He earned his wealth from his stints as a comedic actor and writer, through numerous guest appearances on television shows and also doing voice work for movie characters. Paul Reubens started his career in the s as an improvisational actor in Los Angeles where he initially started developing the Pee-Wee Herman character. He then started performing it on stage and then caught the attention of television when he made appearances on late night shows as a guest. Paul Reubens accumulated the majority of his wealth through the character he developed called Pee-Wee Herman. This character was the focus of his theatre act, television show, two movies and for several years was how he portrayed himself to the public. For a twelve year span from the Pee-Wee Herman character was how he generated his wealth.
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Originally published by the Daily News on July 28, Reubens was observed exposing himself and a detective arrested him in the lobby, the affidavit said. Reubens, 38, who lives in Studio City, Calif. Three others were arrested on similar charges.
Paul grew up in Sarasota, Florida, where his parents owned a lamp store. During winters, The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus called Sarasota home, and young Paul counted such big-top families as the Wallendas and the Zacchinis among his neighbors. When he was years-old, he joined the local Asolo Theater, and during the next six years, he appeared in a variety of plays. After graduating from Sarasota High School in , he attended Boston University for one year before deciding to seek his fortune as Paul Reubens in Hollywood, where he enrolled as an acting major at the California Institute of the Arts and accepted a string of pay-the-rent jobs ranging from pizza chef to Fuller Brush salesman.
Released in , it also marked the feature-film debut of a young director named Tim Burton, who'd won the gig on the strength of two shorts he'd done, "Vincent" and "Frankenweenie. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.