The Voice of Mario, Charles Martinet

When actor Charles Martinet crashed an audition to voice a video game over 20 years ago, little did he know it would see him become a gaming icon.

The audition was to play an Italian plumber called Mario, who went on to be one of the most famous characters in video game history and the focus of one of the biggest-selling video game franchises ever.

Check out the video to see Charles do his favourite Mario & Luigi catchphrases and chat about Nintendo’s latest E3 release, how he became the voice of Super Mario, and what it was like playing Arnie in the movie Nine Months: