Voice actor James Carter, who has played Pokémon characters like James from Team Rocket and Professor Oak, announced his retirement due to cancer.
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James Carter, the voice actor behind the iconic voices of several characters from the Pokémon series, including Professor Oak and Team Rocket’s James and Meowth, has retired due to throat cancer.
According to Carter’s Caring Bridge, Carter has decided to quit voicing and adapting the script for Pokémon. The voice actor was diagnosed with a terminal form of nasopharyngeal cancer in late January 2023. Although the first post on January 30, 2023 contained some optimistic news, notice for fans. convinced that the cancer was treatable and that Carter would undergo a course of chemotherapy to shrink throat cells. tumor, a new post on April 17 gave fans a much sadder update as complications with his tumor led to a more aggressive form of chemotherapy. Carter’s retirement will take effect at the end of Season 25 of the Pokémon animated series.
Source: Bridge of interest