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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Luigi with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Super Mario Bros.

Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 1 2009
Special thanks to CatsTuxedo for additional sound clips.
Super Mario Bros Series
LuigiCharles Martinet
Charles Martinet
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989)
LuigiDanny Wells
Danny Wells
Super Mario World (1991)
LuigiTony Rosato
Tony Rosato
Mario is Missing (1992)
LuigiBob Sorenson
Bob Sorenson
Hotel Mario (1994)
LuigiMarc Graue
Marc Graue
Mario Kart 64 (1997)
LuigiJulien Bardakoff
Julien Bardakoff


Ah yes Luigi the Ed McMahon to Mario's Johnny Carson, namely THE second banana to one of Video Game's most iconic heroes.

Unlike his dear "little big brother" Luigi's debut in North American animation was the Super Mario Bros Super Show portrayed by Danny Wells. (In which his performance alike Lou Albano is pretty classic.) However while its fairly easy to tell the difference between Lou Albano and Walker Boone for Mario, not so much for Danny Wells and Tony Rosato and I got to give it to Tony for that. (Well Tony Rosato is from Italy so that would explain on how he can do the accent rather well.)

There is Marc Graue for the infamous Hotel Mario, which I actually didn't think was that bad. (Though it is strange to hear Luigi with a higher voice than Mario. Luigi's voice was never all that low but his voice is usually lower than Marios.)

And of course Charles Martinet as Luigi, whom pretty much just did a more nasal version of his Mario voice. (And while I do prefer his Mario voice this works as well.)

While I don't dislike any of the Luigi voices the first two are better than the latter two IMO.

(Luigi was voiced by Julien Bardakoff in the International/Japanese version of Mario Kart 64 and was voiced by an Unknown VA in Mario is Missing. Both of these guys did seem to try to do the accent for Luigi but the results do kind of come off a bit awkward and off. So in other words they are average at best and tie with Marc Graue for a decent at best 3rd place.)



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said at 9:47 PM on Tue May 8 2018
Wow Tony is really picking up ahead of Danny since his death
said at 10:29 AM on Mon Nov 6 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Tony Rosato's take is strangely charming. haha I think he might be my favorite here
said at 6:00 PM on Wed Aug 30 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
For the longest time, Martinet is basically Luigi to me. He nails the cowardice and bravado he has during times where he gets his moment of glory. I hope he continues voicing him and Mario for a long time.

Tony Rosato is actually a good second place to me. A friend of mine said his take felt like a more rounded performance of Danny Wells. I think the same, except Tony has a bit more Italian to him. Sounds a bit like Yogi Bear, but he gave the most memorable lines as him. May he Rest In Peace.

Danny Wells is a pretty good Luigi, closento Tony in fact. While his take is good, he sounds a bit.. I dunno, too normal as Luigi? Something that Tony did better than him. He did nail him in live action however. May both Luigis Rest In Peace.

Julian Bardakoff was a decent Luigi around the time Mario was higher pitched, buuuut I'm kinda glad he's not Luigi anymore. He's way too annoying and high pitched, and his English wasn't too great either (YAHAAA, IIIIIAAM THE BIST!). Still a nice take to look back on for nostalgias sake.

Bob Sorenson sounded really cheap, like they couldn't afford a better actor. Weird thing was that Bob is a stage actor, why doesn't he sound better? That said, he's decent playing the shadow of his brother, but the acting sounds weird and wise-guy like.

Marc Grue is not what I think of when I imagine Luigi. He's just not that high pitched enough and frankly pretty unforgettable aside from Lotsa Spaghetti.
said at 6:32 PM on Fri Aug 4 2017
I choose Charles Martinet. He plays Luigi so well and I've heard it for so long in the video games that his voice is how I hear Luigi.

Danny Wells (RIP) was also a good fit as Luigi in the Mario Bros Super Show and Tony Rosato (RIP) was also good in the other two Mario cartoons he was in. They both sound similar too.

The rest are okay, although I always remember Julien Bardakoff in the first two Mario Party games and Marc Graue in the Hotel Mario cutscenes.
Ed Red
said at 11:10 AM on Sat Jul 1 2017
Charles Martinet- Easily the best, even when this voice clip was kind of lousy compared to the other times he voiced Luigi.
Julien Bardakoff- This sounds like Martinet's take but much higher pitched, which is why I put him below Martinet. His take is hilarious and merorable.
Tony Rosato- He put a lot of energy into his voice, even if it sounds too old, or doesn't sound anything like Charles' take, his voice isn't really forgettable. His accent is authentic.
Danny Wells- The pitch is inconsistent. His voice started out kind of high, and got deep. Everything else about the voice is good. He sounds more like Martinet than Rosato did, but his accent wasn't as authentic. This voice is more memorable than Tony's
Bob Sorenson- This is where the voices start getting bad. His voice is high-pitched, and his accent is fake.
Marc Graue- His voice is easily the worst. The pitch is even more inconsistent than Well's. At some point, high as Big Bird, and then he tries to gets his voice as low as he can, and it's forced when he tries to. His accent is even more fake than Sorenson's was.

