"Pee-Wee Herman": Paul Reubens Today

Paul Reubens plays "Pee-wee Herman"
August 27, 2020 - 19:10 / Cynthia Springer

Paul Reubens' movies and TV shows have been a mix of comedies and dramas! He's best known for his comedy role as "Pee-wee Herman", a character that he still continues to play throughout this day! Check out what Paul Reubens' movies and TV shows look like today!

Paul Reubens' movies and TV shows include a long list of his "Pee-wee Herman" character, one that gave him fame to his name. He first developed this role in 1978, when he was part of the comedy troupe The Groundlings. See more of Paul Reubens' movies and TV shows...

Paul Reubens Movies and TV shows today

Paul Reubens' movies and TV shows began in the early '80s when "Pee-wee Herman" sold out multiple theatres! His successful character turned into a series on HBO - The Pee-wee Herman Show - in 1981. 

Just a few years later in 1985, Reubens starred in Pee-wee's Big Adventure, which turned out to be a box office hit! The film was directed by the legendary Tim Burton and gained over $40 million in movie theaters! 

Paul Reubens movies and TV shows today

His famed character had his own TV show, Pee-wee's Playhouse, from 1986-1990. The series won 15 Emmy's and garnered several other nominations. Other shows and movies Reubens has starred or appeared in, include: 

  • Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • Matilda (1996)
  • Blow (2001)
  • Gotham (2015-2017)
  • The Blacklist (2015)

Reubens's most recent project has been doing voice-over work in the animated series DC's Legends of Tomorrow. He's also appeared in the sitcom The Conners and the horror/comedy series What We Do in the Shadows.

His last "Pee-wee" film was in 2016 for Pee-wee's Big Holiday, which you can check out on Netflix! Reubens also mentioned this year that he's considering doing a "Dark" reboot, and he's hoping it would be directed by the Safdie brothers (who recently directed Uncut Gems)!

Paul Reubens in March 2016

Paul Reubens' movies and TV shows, especially with his title character as "Pee-wee Herman" are still regarded as some of his most iconic works! Let's just hope he stays away from any scandals - that's the last thing the actor needs in his life for a comeback!