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Actor that voices Mario has become a Guinness world record holder

Dec, 17

The voice actor Charles Martinet has been the voice of Mario for over 25 years. He has done the voice of one Nintendo’s most recognized characters so much, that he has become a Guinness world record holder.

Martinet announced this fact via social media. According to the actor, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the hundredth time that he has voiced Mario.

Martinet has been performing in the role of Mario since 1990. Back then, Nintendo set up a 3D head of the Italian cult figure at gaming exhibitions. Martinet spoke with the attendees which he observed via a hidden camera, whilst a system captured and broadcast the actor’s emotions to the computer generated image.

The public at large first heard Martinet’s Mario at the release of Super Mario 64 in 1996. Other than Mario, the voice actor also does Luigi, Vario, Valuggi and other of franchise’s characters. Martinet also played the dragon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the narrator in Runner 2 and Runner 3.