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Recently, the Retro Gamer team had the opportunity to speak with Charles Martinet in regards to his history as Mario and being a voice actor. While the interview doesn’t provide any major new information to highlight, Martinet interestingly broke down his career as a voice actor and some of his highlights from playing Nintendo’s mascot over the years in the website’s latest Q&A.

From his debut as Mario for a trade show appearance to the Nintendo Switch’s Super Mario Odyssey, Martinet describes in-depth to Retro Gamer’s interviewer how he and his iconic character have evolved over time. Whether you know all about Martinet or not, the interview definitely features some neat nuggets of information that will be new to many Nintendo fans.

Did you know that Martinet’s time recording lines for Mario Teaches Typing impacted the character’s exertion of positivity? For the Retro Gamer’s full interview with Charles Martinet, you can check out the Q&A piece on GamesRadar’s website.


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Written by Marc Kaliroff

Ever since owning a cobalt blue Game Boy Advance, Nintendo is his preferred way of gaming. Marc is a journalist, creative writer, and video producer. While his focus may be on providing news, he spends his days preparing reviews for games of the present and past.