Hearing Voices: Super Mario

In Games, History, Movies & TV, Other, Web by ashbydodd

It’s-a me, Mario!

Charles Martinet might not be a name you know but, trust me, you know his voice. Since 1990, he’s been invading your home as the voice of Super Mario, Luigi, Wario and many of your other Mario Bros favorites.

Although he began his career as a stage, television and screen bit-part or character actor (with a few corporate videos thrown in for good measure), Martinet found his niche when he began taking voice acting roles.

In the video below, Martinet explains his less-than-ideal audition, his connection to Mario fans, and his philosophy on life.

Falcor - The Neverending Story

And if that’s not enough, you’ll meet Billy West, the voice behind your favorite characters from nostalgic television shows like DougFuturama, Ren and Stimpy; for those old enough, you’ll remember Elwood Edwards from that familiar phrase when signing into AOL, ‘you’ve got mail’; and finally Alan Oppenheimer, the voice of 1980’s cartoon villains, as well as voicing many of my favorite characters from the movie, The Neverending Story.

In this reel, we meet the voice actors that shaped our childhood. From Super Mario to “Doug” to the guy behind AOL’s iconic “You’ve Got Mail” greeting, you’ll recognize these famous voices anywhere.”