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03-23-2006, 07:48 AM
From Variety:

Character and voice actor Bob Papenbrook died March 17 from complications arising from a chronic lung condition. He was 50.
A memorial service will be held Friday, 1:00 p.m. at the House of Champions, 17228 Saticoy St., Van Nuys.

Born in San Diego, Papenbrook performed in more than 200 movies, TV shows, plays, videogames, radio, and commercial spots. He did voices for numerous Japanese shows and films, including "Power Rangers," "VR Troopers," "Digimon," and "Cowboy Bebop." He also appeared on TV shows including "Boston Public," "The Chronicle," and "JAG."

He taught martial arts for 10 years, serving as a kickboxing coach.

He is survived by his life companion, Debbie Rothstein; son Bryce, a voice actor; his mother and father and a brother.

(He was credited on the various Saban series as Bob Pappenbrook and, of course, is known by most of us as the voice of Rito Revolto on Power Rangers and Shadow Borg on BeetleBorgs, among other characters.)


Yellow Stranger
03-23-2006, 07:56 AM
Crap, Rito was one of my Favorite characters too.

Abare Killer
03-23-2006, 08:01 AM
:abakill Same here, Tiz. RIP to one of the most interesting PR villians of all time. This is really sad =/ :abakill

03-23-2006, 08:05 AM
He was also Deviot.

Yellow Stranger
03-23-2006, 08:10 AM
He was Deviot too!

*Sighs* Oh man now THAT is extremly depressing

03-23-2006, 08:12 AM

Bye you stinking, ugly, pile of bones. =(

And CRAP he was in Cowboy Bebop? Well shoot.

03-23-2006, 10:30 AM
Not only was he all those classic, great characters, but he was also the man who sold Jindrax all of his gear in that WF episode 'Fishing for a Friend'.

RIP, and my prayers go out to you and your family.

03-23-2006, 11:13 PM
Bob Papenbrook was really funny when he voiced Rito and several monsters in Power Rangers and several characters in Digimon. It is really sad to hear about his death.

Fire Bird
03-24-2006, 01:11 AM
Rito was one of my favorite villians I loved everytime he called ZEDD...ED.

Wow he was Deviot too :(

RIP Bob Papenbrook

03-24-2006, 03:52 AM
R.I.P. to one of the best V.A.'s PR has ever had. :(

03-24-2006, 05:19 AM
Rito was so funny. One of the best.

RIP, Bob Papenbrook.

03-24-2006, 01:21 PM
Aww. :(

Rito was cool. RIP Bob Papenbrook.

03-24-2006, 02:51 PM
shodow borg was funny . Too bad he died :(

03-25-2006, 08:22 AM
Shadow Borg? Funny?


03-25-2006, 08:57 AM
R.I.P Bob Papenbrook,

I loved your voice acting. No one can make a villain character like Rito Revolto quite as memorable and unique as you do.

Two of my favorite lines,

Goldar: "Wait, I'm thinking!"
Rito: "You must find that painful"

And another,

Rito: "Hey Goldar?"
Goldar: "WHAAAAAAAT?!"
Rito: "Are we there yet?"


You will not be forgotten.

03-25-2006, 01:14 PM
shodow borg was funny . Too bad he died :(

...The hell Cracka?

Shadowborg was badass, no comedy from him at all.

A Knight for Christ
03-25-2006, 01:30 PM
aww crap.
Farewell ya old stinking bag of bones. For you shall be missed.

Zeo Ranger IV Green
03-25-2006, 03:50 PM
DAMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cry2:

You will be missed Bob and may you Rest in Peace

Crystal Ranger
03-26-2006, 12:12 AM
Truly sad news. I didn't know he was 50 though.

It looks like two of my favorite villains are no longer.

R.I.P. Bob Papenbrook.