Bin Furuya

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Bin Furuya
Bin Furuya posing with the Godzilla statue in front of Toho Studios
Born July 5, 1943
Nishiazabu, Minato, Tokyo, Japan[1]
Notable role(s) Ultraman, various background characters and supporting roles
First work Mothra (1961)
Notable work Ultraman (TV 1966)
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Satoshi Furuya (古谷 (さとし),   Furuya Satoshi), known professionally as Bin Furuya (古谷 (びん),   Furuya Bin), is a Japanese actor. He is famous for being the suit actor for Ultraman in the 1966 series of the same name, but previously appeared in various Toho films, usually as minor background characters. In recent years, he has become a frequent guest at American science-fiction conventions.

Selected filmography

Selected bibliography

  • The Man Who Became Ultraman (2009) - Author


Bin Furuya battles Zetton during
the G-Fest XVII costume parade in 2010
Bin Furuya interviewed for
a G-Fest XIX panel in 2012
Bin Furuya, Susumu Kurobe, and Hiroko Sakurai at a Monsterpalooza panel in 2013
Bin Furuya and Hiroshi Koizumi at
a Chiller Theatre panel in 2014


  • Furuya was chosen to be the suit actor for Ultraman because of his relatively tall height and muscular proportions, meaning that he was the best fit for the suit.

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This is a list of references for Bin Furuya. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. "ウルトラマン、前屈みポーズは理由なき反抗 光線の意味:朝日新聞デジタル". Asahi Shimbun Digital. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Homenick, Brett. "THE ROAD TO M78! Bin Furuya on His Early Toho and Suit-Acting Roles!". Vantage Point Interviews. Archived from the original on 18 November 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  3. Kawarada, Tsuyoshi (13 May 2022). "Interview with director Shinji Higuchi on Hideaki Anno and the "dissolution of the disconnect" he aims to create with Shin Ultraman". Business + IT.


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