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) Current 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, Arnold in Genshin Impact, and providing additional voices in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.[3]

On October 13, 2023, Afghani revealed that he had succeeded Charles Martinet as the voice actor for Mario and Luigi, starting with Super Mario Bros. Wonder.[4][5] He would also later be confirmed as the new voice for Wario starting in WarioWare: Move It!.[6][7] Prior to being cast as the Mario Bros. and Wario, Afghani provided narration for some North American Nintendo Switch commercials.[8] Additionally, Afghani himself is a fan of the Super Mario franchise: he owns a statue of Bowser, and, as a teenager, he wore a Super Mario-themed costume for his high school prom.[9]

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References

  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. ^ KevinAfghani (February 29, 2024). "Oh hey would ya look at that! I am in that there #FinalFantasy7Rebirth!! If you are planning on playin it, keep your ears peeled to hear my voice sprinkled in throughout the game! Huge thanks to @SkylarkSound and @SquareEnix for havin me!!" X. Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  4. ^ 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.)
  5. ^ 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.)
  6. ^ Phillips, T. (November 1, 2023). "Wario's new voice actor now seemingly confirmed". Eurogamer. Accessed November 2, 2023.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Demo". kevinzafghani.com. Retrieved October 13, 2023.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ KevinAfghani (June 18, 2024). "AHHH, I HAVE BEEN SO EXCITED FOR MARIO AND LUIGI FOR SO LONG!!" X. Retrieved Jun 21, 2024.

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