Satoshi Hashimoto is a Japanese actor and voice actor. Satoshi Hashimoto (橋本 さとし, Hashimoto Satoshi) is a Japanese seiyū (voice actor), born on April 26, 1966 in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan. His blood type is O. He started his professional career on 1989 with the agency Gekidan Shinkanzen (劇団☆新感線) and became a good friend with Jun Hashimoto. He is currently affiliated with the Cube Group seiyū agency. He owns two male long-haired chihuahuas named Chop and Hook. Although not hugely active in the Japanese anime industry, Hashimoto is a prolific actor in various other entertainment fields. He has done many live-action movies, TV dramas and stage plays, and has made appearances in several television commercials. He was acting regularly for TV dramas until he announced a break from them in 2005. He has also had voiceover experience playing Fire Convoy (Optimus Prime) in the original Japanese version of Transformers: Robots in Disguise.