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Charles Martinet
Martinet at GalaxyCon Raleigh 2023
Born
Charles Andre Martinet

(1955-09-17) September 17, 1955 (age 68)
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Drama Studio London
Occupations
  • Actor
  • voice actor
  • public figure
Years active1986–present
Websitecharlesmartinet.com
Signature

Charles Andre Martinet (/ˈmɑːrtɪn/ MART-in-ay, French: [maʁtinɛ]; born September 17, 1955) is an American actor. Martinet developed the voices of both Mario and Luigi in the Super Mario video game series,[1] portraying them from 1994 to 2023.[2] He also voiced other characters in the series such as Wario, Waluigi, and the baby equivalents of Mario and Luigi, prior to stepping down as voice actor to become an official brand ambassador for the series.[3]

Martinet is also known for his portrayal of Paarthurnax in 2011's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,[4] as well as Magenta in 2022's Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.[5]

His last name is sometimes spelled "Martinee" or "Martinez".[6]: 337 

Early life

Charles Andre Martinet[7] was born on September 17, 1955,[8] in San Jose or Cupertino, California[6]: 337  to father Jacques René Pierre Martinet. The younger of two children, he has an older brother, John, though he was taller than him despite being the younger sibling, and while his brother was extroverted, Charles was shy and more anxiety-driven than him in his youth. [9]: 20:16–20:18 [10] His mother's family had been in the country since the Mayflower voyages,[9]: 20:26–20:36  while his father grew up in Paris, France,[10] and Martinet's paternal grandfather served in World War I under General Pershing in order to get eligibility for American citizenship; they then came to the US when Martinet was a child. This makes him French-American.[9]: 20:37–20:51 

His family moved to Barcelona, Spain when he was 12 years old, where he attended an American middle school.[10][11] In 1969, after 3 years in Spain, they moved to Paris, France.[10][11] As a result, he became fluent in Spanish and French; he can also speak a little bit of Italian.[6]: 337  He attended the American School of Paris and graduated in 1974.[6]: 338 

As a young adult, Martinet became interested in international law.[6]: 338 [10][12][13] He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in history or politics.[10][12] In his senior year, he decided to discontinue his studies after a tutor told him to "regurgitate information he'd written in his book, chapter-by-chapter".[12] When he was about 20 years old, a friend persuaded him to take acting classes[6]: 338  to combat his fear of public speaking.[10][13] His first role was a monologue from the Spoon River Anthology.[13] Charles Martinet formed his acting philosophy in his first acting class, as in that class, there was a man who suffered from a terrible stutter, and he found out from him what happened: on his 21st birthday, he went to Las Vegas to see the live performance of a comedian with his friends, but that evening, the comedian made insulting jokes at his expense, something that scarred him for life, as he woke up with a stutter the next day after spending the night in an hotel. This story affected Martinet so much that he swore that he would never do offensive jokes.

Martinet auditioned for and won an apprenticeship at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.[6]: 338  After training with the Berkeley Rep for several years, Martinet went to London to attend the Drama Studio London,[6]: 338 [13] where among other skills, he discovered his talent for accents and dialects.[11] Upon returning to California he joined the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. He went on to become a founding member of the San Jose Repertory Theatre for four years.[13]

Career

Martinet earned the job as Mario's voice at Nintendo when one day in 1991, he was on the beach and received a call from a friend who told him that there was going to be an audition at a trade show in which auditioneers "talk to people as a plumber". He went to the audition at the last minute as the casting directors were already putting away their equipment. Charles Martinet walked in and asked, "Can I please read for this?". The directors let him audition and told him, "You're an Italian plumber from Brooklyn". At first Martinet planned to talk like a stereotypical Italian American with a deep, raspy voice. He then thought to himself that it would be too harsh for children to hear, so he made it more soft-hearted and friendly, resulting in what Mario's voice is today. Martinet has also stated that he kept on talking with his Mario voice until the audition tape ran out. He says that Gremio from William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew was an inspiration for his portrayal of Mario.

Working for Nintendo since 1991, Martinet started voicing Mario at video game trade shows in which attendees would walk up to a TV screen displaying a 3-D Mario head that was designed to move around the screen and hold full conversations with them.[12] This system was called Mario in Real-Time or MIRT and was developed by Pasadena based SimGraphics.[12] Martinet could see the attendees by means of a hidden camera setup, and a facial motion capture rig recorded his mouth movements to synchronize Martinet's mouth movement with the on-screen Mario mouth movement. This digital puppetry, with Martinet's comic performance, was a novelty at the time.[14] Martinet also voiced Mario in the 1992 Super Mario Bros. pinball arcade machine.[15]

Martinet's first video game appearance as Mario was in the 1994 CD version of Mario Teaches Typing and formally debuted in the 1995 release of Mario's Game Gallery, where he spoke full dialogue as Mario for extended periods of time to the player.[16][17]

