Constantino Romero

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Constantino Romero
Constantino Romero Vilaweb-Resize.jpg
Born Constantino Romero García
(1947-05-29)29 May 1947
Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Died 12 May 2013(2013-05-12) (aged 65)
Barcelona, Spain
Cause of death Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Nationality Spanish
Occupation TV and Radio host
Voice actor
Known for Dubbing acting
Spouse(s) Joana Vila
Awards TP de Oro (1996)
Antena de Oro 1999

Constantino Romero García (29 May 1947 – 12 May 2013) was a Spanish TV and radio host and actor. Due to his deep voice, he was most known for dubbing into Spanish other actors like Clint Eastwood, James Earl Jones and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator or The Expendables films.[1]


Birth certificate of Constantino Romero (Alcalá de Henares, 29/05/1947).

Radio and TV[edit]

Romero was born in Alcalá de Henares and grew up in Chinchilla de Monte-Aragón (Albacete) where his mother lives. All his family are from Chinchilla and Almansa. His professional career began as an announcer at Radio Barcelona and RNE until 1985 when he made his first appearance in television as the host of the program Ya sé que tienes novio. From 1987 to 1992 he presented the game show El tiempo es oro on TVE. Later he moved to Antena 3 where he was very popular.[1]

Later he appeared in the regional TVs with the game show La Silla and replaced Silvia Jato in Pasapalabra in Antena 3 when she became a mother. He worked at CMT since 2002 to 2010. In 1984 he made his first stage appearance with L'Ópera de tres rals directed by Mario Gas. Both worked together in the musicals Sweeney Todd in 1995 and A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim.[2] Another play in which he appeared was The Little Shop of Horrors, giving voice to the carnivorous plant.[1]

Voice actor[edit]

He was known as a voice over actor for some famous actors.[3] Among his notable appearances in Spanish versions of foreign-language films, he was the voice of William Shatner in Star Trek, of Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator film series, of Sean Connery in Outland, and of James Earl Jones' role as Darth Vader where Romero, rather than Jones, says "I am your father" (Yo soy tu padre).[1][4]

His voice also dubs in several Disney films, for example, in The Lion King, as Mufasa's voice, in The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, as Frollo's voice, and in Mulan, the Supreme Ancestor.[1]. He also voiced Shere Khan in The Jungle Book 2.


In 1999 he won an Antena de Oro Award and two TP de Oro awards.[1]

Retirement and death[edit]

He retired on December 12, 2012, after his last job as a voice actor: Trouble with the Curve. He announced it through his Twitter account:

"Thanks for the affection. It's been 47 years of work. And a whole life. Radio, TV, theatre, dubbing. It's been worth it. A hug. That's all folks!*" (* in English in the original). He showed his thankfulness to his fans with the words "I've always known that the best part of my job were people".

He died on May 12, 2013, in Barcelona at the age of 65.[5]




  • Lola (1986)
  • Galeria oberta (1986) (TV series)
  • La ronda (1987) (TV movie)
  • 13 x 13 (1987) (TV series)
  • La veritat oculta (1988)
  • A l'est del Besòs (1988) (TV series)
  • L'amor és estrany (1988)
  • Las chicas de hoy en día (1991) (TV series)
  • Don Quijote de Orson Welles (1992)
  • No sé bailar (1992) (TV series)
  • Olímpicament mort (1993) (TV movie)
  • Oh, Espanya! (1996) (TV series)
  • El sueño de una noche... vieja (1997) (TV movie)
  • Lisístrata (2002)
  • 800 balas (2002)
  • 7 vidas (2003) (TV series)
  • El corazón de las tinieblas (2004) (short)
  • Di que sí (2004)
  • Bujias y Manias (2005)
  • Star Wars: Extinción (2006) (short)
  • Héroes (2010)
  • L'Edèn (2010) (TV Movie)
  • Elefante (2011) (short)
  • Copito de Nieve (2011)

Dubbing (highlights)[edit]

Clint Eastwood voice in:

James Earl Jones voice in:

Rutger Hauer voice in:

Tony Jay voice in:

Roger Moore voice in:

Arnold Schwarzenegger voice in:

William Shatner voice in:

Louis Gossett, Jr. voice in:


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