Tōru Ōhira (Kanji: 大平 透) was a Japanese narrator and voice actor from the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. He was the founder of Ōhira Production and was also attached to 81 Produce.
One of his best-known roles was the dub voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars, on the series' home video releases and playing the title character Moguro Fukuzō in the original The Laughing Salesman. He was also known for his many narration roles, most notably in the Super Sentai series.
On April 12, 2016, Ōhira died from pneumonia at the age of 86.
Anime Voice Roles[edit | edit source]
Movies[edit | edit source]
- Gekijō-ban Kousagi Zayats: Ōkami Gundan no Sekai Seifuku Keikaku (1979) - Rhinos
OVAs[edit | edit source]
- Madou Monogatari (1991-1993) - Zoh Daimaoh
- Meitantei Shōjo Kaori (2000) - Sumo wrestler (ep. 2)
- Fuhai Karada (2004) - Anamaru
- Zayats: Ōkami Gundan no Sekai Seifuku Keikaku (2004) - Rhinos
- Ponpoko 4-Kyoudai World Tour (2006) - Hai-Hai
TV[edit | edit source]
- Kousagi Zayats (1966) - Rhinos
- TonPonCon (1972-1975)
- Tantei Shōjo Kaori (1975)
- Riyūnaki Hangyaku Bulldog Boys (1978) - Kenji Masui
- Shin Kousagi Zayats (1978-1979) - Rhinos
- Pac-Man (1988-1989) - Clyde
- Penguin Darling (1991) - Pontarō
- Chō-Base (1995)
Successors[edit | edit source]
After his death, the following voice actors took over his ongoing roles:
- Chafurin - Bulldog Boys (Kenji Masui)