Guests of Honor

 Bryce Papenbrook

Bryce has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.

Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan & Attack on Titan Jr High, Kirito in Sword Art Online, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Shirou Emiya in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Rokuro Enmado in Twin Star Exorcists, Adrien aka Cat Noir in Miraculous Ladybug, Wol in Mobius Final Fantasy, Meliodas, Zeldris & Love Helm in The Seven Deadly Sins, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Red in Pokémon Origins, Yo Shindo in My Hero Academia, Basile Hardy & Jude Sharp in Inazuma Eleven: Ares, Kagura Karachi in Boruto, Lemmee in YooHoo to the Rescue, Frankie from the Jumpstart Learning App, Machina Kunagiri in Final Fantasy Type-0, Caesar Zeppeli in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Masaomi Kida & Turquoise Biker in Durarara!! & Durarara!! X2, Cheshire in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas.


He is also the voice actor of Theodore in Persona Q & Persona 3: Dancing in the Moonlight, Makoto Naegi & Nagito Komaeda in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa: The Animation, Super Danganronpa 2 & Danganronpa 3, Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma in Kuromukuro, Kaito in Ajin: Demi-Human, Staz Charlie Blood in Blood Lad, Eugene Sevenstark in Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, Clay Sizemore in Soul Eater Not!, Calm Craftman in Aldnoah.Zero, Kanata Kujo in Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky, Wataru Asahina in Brothers Conflict, Kaname Isaki in A Lull in the Sea, Suoh in Children of the Whales, Numerous roles in Call of Duty : Ghosts, Tiz Arrior in Bravely Default, Adol Christin in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Bast in Horizon Zero Dawn, Player (Male) in God Eater 3, Inky in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Game, Black Ranger in the Power Rangers Megaforce Game, Sultan in Disney Princess Palace Pets, Lest in Rune Factory 4, Henry, Raven, Karel & Oscar in Fire Emblem Heroes, Kamui in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Issachar in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Asbel Lhant in Tales of Graces F, Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy Dissidia NT, and Guan Ping in Dynasty Warriors.

Past leading roles include Shugo in .hack//Sign Legend of the Twilight, Jack in MAR, Jack Russell in Radiata Stories, Hanabusa Aido in Vampire Knight, and Isami Fujiwara in Noein.

You can follow Bryce on Unlocked at https://unlock.app.link/BrycePapenbrook, Facebook at http://facebook.com/ActorBrycePapenbrook, @BrycePapenbrook on Twitter, and @BrycePapenbrook on Instagram!

Joe Ochman

Connecticut native Joe Ochman has acted professionally in films, television, stage, commercials, video games, animation, anime and recorded books for… gulp… forty years. For a TV-addicted, movie-cartoon-avid-reading-comic-book-sci-fi freak, it’s been the perfect way to make a living.

Joe’s voice has been heard in diverse roles all over the anime universe, in shows like Naruto, Marvel’s Blade, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, all 3 Godzilla movies, Digimon, Gundam Origins, JoJos Bizarre Adventure, Hunter x Hunter, Revisions, Twin Star Exorcists, Little Witch Academia, Duel Masters, Wolf’s Rain, Cowboy Bebop, Mon Colle Knights, Shinzo, and many, many more.

In animated TV, Joe recurs as Mayor Bourgeois (Chloe’s father) on Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, and as Mayor Billington on Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins.

Joe is the current voice of Jiminy Cricket for Disney.

In the gaming world, Joe most recently had the honor of voicing Jiminy in Kingdom Hearts III.  He also worked on World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth. He voiced (another!) Chloe’s father, William Price in Life Is Strange, and voiced (and motion-captured) Professor Harold MacDougall in Red Dead Redemption and its Undead Nightmare DLC. He also voiced roles in Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Final Fantasy XV, World of Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Evil Within, Murdered: Soul Sacrifice, Dragon’s Dogma, Diablo III, Command & Conquer 4 and many more.

