Bob Papenbrook

Bob Papenbrook

Date Of Birth: Sep 18, 1955
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA
Date Of Death: Mar 17, 2006
Cause Of Death: Chronic lung condition

Popularity: 601st All Time, 351st This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Husband of Debbie Rothstein, Father of Bryce Papenbrook

His voice acting debut was the screaming savages in the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Credits On BTVA: 114 Roles from 75 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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batcool
said at 8:58 PM on Sun May 13 2018
Bob was one talented voice actor he was great as Hiroshi Uchiyamada, Mega Octane, Dan Hibiki, Rito Revolto, and J his work will not be forgotten and his son Bryce continues the legacy
Scrappy-Fan92
said at 9:09 AM on Mon Sep 18 2017
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Happy birthday and rest in peace.
Autovolt
said at 7:19 AM on Mon Sep 18 2017
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Happy Birthday and RIP Bob Papenbrook!

My top 5 favourite roles of his are:

1.) J (Heat Guy J)
2.) Mega-Octane/Ruination (Transformers Robots In Disguise)
3.) Peppino (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo)
4.) Ken-Goh (Eureka Seven)
5.) Dan Hibiki (Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie)
tmnisaac
said at 3:49 AM on Mon Sep 18 2017
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Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Bob Papenbrook!
Omninemetrix
said at 6:53 AM on Wed Nov 16 2016
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God I miss his voice work
Aussieroth
said at 7:20 AM on Thu Nov 3 2016
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Unfair, adjective.

1: Not based on or behaving according to the principles of equality and justice.

2: Not following the rules of a game or sport.

3: Bob Papenbrook passed away at age 50.
HienFan
said at 11:11 PM on Tue Sep 20 2016
Happy late birthday Zhang Fei and a load of early 2000s roles
tmnisaac
said at 4:44 AM on Sun Sep 18 2016
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Bob Papenbrook.
Marusero
said at 4:26 AM on Sun Sep 18 2016
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Happy birthday and R.I.P., Bob. On the bright side, your son's doing very well on his own.
CelestialOuroboros
said at 3:00 AM on Sun Sep 18 2016
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Happy Birthday and R.I.P., Bob Papenbrook!
Shaun Ince
said at 9:30 AM on Wed Jun 1 2016
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RIP Bob Papenbrook. A great voice talent. I remember him most as the various Digimon characters & the Power Rangers shows. That's where I think his talent really shined. He was also a great Dan Hibiki in the Street Fighter Alpha movie.
GreenGoblin75
said at 10:58 AM on Tue May 31 2016
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RIP Bob
TheAdapter
said at 5:31 PM on Fri Sep 18 2015
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Happy Birthday Bob Papenbrook, you were gone to soon, but you won't ever be forgotten. Thank you for being one of the many voices of my childhood.
Autovolt
said at 2:40 PM on Fri Sep 18 2015
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Happy Birthday and RIP Bob Papenbrook!

I really miss this guy, he had an awesome deep tough guy voice that I feel we sorely lack in anime dubbing these days.

My favourite role of his was as J in Heat Guy J, playing this cool android crimefighter. He was also great as Peppino, Ken-Goh, Ruination and his many other roles on Digimon.

It's really a shame he died way too soon, especially to see how much of a success his son Bryce has become. It would have been cool for Bob and Bryce to have voiced a father/son pair in something...alas the world will never know.
Autovolt
said at 10:03 AM on Thu Mar 17 2016
I can't believe it's been ten years to the day since his passing.

RIP Bob Papenbrook!
Autovolt
said at 10:01 AM on Sun Sep 18 2016
Happy Birthday and RIP Bob Papenbrook!

I still feel like their is a a empty void where he is missing in the LA talent pool without him that just can't be filled.

On an unrelated note, Bob seemed to dub over Banjo Ginja numerous times in his career.
kisa tiger
said at 11:12 AM on Fri Aug 28 2015
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I cried seeing these credits and knowing i met his son at otakon this year.
TwitchingFool0
said at 10:25 PM on Fri Aug 21 2015
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A legendary voice actor that left us too soon. He would be so proud to see what his son has done in this industry. RIP.
kisa tiger
said at 11:10 AM on Fri Aug 28 2015
@TwitchingFool0 IKR!!!!
SAO maister
said at 6:36 AM on Sun Apr 26 2015
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Got I miss his voice acting
SAO maister
said at 5:56 PM on Thu Jun 18 2015
@SAO maister likewise
HienFan
said at 6:58 AM on Tue Nov 25 2014
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RIP to the most iconic Zhang Fei ever
TrueMyriad
said at 8:45 PM on Fri May 23 2014
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RIP Mr.Papenbrook. I will remember you for being in Xenosaga, Shinzo, and Digimon, but not just for appearing in those shows/games, but for sticking out from the rest and making a reputation for himself.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:02 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
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I know many anime fans who hate the dub for Great Teacher Onizuka (and yeah I'll admit there are some iffy accents/voices for some characters) but I think Bob Papenbrook's performance as Hiroshi Uchiyamada was outstanding.

I'd even go as far to say he stole the spotlight from Steve Blum's Onizuka performance in some episodes.

RIP
PurpleWarrior13
said at 8:40 PM on Wed Nov 27 2013
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He had one of the most recognizable gruff voices I've ever heard. It's not the same without him.
SAO maister
said at 5:56 PM on Thu Jun 18 2015
@PurpleWarrior13 You said it.
Aussieroth
said at 5:03 AM on Fri Sep 20 2013
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.... Ohh.... GOD do I miss this man!
UltimateSSJ4GokouEX
said at 8:49 AM on Wed Sep 18 2013
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Happy Birthday, Bob!
Thank you for giving out your voice in Power Rangers. R.I.P.
Regomania
said at 4:45 AM on Wed Sep 18 2013
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Happy Birthday Bob.... I wish you a good time in heaven and may your son carry on your legacy.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:30 PM on Tue Sep 18 2012
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Happy birthday, Bob.

You'll never be forgotten for you Digimon and Power Rangers roles. R.I.P.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Bob Papenbrook role? *
Rito Revolto
23.3% (7 votes)
J
13.3% (4 votes)
Zhang Fei
13.3% (4 votes)
Hiroshi Uchiyamada
13.3% (4 votes)
Goemon Ishikawa
6.7% (2 votes)
Mega Octane
6.7% (2 votes)
ShogunGekomon
3.3% (1 vote)
Ruination
3.3% (1 vote)
Lord Dragon
3.3% (1 vote)
Berkens
3.3% (1 vote)
Gray
3.3% (1 vote)
Centarumon
3.3% (1 vote)
Captain Blue
3.3% (1 vote)
30 Total Votes
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