Charles Martinet is the voice of Mario. Yes, that Mario, of the Super Mario Brothers video game franchise. Since the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he is also now the Guinness World Record holder for the most video game performances of a single character. The latest Nintendo release marked his 100th time voicing the iconic plumber.
Martinet posted this video about the honor this past Friday.
"So it's a great day today. I'm here at Guinness World Records, and I have a Guinness World Record! Look at this! There's the closet there. You can see me in there as the most voice-overs as a video game character. 100 with Smash Brothers Ultimate."
Martinet first gave his voice to the character in 1992's Mario Teaches Typing and the Super Mario Bros. pinball game. The 63-year-old voice actor has also leant his voice to other Mario Brothers characters such as Luigi, Wario, and Toadsworth.
People offered their congratulations.
@NinEverything Well deserved! I couldn't imagine Mario having a different voice! The one exception would be from t… https://t.co/PBdtkCYzXy— BlueAizu 青 (@BlueAizu 青)1544814628.0
People were surprised he was only just breaking the record.
@MrXBob @gameinformer Yeah I am more curious who has the second most, to be honest— Kevin Smith (@Kevin Smith)1544841301.0
@touchfuzzy77 @MrXBob @gameinformer Maybe Troy Baker?— Aaron🎮 (@Aaron🎮)1544846457.0
@ninjapunk13 @MrXBob @gameinformer He’s gotta be up there for most different characters voiced. But definitely not… https://t.co/nCjnI7E4w7— Kevin Smith (@Kevin Smith)1544849266.0
But most were simply excited for him.
@gameinformer Dude is a friggin’ legend.— Mainer Trash (@Mainer Trash)1544842622.0
@gameinformer @CharlesMartinet deserves it! Such a rad guy!— Kyle Federline (@Kyle Federline)1544840779.0
@MyNintendoNews A toast to Charles Martinet. 🥂— Navin Bharadwaj (@Navin Bharadwaj)1544931831.0
Congrats Charles! And here's to many more performances.