Most were first exposed to Mario's voice in the landmark 1996 game Super Mario 64.[2] During his time working through MIRT, Martinet became acquainted with Mario series creator Shigeru Miyamoto. Seeking a professional voice actor for Super Mario 64, Miyamoto had Nintendo contact Martinet to inquire about voicing Mario in the game.[18] An opportunity he was not expecting, Martinet agreed immediately, making the trip from Sausalito to Bad Animals Studio in Seattle to record for the game. Mostly unscripted, Martinet was given examples of what the teams in Japan were looking for by the producers, in addition to improvisation which lead to the creation of many of Mario's catchphrases. During the recording session, it was wondered what Mario would do when the player leaves him alone. In the end, Martinet came up with the idea that Mario would dream of pasta during his sleep.[citation needed] In the final game, Mario says "night nighty. Ahhh spaghetti, ahhh ravioli, ahhh mamma mia" when in his second sleeping position.

Following Super Mario 64, he would go on to additionally voice Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Metal Mario, Shadow Mario, Mini-Mario Toys, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi and Baby Wario in most games wherein these characters speak. He also voiced the enemies Wart, Mouser, Tryclyde, and Clawgrip in Super Mario Advance. His voice work appears in the English and Japanese language versions of the games. With his work as Mario in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized Martinet for having performed the same character in one hundred different titles, the most of any video game voice actor.[19]

Martinet at SacAnime 2014

Martinet provided voiceover acting for the boxers and the announcer in the Super NES title Super Punch-Out!!. He voiced the character Vigoro in Sega's Dreamcast and GameCube role-playing video game, Skies of Arcadia. He did the voice of Homunculus in the Konami PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows game Shadow of Destiny, and provided voices for Reader Rabbit and The ClueFinders games. In 2009, Martinet told That Gaming Site that he wanted to voice Link in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, but Shigeru Miyamoto told him that Link would remain without a voice. However, Link's grunts have been voiced by various Japanese voice actors.[20]

In addition to video game voiceovers, Martinet has worked as a voice actor in commercials, cartoons, and promotions. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show in 2005, Martinet remotely interacted with players from New York in a playable demo of Animal Crossing: Wild World.[21] Martinet did Mario's voice as the announcer for Pac-Man Vs. on the Nintendo GameCube.[22]

Other than the Mario series, Martinet has also done work for the video game Cel Damage as the voice of Fowl Mouth, as well as the primary voice work in several educational game series such as LeapFrog.[3] He also voiced the dragon Paarthurnax in the 2011 video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Orvus in 2009's Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, and narrated the cutscenes and menus for the 2013 video game Runner2[23] and Runner3, appearing as a hidden playable character in the latter. Martinet also narrated for the 2020 Netflix docuseries High Score.[24] Martinet provided the voice of Magenta in the English dub of the 2022 anime film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.[5]

On August 21, 2023, Nintendo of America announced on Twitter that Martinet would be retiring from providing voice acting for the Super Mario games but would continue to work with Nintendo as "Mario Ambassador".[25][26] Kevin Afghani subsequently took over the role of Mario and Luigi starting with Super Mario Bros. Wonder, as well as Wario beginning with WarioWare: Move It![27][28]

Public appearances

As the former voice of Mario, Martinet has become a well-known personality and has made public appearances at several video game related events where he meets fans for chat, photographs, and autographs. He has made regular appearances at game events such as Electronic Entertainment Expo, Gamescom, and the Eurogamer Expo, and at launch events of games like Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel.[29]

Personal life

In 2013, Martinet was evicted from his home in Sausalito, California following a legal dispute with the family of the recently deceased landlord. Dissatisfied with other homes in his price range, Martinet remained homeless for the next five years, focusing his time on game events.[30]

Martinet, having spent a large portion of his youth in Europe, speaks fluent French and Spanish, as well as some Italian. He resides in the Netherlands with his partner.[30]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Hard Traveling Dist. Atty. Cobb
1988 The Dead Pool [31]
1995 Nine Months Arnie [32] Credited as Charles A. Martinet
1997 Beauty and the Beast Red-Suited Ghost (voice) Direct-to-video
1997 Anastasia Yellow Bird, Pierre, General, Rasputin's Dog (voice) Direct-to-video
(uncredited)
Also screenplay
1997 The Game Nicholas' Father [32]
2004 Little Angels: The Brightest Christmas (voice) Direct-to-video
2005 The Californians City Councilman
2019 Rekindle Canceled
2022 Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Magenta (voice) [33] English dub[5]
2023 The Super Mario Bros. Movie Mario and Luigi's father & Giuseppe [33] Cameo roles[34] and multilanguage voice-over

