Charles Martinet

Charles Martinet

Date Of Birth: Sep 17, 1955
Birth Place: San Jose, California, USA

Popularity: 206th All Time, 260th This Week

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THE VOICES OF Charles Martinet

Credits On BTVA: 271 Roles from 90 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
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said at 6:19 PM on Tue Sep 27 2016
Happy belated birthday.
said at 9:30 PM on Sat Sep 17 2016
Happy birthday to the biggest Super Mario voice actor ever
said at 5:18 AM on Sat Sep 17 2016
Happy Birthday Charles Martinet!
said at 4:18 AM on Sat Sep 17 2016
Once again, happy birthday, Charles. Keep it up as Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi.
said at 3:27 AM on Sat Sep 17 2016
Happy 61st Birthday, Charles Martinet! Hey, are you ready to Mariocise?
said at 8:39 PM on Fri Apr 15 2016
The voice of Mario voiced Sir Drayson from Reader Rabbit 2nd Grade? Man, I used to play that game so much back in the day. XD
said at 2:31 PM on Thu Apr 14 2016
What's going to happen if he retires from Nintendo in way beyond in the future? Mario games won't be the same without him.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:59 PM on Thu Apr 14 2016
@Anthonyiscool64 Nintendo has enough stock audio of Martinet stashed away that they wouldn't even need to replace him.
said at 5:30 PM on Wed Mar 2 2016
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He actually has a larger range than many give him credit for, if you ask me, amazed at how excellent the work he does truly is.
said at 7:53 PM on Wed Mar 2 2016
@Dr.Who He was once Dracula.

A rapping Dracula.
said at 7:55 PM on Wed Mar 2 2016
This man's sheer versatility and range never ceases to impress me. I could never even begin to imagine Mario could be Dr. Seuss who could then be Dracula, ever.
said at 7:57 PM on Wed Mar 2 2016
Well, his character Cat in the Hat in the case of Dr. Seuss, but still, absolutely mind blown: Martinet is one of the unsung greats in my book.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:33 PM on Wed Mar 2 2016
@Ghosty404 This is the greatest thing I have ever seen.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:38 PM on Wed Mar 2 2016
Why hasn't this been in my life until now?
said at 11:37 PM on Wed Mar 2 2016
@Ghosty404 That is one of the best things ever!
said at 6:40 AM on Fri Sep 18 2015
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Happy Birthday Charles, man you are already in your 60's already. Wow, time flies by fast!
said at 2:24 PM on Thu Sep 17 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
Happy 60th Birthday Charles Martinet!

The range he has is nothing short of phenomenal. I mean he's Mario who is the most iconic video game character of all time but also his brother Luigi and their evil doppelgangers Wario and Waluigi too and then he does Paarthurnax in Skyrim. My mind was blown when I found that out. I can't hear one trace of his other voices in that.....Seriously he is so underutilized, he could easily be able to voice in three or four times more the work he gets.

Still he is an amazing VA.
said at 12:05 PM on Thu Sep 17 2015
Happy Birthday Charles Martinet!
said at 11:00 AM on Thu Sep 17 2015
Happy Birthday!
Jacob M. Keene
said at 9:01 AM on Thu Sep 17 2015
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Happy 60th birthday Charles Martinet!
said at 7:46 AM on Thu Sep 17 2015
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Wow Happy 60th, the very same year of Super Mario Bros.' Happy 30th, and in the same month. Congratulations on your ongoing work as Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi and their Baby Counterparts, only man to've done so since '96, been nice to've been born that year, where Mario's Trademark Lines we know today all started.
said at 3:49 AM on Thu Sep 17 2015
Happy birthday, Charles.
said at 8:51 PM on Sat Jul 18 2015
didn't Charles do some voices in commercials?
said at 6:36 AM on Sun Jul 19 2015
@MegaAnimazing I believe so:
said at 12:34 PM on Thu Jun 18 2015
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I REALLY wish more people would use Martinet in other projects. As much as I adore his Mario work, the man has a range very few refuse to utilize.
said at 12:36 PM on Thu Jun 18 2015
@HyperVoiceActing - Sorry, I mean that very few want to utilize. Was typing two things and got them mixed together -_-'
EPA Deane
said at 1:50 AM on Wed Apr 12 2017
@HyperVoiceActing So he's basically the Super Mario Universe equivalent of Peter Cullen?
said at 7:05 PM on Thu Oct 16 2014
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As much as I love him as Mario, I'd love to see him take more roles in western animation and the like. He's a superb voice actor with excellent range!
said at 2:02 PM on Sun Sep 28 2014
I love you, Charles! You're the best! :D
said at 8:36 AM on Thu Sep 18 2014
Happy late birthday Charles. Itsa Mario.
said at 7:50 PM on Wed Sep 17 2014
Happy Birthday Charles!! The longest running actor for the Mario Brothers, as well as the Wario Brothers, and Paarthurnax (did NOT expect that from him)!!!!
said at 6:34 PM on Wed Sep 17 2014
Happy Birthday Charles Martinet
said at 3:24 PM on Wed Sep 17 2014
Happy Birthday Charles Martinet the voice of the Mario and Wario bros, Orvus from Ratchet and Clank, and and Paarthurnax from Elder Scrolls.
said at 1:47 PM on Wed Sep 17 2014
Happy Birthday, Mario Bros.
said at 11:33 PM on Sun Sep 14 2014
As if I didn't have enough reason for liking the 1993 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OVA so much already..!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:09 PM on Thu Sep 4 2014
I just found this video of Charles doing Wario's voice back in 96. I think it's fascinating to hear how different he sounded back then.
said at 10:47 AM on Sun May 4 2014
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No one will ever be a better Mario actor than him. He is true god of the Marios and Warios.
said at 2:20 AM on Wed Jun 18 2014
@AOGPhoenix *ahem*
said at 11:29 PM on Sat Aug 2 2014
@AOGPhoenix don't forget Luigi
said at 9:55 AM on Tue Aug 12 2014
@UltimateSSJ4GokouEX I know. That's why I said the Mario brothers.
said at 10:50 PM on Mon Apr 21 2014
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That's pretty cool that he got to work on anime like JoJo's Bizzare Adventure.
said at 12:52 PM on Mon Feb 24 2014
He is Mario's voice to me. I hope he never quits. Also he's brilliant as Luigi as well.
said at 12:37 AM on Wed Jan 22 2014
Wow, He's Only 58. I thought he was like, 70. But I still think he's amazing!
said at 4:27 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
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It's is now 2013. And Charles has been the voice of Mario for a total of 18 years!

