Paul Reubens

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Paul Rubenfeld
  • Birth Place: Peekskill, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/27/1952, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; comedian
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Paul Reubens Fast Facts:
  • Appeared on The Gong Show 15 times in the late 1970s.
  • Originally created the character of Pee-wee Herman, along with Phil Hartman, for a Groundlings improv-group sketch.
  • Auditioned for Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s, but was not cast.
  • Pee-wee's Playhouse won 22 Daytime Emmys.
  • Pee-wee's Playhouse had a budget of $325,000 per episode, one of the largest ever for a children's show.
  • His career was damaged by a 1991 arrest for exposing himself in an adult theater, resulting in a no-contest plea and a period of self-imposed seclusion.
  • In 2007, during a Spike TV event, made his first appearance as Pee-wee since 1992.
  • In 2010, presented The Pee-Wee Herman Show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York; his Broadway debut did millions in ticket sales...and offered up a racier menu than did his TV show. One review recommended, "don't bring the kids unless you're prepared to do a fair amount of heavy-duty explaining."
  • Drew a positive response for a 2011 Saturday Night Live appearance in a digital short with Andy Samberg.
  • Paul Reubens Relationships:
  • Judy Rubenfeld - Mother
  • Chandi Heffner - Ex-wife
  • Milton Rubenfeld - Father
  • Abby Rubenfeld - Sister
  • Luke Rubenfeld - Brother
  • Paul Reubens Awards:
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Boston University, Boston, MA; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (1975)

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