Peter Robbins (child actor)

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Peter Robbins
Born Louis Nanasi
(1956-08-10) August 10, 1956 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Film/television child actor; voice actor
Years active 1963—1972

Peter Robbins (born Louis Nanasi,[1] August 10, 1956; Los Angeles, California) is a former child actor best known for his voice-over work as Charlie Brown in the 1960s.


Robbins first began acting in various films and television shows in 1963. As a child, he made a guest appearance as "Elmer" in the popular series The Munsters (1964).[2] Most distinctly, at the age of nine, Robbins provided Charlie Brown's voice in several Peanuts television specials and film from 1965–69, including the film A Boy Named Charlie Brown and the television specials A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. While Robbins, at the age of 13, was replaced by younger 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. He appeared in an episode of F Troop in 1966 entitled "The Sergeant And The Kid" and appeared in an episode of Get Smart as the mysterious "Dr. T".[3]

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, he was managing real estate in Van Nuys, California.[4]

Recent legal troubles[edit]

On January 20, 2013, Robbins was arrested by San Diego County Sheriff's Department deputies at San Ysidro, California Homeland Security's Port of Entry, 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...." The four counts involve four victims, including a San Diego Police sergeant, whom Robbins reportedly threatened with bodily harm during a January 13, 2013 incident.[3][5][6][7] He was held on $550,000 bond.[8] On May 8, 2013, he 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.[9]


  1. ^ Peter Robbins' IMDb profile; accessed February 22, 2014.
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  3. ^ a b "Good grief! Charlie Brown voice actor jailed". CNN. January 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ NPR story on the 40th anniversary of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Morning Edition, October 27, 2006)
  5. ^ Lisa Brenner (January 23, 2013). "Original voice of Charlie Brown arrested for threatening ex-girlfriend and her breast surgeon". KPCC. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Susan Shroder (January 22, 2013). "Voice of 'Charlie Brown' arrested in San Diego". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ Julie Watson (January 23, 2013). "Voice actor for Charlie Brown arrested in Calif.". WFIE. Associated Press. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Charlie Brown star arrested for stalking". 3 News NZ. January 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ ""Charlie Brown" voice actor to serve sentence in rehab". CBS News. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 

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