On camera on TV, he guest starred on Disney Channel’s Best Friends Whenever, Bones on Fox, Showtime’s House of Lies and Weeds, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior for CBS. Joe recurred as a guest star on CSI and Sleeper Cell. He has shown up on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lois & Clark, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, House, West Wing, NYPD Blue, Desperate Housewives, That’s My Bush and many others.

In film, he has worked on Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare and The Purge:Anarchy, Never Been Kissed, Space Jam, Officer Down and a bunch of indie films: Saving Lincoln, House of the Rising Sun, Black And Blue, Dead Game and Donald And Dot Clock Found Dead In Their Home, among others.

In animated film, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated Ernest & Celestine, the National Film Award winning Delhi Safari and the Annie and Cesar Award winning Zarafa.

Historically speaking, he played a very stoned ghost of Benjamin Franklin in How High (a role he also played – straight and alive – in The Franklin Spirit, a multi media presentation in the US Pavilion at the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan…and on the Today Show!).

History and non-fiction feature prominently in Joe’s audiobook work, including such titles as She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, Chasing Phil, Countdown to Zero Day, Antifragile, Law of the Jungle, Island of Vice, The Revolution Was Televised, Would You Baptize An Extraterrestrial? and Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? – plus fiction like Justin Cronin’s The Summer Guest.

The stage has always been Joe’s first love, though, and he has fulfilled that romance in dozens of plays. He also writes for film and TV, coaches acting – on camera and voice –  to an eclectic celebrity clientele (including Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Dave Bautista and rock legend Alan Parsons), and is an award winning stage director.

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INSTAGRAM: @joeochman

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Ezra Weisz

Ezra Weisz has been working in the voiceover industry for 20 years.  He started his career voicing monsters in the Power Rangers series.  Although, he may now be most known for voicing the character of Kaname Kuran in the series, “Vampire Knight,” he as lent his voice to characters in a variety of animated titles, including:  Soma Yagarai in “Aldnoah.Zero,” Nurari in “Naruto, and ” Yylfordt Granz in “Bleach.” Ezra is also an accomplished director and has directed the English Dubs of Academy Award nominated films, various Anime notably Paprika BoBoBo-Bobo-Bobo, and Sky Crawlers.  Ezra is currently directing the Saban series streaming on Netflix, “Popples,” the International Emmy award winning series, “The Jungle Bunch,” the soon to be released pirate adventure series “Zak Storm,” and Nickelodeon’s hit animated series, “Miraculous: tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir.” Ezra also teaches improvisation and acting techniques all around the world.  When he’s not working in the booth he’s warming up audiences in Hollywood at live TV tapings or Improvising with his comedy group iProv.

 Kimlinh Tran

Some time during the senior year of high school, Kimlinh Tran decided to job shadow a voice actor for her senior project, a curriculum centered around job exploration. Inspired by the performance she witnessed during the recording session, she did everything she could to become a voice actress and work her way back into the booth. Throughout her time at Moorpark College and while studying for her screenwriting degree at California State University of Northridge, she slowly but surely made a name for herself among animators, independent game developers, and other content creators.

