Paul Reubens

71, from Peekskill, New York, USA

Artwork for The SmurfsImage of Paul Reubens

Biography

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.

Timeline

2024Aged 72

  • Poster for The World According to Allee Willis

    Self (archive footage)

2023Aged 71

  • Poster for Quiz Lady

    Francine's Crush

2021Aged 69

  • Poster for The Crown with a Shadow

    (Unknown)

2016Aged 64

  • Poster for Pee-wee's Big Holiday

    Pee-wee Herman

  • Poster for Gigglefudge USA!

    Self

2015Aged 63

  • Poster for Above and Beyond

    Self

  • Poster for Accidental Love

    Edwin

  • Poster for Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship

    The Riddler (voice)

  • Poster for Phineas and Ferb: The O.W.C.A. Files

    Parenthesis (voice)

2014Aged 62

  • Poster for Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise

    The Riddler / Sunbather (voice)

  • Poster for LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered

    Bat-Mite (voice)

2013Aged 61

  • Poster for Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot

    Self

  • Poster for The Final Moments of Karl Brant

    Bennett Ferryman

  • Poster for The Smurfs 2

    Jokey Smurf (voice)

  • Poster for Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure

    Screwy Squirrel

  • Poster for Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace

    Irv (voice)

2012Aged 60

2011Aged 59

  • Poster for The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway

    Pee-wee Herman

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania XXVII

    Pee-wee Herman (Appearance)

  • Poster for The Smurfs

    Jokey Smurf (voice)

2010Aged 58

  • Poster for Gavin McInnes is a Fucking Asshole

    Pee-Wee Herman (archive footage)

  • Poster for Life During Wartime

    Andy

2007Aged 55

  • Poster for Area 57

    The Alien

  • Poster for Reno 911!: Miami

    Sir Terrence

2006Aged 54

  • Poster for The Tripper

    Frank Baker

  • Poster for Re-Animated

    Golly Gopher (voice)

2004Aged 52

  • Poster for Teacher's Pet

    Dennis (voice)

2003Aged 51

  • Poster for Overnight

    Self

  • Poster for Mayor of the Sunset Strip

    Self

2002Aged 50

  • Poster for The Groovenians

    Jet/The Bubbie

  • Poster for Rugrats: Babies in Toyland

    Hermie the Elf (voice)

2001Aged 49

  • Poster for Blow

    Derek Foreal

2000Aged 48

  • Poster for South of Heaven, West of Hell

    Arvid Henry

1999Aged 47

  • Poster for Mystery Men

    Spleen

1998Aged 46

  • Poster for Doctor Dolittle

    Raccoon (voice)

1997Aged 45

  • Poster for Buddy

    Professor Spatz

  • Poster for Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

    Fife (voice)

1996Aged 44

  • Poster for Dunston Checks In

    Buck LaFarge

  • Poster for Matilda

    FBI Agent

1994Aged 42

  • Poster for Serial Mom

    Thanks

1993Aged 41

  • Poster for The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Lock (voice)

1992Aged 40

  • Poster for Batman Returns

    Penguin's Father

  • Poster for Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Amilyn

1989Aged 37

  • Poster for Star Tours

    RX-24

1988Aged 36

  • Poster for Big Top Pee-wee

    Pee-wee Herman

  • Poster for Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special

    Pee-wee Herman

  • Poster for Moonwalker

    Pee-Wee Herman (voice)

  • Poster for Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

    Pee-wee Herman

1987Aged 35

  • Poster for Back to the Beach

    Pee-Wee Herman

1986Aged 34

  • Poster for The Thrill Can Kill

    Pee-Wee Herman

  • Poster for Flight of the Navigator

    Max (voice)

1985Aged 33

  • Poster for Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Pee-wee Herman

1984Aged 32

  • Poster for Cheeseball Presents

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Pinocchio

    Pinocchio

  • Poster for Meatballs: Part II

    Albert/Hara Krishna

1983Aged 31

1982Aged 30

  • Poster for Pandemonium

    Johnson

  • Poster for Lily for President?

    Pee Wee Herman

  • Poster for Twilight Theatre

    Pee Wee Herman

1981Aged 29

  • Poster for Nice Dreams

    Howie Hamburger Dude

  • Poster for The Pee-wee Herman Show

    Pee-wee Herman

  • Dream on!

    (Unknown)

1980Aged 28

  • Poster for Midnight Madness

    Pinball City Proprietor

  • Poster for Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty

    Cafe Counter Guy

  • Poster for Pray TV

    Jack Chudnowski

  • Poster for The Blues Brothers

    Waiter

  • Poster for Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

    Pee Wee Herman / Desk Clerk (Groundling)

  • Poster for All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special

    Self

1978Aged 26

1968Aged 16

  • Poster for The Brotherhood

    Wedding Guest (uncredited)