Meet the Voice of Mario and Learn How He Became the Voice of the Beloved Character

He also voices Luigi, Wario, and Donkey Kong.

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“It’s-a Me, Mario.” “Mamma Mia.” “Let’s-a go.” These are some of the most iconic catchphrases from one of the most recognizable characters in gaming history. Since 1995, Charles Martinet has voiced the beloved Italian plumber, Mario, in addition to Luigi, Wario, and Donkey Kong. But just how did the voice actor land the role? YouTube channel Great Big Story, recently uploaded a video that profiles the man behind the character and where Martinet explains just how lucky he was to even receive an audition for the voice of Mario. Check out the video above and let us know what you think.

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