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.