Advice From a Big Name in Voice Acting: Bryce Papenbrook

VANAPHASE™ the Vanadium powerhouse!

On the outside, Bryce Papenbrook is an energetic, fun-loving and positive person. But once behind the mic, his voice takes on a persona of its own. It channels the rage of Erin in Attack on Titan. It growls with the stubbornness of Rin in Blue Exorcist, and echoes the lonely apathy of Kirito in Sword Art Online. The characters’ personalities come alive with emotion and nuance—each of them unique, but all of them undeniably Bryce.

Bryce started his voice acting career at the age of 8. His father was Bob Papenbrook, who garnered fame for his voices on various iterations of the Power Rangers television show as well as many Animes. One day, while accompanying his father to a recording session, Bryce was pushed into a booth to do the voice of a child in the background, and that marked the beginning of his career. Bryce gives full credit to “being at the right place at the right time.” He remarked that he feels blessed for the opportunity, noting that many other actors he knew were not nearly as lucky getting their foot in the door. If there is anything his 20 years of experience has taught him, it’s to always have a good voice demo ready. “It’s like your business card as a voice actor,” he stated.

Bryce’s Words of Wisdom for Aspiring Voice Actors:

If your goal is to making a lot of money, don’t go into anime. If you have a passion for it do it and let that be your motivation.

Once you know you have the passion, start by making your demo tape. Be honest with yourself about your abilities and limitations, and think about the direction you’d like to go. Think of what characters you would like to voice. Then lay it all out, and see how it sounds.

Have a someone you trust (and who can be brutally honest with you) listen to your tape. Listen to their advice, and don’t hesitate to use it to improve your performance.

Lather, rinse, repeat as many times as necessary to make a good quality demo that even strangers enjoy hearing. Remember, you only have about a minute to show off your skills before you lose your audience.

Put it out there. Send it to agencies, scouts, and anyone else in the industry. This is just the beginning of your journey.

Don’t quit your day job. Always have a backup plan, even if it’s just to pay the bills. When not putting his voice to work, Bryce does web design on the side.

“You can start with something and blow up, or you can audition 1,000 times and never work as a voice actor. It is scary and thrilling all at the same time.”

No one’s story is the same. There is no “Step 1 + Step 2 + Step 3 = PROFIT” formula that will work for everyone. It can be both thrilling and daunting to know that every time you audition, you will be up against crowds of people who are just as talented as you. Just strive for it that much harder, and hope it sticks.

When Bryce talks about his own work as a voice actor, a huge grin never leaves his lips and his eyes are filled with passion. He is proud to follow in his father’s footsteps as as voice actor, and he is grateful for the chance to make a name for himself in the industry. Like his father, who has done so much work from American anime fans, Bryce will leave a vocal legacy for new and future generations of American Otakus. Watch for Bryce’s latest role: he will lend his voice to the main character, Staz, in the English dub of Blood Lad.

Another piece of awesome from Papenbrook at the conventions he would take over a bar and watch anime with all of his fans. to share his work with them. Here is a picture everyone taking over the Hilton bar.

IMG_2120

YogaOutlet.com

Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Overlord
Philadelphia Film Festival Review: ‘Overlord’ is World War II Monster Mess

It’s June 6, 1944 and Allied forces are preparing to invade...

The Assassin’s Code is a Dynamic Cop Thriller

The Assassin’s Code is an exciting indie film thriller with a...

Galveston
Mélanie Laurent’s ‘Galveston’ Brings a Light Touch to its Fatalistic Tragedy

Mélanie Laurent is best known as Shoshana in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious...

Event News Event Reviews
Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure: Music, Comedy & Comic Con Festival, Nov 3-4 in Orange County

In less than a month, Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure makes its debut,...

The 9th Annual Brew HA HA Craft Beer Photo Gallery

Photos by FanboyNation Craft Beer Expert, Dave Warner. Related

Long Beach Comic Con Photo Gallery

Related

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
Taco Bell Xbox
The Newest Taco Bell Box is an Xbox – Your Chance to Win a Taco Bell Xbox

Taco Bell and Xbox are partnering up to give fans a chance...

Exclusive Track Premiere from Madden NFL 19!

(July 26, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records today...

Star Ocean Anamnesis
8.0/10
The Most Intuitively Fun Gameplay of Any Mobile RPG – Star Ocean Anamnesis Review

Star Ocean Anamnesis is hands down the most fun and intuitive gameplay...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Five Questions for Gary Morgenstein About ‘A Mound Over Hell’

Gary Morgenstein is a journalist, public relations expert and author with...

Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic Novel
Dark Horse Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic Novel Revealed

Dark Horse reveals new original Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic...

black torch
Black Torch – New Supernatural, Action Manga from Viz Media

VIZ Media releases a new, supernatural story with the release of...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
Eagle Eyes
Protect Your Eyes with Eagle Eyes Glasses – Eagle Eyes TV Kit Review

Eagle Eyes TV Kit review – Feel the difference and get...

Nooligan Talks About His New DC Collectibles Batman Family Line

Visual Artist Nooligan uses the influences of his First Nation ancestry along...

DC Collectibles Brings Batman Dark Nights: Metal to Life

Straight from the pages of the bestselling DARK NIGHTS: METAL comics series comes...

Arena Football Automotives MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
PFL 9 Lightweight and Light Heavyweight Semi-Final Results From Long Beach

Saturday, October 13, 2018 – Professional Fighters League (PFL) 9 took...

NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleased Results

New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) continues its West Coast domination with...

Combate Americas: Camino a Copa Combate Results from Long Beach

Tonight Combate Americas, the premiere Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts organization featured...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Fantoy Comics presents: Harry Potter and the Cat Conjuring part ??? more of BEHOLD TACOCAT!

The next epic installment in the epic epicness Behold Tacocat! A...

Fantoy Comics presents: Harry Potter & the Cat Conjuring pt7 subsection1: Behold: Tacocat!

Tacocat comes to Hogwarts but is he friend or FOE?

Cultural Junkdrawer – Why is it so familiar? 2018 Summer movie recap.

In case you haven’t noticed: summer is over. Most of you...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Coastal Commoners Ep 5 Kavanaugh, Dr. Ford and The Fourth Estate

This week on Coastal Commoners, R.C. and Gary speak with Riverdale...

Coastal Commoners Ep 4 Talking Baseball with Ernie Paicopolos of FenwayNation

This week, Gary and R.C. speak with Ernie Paicopolos, the Editor-in-Chief...

Coastal Commoners Ep 3 The Dirty World of Politics

Editor’s Note: The views reflected in Coastal Commoners are those of...

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Deadpool 2 Vinyl Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of Deadpool 2 Score Soundtrack on...

Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack
Blake Neely Behind-the-Scenes Recording of Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack

Check out this exclusive Behind-The-Scenes video with Blake Neely as he...

Rising Country Music Artist Kaylin Roberson Talks About her work with St. Jude

Kaylin Roberson is a singer, songwriter and pianist from Raleigh, North...

%d bloggers like this: