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Actor Appreciation

“It’s a me, Mario!”: Charles Martinet

One of the most iconic lines in gaming, is said by one of the most memorable voices, Charles Martinet. Voicing the most famous plumber for over 30 years, Charles Martinet is the man underneath the hat. To pay tribute to one of the most recognizable characters and voices, let's plug in and take the time to appreciate the work of Charles Martinet.

Mario jumping in his red hat, red shirt and blue overalls.


Charles Martinet first voiced Mario in Super Mario Bros in 1992. Since, he has voiced the plumber in 100 + games and voiced Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi and other additional voices for the games over the years.

  • Super Mario Bros. 1992
  • Luigi's Mansion 2001
  • Super Mario Maker 2015
  • Mario Party Superstars 2021

There has been an ongoing debate whether or not the original Jumpman is also Mario. Some fan theories have suggested that Jumpman is Mario's dad.

As Seen On TV

Brotherhood of Justice 1986 (TV movie)

Keanu Reeves and Kiefer Sutherland on a poster with the Brotherhood of Justice title under them.

Matlock 1986

Charles Martinet, in a blue jacket and pink shirt, slumped to the side in a red seats of a car.

High Score 2020

Caption: A Netflix Original Series High Score. Image is of an old game controller plugged in.

Lights, Camera, Action

Hard Traveling 1986

Poster of Hard Traveling. Two floating heads of a man and a woman hovering above an man and a child standing in front of a car.

The Game 1997

Charles Martinet in a blue/gray suit with a red tie with his hand on a young boy's shoulder who is also wearing a suit.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero 2022

Animated man in a car with a maroon suit, gold chain and slicked back black hair.

Super Mario Cast | Celebrity Panel | Charles Martinet, Samantha Kelly, Kenny James

Meet the voice actors from Super Mario: Charles Martinet (Mario), Samantha Kelly (Princess Peach), and Kenny James (Bowser)!