Peter Robbins (actor)
August 10, 1956 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
The original Charlie Brown
Robbins provided Charlie Brown's voice in several Peanuts television specials and film from 1965 to 1969. These include the film A Boy Named Charlie Brown and television specials A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
While Robbins was replaced by other child actors in the Peanuts specials produced after 1969, his trademark scream of "AAUGGGHH!!", first used in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, continued to be used in the later specials for Charlie Brown and other characters.
Robbins hosted a talk radio show in Palm Springs at KPSL 1010 Talk Radio in 1996. In 2006, according to a broadcast by National Public Radio, Peter Robbins managed real estate in Van Nuys, California. Robbins visited the San Diego Comic-con in 2008.
On January 20, 2013, Robbins was arrested by San Diego County Sheriff's Department deputies at San Ysidro Port of Entry in California, while re-entering the United States, and charged with "four felony counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and one felony count of stalking...." He was held on a bond of $550,000. On May 8, 2013, Robbins was sentenced to a year in jail for threatening his former girlfriend and stalking her plastic surgeon, but he will be allowed to log time in treatment instead. After release, he was sent to a residential drug treatment center.
- "Good grief! Charlie Brown voice actor jailed". CNN. January 23, 2013.
- NPR story on the 40th anniversary of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Morning Edition, October 27, 2006)
- Lisa Brenner (23 January 2013). "Original voice of Charlie Brown arrested for threatening ex-girlfriend and her breast surgeon". KPCC. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- Susan Shroder (22 January 2013). "Voice of 'Charlie Brown' arrested in San Diego". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- Julie Watson (23 January 2013). "Voice actor for Charlie Brown arrested in Calif.". WFIE. Associated Press. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- "Charlie Brown star arrested for stalking". 3 News NZ. January 24, 2013.
- ""Charlie Brown" voice actor to serve sentence in rehab". CBS News. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
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