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Overview (3)

Born in Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Died in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Height 5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Constantino Romero was born on May 29, 1947 in Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. In the early 70's he started as dubbed voice actor, in movies as They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) and Dirty Harry (1971). His voice tone, deep and serious, was turned in the most recognizable voice in Spain during the 70's years and the 80's, specially in titles as the three original Star Wars' movies, being the Spanish dubbed voice of Darth Vader, and the James Bond movie starred by 'Roger Moore'. In the middle 80's he started a carrier as host in TV shows. His first job for TV was El tiempo es oro (1987), a famous Spanish contest-show in this time (and subsequently) which was his first big success for Romero. At the same time he followed his work as voice over in movies like Terminator and some Clint Eastwood movies (between others), Romero turned in one of the most familiar faces in Spain with other TV shows like Valor y coraje (1993), La parodia nacional (1996), Alta tensión (1998) and Pasapalabra (2000). He died on May 12, 2013 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He was 65.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Chockys

Trivia (25)

Usual Spanish dubbed voice for Roger Moore (i.e. in all his James Bond movies)
Spanish dubbed voice for Michael Caine in The Last Valley (1971), Kidnapped (1971) and A Bridge Too Far (1977).
Usual Spanish dubbed voice for Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry (1971), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Unforgiven (1992), Million Dollar Baby (2004), etc). In deed, the own Eastwood was very impressed when he saw himself with Romero's voice. His last work was accurately in Trouble with the Curve (2012), Eastwood's last movie as actor.
Spanish dubbed voice for William Shatner in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and its big screen follow-ups, and in other movies like Airplane II: The Sequel (1982).
Spanish dubbed voice for Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2 (1991) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
Spanish dubbed voice of Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner (1982). Too was the Spanish dubbed voice off in the prologue.
He met Roger Moore in TV Show Sorpresa, ¡Sorpresa! (1996) while he was presenting La parodia nacional (1996).
His first dubbing role was in They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) at the age of 23.
Spanish dubbed voice for Dan Aykroyd in The Blues Brothers (1980).
He was known as "La Voz" (the voice) by his deep and recognizable voice tone.
Spanish dubbed voice for Louis Gossett Jr. for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) and Iron Eagle (1986).
Spanish dubbed voice for Carl Weathers for Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979) and Action Jackson (1988). In Rocky III (1982) he dubbed Mr. T instead Weathers.
Spanish dubbed voice for Sean Connery in Outland (1981) and Five Days One Summer (1982).
Spanish dubbed voice for Sydney Pollack in Tootsie (1982).
Spanish dubbed voice for Michael Clarke Duncan in Planet of the Apes (2001).
Spanish dubbed voice for Jim Brown in Mars Attacks! (1996).
Spanish dubbed voice for James Coburn in Eraser (1996).
Spanish dubbed voice for Yaphet Kotto in Brubaker (1980).
Spanish dubbed voice for Nick Nolte in Extreme Prejudice (1987).
His favorite dubbed work was in The Lion King (1994), declared by himself. Romero was the dubbed voice over Mufasa, Simba's father.
Spanish dubbed voice for god Zeus at the opening credits of the TV animation series Ulysse 31 (1981).
Spanish cinema company Filmax used Romero's voice for his presentations of his movies (saying the quote "Filmax presenta"). It continues using nowadays.
Along the all 80's years his voice was used as narrator of so much commercials.
Spanish dubbed voice for André Morell in The Lord of the Rings (1978), in the role of Elrond.

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