Kimlinh’s more notable credits include Fidget in “Dust: An Elysian Tail”, Ms. Fortune and Robo-Fortune in “Skullgirls”, Snip and Clip in “Snipperclips”, Valt Aoi in “Beyblade Burst Turbo”, Camilla and Phoenix in “Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy”, Ragna in “Wargroove”, Prophetess of Creation, Griffonback Guard, and Magnolia, Battlefield Muse in “Shadowverse”, and additional voices in anime like “K-ON!”, “Skip Beat”, “Juden Chan: Recharged”, “Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan”, “Squid Girl”, “Toradora”, and “Tweeny Witches”. Highly anticipated upcoming roles include Louis in “Ghost Giant” and Bliss Barson in “Cryamore”. She has helped cast video games like “Wargroove” for Chucklefish Games, “Phantom Pharoah’s Treasure Trap” for Adult Swim Games, “Haunt the House: Terrortown” for PlayStation Mobile, now available on PC and Mac, and “Galactic Phantasy Prelude” for the iOS. She provided the creature vocal effects for Beopup the Fox in “Kagemono: The Shadow Folk”, animated by Sabrina Cotugno, who has worked on “Star vs. the Forces of Evil” and “Gravity Falls” as a director and storyboard artist, the Cat Witch in “Potion Shop”, animated by Temmie Chang of “Undertale” fame, and the Hen in “Bye Bye Bunny”, a Supinfocom animation. She has voice matched for Rarity and Princess Luna in various apps officially licensed under Hasbro, as well as Sia’s My Little Pony character, Songbird Serenade, for a Target commercial.

Kimlinh has over 500 released online projects and credits under her belt, and long time followers of her work may recognize her as Chi-Chi in “Team Four Star’s Dragonball Z Abridged”, Rachel Lycan, Nekoette, and Tatiana in Aphmau’s various machinima, Amanda in “Sanity Not Included”, Granda in “TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise”, Nanako in Sapphire’s “Persona 4 Hiimdaisy Comic Dub”, and Scootaloo in “SWAG.MOV”. She loves animals, especially the cute ones that make her hsdfkjjkfdbjuhajfkhs, and loves learning about animation and video games.

Dorah Fine

Dorah Fine is Los Angeles-based Voice Actor. She’s the voice of Toko Aoi in Beyblade Burst Turbo airing on Disney XD, and Sakura’s Mother in I want to eat your pancreas.  She is Aaron’s Mother in Granblue Fantasy: The Animation,  and Aum Madura in Magi: The Kingdom Of Magic.  You can hear her in the Netflix original, Treehouse Detectives as Burrowing Owl, Deer, Mama Condor and Vole. She also voices Longinus in the NIS’s Fallen Legionvideo games, and Alicia in Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship. You can hear her in Megalobox, Hero Mask, B: The Beginning, Berserk, Re-Zero, Air Bound, God Eater, Durarara!!x2, & K-On! to name a few.

In addition to being a voice actor, Dorah is the Education Coordinator for Bang Zoom’s  Adventures in Voice Acting classes, workshops and more in Burbank, CA. AiVA also brings its signature workshops on the road to select U.S. cities at various times throughout the year.

Insta: @dorahfine
Twitter: @dorahfine
Facebook: @dorahfinevo

Laura Stahl

Laura Stahl is a Los Angeles based Voice Actor. Having started pursuing VO a little over two years ago, Laura found a home predominantly in Anime and JRPGs. Some of her credits include Ray in Aniplex’s The Promised Neverland, Hayato Kawajiri in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Aiger Akabane in  Beyblade Burst: Turbo, Bianca Carlyle in Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower, and many more.   

Lauren Landa

Within the world behind the mic, Lauren Landa is most known for roles such as the ninja beauty, Kasumi in Dead or Alive 5; the sexy Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, as well as the sequels BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and Continuum Shift Extend; Chrono Phantasma; the badass Kyoko Sakura in Puella Magi Madoka Magica; the enthusiastic Yan Leixia in Soul Calibur V; the deadly Little Queen in Tales of Graces; the valley girl racer in pink, Boiboi, in REDLINE; the adorable zombie Squigly in Skullgirls; kind hearted Leia in Tales of Xillia; the innocent Chubo Sonken in Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, the quiet Annie Leonhardt in the hit anime series Attack on Titan, One in “DrakenGard 3”, Nora in “Noragami”, Female Robin “Fire Emblem” and “Super Smash Brothers” Sailor Neptune in the VIZ Media’s Sailor Moon, Merlin in “The Seven Deadly Sins” and many more!

Don’t forget to check her out on twitter!  @Lauren_A_Landa

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Updated: May 29, 2019