On August 27, 1952, 70 years ago, Paul Reubens was born into the world. He is famous for playing the role of Pee-Wee Herman for over four decades. Generations of people have seen him in television and movies. Now everyone is celebrating his seventieth birthday.
Though best known for playing Pee-wee, Reubens has also starred in other movies and TV shows. Some of his most notable roles include the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie and providing the voice for characters like Batman: The Brave and the Bold and TRON: Uprising. Get a sense of what people are saying about him by checking out some quotes from fans and critics below.
Reubens first created the Pee-wee character with the help of The Groundlings. He further developed the character and then starred in The Pee-wee Herman Show. This show was filmed by HBO and shown as a comedy special in 1981. This led to Pee-wee’s world fame. In 1985, Tim Burton directed Pee-wee’s Big Adventure which became an instant hit movie.
The character Pee-wee’s Playhouse first aired on TV in 1986 and ran for five seasons on CBS. A movie sequel called Big Top Pee-wee came out in 1988. Reubens continued to act after this, but in 2010 he revived The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway. This led to another feature film called Pee-wee’s Big Holiday on Netflix.
It's the big 7-0 birthday today for Paul Reubens! pic.twitter.com/Tl4QAmW0e6
— That Guy (@ThatGuy3002) August 27, 2022
Happy 70th Birthday Paul Reubens!
Born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27th 1952 in Peekskill, NY, this Actor, Producer and Comedian Appeared in Approximately 90 TV Shows and Movies Since 1977.@peeweeherman
#PaulReubens #PeeWeesPlayhouse #PeeWeeHerman #PeeWee #Actor #Movies #TV #80s pic.twitter.com/TuPTbV0E7y
— 80sThen80sNow (@80sThen80sNow) August 27, 2022
— Victor De Anda (@VictorDeAnda) August 27, 2022
Happy birthday to comedian/actor @peeweeherman (Paul Reubens)! In the '80s he brought his stage character to the big screen with "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" (85) and then to tv with his Emmy Award-winning children's series "Pee-wee's Playhouse" (86-90). #80s #80stv #1980s pic.twitter.com/Ii0Tf8ZPp6
— LandOfThe80s (@landofthe80s) August 27, 2022
Today is Paul Reubens AKA Pee-wee Herman's 70th birthday!! pic.twitter.com/orRGlBA3ps
— Brian Blumenreich (@BrianBlumenrei3) August 27, 2022
It really grinds my gears when someone does a Pee Wee Herman impression and says “magic word” when it’s quite clearly “secret word”. this is something we all need to focus our energy on anyway happy birthday @peeweeherman
— darren the pizza boy (@DarrenTweetGood) August 27, 2022
— Elvira (@TheRealElvira) August 27, 2022
Wishing the brilliant Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman, a very happy 70th birthday! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/7gKLf1OVkP
— Horror Geek Life (@HorrorGeekLife) August 27, 2022
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