Paul Reubens

27 Aug 1952

Actor, Writer, Producer

Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld; August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, film producer 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 Reubens put up a show about a character he had been developing during the last few years. The show was called The Pee-wee Herman Show and it ran for five sellout months with HBO producing a successful special with it. Pee-wee became an instant cult figure and for the next decade Reubens would be completely committed to his character, doing all of his public appearances and interviews as Pee-wee. In 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by the then-unknown Tim Burton, was a financial success and, despite receiving mixed reviews, it developed into a cult film. Big Top Pee-wee, 1988's sequel, was not as successful as its predecessor. Between 1986 and 1990, Reubens starred as Pee-wee in the CBS Saturday morning children's program Pee-wee's Playhouse.

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Filmography (27 titles)

(movie, 2016)
···Pee-wee's Big Holiday
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2015)
···Accidental Love
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Edwin)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Mystery, Family
Role: Actor (as Irv)
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor
(movie, 2013)
···The Smurfs 2
Genre: Fantasy, Family, Comedy, Animation
Role: Actor (as Jokey Smurf (voice))
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Bennett Ferryman)
(movie, 2011)
···The Smurfs
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Jokey Smurf (voice))
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Pee-Wee Herman)
(movie, 2007)
···Area 57
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as The Alien)
(movie, 2001)
8.0Blow
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Derek Foreal)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Arvid Henry)
(movie, 1999)
···Mystery Men
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Spleen)
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Fife)
(movie, 1997)
···Buddy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Professor Spatz)
(movie, 1996)
···Matilda
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as FBI Agent Bob)
(movie, 1996)
···Dunston Checks In
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Buck LaFarge)
Genre: Fantasy, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Lock (voice))
(movie, 1992)
···Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Amilyn)
(movie, 1992)
···Batman Returns
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Penguin's Father)
(movie, 1988)
···Big Top Pee-wee
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1986)
···Flight of the Navigator
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Max (voice) (as Paul Mall))
(movie, 1985)
···Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1981)
···Nice Dreams
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Howie Hamburger)
(movie, 1981)
···Dream On!
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 1981)
···The Pee-wee Herman Show
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Pee-wee Herman)
(movie, 1980)
···Cheech & Chong's Next Movie
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Pee-wee Herman)
(movie, 1980)
···The Blues Brothers
Genre: Music, Comedy, Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Waiter)