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Paul Reubens
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Reubens at the premiere of Pee-wee's Big Holiday, March 2016
Born
Paul Rubenfeld

August 27, 1952 (1952-08-27) (age 67)
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Years active 1978–present
Relatives Milton Rubenfeld (father)
Abby Rubenfeld (sister, b. 1953)
Luke (brother, b. 1958)

Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld; August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, movie producer, game show host, and comedian, best known for portraying Pee-wee Herman. He is of Jewish descent. He appeared in many movies and television series in the late 1970s and early 1980s and worked with a group called "The Groundlings". Around this time, Reubens created Pee-Wee for a stage show, which was a parody of old kids programs. In 1985, he starred in a movie called Pee-ee's Big Adventure, which was very successful. The next year, he got his own television program, Pee-wee's Playhouse. It was very popular.

Early life

He was born in Peekskill, New York and grew up in Sarasota, Florida.


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