Pee-wee Herman is a fictional comic character created and portrayed by American comedian Paul Reubens. He is an actor and comedian writer. He is famous for his films and television series during the 1980s.
In 1981 the childlike Pee-wee Herman character developed as a stage act that led to an HBO special. Reubens appeared as Pee-wee Herman for the first time since 1992 at Spike TV's Guy's Choice Awards in June 2007.
Pee-Wee was born on 27 August 1952 in Peekskill, New York. He was born to his mother, Judy Rubenfeld, an elementary-school teacher, and father, Milton Rubenfeld, who was one of the founding pilots of the Israeli Air Force and took part in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War before buying a Lincoln-Mercury dealership in Oneonta, New York. He grew up with sister Hermione Herman. After the family moved to Florida, Milton opened a lamp store with his wife, Judy.
In 1970, Herman joined the Los Angeles troupe The Groundlings and started his career as an improvisational comedian and stage actor and remained a member for six years. He began appearing in a show about a character he had been developing for years.
The Groundlings staged a performance in which its members created characters one might see in a comedy club in 1977. Herman decided to play a guy that everyone knew would never make it as a comic, partly because he couldn't remember jokes in real life. He had a problem remembering punch lines and couldn't correctly piece information in sequential order.
Paul's background has remained relatively ambiguous throughout Herman's film and television programs. During interviews, Herman has been portrayed as a real-life stand-up comedian who expanded his career by playing himself in his films and TV series. Pee-wee is commonly performed as an impatient and fun-loving child with dainty, effeminate mannerisms and quirky facial expressions. In 1985 Pee-wee displayed an aggressive side, including his vicious pool battle with Francis in an American adventure comedy film Pee-wee's Adventure. Herman played vengeful tricks in the aforementioned film and occasionally threw childish tantrums on Pee-wee's Playhouse's television series.
Herman started a stage show with the Herman character, which made one of his first appearances in the 1980 film Cheech & Chong's Next Movie. In the movie, he plays a rude receptionist, spewing obscenities at police and being arrested. HBO popularised his stage show when The Pee-wee Herman Show aired in 1981. Following the success of The Pee-wee Herman Show, he made several guest appearances on Late Night with David Letterman as Pee-wee Herman.
Herman also appeared on an episode of the tv show Mork & Mindy in 1981. The show played for five sellout months at The Roxy Theatre in LA. In 1984, Herman sold out New York City's Carnegie Hall. He said his appearances on David Letterman's show made Pee-wee a star.
There were rumors that the famous comedian Reubens was in a relationship with his co-star, Valeria Golino, who played Pee-wee's love interest in the film. Valeria appeared in Rain Man and has also won numerous international awards. Rumors began when they appeared at the 1988 Academy Awards together.
According to some sources, Paul engaged in a mock wedding with Chandi Heffner, the adopted daughter of Tobacco heiress Doris Duke. They both exchanged their vows at Duke's Hawaiian mansion, but later it was revealed that the whole thing was a ruse.
Herman is 70 years comedian-actor with white skin and silky black hair. He has brown color eyes. He is of American nationality, and his zodiac sign is Virgo.
An American comedian, actor, and tv personality have an estimated net worth of $5 million. Paul is best known for appearing in tv shows, movies, and live performances as Pee-Wee Herman. Paul was not just an actor in the program but also produced and directed the series. The TV series Pee-Wee's Playhouse aired from 1986 to 1990 and had a budget of $325,000 per episode.
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