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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Luigi with sound clips and images.


Created by Pokejedservo on Wed Jul 1 2009, 33 Comments, Add Comment
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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989)
LuigiDanny Wells
Danny Wells
Super Mario World (1991)
LuigiTony Rosato
Tony Rosato
Hotel Mario (1994)
LuigiMarc Graue
Marc Graue
Super Mario Bros Series
LuigiCharles Martinet
Charles Martinet
Mario is Missing (1992)
LuigiUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Mario Kart 64 (1997)
LuigiJulien Bardakoff
Julien Bardakoff

EDITOR'S OPINION

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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myopinion1
said at 9:13 PM on Mon Dec 30 2013
1. Rosato
2. Martinet
3. UVA
4. Wells
5. Bardakoff
6. Graue
Ross123
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.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:51 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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.
HyperVoiceActing
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)
SpongeBat1
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.
myopinion1
said at 11:15 AM on Fri Dec 7 2012
1. Charles
2. Tony
3. Unknown
4. Danny
5. julien
6. Marc
DravenRoth994
said at 12:40 AM on Thu Nov 22 2012
As for my ranking, they are:
1.Charles
2.Tony
3.Danny
4.Julien
5.Marc
6.Unknown
DravenRoth994
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.
HienFan
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
Toady_12
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
HienFan
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
MilanTheVillain01
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.
DravenRoth994
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.
TheBlackHawk
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!"
BlueSkySlash
said at 10:39 PM on Tue Apr 24 2012
 2 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.
BlueSkySlash
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.
BlueSkySlash
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!
Patrick
said at 12:47 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
Danny Wells
ninjinister
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 8:10 PM on Tue Dec 13 2011
Charles is the best... :P
Tony, Danny and Marc... IDK :P
TheBlackHawk
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!"
Truesonic
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 ._.
pokemastanumba1
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.
Truesonic
said at 8:21 PM on Thu Jun 23 2011
@pokemastanumba1

Yeah your right I suppose for now I won't vote yet till I'm certain who I like more :(
anonymous (Guest)
said at 11:54 AM on Thu Jan 13 2011
@redzone908 For different games, Nintendo would often try different approaches for each character so that their portrayals won't get all rusty over these years. I know that sounds rather awkward, but honestly, if Martinet had or were to keep the same tone for the Mario Bros for every single game in the series, most fans will eventually lose their interest.

Still, you have to give full credit to Martinet for giving life to his performances and using them to make the Nintendo franchise a true success.
redzone908 (Guest)
said at 9:23 PM on Sat Sep 11 2010
I haven't heard any of those other than Martinet, unfortunately.

Martinet's Luigi has changed a lot, it's true, but it's been mostly the same since Luigi's Mansion, though osutinik is right in that the pitch has still varied. The only game since then where the voice is unrecognizable is Smash Bros. Brawl, where Luigi's voice is barely audible and overall strange-sounding (almost as though Martinet's vocal chords were blown out when he was doing the voice).

The extremely high-pitched voice that you hear in the early Mario Parties (and I think Smash Bros. Melee as well) sounds the way it does because it's really his Mario voice digitally edited to a higher pitch.

I gotta think that Luigi's a strain for Martinet... such a deep-yet-thin voice can't be easy to affect.
osutinik (Guest)
said at 3:35 AM on Thu Aug 26 2010
Still gotta go with Martinet. He gives Luigi a cowardly-yet-noble feel. Although I have to admit, I wish he would stick with one voice already. He has had a noticably deeper pitch in some of the lastest Mario games, as opposed to his higher pitched one he started having in the late Gamecube era.

And I bet Graue would feel odd knowing he's only famous for saying the memorable "I hope she made lotsa Spaghetti!" and "Over there!"
mamaluigi (Guest)
said at 1:16 AM on Fri May 28 2010
That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario! *wheeze*
dos (Guest)
said at 1:20 AM on Fri Aug 14 2009
charles Martinet's luigi voice has been quite inconsitant. Mario Party 1 and 2 he has a high pitched voice which sounds very wierd. I can't explain it. he goes quite deep in Mario Kart 64 and Mario Tennis. Mario Party 3 and the latter is the same. Higher pitched and sounds nervous and less like Mario. I prefer this voice used in the sample for Charles.
sabrblade (Guest)
said at 8:27 PM on Tue Aug 11 2009
Charles Martinet has done three different voices for Luigi. One that is low-pitched (the current clip), one that is high-pitched (first heard in Mario Party), and one that is medium-pitched (his current game voice, heard in some games like Super Mario 64 DS).
nintenbeau (Guest)
said at 4:00 AM on Sun Jul 5 2009
Charles Martinet once again, though of course we have games VS shows, and the best of the shows I feel is Tony Rosato, he's the one I know and I think is best. I think Charles Martinet's Luigi has changed a bit since Mario Kart 64 (which is where the audio is from), either way Charles Martinet's performance as Luigi has always been the best voice!


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