Mamma Mia! It's the voice of Mario

He's made a living jumping down pipes, hopping on mushrooms, and collecting coins.

Charles Martinet's face might not be instantly recognisable.

But when he lets out an 'uh-hoo', or 'mamma mia!', you exactly who he is.

For 20 years, this American actor has provided the voice of Mario, as well as Luigi, Wario, and a host of other Nintendo characters.

Newsbeat caught-up with him ahead of the launch of Super Mario Galaxy 2.

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MGRogue20173078d ago (Edited 3078d ago )

The dude is a legend in my eyes.. Without him, There is no Mario or Luigi. :)

Davoh3078d ago

I think there would be, they'd just have the voice of Nolan North instead

Mista T3078d ago

him and Jon St. Jon (voice of duke nukem) are some of the best

snipermk03078d ago (Edited 3078d ago )

I'd rather pick Nolan North over St. Jon.

TANUKI3078d ago

Aside from being really talented, he must be filthy rich too! Gold toilet, paper bills as toilet paper, etc. Kudos to him, for sticking with this mega franchise.

kaos_fish II3078d ago

He's probably comfortably off - but no where near how rich Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto are.

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