Why Charles Martinet Decided to Quit as Mario’s Voice Actor

Russell Nketiah Tannor
Why Charles Martinet Decided to Quit as Mario’s Voice Actor

Charles Martinet, the iconic voice actor behind Nintendo's most famous character, Super Mario, has announced his retirement after 27 years of service. Martinet made the announcement on his Twitter account, thanking his fans and colleagues for their support and love.

Martinet started his career as a voice actor in 1996, when he auditioned for the role of Mario at a trade show. He impressed the legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto with his improvisation skills and enthusiasm, and was hired on the spot. Since then, he has voiced Mario in over 100 games, as well as other characters such as Luigi, Wario, Waluigi and Donkey Kong.

Martinet's voice has become synonymous with Mario, the cheerful and adventurous plumber who has starred in some of the most popular and influential video games of all time. Martinet's performance has brought joy and laughter to millions of players around the world, and has earned him several awards and recognition.

Martinet did not reveal the reason for his retirement, but said that he was grateful for the opportunity to work with Nintendo and to be part of the Mario family. He also expressed his hope that his successor would continue to honor the legacy of Mario and his fans.

Martinet's retirement marks the end of an era for Nintendo and the gaming industry. His voice will be missed by many, but his contribution to the culture and history of video games will never be forgotten.

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