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10th Apr '16 11:31:33 AM StFan
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'[[CatchPhrase I know you are, but what am I?]]']]
Born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952 in Peekskill, NY, '''Paul Reubens''' is an American actor, writer, film producer and comedian best known for his role as hyper ManChild Pee-wee Herman.

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Born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952 in Peekskill, NY, '''Paul Reubens''' Paul Reubens is an American actor, writer, film producer and comedian best known for his role as hyper ManChild Pee-wee Herman.






* AsHimself: While portraying his Pee-wee Herman role, Paul Reubens wanted the character wanted to be thought of a real life stand-up comedian who expanded his career by playing himself in films and TV series.\\
It's also worth noting Reubens' ManChild character has been credited as 'Pee-wee Herman' on talk shows as well like ''Series/JimmyKimmelLive'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'' and ''Series/EntertainmentTonight''.

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* AsHimself: While portraying his Pee-wee Herman role, Paul Reubens wanted the character wanted to be thought of a real life stand-up comedian who expanded his career by playing himself in films and TV series.\\
series. It's also worth noting Reubens' ManChild character has been credited as 'Pee-wee Herman' "Pee-wee Herman" on talk shows as well like ''Series/JimmyKimmelLive'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'' and ''Series/EntertainmentTonight''.''Series/EntertainmentTonight''. For much of the '80s, he always appeared in character as Pee-wee in public. A big part of what made his arrest so shocking was that his mug shot looked so different.



* RoleAssociation: For much of the '80s, he always appeared in character as Pee Wee in public. A big part of what made his arrest so shocking was that his mug shot looked so different.
* RoleReprisal: Reubens appeared at Creator/SpikeTV's ''Guys' Choice Awards'' as Pee-wee Herman for the first time since 1991 and plans on doing more projects with the character.

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* RoleAssociation: For much of the '80s, he always appeared in character as Pee Wee in public. A big part of what made his arrest so shocking was that his mug shot looked so different.
* RoleReprisal:
RoleReprisal:
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Reubens appeared at Creator/SpikeTV's ''Guys' Choice Awards'' as Pee-wee Herman for the first time since 1991 and plans on doing more projects with the character.
19th Mar '16 9:59:40 AM wyattte
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Pee-Wee got one more big moment in the spotlight in 2016, with the Website/{{Netflix}} original film, ''Pee Wee's Big Vacation.''


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* ''Pee Wee's Big Vacation'' (2016)[[note]]Netflix original film[[/note]]
8th Jan '16 6:21:39 PM nombretomado
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* RoleReprisal: Reubens appeared at SpikeTV's ''Guys' Choice Awards'' as Pee-wee Herman for the first time since 1991 and plans on doing more projects with the character.

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* RoleReprisal: Reubens appeared at SpikeTV's Creator/SpikeTV's ''Guys' Choice Awards'' as Pee-wee Herman for the first time since 1991 and plans on doing more projects with the character.
3rd Dec '15 7:47:58 AM BadSplice
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Sadly, Reubens' image of Pee-wee Herman was destroyed on July 28, 1991 when he fell victim to a police sting operation while visiting his parents in Sarasota on his summer vacation. Seeking to escape from boredom, Reubens went to catch a showing of X-rated film ''Nurse Nancy'', where he was arrested for sex charges when detectives allegedly saw him [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown playing with his private parts]]. Released on $219 bail, nobody realized what happened until somebody recognized him beneath his long hair and goatee. As a result, {{CBS}} dropped ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'' and related merchandise was released from its shelves. Reubens agreed to pay a $50 fine plus $85 in court costs as well as producing a thirty second public service message for the Partnership for Drug-Free America commercial. As part of the deal, the county sealed all legal papers relating to the actor's arrest, not leaving Reubens with a criminal record.

