))
- Independence Day (1999 TV Asahi edition) (U.S. President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman))
- Little House on the Prairie (Almanzo Wilder (Dean Butler))
- Monty Python (Terry Gilliam)
- Mysterious Island (1975 TBS edition) (Herbert Brown (Michael Callan))
- Out of Africa (Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford))
- Speed (1998 TV Asahi edition) (Harry Temple (Jeff Daniels))
- Zapped! (1986 Fuji TV edition) (Peyton Nichols (Willie Aames))
- Antz (Z)
- Disney's House of Mouse (Panchito Pistoles)
- Robots (Herb Copperbottom)
- The Three Caballeros (Panchito Pistoles)
- Watership Down (Hazel)
- The Plague Dogs (Ruff)
|1982||5th Anime Grand Prix||Best Voice Actor||Ataru Moroboshi||Won|
- "古川登志夫 芸歴".
- "声優・古川登志夫さん（上） 親父に見せたかった活躍". Sankei Shimbun. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
- "Anime Expo Hosts Toshio Furukawa". Retrieved March 12, 2017.
- ja:スラップスティック (バンド)
- "Toshio Furukawa - 132 Character Images | Behind The Voice Actors". behindthevoiceactors.com. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.
- "Dragon Ball Super Film announcement". animenewsnetwork. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
- "かぞくモメはじめました". Star Channel. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
- "スモール・アパートメント ワケアリ物件の隣人たち". Star Channel. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
- "愛と哀しみの果て". Star Channel. Retrieved June 8, 2019.