This is a beta version of NNDB. On a stroll with his parents, he once heard an explosion and saw someone flying through the air between two houses -- it was a circus family, practicing firing each other out of a cannon in their back yard. He started appearing in local stage productions at the age of 11, and one summer his parents let him go to circus camp. He joined the Groundlings improv group, and performed for six years alongside several comics who eventually became famous, including Reubens' lifelong friend Phil Hartman. Pee-wee Herman was born as part of a Groundlings revue in , written by Reubens and Hartman. The idea was to play a comedian who couldn't possibly be a successful comedian.
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Pee-wee's Playhouse is an American children's television program starring Paul Reubens as the childlike Pee-wee Herman which ran from to on Saturday mornings on CBS , and airing in reruns until July While enjoying continuous popularity with the show, Reubens teamed with young director Tim Burton in to make the comedy film Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Epatha Merkerson. Production began in New York City in the summer of in a converted loft on Broadway , which one of the show's writers, George McGrath , described as a " sweatshop ".
He is best known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined the Los Angeles troupe The Groundlings in the s, and started his career as an improvisational comedian and stage actor. In , Reubens began appearing in a show about a character he had been developing for years. Pee-wee became an instant cult figure and, for the next decade, Reubens was completely committed to his character, doing all of his public appearances and interviews as Pee-wee. His feature film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure , directed by Tim Burton , was a financial and critical success, and soon developed into a cult film.
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