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Sadly, Reubens' image of Pee-wee Herman was destroyed on July 28, 1991 when he fell victim to a police sting operation while visiting his parents in Sarasota on his summer vacation. Seeking to escape from boredom, Reubens went to catch a showing of X-rated film ''Nurse Nancy'', where he was arrested for sex charges when detectives allegedly saw him [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown playing with his private parts]]. Released on $219 bail, nobody realized what happened until somebody recognized him beneath his long hair and goatee. As a result, {{CBS}} dropped ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'' and related merchandise was released from its shelves. Reubens agreed to pay a $50 fine plus $85 in court costs as well as producing a thirty second public service message memorably {{Narm}}y [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLZptx6UQLk PSA]] for the Partnership for Drug-Free America commercial. As part of the deal, the county sealed all legal papers relating to the actor's arrest, not leaving Reubens with a criminal record.
5th Nov '15 4:42:35 PM Clifftothemax
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** He also portrayed the father of Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin in ''Film/BatmanReturns'', a role he will reprise in a different incarnation and capacity in ''Series/{{Gotham}}''.
3rd Oct '15 5:48:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Paul Reubens originally auditioned for ''SaturdayNightLive'' in 1980 (when the original cast members, writers, and LorneMichaels left, and Jean Doumanian was hired). On the one hand, the idea of Pee-Wee Herman as a recurring character would have made ''SNL'' at the time more palatable (but only if EddieMurphy were never hired). On the other hand, Reubens' career probably would have stalled or never gotten off the ground if he was a cast member during the sixth season (cited by many as the worst season ever), as, outside of EddieMurphy and Creator/GilbertGottfried (and, to a lesser extent, Denny Dillon[[note]]who appeared on such shows as ''NightCourt'' and ''DreamOn'' before retiring from acting to do art and dollhouses[[/note]], Charles Rocket[[note]]who appeared in a lot of supporting roles in TV and movies until his suicide in 2005[[/note]], and Gail Matthius[[note]]whom most kids who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s will remember as a voice actress on ''TinyToonAdventures'', ''Animaniacs'', ''BumpInTheNight'', and ''BobbysWorld''. Matthius is now an improv teacher and performer.[[/note]]), nobody from season six went on to lasting fame since they were associated with such a horrible season.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Paul Reubens originally auditioned for ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in 1980 (when the original cast members, writers, and LorneMichaels Creator/LorneMichaels left, and Jean Doumanian was hired). On the one hand, the idea of Pee-Wee Herman as a recurring character would have made ''SNL'' at the time more palatable (but only if EddieMurphy were never hired). On the other hand, Reubens' career probably would have stalled or never gotten off the ground if he was a cast member during the sixth season (cited by many as the worst season ever), as, outside of EddieMurphy and Creator/GilbertGottfried (and, to a lesser extent, Denny Dillon[[note]]who appeared on such shows as ''NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' and ''DreamOn'' ''Series/DreamOn'' before retiring from acting to do art and dollhouses[[/note]], Charles Rocket[[note]]who appeared in a lot of supporting roles in TV and movies until his suicide in 2005[[/note]], and Gail Matthius[[note]]whom most kids who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s will remember as a voice actress on ''TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''Animaniacs'', ''BumpInTheNight'', ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'', and ''BobbysWorld''.''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld''. Matthius is now an improv teacher and performer.[[/note]]), nobody from season six went on to lasting fame since they were associated with such a horrible season.
19th Sep '15 1:40:32 PM CaptainCrawdad
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In 2002, 11 years after being arrested for masturbating in a movie theater, Reubens was arrested for items of child pornography in his Hollywood Hills home. Originally, a year ago, The National Enquirer reported that a 15-year-old-boy accused Reubens and Creator/JeffreyJones (who also worked with Tim Burton) of child abuse. The boy claimed Reubens and Jones forced him to perform oral sex on them, and was doing so for awhile, until the boy backed out, when he was afraid of what might happen to him if it continued. The story was later debunked, and demoted to the child abuse claim being linked only to Jones. The contents of "child porn" turned out to be vintage teenage erotica that Reubens had been collecting in bulk for years, at a time when stuff like this was not viewed as creepy. Nevertheless, Reubens agreed in 2004 to probation for three years, in which he was not allowed to be in the company of minors without their parents' permission.

Despite promising to never reprise his role of Pee-Wee Herman after the scandal marked the virtual death of his iconic character, Paul Reubens revived his cult persona Pee-wee Herman character, bringing him full circle to the more adult theme of the original acts in a [[Theatre/ThePeeWeeHermanShowOnBroadway 2011 theater]] revival.

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In 2002, 11 years after being arrested for masturbating in a movie theater, Reubens was arrested for items of child pornography in his Hollywood Hills home. Originally, a year ago, The National Enquirer reported that a 15-year-old-boy accused Reubens and Creator/JeffreyJones (who also worked with Tim Burton) of child abuse. The boy claimed Reubens and Jones forced him to perform oral sex on them, and was doing so for awhile, until the boy backed out, when he was afraid of what might happen to him if it continued. The story was later debunked, and demoted to the child abuse claim being linked only to Jones. The contents of "child porn" turned out to be some old teen muscle magazines found among his large collection of vintage teenage erotica that Reubens had been collecting he would purchase in bulk for years, at through a time when stuff like this was not viewed as creepy.buyer. Nevertheless, Reubens agreed in 2004 to probation for three years, in which he was not allowed to be in the company of minors without their parents' permission.

