His first run-in with the police occurred when he was 18 years old. He was detained on suspicion of marijuana possession. He was arrested in 1983 for reportedly “loitering and prowling” in front of an adult shop. The event had little impact since the charges were ultimately withdrawn.
In 1991, Paul’s career suffered a devastating blow. During a police raid at the South Trail Cinema, an adult theater in Florida, he was apprehended. He was released from the county prison after posting a $219 bail for indecent exposure of a genital organ. After 11 years, he was arrested again in 2002 on a petty offense. Police discovered child pornography-related documents in his house.
He accepted responsibility by labeling some photographs in the collection as indecent and paying a $100 charge. Faced with three years of probation, he also consented to participate in a year-long treatment program and to register as a sex offender until the completion of his probation. He was freed on $20,000 bail.
Family of Paul Reubens
Paul Rubenfeld was born on August 27, 1952, in Peekskill, New York. His mother, Judy, was an elementary school teacher, and his father, Milton Reubens, was a civilian pilot for both the US Air Force and the Royal Air Force. They moved to Sarasota, Florida, and established a lamp shop. The 64-year-old attended Sarasota High School in Florida. Later, he attended Boston University and the California Institute of the Arts.
Reubens is the oldest of three children; his younger brother, Luke Rubenfeld, is a dog trainer, and his younger sister, Abby Rubenfeld, is an attorney. She is also the legal director of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national gay and lesbian civil-rights group.
Relationship of Paul Reubens
Buffy In 1989, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress married Chandi Heffner, the adopted daughter of late American heiress Doris Duke. They first met in Hawaii. Reubens stated in an interview with Vanity Fair that they married in an unexpected “mock wedding ceremony” over dinner.
Following the divorce, Reubens began dating TV personality Debi Mazar in 1993. She assisted him in re-entering the industry after his arrests. They were together for almost two years before splitting up amicably.
Reubens hasn’t been connected to anybody since then. He has also been secretive about his dating status, which has fueled homosexual suspicions. However, The Blacklist actor has remained silent on the subject.
His Movies and TV Shows, as well as his Net Worth
Being a neighbor of the ‘Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus,’ (an American touring circus group branded as The Greatest Show on Earth), Paul Reubens grew up with a strong interest in humor and performing. He began performing in local theaters at the age of 11 and later joined The Groundlings, an improvisational comedy troupe. During his time with the group, he developed his iconic character, Pee-Wee Herman.
He attracted HBO’s attention in 1981, after staging his own The Pee-Wee Herman Show at The Roxy Theatre. He broadcast his program as part of the channel On Location series. His persona quickly became a brand. He appeared in films including Pee-Big wee’s Holiday, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Saturday Night Live, and The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has a net worth of $5 million due to his more than 100 acting credits. Interestingly, HBO revealed to Deadline in March 2021 that it planned to show a two-part documentary on Reubens and his popular role.