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Brotherhood of Justice Deputy [31] TV Movie
1989 Midnight Caller Mark Heller [32] Episode: "Blood Red"
1992 The Last of His Tribe Assistant Museum Director [32] TV Movie
1992 Reasonable Doubts Bartender Episode: "Lifelines: Part 1"
1992 Bay City Story Art Ronstadt TV movie
1994 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Senator Wilson Philips, Speedwagon Foundation Pilot B (voice) [33] 2 episodes
1996–1998 Nash Bridges Jean-Yves, Tony, Hermsdorf [32] 3 Episodes
1998 Air America David Dixon Episode: "Fever"
2020 High Score Narrator 6 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role (voice acting) Notes Source
1993 Police Quest: Open Season Prostitute, Billy Bob, Janitor [35]
1994 Super Punch-Out!! Announcer, Referee, Boxers [33][36]
Mario Teaches Typing Mario CD-ROM version only
1995 Mario's Game Gallery [33]
Solar Eclipse Spinner
Space Quest 6 Pa Conshohocken, Ray Trace, P'Tooie [33]
1996 Super Mario 64 Mario [33]
Mario Teaches Typing 2 Mario Uncredited [33]
Mario Kart 64 Mario, Luigi, Wario, narrator All versions (for Mario)
North American/European versions (for Luigi and Wario)
Credited as Charles Martinee
[33]
1997 Grossology: The Science of Really Gross Things Additional Voices
Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium [33]
1998 Mario Party Mario Credited as Charles Martinee[37] [33]
Dr. Seuss Kindergarten Cat in the Hat [33]
Dr. Seuss Preschool Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle [33]
Dr. Seuss Toddler Cat in the Hat [33]
Madeline Classroom Companion: 1st & 2nd Grade Reading Lord Cucuface [33]
Reader Rabbit's 2nd Grade Monstrous Mirror, Sir Drayson Dragon [33]
The ClueFinders Math Adventures Guide [33]
1999 Super Smash Bros. Mario, Luigi Reused voices[33]

Credited as Charles Martinee

[33][38]
Mario Golf Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, Wario

Metal Mario[citation needed]

Credited as Charles Martinee[39] [33]
Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time William Shakespeare, Ludwig van Beethoven
Slave Zero Old One, Sangonar
Mario Party 2 Mario [33]
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Admiral Holtz, Rebel Pilot 8 [33]
Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman Master Suzuki [33]
Spawn Clown, The Curse [33]
Reader Rabbit's Math Ages 6-9 Captain Ratbeard [33]
2000 Mario Tennis Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Skies of Arcadia Vigoro English dub [33]
Mario Party 3 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
2001 Super Mario Advance Mario, Luigi, Wart, Mouser, Tryclyde, Clawgrip, Fryguy, Announcer Uncredited [33]
Dr. Mario 64 Dr. Mario/Metal Mario, Wario/Vampire Wario
Forever Kingdom Darsul English dub
Wario Land 4 Wario [33]
Luigi's Mansion Luigi, Mario [33]
Cel Damage Fowl Mouth, Fleming, Brian the Brain, Fleming's Friend [33]
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds 2-1B, AT-AT Driver, OOM-9 [33] (click the checkmark and look near the center of the image to confirm all of them)
Super Smash Bros. Melee Mario, Luigi, Dr. Mario Reused voices[33] [33][40]
Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World Mario, Luigi, Announcer Uncredited [33]
The ClueFinders: Mystery Mansion Arcade Alistair Loveless, Pericles Lear [33]
Shadow of Memories Homunculus [33]
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Mario [33]
Mad Dash Racing Spanx, Ash [33]
2002 Jet Set Radio Future Gouji Rokkaku [41]
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Bespin Cop 2, Civilian Male, Imperial Officer 2, Rebel Shock Troop 3
Super Mario Sunshine Mario, Pianta (Male)

Isle Delfino Commercial[citation needed]

[33]
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Baby Mario Uncredited
Mario Party 4 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Shinobi Additional voices English dub [33][42]
The House of the Dead III No credits, identified by ear by Behind The Voice Actors committee [33]
2003 WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ Wario Uncredited [33]
Wario World [33]
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Mario, Luigi Uncredited [33]
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Shadow Mario [33]
Gladius Additional Voices
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Games! Wario
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Easterlings
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Pac-Man Vs. Mario [43]
Mario Party 5 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi Uncredited [33]
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Mario, Luigi [33]
2004 Mario Golf: Advance Tour Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mario, Mini Mario [33]
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Mario, Doopliss (when impersonating Mario) [33]
Mario Pinball Land Mario [33]
WarioWare: Twisted! Wario [33]
Mario Power Tennis Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Eaoden

Gimli[citation needed]