Despite promising to never reprise his role of Pee-Wee Pee-wee Herman after the scandal marked the virtual death of his iconic character, Paul Reubens revived his cult persona Pee-wee Herman character, bringing him full circle to the more adult theme of the original acts in a [[Theatre/ThePeeWeeHermanShowOnBroadway 2011 theater]] revival.
30th Apr '15 9:26:28 AM nombretomado
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In the mid-1970s, Paul Reubens' acting career grew steadily yet slowly with small roles in theater productions, gigs at local comedy clubs and four guest appearances on ''TheGongShow''. During his time of pursuing an acting major at California Institute of the Arts as well as working in a string of pay-the-rent jobs, Reubens joined improvisation comedy troupe called ''The Groundlings''. Among Reubens' contributions to the comedic community were a philandering husband named Moses Feldman, an Indian chief named Jay Longtoe and cult character Pee-wee Herman, who debuted in 1978. Only appearing in ten minutes of ''The Groundlings'' as character Pee-Wee Herman, Reubens nonetheless built up a considerable following, turning out to be a star of the '80s, marking his comedic fictional character's first significant appearance on stage show ''Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow'' Reubens developed.

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In the mid-1970s, Paul Reubens' acting career grew steadily yet slowly with small roles in theater productions, gigs at local comedy clubs and four guest appearances on ''TheGongShow''.''Series/TheGongShow''. During his time of pursuing an acting major at California Institute of the Arts as well as working in a string of pay-the-rent jobs, Reubens joined improvisation comedy troupe called ''The Groundlings''. Among Reubens' contributions to the comedic community were a philandering husband named Moses Feldman, an Indian chief named Jay Longtoe and cult character Pee-wee Herman, who debuted in 1978. Only appearing in ten minutes of ''The Groundlings'' as character Pee-Wee Herman, Reubens nonetheless built up a considerable following, turning out to be a star of the '80s, marking his comedic fictional character's first significant appearance on stage show ''Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow'' Reubens developed.
8th Mar '15 9:37:51 AM Wartzanall
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Paul Reubens originally auditioned for ''SaturdayNightLive'' in 1980 (when the original cast members, writers, and LorneMichaels left, and Jean Doumanian was hired). On the one hand, the idea of Pee-Wee Herman as a recurring character would have made ''SNL'' at the time more palatable (but only if EddieMurphy were never hired). On the other hand, Reubens' career probably would have stalled or never gotten off the ground if he was a cast member during the sixth season (cited by many as the worst season ever), as, outside of EddieMurphy and Creator/GilbertGottfried (and, to a lesser extent, Denny Dillon, Charles Rocket, and Gail Matthius), nobody from season six went on to lasting fame since they were associated with such a horrible season.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Paul Reubens originally auditioned for ''SaturdayNightLive'' in 1980 (when the original cast members, writers, and LorneMichaels left, and Jean Doumanian was hired). On the one hand, the idea of Pee-Wee Herman as a recurring character would have made ''SNL'' at the time more palatable (but only if EddieMurphy were never hired). On the other hand, Reubens' career probably would have stalled or never gotten off the ground if he was a cast member during the sixth season (cited by many as the worst season ever), as, outside of EddieMurphy and Creator/GilbertGottfried (and, to a lesser extent, Denny Dillon, Dillon[[note]]who appeared on such shows as ''NightCourt'' and ''DreamOn'' before retiring from acting to do art and dollhouses[[/note]], Charles Rocket, Rocket[[note]]who appeared in a lot of supporting roles in TV and movies until his suicide in 2005[[/note]], and Gail Matthius), Matthius[[note]]whom most kids who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s will remember as a voice actress on ''TinyToonAdventures'', ''Animaniacs'', ''BumpInTheNight'', and ''BobbysWorld''. Matthius is now an improv teacher and performer.[[/note]]), nobody from season six went on to lasting fame since they were associated with such a horrible season.
3rd Mar '15 10:37:22 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* IconicOutfit: As Pee-wee Herman, it's the signature grey gen plaid suit a size to small, the small red bow tie, short black hair, pale skin with red rouge and red lipstick.

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* IconicOutfit: As Pee-wee Herman, it's the signature grey gen glen plaid suit a size to too small, the small red bow tie, short black hair, pale skin with red rouge and red lipstick.
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