Dub actor Mario Charles Martinet wants to express the character until his death

Voice actor Mario Charles Martinet plans to voice the iconic plumber for the rest of his life, or at least for as long as it is physically possible to say “Wah-hoo!” and “yay!” convincingly.

Martinet has voiced Mario for nearly 30 years, officially starting with the Super Mario Bros. pinball machine. in 1992. The 66-year-old actor says he has since recorded more than 5 million audio files with the name Mario and that he has no plans to stop like that. Speaking in a question-and-answer session at Fan Expo Canada attended by Game Creator (via Eurogamer), Martinet said he plans to be the voice behind Mario for as long as he lives.

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