Overall, these voices had wide ranges, from an actual Italian man to a Brooklyn man trying to be kid to Big Bird.

Final Ranking:
1) Charles Martinet
2) Julien Bardakoff
3) Danny Wells
4) Tony Rosato
5) Bob Sorenson
6) Marc Graue
Ed Red
said at 11:49 AM on Fri Jun 2 2017
Charles Martinet is obviously the best. Unlike most opinions with Julian Bardakoff at the bottom, I'll put him in second place because his take was really funny.
said at 10:43 AM on Tue Mar 21 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
RIP Tony
said at 2:56 AM on Sat Jan 28 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
Charles Martinet is my favorite here, though I enjoy Tony Rosato & Danny Wells' performances too.

Marc Graue and the UVA, not so much, yikes!
said at 3:06 PM on Mon Jan 23 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Charles Martinet
2. Danny Wells
3. Tony Rosato
said at 11:24 AM on Sun Jan 22 2017
1. Charles
2. Bob
3. Marc
4. Tony
5. Danny
6. Julien
said at 3:13 PM on Tue Sep 13 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Martinet is and will alway's be the real Luigi we all know and love!
said at 12:08 PM on Fri Jun 17 2016
1. Charles Martinet
2. Danny Wells
3. Tony Rosato
4. Bob Sorenson
5. Julien Bardakoff
6. Marc Graue
said at 6:44 PM on Sun May 29 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
1.Charles Martinet - Obviously. He's so adorable when he says "I'm de best!"
2.Tony Rosato - OR IS IT THE BAGEL?
3.Julien Barkadoff - It's hilarious! Especially with "YEHOO!" and "LUIGI IS THE POPE!"
4.Danny Wells - Actually kinda cute.
5.Bob Sorenson - Meh.
6.Marc Graue - Hotel Mario sucked.
said at 1:53 PM on Sun Apr 10 2016
Charles Martinet, 'nuff said.
said at 10:20 AM on Sun Apr 10 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Charles Martinet is the only one who sounds right to me. The rest just come off as... off to me.
said at 1:46 PM on Sat Mar 12 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Charles Martinet- Most well rounded and memorable portrayal of Luigi. He brings a lot of personality to the role, like he does with the many others he plays.
2. Danny Wells- Pretty good, but his laugh is a bit forced.
3. Tony Rosato- Authentic accent and voice, but way too goofy in delivery.
4. Bob Sorenson- Too high pitched in terms of his voice, but does have good delivery and voice acting.
5. Julien Bardakoff- Way, way too high pitched and silly in voice and acting, but has the spirit of Luigi down at least, unlike...
6. Marc Graue- "NO!" says it best. Too inconsistent through Hotel Mario, too forced, and just poor acting all around.
said at 9:16 AM on Sat Sep 19 2015
I like Danny Wells, Tony Rosato, and Charles Martinet
said at 8:11 PM on Sat Aug 15 2015
Charles >>> Tony > Danny >>>>>>> Marc = UVA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Julien
said at 8:28 PM on Fri Apr 17 2015
Danny Wells - A bit deeper than I'm accustomed to nowadays, but still a good performance; he got Luigi's cowardice down pretty well

Tony Rosato - He's funny... but that's mostly because he sounds really dopey. XD

UVA - I think he would've at least been okay, with better direction

Marc Graue - Like with his Mario, he's alright; but he doesn't really leave much of an impression

Julien Bardakoff - "WEEGEE IS THE POOOOOPE!!!" XD But yeah, he's really high-pitched and silly.

Charles Martinet - Like with his other Mario roles, he's charming and likable, and has been playing the character long enough that I generally consider his voice to be the definitive one
Ed Red
said at 9:59 AM on Fri Jul 14 2017
@RabidSonicFan The USA is Bob Sorenson
said at 11:45 PM on Sun Mar 8 2015
Final choice
1 Julien
2 Charles
3 Marc
4 Danny
5 Tony
6 ???
said at 6:47 PM on Sun May 29 2016
@HienFan I might agree, because it's funny when he says "YEHOO!" in Mario Party 2.
said at 5:52 PM on Thu Feb 5 2015
1) Danny Wells
2) Tony Rosato
3) Charles Martinet
4) Marc Graue
5) Julien Bardakoff
6) UVA
said at 10:28 PM on Mon Aug 18 2014
Danny sounds pretty good may he RIP

