Bryce Papenbrook

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Bryce Papenbrook
Born Bryce Papenbrook
(1986-02-24) February 24, 1986 (age 30)
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 male 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, Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Shirou Emiya in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, and Meliodas in The Seven Deadly Sins.

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.

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]

He is married to Samantha Papenbrook; they have a daughter named Ella (born in 2015).[3][4]



List of voice performances in anime
Year Series Role Notes Source[5]
2000 Trigun Vash the Stampede (young)  
2004 .hack//Legend of the Twilight Shugo Kunisaki    
2007 MÄR Jack    
2007 Noein Isami Fujiwara    
2010 Kekkaishi Hiromu Tabata    
2010 Vampire Knight series Hanabusa Aido    
2011 Inazuma Eleven Axel Blaze    
2012 Marvel Anime: Blade Edgar Frost    
2011 Durarara!! Masaomi Kida   [6]
2012 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan series Ryota Nekko, Kappa   [7]
2012–13 Blue Exorcist Rin Okumura   [7]
2013–15 Sword Art Online Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya   [8]
2013 B-Daman CrossFire Basara Kurochi   [7]
2013–14 Tenkai Knights Chooki, Lydendor  
2013 Digimon Fusion Bearmon, Coronmon   [7]
2013 Pokémon Origins Red  
2014 Space Dandy Ukuleleman Ep. 15
First Funimation role
2014 Attack on Titan Eren Jaeger First Major role at Funimation [10][11]
2014 Blood Lad Staz Charlie Blood   [12][13]
2014 Sailor Moon Kijin Shinokawa Viz dub
2015 One Piece Additional voices    
2015–16 Durarara!!×2 Masaomi Kida   [14]
2015 A Lull in the Sea Kaname Isaki   [15]
2015 BlazBlue Alter Memory Takamagahara   [16]
2015 Aldnoah.Zero Calm Craftman   [17]
2015 Soul Eater Not! Clay Sizemore   [18]
2015 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Shirou Emiya   [19]
2015 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Caesar Zeppeli  
2015 The Seven Deadly Sins Meliodas, Love Helm   [20][21]
2015 Danganronpa: The Animation Makoto Naegi   [22]
2015 Attack on Titan: Junior High Eren Jaeger  
2016 Brothers Conflict Wataru Asahina   [23]
2016 One-Punch Man Marugori   [24]


Year Series Role Notes Source[5]
2015 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Linecook, Cheese Sandwich Ep. "Kitchen Frightmare" [7][25][26]
2015–present Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir Adrien Agreste / Cat Noir   [27][28]


List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Series Role Notes Source[5]
2014 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison Young Muku    
2014 Khumba Zebra 1   [7]
2017 Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya    

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2005–present Dynasty Warriors series Guan Ping    
2005 Radiata Stories Jack Russell    
2008 Star Ocean: First Departure Dorne Murtough    
2009 Dissidia Final Fantasy Zidane Tribal Also 012 [7]
2011 Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel Aoto    
2011 Saints Row: The Third Various characters    
2012 Tales of Graces Asbel Lhant    
2013 Fire Emblem Awakening Henry   [7]
2013 Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Ernie Lyttelton    
2013 Shin Megami Tensei IV Issachar    
2013 Rune Factory 4 Lest    
2013 Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Inky    
2013 Power Rangers Megaforce Black Ranger    
2013 Call of Duty: Ghosts US Army 1, others    
2013 Ys: Memories of Celceta Adol Christin, Panza    
2014 Bravely Default Tiz Arrior    
2014 Earth Defense Force 2025 Ranger 27   [29]
2014 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Nagito Komaeda, Makoto Naegi   [30]
2014 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Makoto Naegi   [31]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Various characters Credited as Additional Voices [32]
2014 Mind Zero Nobuhiko Watanabe    
2014 Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Theodore    
2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Machina Kunagiri   [7]
2015 Godzilla: The Game G-Force Soldier (uncredited)    
2015 Disney Princess Palace Pets Sultan   [7]
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Cross (Rookie Voice)   [33]
2016 Elsword Add [34]


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  2. ^ a b House of Champions Academy of Martial Arts > Bryce Papenbrook Bio. URL accessed on February 10, 2010.
  3. ^ Papenbrook, Bryce. "I can't even put into words...". Facebook. Facebook. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Papenbrook, Bryce. "Proud Dad". Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Bryce Papenbrook Roles - Facebook". Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ Brusuelas, James (December 12, 2010). "Aniplex Announces Durarara English Cast". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Behind The Voice Actors - Bryce Papenbrook". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh Lead Sword Art Online Dub Cast – News". Anime News Network. March 30, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ Toonami premiere of Space Dandy Season 2 and Funimation credits
  10. ^ Lee, Michelle (March 22, 2014). "Introducing the Voice of Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan". Funimation Blog. Funimation. 
  11. ^ "Interview: Bryce Papenbrook". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Viz Media Announces Blood Lad's English Dub Cast". May 16, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  13. ^
  14. ^ "Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. 
  15. ^ "A Lull in the Sea – Staff – NIS America". NIS Retrieved 2015-04-28. 
  16. ^ "BlazBlue: Alter Memory Cast Announcement". Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Aniplex USA to Release 1st Aldnoah.Zero Season on BD/DVD with Dub & Sub". Anime News Network. 2015-06-06. 
  18. ^ Ugwa, Godswill (April 23, 2015). "Soul Eater Not! English Cast Announcement". Funimation. 
  19. ^ "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night UBW, Durarara!! 2xSho Release Details". Anime News Network. July 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  20. ^ 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. 
  21. ^ "The Seven Deadly Sins". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 28, 2016. As a “Netflix Original Series” (and at the time of this writing that is the only place it can be accessed), SDS sports an English dub courtesy of Bang Zoom! Entertainment. Unless you're tired of hearing Bryce Papenbrook as the male lead in seemingly everything these days (he's become in the 2010s what Johnny Yong Bosch was earlier in the 2000s), the English cast is very well-chosen. 
  22. ^ "Funimation Announces Danganronpa Anime English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. April 4, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Brothers Conflict English Cast Announcement". Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  24. ^ "One-Punch Man Is Coming to Toonami!". Viz Media. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Kitchen Frightmare". Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. Season 1. Episode 10. October 21, 2015. Cartoon Network. 
  26. ^ Bryce Papenbrook [BrycePapenbrook] (October 27, 2015). "Excited to share that I played the Line Cook & a Cheese Sandwich in Be Cool Scooby-Doo! Kitchen Frightmare on..." (Tweet). Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  27. ^ Bryce Papenbrook [brycepapenbrook] (May 12, 2015). "Excited to announce my role as Adrien, aka Cat Noir, in the upcoming series Ladybug! Be on the lookout for more..." (Tweet). Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Miraculous - Disney Channel UK". Disney UK. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  29. ^ Sandlot (February 18, 2014). Earth Defense Force 2025. D3 Publisher. Scene: Closing credits, 2:45 in, Voice Cast. 
  30. ^ "Bryce Papenbrook on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
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  32. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  33. ^ Xenoblade Chronicles X - All English Voice Options for Player Characters. November 13, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2016 – via YouTube. 
  34. ^ Elsword (2016-03-03), The Voices of Elsword - Part 7: Add's Bryce Papenbrook, retrieved 2016-03-09 

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