That's awesome and amazing! =D
Sarge Ray
said at 6:46 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
Um...I'm pretty convinced that Mario didn't do the SFX for Donkey Kong. From what I observed, it was a chimpanzee effect that was slowed down.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:19 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Sarge Ray Charles Martinet's official website mentions that he voiced Donkey Kong in some of the games.
said at 1:08 AM on Sat May 3 2014
@NCZ Yeah, same with characters in the Dr. Seuss PC Interactive games.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:17 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
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I really wish Charles got to do more things besides Mario. Paarthurnax really proved that he's a spectacular actor.
said at 6:42 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
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Mario was a dragon in Skyrim. Wrap that around your head and let the fangasm commence.
said at 7:49 PM on Wed Nov 28 2012
I'm glad that Mr. Martinet finally got credit for voicing Donkey Kong in most of the Mario spin-off/sports games from '96 to '05! I grew up hearing him voice not only my favorite plumbers and cheaters (Wario "Bros.") but my favorite gorilla as well, and didn't even realize it until I read it on his website! Charles Martinet helped and continues to help make my childhood and current days filled with fun! So, let's-a go!
said at 12:10 AM on Tue Nov 27 2012
Jes! Super Mario Bros.!
said at 8:22 PM on Wed Nov 14 2012
Guess he does voice Donkey Kong.
said at 6:04 PM on Wed Nov 14 2012
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He has always done a good job as Mario but my favorite character for him would be Paarthurnax of Skyrim. He does a good job in the role and I do like the last part on the clip as it really made me struggle to choose to either kill him or let him live, definitely one of the best character in the Elder Scroll series.
said at 6:48 PM on Mon Sep 17 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday, Charles.

You are perhaps the best VA from Nintendo. Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi are much more awesome thanks to you.
said at 8:01 PM on Sun Aug 19 2012
Best Mario voice actor ever. He's awesome at doing the voices of Mario, Luigi and some others.
said at 3:07 PM on Thu Aug 16 2012
Hello, It's de Charles Martinet! You are awesome I am a big fan of his!!!! =D
said at 4:18 AM on Sun May 20 2012
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As much as I like his voices in the Mario games it's good to see him doing voices in other series recently.
said at 5:51 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
@Ringworm128 Like you said, I love him in the Mario series, but as Paarthurnax showed, he has AWESOME range! I'd love to hear him in more stuff myself!
said at 11:10 AM on Tue Sep 20 2011
Best video game voice actor ever.
said at 3:50 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
Charles Martinet is a super guy.
said at 10:47 PM on Fri Apr 1 2011
As a fan of Nintendo, Charlie was a big time fav, not only as Mario, but as every character in the Super Punch-Out SNES game, too.
Faved by 221 BTVA Members
6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016
Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Charles Martinet role? *
54.2% (52 votes)
15.6% (15 votes)
13.5% (13 votes)
4.2% (4 votes)
3.1% (3 votes)
2.1% (2 votes)
Wilson Phillips
2.1% (2 votes)
1.0% (1 vote)
Pilot B
1.0% (1 vote)
Pianta (Male)
1.0% (1 vote)
Cat in the Hat
1.0% (1 vote)
1.0% (1 vote)
96 Total Votes
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