Tony sounds like he dropped some IQ on the way and is the worst of the replacement in the last two seasons but MAMA LUIGI

Marc he actually sounds a lot like how Luigi sounds like now but less nasal

I love Charles in the older games with the deep voice or even the sped up Mario in the earlier Smash Bros games but the newer ones is so nasally

Nameless guy sounds completely ridiculous nuff said

I actually like Julien his high pitched Marioish voice has a charm to me
said at 9:23 AM on Wed Jul 30 2014
My little brother likes the unknown voice actor the best. I say that the unknown one is Rob Wallace.
said at 11:47 AM on Mon Jun 23 2014
Rosato, Wells, and Martinet are all my favorites! Problem is... they changed Well's picture! I liked him in his Luigi costume better!
said at 9:13 PM on Mon Dec 30 2013
1. Rosato
2. Martinet
3. UVA
4. Wells
5. Bardakoff
6. Graue
said at 9:35 AM on Fri Oct 11 2013
Charles 100% Luigi at all tines.

Tony has 2 be 2nd best with Danny 3rd.

Marc was ok really.

The Unknown Voice Actor really missed the mark while Julien made Luigi sound too much like a girl.
said at 8:16 AM on Sat Feb 21 2015
@Ross123 I have a nolstagia for Julien, high Mario version voice but otherwise my order's the same, people can say other wise but Marc Graue is not a terrible Luigi(or Mario) he sounds good for a what looks like a very bad game(gameplay that is, cutscene is a bit better than Mario is Missing on the computer) and it sounds very close to Charles eventual take if you look past the poor recording quality
said at 11:17 AM on Mon Feb 23 2015
@HienFan So you like Julian's Luigi. Well in that case, more power to you.

Also, I never said anything about Marc being terrible but just ok.
said at 8:23 PM on Mon Feb 23 2015
@Ross123 I never said you said Marc is bad, I meant that in general he's not very well liked
said at 11:35 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
@HienFan Oh right then. Sorry, I read what you said about Marc wrong.
said at 11:51 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 1 Shout Out!
1. Charles Martinet - Just like Mario, this IS Luigi's voice.
2. Dan Milano - Again, a great Robot Chicken parody voice that isn't listed here.
3. Danny Wells - Was an excellent fit.
4. Marc Graue - A bit TOO young, but okay.
5. UVA - Very strange sounding, changing between sounding like a wise guy and a wuss.
6. Julien Bardakoff - WAY too falsetto!
7. Tony Rosato - I'm sorry, I know alot of people like him, but he sounds like a dumbass to me.
said at 8:07 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
Like with Mario, I'd love to see Charles have a chance to really voice Luigi outside of exclaims (outside of Dark Moon)
said at 1:38 PM on Wed Jul 24 2013
1. Charles Martinet- Well, duh. He IS Luigi.
2. Tony Rosato- He did a good job playing opposite Walker Boone. Plus, he gave us Mama Luigi!
3. Danny Wells- Well, he originated the voice for Tony to mimic.
4. Marc Graue- If only for the memeworthy "lotsa spaghetti!"
5. Unknown- Pretty weak, but not a bad voice.
6. Julien Bardakoff- He sounds absolutely ridiculous. Still, not a bad performance.
facundo guerra 4
said at 9:12 AM on Fri Jun 6 2014
@SpongeBat1 and also Tony gave us "the bagle"
said at 11:15 AM on Fri Dec 7 2012
1. Charles
2. Tony
3. Unknown
4. Danny
5. julien
6. Marc
said at 12:40 AM on Thu Nov 22 2012
As for my ranking, they are:
said at 12:30 AM on Thu Nov 22 2012
Alright, He was added. Most of Juliens clips here, I've never heard before. The game I remember him from was Mario Party 2. Though, considering I was about 5 when I played it, I never knew the difference, I never heard of Martinet or Bardakoff. From what I heard, he ain't that bad, though I am quite glad that Charles continued the role.
said at 2:17 AM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Found out that the first two Mario Party VA a while ago, nice to see him added.
1 Julien-love how he got the higher voice than Mario so err yeah
2 Mario Kart 64 and Mario Tennis Charles
3 Danny
4 Tony
5 Marc
6 Charles starting with Mario Party 3
7 Unknown
said at 8:02 PM on Thu Sep 20 2012
1. Charles Martinet
2. Tony Rosato
3. Danny Wells
4. Marc Graue
5. Unknown Voice Actor
6. Julien Bardakoff
said at 11:34 PM on Sun Jul 22 2012
1 Early Charles Martinet when he was just a sped up Mario
2 Danny Wells
3 Tony Rosato- Though I did cringe a little hearing his voice for the first few times
4 Marc Graue
5 Present Charles Martinet-Hate the nasal tone
6 Unknown
said at 2:03 AM on Wed Jul 18 2012
# 1 - Charles Martinet.
# 2 - Tony Rosato.
# 3 - Julien Bardakoff (if &/or when he gets added).
# 4 - Danny Wells.
said at 11:23 PM on Fri Jul 13 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Shouldn't Julien Bardakoff be on here? He played Luigi in the first two Mario Parties, and the japanese version of Mario Kart 64.
said at 3:43 PM on Fri Jul 13 2012
1. Charles Martinet - That's a given.
2. Tony Rosato - "Good thing I found a magic balloon!"
3. Danny Wells - Hilarious!
4. Unknown - Sounds based on Rosato's and Wells's Luigi voices.
5. Marc Graue - "I hope she made lotsa spaghetti!"
said at 10:39 PM on Tue Apr 24 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Here's my list:

