Peter Robbins, the Original Charlie Brown Voice Actor, is No More

Peter Robbins Passed Away!

The great voice actor of Charlie Brown, Peter Robbins dies at 65. The Children’s favorite cartoon Charlie Brown in the Peanuts specials in 1960 got mass popularity and love at that time. Robbins began voicing Charlie at the age of 9. This former child actor died by suicide.

Peter also voiced many holiday specials like A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965, Charlie Brown(1966). In addition to this many prime-time specials Charlie Brown’s All-Stars! in 1966, You’re in Love, Charlie Brown in 1967, He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown in 1968 and It was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown in 1969. He voiced this character from 1963 to 1969.

Peter Robbins
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His other works include credits on Rawhide and some episodes of 60s sitcoms The Donna Reed Show, The Munsters, and The Farmer’s Daughter. His final role was as Jeffrey Fredericks in an episode of My Three Sons released in 1972.

Charlie Brown Picture
Courtesy: Disney

The sudden demise of Peter Robbins

Peter Robbins suffered from bipolar disorder and also paranoid schizophrenia. He also struggled with many addictions and had several incidents with the involvement of law in his adulthood.

The actor was arrested in 2013 for threatening and stalking both his ex-girlfriend and her plastic Surgeon. As a result, Peter went to jail for making criminal threats to the San Diego County Sheriff. In 2019, he was released from prison.

Picture of Peter while releasing from prison
Courtesy: AP

Peter gave an interview after his release. In that, he mentioned that people have to take their mental health as a serious matter. Robbins also stated ‘Bipolar Disorder’ should be taken care of otherwise it can change one’s life in a month as it did for him. This was more like a personal experience of him. Peter also stated that he became a humble, grateful, and thankful person after serving his time in prison.

Tributes are pouring in for Peter Robbins. A Memorial Service will be held for him at future date said his Family members.