Charles Martinet
Charles Martinet
Celebrated Name: Charles Martinet
Real Name/Full Name: Charles Andre Martinet
Gender: Male
Age: 68 years old
Birth Date: September 17, 1955
Birth Place: San Jose, California, U.S
Nationality: American
Height: 1.82 m
Weight: 77
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Charles Martinet Gay?: No
Profession: Voice Actor, Actor
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $15 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Charles Andre Martinet is well known Voice Actor. He lends his voice for ‘Mario’ in the “Super Mario” video game series. He also voiced for Wario and Waluigi. The talented voice-over artist brings life to the iconic video game characters. He and Elijah Woods both lent their voice for ‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the Kings’ in the 2003 series. He has mastered several languages from his childhood, such as Italian, Spanish, and French. Martinet also voiced for the Nintendo’s video game franchise since 1990.  He voiced for famous characters like Baby Luigi, Luigi, Baby Mario, Toadsworth.

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Early Life & Biography

Charles was born in San Jose, California, on  17 September 1955.  He is of French descendent and is very fluent in French and Spanish. His family later moved to Barcelona and then to Paris when he was 12 years old. Charles started his graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, where he expected to study international law, but decided to discontinue when his tutor asked him to emit the information that is written in his book chapter wise.

He was suffering from Glossophobia or fear of public speaking. Then one of his friends suggested he take acting classes when he can confront his fear. He was offered his first role to deliver a monologue from “Spoon River Anthology.” Ultimately, Charles earned his apprenticeship from Berkeley Repertory Theatre. After having his training with Berkeley Repertory for years, he went to London, where he attended the ‘Drama Studio London.’ There among several other skills, he found out his talent for accents and dialects. Later upon his return to California, he joined Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Charles became the founding member of the San Jose Repertory Theatre for four consecutive years.

Personal Life

Charles Martinet, the renowned voice over artist and actor, is of 64 years of age. He is single and does not have any girlfriend. He has no children.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on September 17 1955, Charles Martinet is 68 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.82 m tall, and his weight is 77 kg.


Martinet, one day, was told by his friend to go for the audition, which was going to be held in a trade show where candidates would “talk to people as a plumber.” When he arrived there at the last minute when the casting directors were packing up for the day. Though, to his luck, the director allowed him to audition and said he is an Italian from Brooklyn. Martinet planned to talk in a stereotypical Italian deep, raspy voice, but later, he thought it would become too harsh for the children to hear. Then, he made it more soft-hearted and friendly, resulting in what we have today as Mario’s voice. Charles claim, his inspiration for the portrayal of Mario was the character of ‘Petruchio’ from William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of The Shrew.”

Charles appeared in several films like Hard Travelling in 1986, The Deadpool in 1988, Mom in 1991, Nine Months in 1995, Criminal Hearts in 1996. In Beauty and the Beast, he lends his voice for the Red suited ghost. In Anastasia, he gave voice for the bird, dog. He appeared in ‘The Game,’ ‘The Californian’s.’

Martinet started working for Nintendo since 1990. He started voicing for  Mario from a trade show where the attendees would walk up to a TV screen where a 3-D Mario head would talk and move. This was called MIRT or Mario in Real-Time and was Pasadena. He saw a motion capture rig captured his mouth movement and matched it with Mario’s in order to synchronize on screen.

Along with the films, Martinet made his appearance on Television too. He appeared for ‘Brother of Justice,’ ‘Matlock,’ ‘Midnight Caller,’ ‘Reasonable Doubts,’ ‘Nash Bridges’, ‘Air America,’ ‘JoJo’s  Bizarre Adventure.’

Martinet’s debut as Marion in 1995 was Windows interplay’s game Mario FUNdamentals. At the time of recording, Charles and few developers wondered what Mario would do when the player leaves him alone. Charles, then, came up with the idea that Mario would dream of pasta during his sleep. He has Voiced for Baby Mario, Luigi, Baby Luigi, Toadsworth, Wario. His voice appears in English and Japanese language versions.

He provided the voice over for the boxers and announcers in the Super NES title Super Punch-Out. He also lent his voice for Homunculus in Konami play station 2, Xbox, and Shadow of Destiny.

Martinet has also worked as voice actors for commercials, promotions, and cartoons. He did Mario’s voice as the announcer for Pac-Man Vs. on Nintendo GameCube. He also voices for other video games, like, Cel Damage as Fowl Mouth.  He voices for the dragon Paarthurnax in “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” In 2013, video game Runner 2 and Runner 3, he narrated the cutscenes.

Apart from voice-over, Martinet keeps appearing publicly. He can be seen at the game events like Gamescom, Eurogamer Expo, and at the launch event of Super Mario Galaxy.

Awards & Achievements

Martinet is a well-known voice-over artist. For his tremendous contribution to the video game world, he is known widely. He was recognized by “Guinness Book World Record “ for his excellent work in ‘Super Smash Bros,’ ‘Ultimate’ for performing the same character in hundred different titles.

Net Worth & Salary of Charles Martinet in 2024

Charles Martinet Net Worth
Charles Martinet Net Worth

Martinet is a famous voice-over actor and actor lending his voice to different video game characters. He is regarded as one of the richest voice actors who was born in CA. As of April 2024, Charles Martinet has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He earned this fortune by being a professional voice actor.

Charles Martinet is a very talented actor and voice-over artist. With his contribution to the field of video games, he gained immense popularity worldwide. He made our childhood wonderful.


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