Mike Vaughn

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Mike Vaughn
Full name Michael Vaughn
Born January 2, 1972 (age 52)
Super Mario–related role(s) Voice actor for Iggy Koopa and Ludwig von Koopa

Michael "Mike" Vaughn is an American actor and voice actor who portrayed Iggy Koopa and Ludwig von Koopa in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. In New Super Mario Bros. 2, New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, his voice clips are reused for Ludwig and Iggy.



  • Mike Vaughn recorded only one session in October of 2009 for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and those same audio files have been reused for many titles that Iggy and Ludwig have appeared in since. Mike Vaughn has publicly called this action a theft by Nintendo as the usage release signed by both parties prohibited Nintendo from using those files in advertisements or promotions. While not specifically restricting usage in future games, Vaughn admits, "who in their right mind would have thought that a major game producer would use the same audio in future titles? Seems like a great way to make really bad, repetitive games to me."[1]
  • Vaughn, along with Lani Minella, is credited for providing the voice of the Koopalings in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. However, the Koopalings borrow voice clips recorded from sessions of Mario Kart 8, and thus Iggy and Ludwig are actually voiced by Ryan Higgins and David Goldfarb respectively. Later Mario & Luigi and Mario & Sonic games would correct these errors.

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  1. ^ Cloverleaf Radio Presents: Actor Mike Vaughn "Super Mario Bros."!!. Blog Talk Radio (January 2014). Retrieved November 18, 2014.