Charles Martinet Net Worth

June 4, 2023
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Charles Martinet was born on the 17th September 1955 in San Jose, California USA, and is an actor and voice actor, probably best known to the world for being the voice of Mario in the Nintendo`s game “Super Mario” since the mid-1990s. Apart from Mario, he has voiced Luigi, Baby Mario, Wario, Waluigi and Toadsworth, among other characters of the popular games. His career has been active since the 1980s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Charles Martinet is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Charles Martinet`s net worth is as high as $10 million, earned through his successful career as a voice actor, and actor as well. During his career he has collected over 150 film, TV and video game credits to his name.


Charles Martinet Net Worth $10 Million


Charles has French roots, and as a result he is fluent in French language, but he also speaks Spanish, as his family moved to Barcelona, Spain when he was in his teens, and a few years later to Paris. While there, Charles went to the American School of Paris, and after matriculation in 1974, he enrolled at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, where he studied international law. However, he dropped out of studies after an argument with his professor, and on advice from a friend tried himself as an actor. Soon he earned an apprenticeship at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, then a few years later he moved to London, and attended the Drama Studio London. While there, he not only improved as an actor, but also learned new talents, including accents and dialects, which only helped him in his later career. He then re-joined the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and was then a founding member of the San Jose Repertory Theatre.

Charles on-screen career began in the 1980s in the film “The Brotherhood of Justice” (1986) with Keanu Reeves and Kiefer Sutherland in lead roles, and the same year he appeared with Bill Ackridge and Al Blair in “Hard Traveling”. By the end of the 1980s he also had parts in “Matlock” (1989), and “Midnight Caller” (1989). Before he became the voice of Mario, and other characters of the popular game, Charles featured in films “Mom” (1991), “The Last of His Tribe” (1992), and “Bay City Story” (1992). In 1994 he was hired by Nintendo, and became the voice of Mario on trade shows, and later featured in every video game made in the franchise, which is around 100 titles. This has only increased his net worth, but has also increased his popularity.

Charles did other voice over work; in 1995 he was the Spinner in “Solar Eclipse”, in the voice of Master Suzuki in “Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman”, then Vigoro in “Skies of Arcadia” (2000), and in 2003 he lent his voice to Easterlings in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, in 2011 he voiced Paarthurnax in “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”, among many other characters in video games.

Voice engagement didn`t stop him from appearing on screen, and Charles continued his acting career on screen all through the 1990s, and 2000s. To the end of the 1990s, he featured in “Nine Months” (1995), as Arnie, with Hugh Grant and Juliane Moore in lead roles, “The Game” (1997) with Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, “Sheer Passion” (1998), among others, all of which added to his net worth. His only role in the 2000s was the one of City Councilman in “The Californians”, with Kate Mara and Noah Wyle as leads.

Regarding his personal life, Charles is currently single, but also there are no details in the media about any previous relationships.

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