Danny Wells, Face of Luigi, Dies at 72

The man who gave a human face to green brother, Luigi, of Super Mario Bros Super Show has passed away.

Danny Wells passed at the age of 72. For those too young to remember, Danny Wells portrayed Luigi in the popular 1980s television show, Super Mario Bros. Super Show.

The Super Mario Bros Super Show enjoyed a showing of 65 episodes, starting in 1989. Danny Wells, also known as his given name of Jack Westelman, played Luigi opposite Lou Albano, who acted as Mario.

Danny Wells is also known for voiceover work. His work includes television shows and video games, such as:

  • Heathcliff and the Cadillac Cats
  • Winx Club
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory.

That is only a few of the shows and video games he has done. You can see a complete list of Danny Wells's work at IMDB.

According to his obituary, Danny Wells was a comedian who "made them laugh and wowed them with his natural gifts." He died on November 28th, 2013, in Toronto Ontario. His family plans to have him interred in Los Angeles, California.

Published Dec. 5th 2013
  • Death Metal Hero
    My infinite sadness. I was born in 1990, But I still watched reruns of this all the time when I was a kid. Didn't know Danny did Heathcliff too, that show was epic!
  • Destrolyn.Bechgeddig
    Featured Columnist
    Gosh, how sad. I used to love this show when I was younger. One of the rare American exports that we got here when the UK got cable and Nickleodeon!
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    Yeah. We watched it too. :( I saw the news and I was saddened. Mario and Luigi live skits were so funny.

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