Arrests, Wife, Family, and Gay Rumors in Paul Reubens’ Bio
Paul Reubens is a multi-talented American actor. He is a comedian, writer, film producer, game show host, and game show host who is recognized for his unique, infantile humorous demeanor.
Since the 1980s, he has appeared on both the big screen and on television.
Family of Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens was born Paul Rubenfeld in Peekskill, New York, on August 27, 1952.
Judy Reubens, his mother, was an elementary school teacher, and Milton Reubens, his father, was a civilian pilot for the US Air Force and the Royal Air Force. They moved to Sarasota, Florida, and started a lamp business.
The 64-year-old attended Sarasota High School in Florida. He went on to Boston University and the California Institute of the Arts after that.
Reubens’ younger brother Luke Rubenfeld works as a dog trainer, while his younger sister Abby Rubenfeld works as an attorney. She is also the legal director of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national gay and lesbian civil-rights group.
Arrested Several Times
Reubens isn’t afraid of the law. He’s been arrested a number of times.
He had his first run-in with the law when he was 18 years old. He was detained on suspicion of marijuana possession. He was apprehended in front of an adult bookstore in 1983 for reportedly “loitering and prowling.” The incident had little impact because the charges were later withdrawn.
In 1991, Paul’s career had a major setback. During a raid by the detectives, he was caught at the South Trail Cinema, an adult theater in Florida. He was released from the county prison after paying a $219 bond for indecent exposure to a genital organ.
In 2002, after 11 years, he was arrested for a petty offense. Police discovered child pornography-related materials in his home. He accepted responsibility for a few obscene photographs in the collection and paid a $100 fine.
Faced with three years of probation, he enrolled in a year-long treatment program and agreed to register as a sex offender until the completion of his sentence. He was released on a $20,000 bail.
Relationship of Paul Reubens
Buffy In 1989, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress married Chandi Heffner, the late American heiress, and Doris Duke’s adopted daughter. The two had met on a trip to Hawaii. Reubens stated in an interview with Vanity Fair that they married in an unplanned “mock wedding ceremony” during dinner.
Following the divorce, Reubens began dating TV personality Debi Mazar in 1993. She assisted him in re-entering the industry following his arrests. They were together for almost two years before parting ways amicably.
Reubens hasn’t been linked to anyone since then. He has also been secretive about his relationship status, fueling gay speculations. However, the actor from The Blacklist has remained silent on the subject.
His Films and TV Shows, as well as his Net Worth
Paul Reubens had an early interest in humor and acting as a result of his proximity to the ‘Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ (an American traveling circus business advertised as The Greatest Show on Earth).
From the age of 11, he performed in a variety of plays in local theaters before joining The Groundlings, an improvisational comedy troupe.
During his time with the company, he invented the legendary character Pee-Wee Herman.
After performing his own Pee-Wee Herman Show at The Roxy Theatre in 1981, he was able to attract HBO’s notice. His episode aired as part of the channels On Location series.
His persona quickly became a brand. He appeared in films such as Pee-Big Wee’s Holiday, and Comedy Bang! Bang!, Saturday Night Live, and The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway while playing the part.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has a net worth of $5 million, with over 100 acting credits.
Interestingly, HBO revealed to Deadline in March 2021 that it was going to air a two-part documentary about Reubens’ life and his popular character.