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Paul Reubens

Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld; August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, film producer, game show host, and comedian, best known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined the Los Angeles troupe The Groundlings in the 1970s and started his career as an improvisational comedian and stage actor. In 1982 he began appearing in a show about a character he had been developing for years. The show, called The Pee-wee Herman Show, ran for five sold-out months, and HBO produced a successful special about it. Pee-wee became an instant cult figure and, for the next decade, Reubens was completely committed to his character, doing all of his public appearances and interviews as Pee-wee. His feature film Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), directed by the then-unknown Tim Burton, was a financial and critical success and soon developed into a cult film. Its sequel, Big Top Pee-wee (1988), was less successful. Between 1986 and 1990, Reubens starred as Pee-wee in the CBS Saturday-morning children's program Pee-wee's Playhouse. Since 2006, Reubens has been making cameos and guest appearances in numerous projects. In 2010 he starred on Broadway in The Pee-wee Herman Show.


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Born:
Aug 27, 1952 In Peekskill, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
89
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-11-10
Latest Project:
Series The Holiday Movies That Made Us 2020-12-01
Known For
Poster of The Smurfs 2
Poster of You Don't Know Jack
Poster of Blow
Poster of The Nightmare Before Christmas
Filmography
Series The Holiday Movies That Made Us Self (archive footage) 2020-12-01
Series What We Do in the Shadows Paul 2019-03-27
Series Mosaic JC Schiffer 2018-01-22
Series DC's Legends of Tomorrow Dybbuk (voice) 2016-01-21
Movie Pee-wee's Big Holiday Pee-wee Herman 2016-03-15
Movie Gigglefudge USA! Himself 2016-04-11
Movie Above and Beyond Himself 2015-01-30
Movie Accidental Love Edwin 2015-02-10
Series Gotham Elijah Van Dahl 2014-09-22
Movie Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise The Riddler / Sunbather (voice) 2014-04-06
Movie LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Be-Leaguered Batmite (voice) 2014-10-27
Movie Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013-01-15
Movie The Smurfs 2 Jokey Smurf (voice) 2013-07-30
Movie The Final Moments of Karl Brant Bennett Ferryman 2013-07-18
Movie Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace Irv (voice) 2013-09-24
Series The Blacklist Mr. Vargas 2013-09-23
Movie Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure Screwy Squirrel 2013-08-04
Series TRON: Uprising Pavel 2012-06-07
Series Portlandia Various 2011-01-21
Movie The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway Pee-Wee Herman 2011-03-19
Movie The Smurfs Jokey Smurf (voice) 2011-07-29
Series Adventure Time Gnome Ruler/Dancing Bug (voice) 2010-04-05
Series Conan Self 2010-11-08
Series The Jay Leno Show Self 2009-09-14
Movie Life During Wartime Andy 2009-10-10
Series Batman: The Brave and the Bold Bat-Mite (voice) 2008-11-14
Movie Area 57 The Alien 2007-01-01
Series Dirt Chuck Lafoon 2007-01-02
Series Pushing Daisies Oscar Vibenius 2007-10-02
Movie Reno 911!: Miami Sir Terrence 2007-02-23
Movie The Tripper Frank Baker 2006-04-20
Series Campus Ladies Unknown 2006-01-08
Movie Re-Animated Golly Gopher (voice) 2006-12-07
Series 30 Rock Gerhardt 2006-10-11
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Series Hopeless Pictures Unknown 2005-08-19
Movie Teacher's Pet Dennis (voice) 2004-01-16
Series Best Week Ever Unknown 2004-01-23
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Overnight Himself 2003-06-12
Series Reno 911! Unknown 2003-07-23
Movie Mayor of the Sunset Strip Himself 2003-06-17
Series The Groovenians Jet / The Bubble (voice) 2002-11-10
Movie Rugrats: Babies in Toyland Hermie the Elf (voice) 2002-12-21
Movie Blow Derek Foreal 2001-04-04
Series You Don't Know Jack Unknown 2001-06-20
Movie South of Heaven, West of Hell Arvid Henry 2000-01-01
Movie Mystery Men Spleen 1999-08-06
Movie Doctor Dolittle Raccoon (voice) 1998-06-26
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Movie Buddy Professor Spatz 1997-06-06
Movie Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Fife (voice) 1997-11-11
Movie Dunston Checks In Buck LaFarge 1996-01-12
Series E! True Hollywood Story Self 1996-03-29
Movie Matilda FBI Agent 1996-08-02
Series Everybody Loves Raymond Russell 1996-09-13
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie The Nightmare Before Christmas Lock (voice) 1993-10-09
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Batman Returns Penguin's Father 1992-06-19
Movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer Amilyn 1992-07-24
Movie Big Top Pee-wee Pee-wee Herman 1988-07-22
Movie Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse Pee-Wee Herman 1988-12-25
Movie Star Tours RX-24 1987-01-09
Movie Back to the Beach Pee-Wee Herman 1987-08-07
Movie Flight of the Navigator Max (voice) 1986-07-30
Series Pee-wee's Playhouse Pee-wee Herman 1986-09-13
Movie Pee-wee's Big Adventure Pee-wee Herman 1985-07-26
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series MTV Video Music Awards Unknown 1984-09-14
Movie Cheeseball Presents Unknown 1984-03-01
Movie Pinocchio Pinocchio 1984-05-14
Movie Meatballs Part II Albert/Hara Krishna 1984-07-27
Movie Likely Stories Vol. 2 Unknown 1983-01-01
Movie Pandemonium Johnson 1982-04-01
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Guest Interviewee 1982-09-11
Movie Nice Dreams Howie Hamburger 1981-07-24
Movie The Pee-wee Herman Show Pee-wee Herman 1981-01-01
Movie Midnight Madness Pinball City Proprietor 1980-02-08
Movie Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty Cafe Counter Guy 1980-02-14
Movie Pray TV Jack Chudnowski 1980-01-01
Movie All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special Himself 1980-09-30
Movie Cheech & Chong's Next Movie Desk Clerk 1980-07-18
Movie The Blues Brothers Waiter 1980-06-16
Series The Flintstone Comedy Show Freaky Frankenstone 1980-02-22
Series Working Stiffs Unknown 1979-09-15
Series Mork & Mindy Dickie Nimitz 1978-09-14
Series Saturday Night Live Pee-wee Herman 1975-10-11
Series Sesame Street Peewee Herman 1969-11-10