Bob Papenbrook

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Bob Papenbrook
Born Robert DeWayne Papenbrook
(1955-09-18)September 18, 1955
San Diego, California, U.S.
Died March 17, 2006(2006-03-17) (aged 50)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names John Smallberries
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1977–2006
Agent Agency 2
Notable credit(s) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
as Rito Revolto
as Greymon
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
as Mega Octane
Debbie Rothstein
(m. 1978; his death 2006)
Children Bryce Papenbrook

Robert DeWayne Papenbrook (September 18, 1955 – March 17, 2006) was an American voice actor.[1]


Fellow voice actors often nicknamed him "Pappy". He was very well-known in the worlds of anime and video game voice-overs for his voice acting of "gruff" characters. However, he was especially well known in his various live action voice-overs which, most notably, included the Power Rangers franchise. He was discovered by filmmakers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, which got him his very first voice acting role in the hit film Raiders of the Lost Ark as screaming natives chasing Indiana Jones in the beginning of the film. His best-known roles included the voices of Rito Revolto in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Power Rangers Zeo, Shadowborg in Big Bad Beetleborgs, Scorpix in Beetleborgs Metallix and Deviot in Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy.

Personal life[edit]

Aside from acting, he also taught kickboxing and other martial arts. He and his wife Debbie Rothstein married in 1978 and had a son, Bryce Papenbrook.


On March 17, 2006, Papenbrook died of chronic lung complications at the age of 50. The 2008 DVD Adventures in Voice Acting was dedicated to Papenbrook (whose appearance was filmed before his death).






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