Kevin Afghani

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Kevin Afghani
Kevin Afghani
Full name Kevin Zachary Afghani
Born November 9, 1996 (age 27)
Super Mario–related role(s) Voice actor for Mario, Luigi, and Wario (2023 – present)

Kevin Zachary Afghani (born November 9, 1996)[1][2] is an American voice actor based in Los Angeles. He is known for voicing Raditz in Dragon Ball R&R, a fan-produced Dragon Ball series, and Arnold in Genshin Impact.

On October 13, 2023, Afghani revealed that he had succeeded Charles Martinet as the voice actor for Mario and Luigi, starting in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.[3][4] He would later be confirmed as the new voice for Wario starting in WarioWare: Move It!.[5][6] Prior to being cast as the Mario Bros. and Wario, Afghani provided narration for some North American Nintendo Switch commercials,[7] as well as serving as the English-language announcer heard in North American and European/Oceanian Nintendo Direct presentations from April 2017 up until February 2022. Additionally, Afghani himself is a huge fan of the Super Mario franchise.[8]



  1. ^ KevinAfghani (November 9, 2020). "I am officially 24 years of age. To all my friends and castmates: Thanks for putting up with me for this long! I genuinely don’t know how you do it." X. Retrieved October 13, 2023. (Archived October 13, 2023, 23:18:17 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  2. ^ KevinAfghani (November 9, 2021). "Animal Crossing on your Birthday is adorable. If ya got the game I recommend playing a little on your Birthday." X. Retrieved October 13, 2023. (Archived October 13, 2023, 23:18:19 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  3. ^ Valentine, R. (October 13, 2023). "It's Official: Nintendo Reveals Mario's New Voice Actor [Update: And Luigi, Too]". IGN. Retrieved October 13, 2023. (Archived October 13, 2023, 21:30:47 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  4. ^ KevinAfghani (October 13, 2023). "Incredibly proud to have voiced Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Thanks to Nintendo for inviting me into the Flower Kingdom!" X. Retrieved October 13, 2023. (Archived October 13, 2023, 22:46:58 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  5. ^ Phillips, T. (November 1, 2023). "Wario's new voice actor now seemingly confirmed". Eurogamer. Accessed November 2, 2023.
  6. ^ KevinAfghani (November 4, 2023). "Twitter stinks, I’m leaving! I’m going back to playing the game I’m in WARIOWARE: MOVE IT!" X. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  7. ^ "Demo". Retrieved October 13, 2023.
  8. ^ KevinARiveraVO (October 13, 2023). "MA BOI KEVIN!!! 🔥🔥🔥 Hey Nintendo fans!! Not only is Kevin an extremely talented voice actor, but he’s one of the BIGGEST Mario fans you’ll ever meet. He listens to Mario music for fun, owns a Bowser statue and even dressed up in the theme of Mario for his High School Prom!! ❤️" X. Retrieved October 18, 2023.

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