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Bryce Austin Papenbrook (born February 24, 1986) is an American voice actor, best known for playing young heroes such as Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!!, Kirito in Sword Art Online. Even before he broke out into voice acting, he was California royalty, being the son of the late Bob Papenbrook, who famously played various characters in the Power Rangers franchise until 2002, and Debbie Rothstein.

Just like his father before him, he also serves as a a kickboxing instructor who had received many black belts and trained over 16 years under (you guessed it) the Chuck Norris version of Tang Soo Do. So don't even think about trying to mug him (as it happened to two robbers who tried to mug Chuck Norris).

Often cast alongside Cassandra Lee.

Has a Twitter account.


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Notable roles by Bryce Papenbrook:

Anime

Video Games

Web Animation

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Bryce Papenbrook and his works provide examples of:

  • Evil Laugh: He had to do a few for Nagito Komaeda. A lot of fans were pleasantly surprised by how well he pulled them off.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: A good number of his characters has a very short temper. Compare Eren, Staz, Hanabusa, and Rin are borderline examples.
  • Hot-Blooded: Since a lot of his roles involves screaming to the top of his lungs, many of his roles such as Kirito, Hanabusa, Rin, and Eren Yeager have this personality. Bonus points of some of these characters get pissed off easily.
  • Keet: Some of his roles qualify; including Henry, Rin, Zidane, and Masaomi Kida are a few examples.
  • Kid Hero: Rin Okumura, Zidane, Asbel Lhant, Kirito, Red, Chooki Mason, Eren Yeager, and Henry are some of the best examples. note  Adrien/Chat Noir is sort of an example, he's more a teenager than a kid.
  • Nice Guy: Most of the characters he voices happens to be selflessly kind to everyone and can get along with others such as Guan Ping, Kirito, Rin, Theodore, Red, Asbel, Makoto Naegi and Adrien. Henry provides a more twisted example. Nagito Komaeda twists and subverts the trope in a similar fashion.
  • Pigeonholed Voice Actor: Often cast into an energetic young boy/teenager, a Nice Guy, or a Kid Hero. Basically he fills in the forte that Yuri Lowenthal held for a long time since Yuri is now typecast into mostly stoic angsty characters.
    • Though this is subverted with Masaomi Kida, where while he starts out as a Plucky Comic Relief Keet, he later becomes more serious in the series.
    • His usual role is also deconstructed with Henry, who goes past the line from friendly and cheerful to really, really creepy, then all the way back to friendly and cheerful.
    • Not unlike Henry, Nagito runs a spectrum from friendly and helpful to creepy and dangerous; it's even more jarring in this instance because the first chapter of the game was intent on making him seem similar to Makoto of the first game, down to — of course — the same voice actor. Also, once he's in his true element and shows of his horrifying side, all future displays of friendliness or other benign behavior come across as disingenuous or backhanded, or are peppered with creepy comments of self-deprecation.
    • Man of a Thousand Voices: Despite frequently playing young heroes, his voice demo shows that he's actually got a fairly large vocal range.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: If his character is paired up with another character, expect the said character to be the red one in the pair.


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