Paul Reubens is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is known for his character Pee-wee Herman. As of 2021, Paul Reubens net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Reubens was born on August 27, 1952 to parents Judy and Milton Rubenfeld. His parents owned a lamp store in Florida. His father was also an automobile salesperson, and had flown for Britain’s Royal Air Force and for the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. Reubens also has two siblings named Luke and Abby. Luke is a dog trainer while Abby is an attorney and a board member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.
Regarding his education, Reubens went to Sarasota High School. He then joined Northwestern University followed by Boston University. At last, he went to the California Institute of the Arts. During his time at the school, he worked in restaurant, kitchens, and as a Fuller Brush salesman.
Paul Reubens “Pee-Wee Herman” Career & Net Worth
Reubens started his career in comedy and acting in the 1970s when he joined the Los Angeles troupe ‘The Groundlings’. However, his breakthrough came in 1982 when he began appearing in a show called ‘The Pee-wee Herman Show’. His character became the dominant figure for the next decade and he was completely committed to his character.
With the success of that show, Reubens went on to do a film ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’ directed by Tim Burton. The movie was a massive success. From 1986 to 1990, he starred as Pee-wee in the children’s program ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’.
Other than portraying Pee-wee’s character, Reubens has also appeared in several movies and television series including ‘Batman Returns’, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘Dunston Checks In’, ‘Buddy’, ‘Matilda’, ‘Dr. Dolittle’, ‘Mystery Man’, The Tripper’, ‘The Smurfs 2’, ‘Phineas and Ferb’, ‘Gotham’, ‘Penn Zero: Part-time Hero’, and many more.
Over the course of his career, Reubens have won several awards to his name. He has been nominated for three Emmy Awards. He has won the Behind the Voice Actors Award, Daytime Emmy Award, and NAVGTR Award.
Reubens’ success couldn’t last that long. He has been a part of several controversies that impacted his career. In July 1991, he was arrested in Florida for masturbating during a film at an adult movie theater. He was also arrested in child pornography charges but the charges were dropped in March 2004.
Reubens last act in the entertainment scene was in 2016 when he co-wrote and starred in the Netflix film ‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’, reprising his role as Pee-wee Herman.
Paul Reubens “Pee-Wee” Net Worth came largely from his acting career and sponrship prior to his controversy.
Paul Reubens “Pee-Wee Herman” Net Worth: $5 million.
As of 2021, Paul Reubens’ net worth is estimated to be more than $5 million. A vat chunk of money comes from his acting career spanning for over four decades. He has appeared in over 70 movies and television shows.