[33]
Mario Party 6 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi Uncredited [33]
Super Mario 64 DS Mario, Luigi, Wario [33]
WarioWare: Touched! Wario [33]
2005 Virtua Quest Announcer, Snake Eyes, Lau Chan, Shun Di English dub
Yoshi Touch & Go Baby Mario
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix Mario, Luigi, Waluigi, Wario Uncredited
Mario Superstar Baseball Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi [33]
Mario Tennis: Power Tour Mario, Luigi, Waluigi, Wario (cameo)
SSX on Tour Mario, Luigi [33]
Super Princess Peach [33]
Mario Party 7 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi Uncredited [33]
Mario Kart DS [33]
Mario Kart Arcade GP Mario, Luigi, Wario, Robo Mario [33]
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi [33]
Super Mario Strikers Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
2006 New Super Mario Bros. Mario, Luigi [33]
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Mario, Mini Mario Uncredited
Yoshi's Island DS Baby Mario, Baby Wario

Baby Luigi[citation needed]

[33]
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Wario [33]
2007 Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Mario, Luigi, Waluigi, Wario, Robo Mario Uncredited [33]
Wario: Master of Disguise Wario
Super Paper Mario Mario, Luigi [33]
Mario Strikers Charged Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Mario Party 8 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi

Big Top[failed verification]

[33]
World in Conflict
Super Mario Galaxy Mario, Luigi [33]
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Mario Party DS
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men The Elder Brother / Vaultbreaker
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Mario Kart Wii Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi [33]
Mario Super Sluggers [33]
Hellboy: The Science of Evil Additional Voices
Wario Land: Shake It! Wario [33]
Aion: The Tower of Eternity
WarioWare: Snapped! Wario
2009 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Mario, Luigi [33]
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! Mario, Mini Mario Uncredited
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Orvus [33]
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Mario, Luigi [33]
2010 Resonance of Fate Cardinal Lagerfeld English dub [33]
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Mario, Luigi [33]
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Mario, Mini Mario Uncredited
Mario Sports Mix Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
WarioWare D.I.Y. Wario
2011 Super Mario 3D Land Mario, Luigi Uncredited [33]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Paarthurnax [33]
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Mario Kart 7 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Metal Mario Uncredited [33]
Fortune Street Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi
2012 Mario Party 9 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Mario [33]
Mario Tennis Open Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Mario
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Mario, Luigi Uncredited [33]
New Super Mario Bros. U [33]
2013 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Luigi

Mario[citation needed]

[33]
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move Mario, Mini Mario Uncredited
New Super Luigi U Luigi
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Mario, Luigi [33]
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games [33]
Super Mario 3D World Mario, Luigi Uncredited [33]
Mario Party: Island Tour Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Yoshi's New Island Baby Mario Uncredited
BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Narrator [33]
2014 Mario Golf: World Tour Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Gold Mario [33]
Mario Kart 8 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Metal Mario Uncredited [33]
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Mario, Luigi, Dr. Mario, Wario, Waluigi Mario, Luigi, and Wario are reused voices[33] [33]
2015 Mario Party 10 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Luigi's Mansion Arcade Luigi
Super Mario Maker Mario, Luigi, Waluigi [33]
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Mario, Luigi, Waluigi, Wario [33]
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Mario, Luigi [33]
2016 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Paper Mario: Color Splash Mario, Luigi
Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge Mini Mario, Mini Luigi
Super Mario Run Mario, Luigi
Mario Party: Star Rush Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Mario
2017 Mario Sports Superstars Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi
Mario Party: The Top 100 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Metal Mario, Gold Mario
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Mario, Luigi [33]
Super Mario Odyssey Mario, Luigi[citation needed] [33]
2018 Runner3 Narrator, playable character [44]
WarioWare Gold Wario [33]
Super Mario Party Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mario, Luigi, Dr. Mario, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Mario Tennis Aces Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
2019 Super Mario Maker 2 Mario, Luigi [33]
Mario Kart Tour Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Wario, Waluigi Includes variants of said characters
Luigi's Mansion 3 Luigi, Mario, Gooigi [33]
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
2020 Paper Mario: The Origami King Mario[citation needed], Luigi [33]
Super Mario 3D All-Stars Mario, Luigi, Isle Delfino Commercial
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Mario, Luigi
2021 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Mario Golf: Super Rush Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Mario Party Superstars
WarioWare: Get It Together! Wario [33]
2022 Mario Strikers: Battle League Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi [33]
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Mario, Luigi Last Mario game to feature Charles Martinet's voice acting prior to stepping down [33]
2023 Dragon Ball Legends Magenta DLC
2024 Mario vs Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch) Mario, Mini Mario First three Mario games to feature the archival voice acting of Charles Martinet prior to stepping down.
Luigi's Mansion 2 HD Luigi, Mario
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) Mario, Doopliss (when impersonating Mario)

Commercials

Title Role Source
Got Milk? Mario [33]
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Mario [33]
Mario Golf Mario [33]
Mario Party Mario [33]
McDonald's Mario [33]
Wario World Wario [33]

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