Posted on November 29, 2007, Shawn Sines Voice of Mario's Autobiography
Charles Martinet, the voice of Nintendo’s Mario, is writing an autobiography about his experiences voicing one of the most iconic and recognized characters in videogame history.
Martinet is preparing his manuscript for release in 2008. The piece explores the inner workings of Nintendo as he relates his experience working with the company over the years as Mario’s voice.
“I’ve actually started working a little bit on a book, but it’s about finding the discipline to keep going.”, he told CVG. “But I will be inspired by fans,” such as one, explained Martinet, who said to him at the recent Mario Galaxy launch event in London: “You’re the voice of my childhood.”
“That’s the sort of thing that makes you think ‘yes, I want to write a book so that I can acknowledge that’,” Martinet told CVG.
He also voiced his opinion of the current video games causing violent behavior debate.
“Violence in videogames, if you can call it violence – you have to take it into perspective. I don’t think that people go out and steal cars because they play a car stealing game, any more than I think that someone is going to shoot somebody because they play a shooting game. You don’t do that because that’s a game.”
He adds: “It’s up to parents and family members to know what their children are doing and how much time they spend doing it and the impact those things have on them. People playing Mario games don’t make them like pasta any more.”
Read the interview with Charles Martinet in its entirety on CVG.