Known best for hosting the Spanish-language versions of the Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and Million Pound Drop game shows, this popular entertainer also pursued a career as a film actor, making his big-screen debut in the 1996 movie Rigor Mortis.
After graduating from the University of Deusto, he had a decade-long career as a law professor at the University of the Basque Country. He began his entertainment career as a writer for a Basque television series titled Boulevard.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, he directed and acted in several professional stage productions.
Born Carlos Javier Sobera Pardo, he grew up in the Basque region of Bilbao, Biscay, Spain.
He and Gran Hermano (Big Brother) host Mercedes Mila both presented Spanish versions of popular American television shows.