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Robert DeWayne Papenbrook (September 18, 1955 – March 17, 2006) was a prolific voice actor who provided the voices of Rito Revolto in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Power Rangers: Zeo and Deviot in Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy, as well as providing the voices of numerous monsters from the third season of Mighty Morphin through Power Rangers: Wild Force. 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.

In addition to his work on Power Rangers, Papenbrook was involved in numerous other Saban productions, including Masked Rider, V.R. Troopers, Big Bad Beetleborgs, Beetleborgs Metallix, and Digimon.

In anime, Papenbrook was known, among other appearances, for his roles in Magic Knight Rayearth, Rurouni Kenshin, Tenchi Muyo!, and Flint: The Time Detective. He also provided voices in various video games, including .hack, Ghost in the Shell, EverQuest 2, Vampire Hunter D, and Resident Evil Outbreak File #2.

Other credits including appearances as himself on Greed: The Series and Adventures in Voice Acting and providing voices on the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead.

Personal Life

  • Papenbrook had been married to fellow voice actress Debbie Rothstein from 1978 to 2006 until his own death.
  • Papenbrook's son Bryce Papenbrook is also a prolific voice actor.


On March 17, 2006, Papenbrook passed away at the age of 50 from chronic lung complications.


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