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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:08 AM

Peter Robbins, Charlie Brown arrested: Voice actor for 'Peanuts' character Charlie Brown arrested

Source: AP

SAN DIEGO -- Authorities in California say the voice actor who portrayed Charlie Brown in many "Peanuts" shows was arrested on charges that include stalking.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Angelica de Cima said Peter Robbins was arrested Sunday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. She told U-T San Diego that a background check yielded a warrant against Robbins from the San Diego County sheriff's department.

A sheriff's spokeswoman said she did not have details about the warrant.

The 56-year-old is set to be arraigned Wednesday on counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and of stalking. His manager has declined to comment.

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/entertainment/peter-robbins-charlie-brown-arrested-voice-actor-for-peanuts-character-charlie-brown-arrested



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Reply Peter Robbins, Charlie Brown arrested: Voice actor for 'Peanuts' character Charlie Brown arrested (Original post)
Bosonic Jan 2013 OP
Orrex Jan 2013 #1
ReRe Jan 2013 #2
rbixby Jan 2013 #3
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2013 #4
AAO Jan 2013 #5
harmonicon Jan 2013 #6
d_r Jan 2013 #8
harmonicon Jan 2013 #13
d_r Jan 2013 #16
Mike Daniels Jan 2013 #24
harmonicon Jan 2013 #30
Mike Daniels Jan 2013 #23
meow2u3 Jan 2013 #7
kerouac2 Jan 2013 #9
Generic Other Jan 2013 #10
Javaman Jan 2013 #11
OnyxCollie Jan 2013 #18
Javaman Jan 2013 #19
Shadowflash Jan 2013 #12
bmbmd Jan 2013 #14
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2013 #17
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #15
Ian David Jan 2013 #20
ehrnst Jan 2013 #21
ehrnst Jan 2013 #22
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #25
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #26
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #28
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #29
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #27

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:36 AM

1. Of all the alleged stalkers in the world, he's the Charlie Browniest

Aaaaaaauuuuugggghhhh!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:37 AM

2. Good Grief....

...AP needs to give us more info...

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:42 AM

3. What a blockhead!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:50 AM

4. The judge will say to him "Wah-wahhh, wah-wah-wah-wah. Wahwah-wahhh wah."

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:00 AM

5. First Elmo, now this!

 

Cartoons gone rogue!! Calling Sarah Palin!! Calling all cartoon saviors!!!

My God, what hath the cartoons wrought upon this wondrous universe!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:05 AM

6. *crossing fingers*

please let the stalking victim be a little red-haired girl, please let the stalking victim be a little red-haired girl, please let the stalking victim be a little red-haired girl.....

Seriously though, 56? Was he really a kid when those shows were recorded? I figured everyone involved with those things would be much older. Have there been newer Charlie Brown shows which passed me by?

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:11 AM

8. yes he was a child voice actor in the 60s

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Response to d_r (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:26 AM

13. Wow, you're right.

What's surprising is that I don't remember hardly any of those shows. It's surprising, because I grew up in the 80's, but it's the ones from the 60's which have resonance with me.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:56 AM

16. Yeah, me too.

I only know because every once in a while one will come on the kid's channels and I'm like "what the heck is that?"

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:49 PM

24. Well, in all fairness only three are really considered classics

and not coincidentally, they relate to the big three holidays.

From my experience beyond the Christmas, Great Pumpkin and Thanksgiving shows out of all the others only the Easter Beagle show is worth hunting down. Most everthing else is hack-work where it seemed like Schultz was just looking for excuses to write an animated special.

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Response to Mike Daniels (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:13 PM

30. I have a vague memory of one about Easter.

None of the others (apart from the big three) brought anything to mind. What's crazy is that if they were on tv in the 80's, I can't imagine that I didn't watch them.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:45 PM

23. Schultz wanting kids to do the voices was one of the things that made the TV execs nervous

Generally, prior to the first Peanut specials kid voices were done by adult voice actors. However when "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was in production Schultz pretty much insisted that children do the voices which caused the TV execs no undue concern.

From what I recall, the child hired to do Sally Brown was only able to recite just a few words at a time as opposed to running through complete sentences and passages.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:10 AM

7. Lucy set him up! AAARRGHHH!!!

He was only looking for his football.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:11 AM

9. Here's his bio from IMDB.

"Child actor Peter Robbins was born on August 10, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. His mother was an immigrant from Hungary who died from cancer when Peter was sixteen years old. He first began acting in various films and television shows in 1963. Robbins has the distinction of being the first person to provide the cute and endearing voice of hapless, yet lovable blockhead Charlie Brown in a handful of delightful TV specials that include the holiday classics "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." Peter started doing the voice for Charlie Brown at age nine and only stopped giving voice to this beloved and iconic character at age thirteen. Moreover, Robbins not only had a recurring role as Alexander Bumstead on the short-lived comedy program "Blondie," but also made guest appearances on episodes of such TV series as "Rawhide," "The Munsters," "The Donna Reed Show," "F Troop," "Get Smart," and "My Three Sons." In addition, he recorded a 45 single called "If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)" in 1968. Peter quit acting in 1972 and worked for a while as a disc jockey in Palm Springs, California. He graduated from the University of California in San Diego in 1979 with degrees in psychology and communications. He now works in real estate in Van Nuys, California and lives in a condo in Oceanside, California with his dog Snoopy. Robbins was a guest at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2008."