1. Charles Martinet

Easily the most recognizable Luigi voice. Charles gives the character a very likable personality. He does a good job making Luigi sound naive and a bit cowardly at times. When Charles first voiced him, he sounded a bit deeper and low pitched compared to his more modern interpretation of the character. In any case, he's my favorite overall.

2. Danny Wells

This voice is alright. Not great, but not bad either. I don't think Danny's Luigi voice is quite as appealing as Lou Albano's Mario voice though.

3. Tony Rosato

I didn't really care for Tony's voice very much. It's kinda annoying to listen to. But at least it's a more tolerable voice compared to Walker Boone's Mario voice.

4. Unknown Voice Actor

While this voice is pretty decent for an Italian character living in Brooklyn, I don't think it suits Luigi very well. The acting sounds kinda amateurish too.

5. Marc Graue

The weakest Luigi voice in my opinion. Marc's acting was really awkward to listen to and his voice pitch was inconsistent throughout Hotel Mario. It just didn't sound natural at all.
said at 8:54 PM on Sat Nov 24 2012
Now that Julien Bardakoff has finally been added into the comparison, I'll comment on his performance.

I can understand with what Nintendo (in Japan) was going for with this voice. Charles Martinet gave Mario a fairly high pitched voice, so they initially figured Luigi should have a similar approach too. I guess people's opinion of Julien's performance is subjective. On the one hand, he gave Luigi a lot of enthusiasm just like Charles did with Mario's voice, which can be good. But on the other hand, he could come off as very annoying. I'm not exactly sure why his clips were re-dubbed in the international versions of Mario Kart 64 (or why Julien's clips were left intact in the international versions of Mario Party 1 and 2), but I'm glad that he eventually stopped voicing this nervous plumber. Charles clearly has a more appropriate take on doing the job right then Julien did.

While I personally don't think Julien was at good voicing Luigi, he still manages to be better than Marc Graue at least.
SM Scorx
said at 12:05 PM on Fri Jan 6 2012
Charles has had several different Luigi voices. There is the voice he uses in Mario Kart 64, the early Mario Party games (1 and 2 in mind), Super Smash Bros and SSB Melee, and the voice he uses now.
said at 10:55 PM on Tue Apr 24 2012
@SM Scorx Luigi's voice in Mario Party 1 and 2 was actually performed by Julien Bardakoff. He also did Luigi's voice in the Japanese version of Mario Kart 64 (we also heard this voice in Mario Kart: Super Circuit in all regions).

Luigi's voice in Super Smash Bros. and Melee WAS done by Charles Martinet, but it was basically his Mario voice modified at a higher pitch.
Madness Abe
said at 12:56 PM on Sat Dec 31 2011
Charles IS Luigi, but the second best to me goes to Tony Rosato.

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario!
said at 12:47 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
Danny Wells
said at 4:26 PM on Tue Dec 27 2011
If I didn't know better, I would have thought Marc's was actually Barry Gordon, lol
said at 2:09 PM on Thu May 26 2011
1. Charles Martinet - Best, hands down, in my opinion.
2. Tony Rasato - He's Mama Luigi to you!
3. Danny Wells - He was hilarious as live-action Luigi!
4. Marc Graue - "Lotsa spaghetti!"
said at 9:12 AM on Sat Mar 5 2011
Again this is a tough decision I really like Tony's Luigi Voice but then Charles isn't so bad either eh...It's too hard I wish there was tie option ._.
said at 1:23 AM on Sat May 7 2011
@Truesonic I kinda hope there will be one too, but I suppose there won't be for practical purposes. Oh well.
said at 8:21 PM on Thu Jun 23 2011

Yeah your right I suppose for now I won't vote yet till I'm certain who I like more :(
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