- "Let's blow up something!"—Goblin sapper in World of Warcraft III, one of Carrero's most memorable lines there.
José María Carrero Marín (11 October 1954 - 24 February 2015) was a Spanish actor, voice actor, and dubbing director, most known as one of the pillars of animation distributor Arait Multimedia. He started lending his voice to anime characters before the beginnings of the company's work on it, later becoming one of his members and a recurrent dub director. His first big role would be the second voice of Mark Lenders (Koujiro Hyuga in Japan) in Captain Tsubasa, but he then exploded in the dub of Digimon Adventure with several characters, and later would expand his field not only to animation series, but also live action and videogames.
An excellent old school VA, he was equally great at playing both dead serious characters and cowardly/mischievous ones, especially nonhuman creatures. Funny and charismatic at the same time, his variety of tones enabled him to voice belivably multiple characters on the same series, to the point it would be useless to try to list the totality his roles in works like Digimon and World of Warcraft.
His live action works are few and little known, but he did some of them, being the most notable one his brief role as Miguel Ángel in the 1995 series Médico de familia.
Most notable roles by José María Carrero:
- Mark Lenders/Kojiro Hyuga in Captain Tsubasa. note
- Portgas D. Ace in One Piece.
- Vato Falman in Fullmetal Alchemist.
- Seishiro in Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-.
- Heiji Hattori and Kaito Kid in Detective Conan.
- Goemon Ishikawa III in Lupin III. Second season of the second dub (weird, huh?).
- Ippei in Himitsu no Akko-chan III.
- Fujio Kashikoi in Ojamajo Doremi.
- Captain Harlock in Captain Harlock. Second dub.
- Digimon franchise (also directed most dubs of the franchise):
- Joe Kido and Tentomon (and Digivolutions), Machinedramon and many other characters in Digimon Adventure.
- Joe Kido and Tentomon Digimon Adventure 02.
- Mitsuo Yamaki and many, many other characters in Digimon Tamers.
- Mercurymon and LordKnightmon in Digimon Frontier.
- Neon Hanamura and Suguru Daimon in Digimon Savers.
- Inazuma Eleven franchise:
- Hurley Kane and Styleen Vanguard in Inazuma Eleven.
- Archer Hawkins and Jordan Greenway in Inazuma Eleven Go.
- Transformers Unicron Trilogy:
- Megane in Urusei Yatsura.
- Kanata Saionji in UFO Baby.
- Megane-kun in Hamtaro.
- Harvey Livingston and Antonio Fabiani in Ashita no Nadja.
- Thinebit in Shinzo.
- Elecman in MegaMan NT Warrior.
- Dr. Hakase in Mirumo De Pon.
- Supreme God in The Law of Ueki.
- Muradin Bronzebeard in World of Warcraft.
- Shen in Diablo III.
- Narrator in Call of Duty 2.
- Eric Riley in Mafia II.
- Various characters in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Tropes that apply to José María Carrero:
- Butt-Monkey: A recurrent trait of his characters from the "funny" type.
- Casting Gag: In 2014, Carrero did the redubbing for the non-Spanish extras in the infamous Alatriste TV series. This is funny considering that he already played a famous swordman in Goemon Ishikawa in Lupin III.
- Catchphrase: According to interviews with his pals, it was "¡Al turrón!" (something in the line of "Here we go!"). Whether it was a reference to Humor Amarillo or it was an earlier usage of the phrase remains unknown.
- Creepy Monotone: Some of his roles, like Seishiro from Tsubasa or Yamaki from Digimon Tamers, were creepily soft-spoken antagonists.
- Large Ham: Occasionally voiced hammy characters.
- Megane: Thanks to his mastery at voicing nerdy characters, his voice was associated with this such as Joe in Digimon Adventure, Megane in Hamtaro and Megane in Urusei Yatsura. Carrero himself counted as a megane as well.