Full bio etc:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0730435/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

On edit: He was paid $125 to do A Charlie Brown Christmas!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:19 AM

10. The little red haired girl got a restraining order?

You blockhead, Charlie Brown!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:20 AM

11. Lucy Denies Blame.

(AP) Anywhere, USA.

Lucy Van Pelt reported being stalked today by long time associate, a one Charles Brown.

"He was acting all sorts of crazy! What a blockhead! I swear he tried to pass me a rufie!" She claimed while sobbing.

But all is not quite clear.

Linus Van Pelt, Ms. Van Pelts younger brother sides with Brown, "She was merciless in her treatment of Chuck. She would unendingly taunt him with punting a football. Chuck, is a great guy, but sometimes not all that bright. Don't even get me started about how she treated me as a kid with my blanket".

Via a phone interview, A certain Mr. Schroeder defended Mr. Brown, "Charlie Brown a stalker? That's a laugh, he was so freaking shy that he never even talked to this red hair girl he had a crush on for years. If anyone was a stalker it was Lucy. She never gave me a moments piece when I tried to play my piano!"

The hearing is set late today. Ms. Van Pelt had asked for and received a restraining order against Mr. Brown after Mr. Brown's dog Snoopy tried to "kiss" Ms. Van Pelt. She claimed he had rabies.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:41 AM

18. Peppermint Patty was the only one to call him "Chuck."

Now, I would expect Marcie to stalk Peppermint Patty because she was jealous of the relationship between Patty and Charlie Brown.

I always thought Marcie was a little unstable; I could see it in her eyes.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:44 AM

19. I think now that he's older, he would be more of a chuck than a charlie LOL nt

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:23 AM

12. His obsession with the little red haired girl

has finally gotten out of hand.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:41 AM

14. Why is everybody

always picking on me?

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Response to bmbmd (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:20 AM

17. Cuz he's a clown, that Charlie Brown.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:52 AM

15. She's waiting for him to show up

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:08 PM

20. Charlie Something

Karl Werne performs "Charlie Something" by Eric Schwartz



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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:15 PM

21. I'm betting Peppermint Patty is his Defense Attorney

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:35 PM

22. It's Probation, Charlie Brown! (nt)

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:25 PM

25. "Records indicate he faces four allegations of making death threats and one allegation of stalking"

Peter Robbins, Voice Of Charlie Brown, Arrested In SoCal For Alleged Stalking, Death Threats
By Dennis Romero Wed., Jan. 23 2013 at 12:20 PM
http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2013/01/peter_robbins_charlie_brown_san_diego_border_san_ysidro_stalking_threats_arrest_cbp.php

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:26 PM

26. Man Who Voiced Charlie Brown Arrested After Threatening Plastic Surgeon

12:22 PM PST 1/23/2013 by Seth Abramovitch

Peter Robbins was issued a restraining order after allegedly saying he'd "break her in half" for botching his girlfriend's surgery ...

According to court and arrest records, the surgeon, Dr. Lori Saltz, obtained a temporary restraining order against Peter Robbins, 56, in a January 3 hearing. According to court papers, Robbins threatened to "break her in half" after claiming she'd botched a procedure on his girlfriend.

Robbins was later incarcerated on January 13, for what police say was a dine-and-dash incident at a La Jolla restaurant. That's when Robbins allegedly threatened a police officer with physical harm after he had been put in handcuffs.

Robbins has been arrested and is scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday on five felony charges: four felony counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and one felony count of stalking, according to the San Diego County jail website ...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/man-who-voiced-charlie-brown-414810

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:28 PM

28. ... A plastic surgeon obtained a restraining order against Robbins three weeks ago, claiming Robbins

threatened her because he was displeased with the breast augmentation the surgeon performed on Robbins' girlfriend, according to the North County Times. It was unclear whether the criminal charges involve Robbins' alleged threats to the surgeon ...

Actor who voiced Charlie Brown arrested on suspicion of stalking
January 23, 2013 | 12:22 pm
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/01/former-voice-of-charlie-brown-arrested-on-suspicion-of-threats-stalking.html

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:31 PM

29. Surgeon: 'Peanuts' actor threatened me

By Pauline Repard, Teri Figueroa and Susan Shroder
10:27 a.m. Jan. 23, 2013

... The plastic surgeon, Dr. Lori Saltz, obtained a temporary restraining order against Robbins, 56, in a Jan. 3 hearing in Vista Superior Court. She said in court papers that Robbins threatened to “break her in half” after she performed cosmetic surgery on his girlfriend and he didn’t like the results.

Robbins then was jailed on Jan. 13 when he allegedly told San Diego police officers that he was going to harm the police sergeant who had just put him in handcuffs, police Detective Gary Hassen said.

Hassen said Robbins was being detained because a La Jolla Hotel restaurant manager said he’d skipped out on a tab for food.

Robbins was arrested again Sunday night, on felony warrants, by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the San Ysidro border crossing ...

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/23/Peanuts-actor-threatened-cop-surgeon/

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:27 PM

27. 'The Doctor is in' ...Chuck

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