ON January 25, 2022 it was announced that Charlie Brown voice actor Peter Robbins has passed away.
Robbins’ family confirmed on Tuesday evening that the voice actor died by suicide last week.
Robbins had previously opened up to Fox 5 San Diego about his bipolar disorder and time in prison.
In his 2019 interview he also mentioned, “I came out of prison and I’m a better person for it. I’m much more humble and grateful and thankful that I lived through the experience.”
This statement came shortly after he had completed his prison sentence for making criminal threats.
“I would recommend to anybody that has bipolar disorder to take it seriously because your life can turn around in the span of a month like it did to me,” he said to KSWB in 2019.
Robbins was best known for voicing the character of Charlie Brown.
Not many other details are known regarding Robbins’ passing and his family are asking for privacy at this time.
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This clip of Peter Robbins’ voice still used
By the time he turned 14, Peter Robbins had aged out of voicing Charlie Brown.
However, one clip of Peter’s voice is still used for the character in animated specials.
That’s the loud scream, “AUGH!” that Charlie Brown first emitted in It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Now, it’s considered a hallmark of the Peanuts specials.
When will Peter Robbins’ funeral be held?
Peter’s family has not shared funeral plans yet, and is asking for privacy at this time.
A memorial service for him will be held at a future date.
Peter Robbins had hoped to write book
In 2019, Peter Robbins told Fox 5 San Diego that he hoped to pen a memoir about his life.
“I want to write a book about my experiences in jail, prison and what I have to look forward to,” he told the outlet.
“‘Confessions of a Blockhead’ is what I’m going to call it.”
Sadly, it’s unknown as to whether the project was completed before Robbins’ death.
Peter Robbins on his tattoo’s symbolism
Speaking to Fox 5 San Diego, Peter told the station that his Charlie Brown tattoo represented a significant shift in his perspective.
“It’s a symbol to me of refurbishing my life,” Robbins said.
“I don’t have any animosity towards anybody.”
Who was Peter Robbins?
Peter Robbins was the first voice actor for Charlie Brown in the animated Peanuts specials.
He began voicing the character when he was only nine years old.
Peter’s connection to Charlie Brown in later years
Robbins had slowed down his acting career by the early ‘70s but was always fond of his time playing Charlie Brown.
He participated in the 1985 animated documentary special It’s Your 20th Television Anniversary, Charlie Brown.
He also appeared as himself in You Don’t Look 40, Charlie Brown, which came out in 1990.
And in 2001, he participated in another special, The Making Of A Charlie Brown Christmas
Peter Robbins and the Charlie Brown specials
Peter made his debut as the beloved character in 1963’s A Boy Named Charlie Brown.
He went on to play the same role in other specials, including:
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Charlie Brown’s All Stars!
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- You’re in Love, Charlie Brown
- He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown
- It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown
- A Boy Named Charlie Brown (animated musical)
Peter Robbins’ television career
Before he became known as the voice of Charlie Brown, Peter Robbins appeared in other television shows and movies.
He made a guest appearance as Elmer, Marilyn’s babysitting charge, in The Munsters.
He also made appearances on Rawhide and The Donna Reed Show.
He also played Alexander Bumstead in the TV adaptation of Blondie, another popular comic strip.
How did Peter Robbins die?
According to a statement by Peter’s family, he died by suicide at the age of 65.
In the announcement, which came late on January 25, the family said Peter died “last week.”
An exact date was not given, and the family requested privacy as they mourn.
Peter Robbins’ tattoo tribute to Charlie Brown
Peter Robbins commemorated his childhood career with a tattoo tribute.
On his right bicep, he had a tattoo of Charlie Brown and his faithful pup, Snoopy.
What illnesses did Peter Robbins suffer from?
Peter Robbins reportedly suffered from bipolar disorder.
“I would recommend to anybody that has bipolar disorder to take it seriously because your life can turn around in a span of a month like it did to me,” Robbins told Fox 5 San Diego.
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