Mario is the main character of the New Super Mario Bros series, and mostly all other Mario-based games created by the japanese company Nintendo.
Mario first unforgetable piece of appearance is undoubtably his red hat. Engraved with the letter M (M for Mario), Mario never goes anywhere without his hat. This is most likely because sometimes when he loses his hat, he will die (Super Mario Sunshine). He also has a long black moustache, blue eyes, medium brown sideburns and a large nose. He wears white gloves, a red shirt, and a blue overshirt with yellow buttons. He also wears brown shoes.
Mario was originally portrayed as a two-dimensional sprite, but in later games, he is shown as a three-dimensional, polygonal model. He is depicted as a portly plumber who lives in the fictional land of the Mushroom Kingdom with Luigi, his younger, taller brother. In the television series and film, Mario and Luigi are originally from Brooklyn, New York. Little is known of Mario's childhood, though the infant version of Mario, Baby Mario, first appeared in 1995 in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, and has often appeared in Nintendo sports games since that time. Baby Mario has a major role along with Baby Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and appears in Yoshi's Island DS. He (along with the adult Mario) is voiced by Charles Martinet.