You’ve probably heard Charles Martinet countless times while traversing the Mushroom Kingdom. But it’s something else entirely to watch the man behind Mario actually play Mario.
Charles Martinet, the voice actor behind Mario, Luigi and Wario, has an Instagram account. And it's fantastic.
Three out of four Mushroom Kingdom plumbers have scored starring video game roles. The man who voices them all, Charles Martinet, wants to make it four out of four, lamenting the lack of a game starring Wario's skinny lackey, Waluigi.
From first grade until college, I studied Spanish...and since I moved to Japan, I have forgotten it all. Kaput, gone, bye-bye. But not Mario voice actor Charles Martinet. He totally remembers it.
While speaking to The Press of New Zealand recently, long-time Super Mario voice-actor Charles Martinet only occasionally slipped into his Mario voice. But he did so long enough to re-create the lines he spoke that won him Nintendo's top role.:
Nintendo's put Mario in games, tons of games. And back in the day (man, I hate that phrase), they put him in cartoons and a crummy live-action movie, too. And with an Animal Crossing feature animated film hitting Japanese movie theaters last year, that might mean Nintendo is thinking of doing a Mario movie. Er, no…