The Man Behind Mario (Video)

So I was playing Mario Run on my phone the other day and I began to wonder who played the voice of Mario. I figured it was common knowledge for me it isn’t. Voice actors come and go over the years and I wouldn’t have been surprised to find out that the voice of Mario in the games had changed through the course of his life. However, that is not the case. In fact one man has voiced Mario for the last 26 years and the best part is that he loves voicing the video game plumber and he loves playing the games.

An actor by the name of Charles Martinet has voiced the lovable plumber for Nintendo for the last 26 years. The story of how Martin actually got the job is an interesting one and it honestly must have been fate, because he almost missed out on the opportunity. Great Big Story has put together an awesome video talking about Martin’s love for Mario and his accomplishments as an actor. If you’re a fan of Nintendo or Mario then you definitely need to watch the video below.

So check out the ‘It’s-a Me, Mario!’ video and learn more about the man behind Mario. As always we want to hear from you Nerd Nation. Did you know this much about Mario’s voice actor and have you ever had the chance to actually meet him at a convention? Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, on the Facebook page or any of our other social media pages.

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