• Paul Reubens was a famous actor
  • He was best known for "Pee-Wee Herman"
  • Learn more about his life and career in memoriam

Paul Reubens' movies and TV shows included 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 

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 Emmys and garnered several other nominations. Other shows and movies Reubens 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 latest project was doing voice-over work in the animated series DC's Legends of Tomorrow. He also appeared in the sitcom The Conners and the horror/comedy series What We Do in the Shadows.

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His last "Pee-wee" film was in 2016 for Pee-wee's Big Holiday, which you can check out on Netflix! Paul Reubens sadly passed away on July 30, 2023, after a private battle with cancer. 

Paul Reubens' movies and TV shows, especially with his title character as "Pee-wee Herman" will forever be regarded as some of his most iconic works!