Bryce Papenbrook

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Bryce Papenbrook
Born Bryce Papenbrook
(1986-02-24) February 24, 1986 (age 29)
West Hills, California
Occupation Voice Actor
Years active 2003-present
Agent Abrams Artists Agency[1]
Notable credit(s) Attack on Titan
as Eren Jaeger
Sword Art Online
as Kirigaya Kazuto
Blue Exorcist
as Rin Okumura
as Masaomi Kida
Spouse(s) Samantha Papenbrook
Children 1
Family Debbie Rothstein (mother)
Bob Papenbrook (deceased) (father)

Bryce Austin Papenbrook (born February 24, 1986) is an American voice actor. He has done voice work for Animaze, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Funimation, and Studiopolis and has performed the voices for several anime roles, particularly those of young anime protagonists. He is best known for his portrayals of Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Kirito in Sword Art Online, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!! series, Makoto Naegi in Danganronpa series, Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan, and Shirou Emiya in Fate/stay night.

Early life and education[edit]

Papenbrook was born in West Hills, California on February 24, 1986. He is the son of Debbie Rothstein (1956-)and Bob Papenbrook (1955-2006), both of whom are also voice actors. He graduated from UCLA in 2007 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. His passion for acting started while watching his father work at the age of 8.[better source needed]

Personal life[edit]

Papenbrook has trained in the martial arts for over 16 years, and holds a fourth-degree black belt. He began training in the Chuck Norris system of Tang Soo Do (also known as American Tang Soo Do) under his original instructor Steve Clark. Later he would train and receive his fourth-degree black belt in the system under Clark’s instructor, former Chuck Norris black belt Dennis Ichikawa. Papenbrook would go on to become a 3-time kickboxing champion with over 60 fights to his credit.[2] He has been a kickboxing instructor for over 11 years at the House of Champions Academy of Martial Arts in Van Nuys, California.[2]



List of voice performances in anime
Year Series Role Notes Source[3]
2004 .hack//Legend of the Twilight Shugo Kunisaki
2015 Aldnoah.Zero Calm Craftman
2014 Attack on Titan Eren Jaeger [4][5]
2015 Attack on Titan: Junior High Eren
2013 B-Daman CrossFire Basara Kurochi [6]
2012 Marvel Anime: Blade Edgar Frost
2015 BlazBlue Alter Memory Takamagahara [7]
2014 Blood Lad Staz Charlie Blood
2012 Blue Exorcist Rin Okumura [6]
2015 Danganronpa: The Animation Makoto Naegi [8]
2013 Digimon Fusion Bearmon, Coronmon [6]
2012 Durarara!! series Masaomi Kida
2015 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Shirou Emiya
2011 Inazuma Eleven Axel Blaze
2015 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Caesar Zeppeli
2010 Kekkaishi Hiromu Tabata
2007 MÄR Jack
2015 A Lull in the Sea Kaname Isaki [9]
2007 Noein Isami Fujiwara
2012 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan series Ryota Nekko, Kappa [6]
2013 Pokémon Origins Red
2014 Sailor Moon Kijin Shinokawa Viz dub
2015 Soul Eater Not! Clay Sizemore [10]
2014 Space Dandy Ukuleleman Ep. 15 [11]
2013 Sword Art Online Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya [12]
2013 Tenkai Knights Chooki, Lydendor
2015 The Seven Deadly Sins Meliodas, Love Helm [13]
2003 Trigun Vash the Stampede (Young)
2010 Vampire Knight series Hanabusa Aido


Year Series Role Notes Source[3]
2014 TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise ChaseAce Ep. 11 [14]
2015 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Linecook Ep. "Kitchen Frightmare" [15][6]
2015 Miraculous Ladybug Cat Noir/Adrien [16]


List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Series Role Notes Source[3]
2014 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison Young Muku
2014 Khumba Zebra 1 [6]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[3]
2011 Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel Aoto
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Ernie Lyttelton
Bravely Default Tiz Arrior
Call of Duty: Ghosts US Army 1, others
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Nagito Komaeda, Makoto Naegi [17]
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Makoto Naegi
Disney Princess Palace Pets Sultan [6]
Dissidia Final Fantasy Zidane Tribal Also 012 [6]
Dynasty Warriors series Guan Ping
Earth Defense Force 2025 Ranger 27 [18]
Fire Emblem Awakening Henry [6]
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Various characters Credited as Additional voices [19]
Mind Zero Nobuhiko Watanabe
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Inky
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Theodore
Power Rangers Megaforce Black Ranger
Radiata Stories Jack Russell
Rune Factory 4 Lest
Saints Row 3 Various characters
Shin Megami Tensei IV Issachar
Tales of Graces Asbel Lhant
Ys: Memories of Celceta Adol Christin, Panza
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Machina Kunagiri [6]
Star Ocean: First Departure Dorne Murtough
Xenoblade Chronicles X Cross (Rookie Voice) [20]


  1. ^ "Bryce Papenbrook". 
  2. ^ a b House of Champions Academy of Martial Arts > Bryce Papenbrook Bio. URL accessed on February 10, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d "Bryce Papenbrook Roles - Facebook". Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ Lee, Michelle (March 22, 2014). "Introducing the Voice of Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan". Funimation Blog. Funimation. 
  5. ^ "Interview: Bryce Papenbrook". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Behind The Voice Actors - Bryce Papenbrook". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ "BlazBlue: Alter Memory Cast Announcement". Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Funimation Announces Danganronpa Anime English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. April 4, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ "A Lull in the Sea – Staff – NIS America". NIS Retrieved 2015-04-28. 
  10. ^ Ugwa, Godswill (April 23, 2015). "Soul Eater Not! English Cast Announcement". Funimation. 
  11. ^ Toonami premire of Space Dandy Season 2 and Funimation credits
  12. ^ "Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh Lead Sword Art Online Dub Cast – News". Anime News Network. March 30, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ Bryce Papenbrook [BrycePapenbrook] (November 1, 2015). "Excited to share that I voice Meliodas in the English Dub of The Seven Deadly Sins. Check it out now on @Netflix!..." (Tweet). Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  14. ^ Chris Niosi [Kirbopher] (July 18, 2014). "Happy to announce that @BrycePapenbrook will be voicing a character in #TOMEseason2! Look forward to hearing him in the upcoming Episode 11!" (Tweet). Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Kitchen Frightmare". Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. Season 1. Episode 10. October 21, 2015. Cartoon Network. 
  16. ^ "Excited to announce my role as Adrien, aka Cat Noir, in the upcoming series Ladybug! Be on the lookout for more...". Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Bryce Papenbrook on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  18. ^ Sandlot (February 18, 2014). Earth Defense Force 2025. D3 Publisher. Scene: Closing credits, 2:45 in, Voice Cast. 
  19. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
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