Good Grief! Charlie Brown’s Been Arrested
We live in a world that searches for role models among TV stars, athletes, musicians, politicians These celebrities are glamorized and idolized. But, it’s in this same world that we are constantly disappointed by those we have placed on a pedestal- Tiger Woods, John Edwards, Mel GIbson, Lance Armstrong – and the list goes on. Add Peter Robbins to the list. You probably don’t know the name, but you are very familiar with his voice. Robbins, who provided the voice of Charlie Brown for the beloved Peanuts character on several now-classic TV specials, was arrested Monday on five felony charges, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Robbins, 56, was booked early Monday morning on four felony counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and one felony count of stalking, and was held on $550,000 bail. The newspaper cites the San Diego County Jail website as its source but as of Wednesday morning, a search of Robbins’ name via the website does not return any confirmation.
A jail spokesperson told the San Diego Union-Tribune that there were no additional details available on the arrest. Robbins’ agent, Danielle Matthews, said she would have a statement later Wednesday, when Robbins is reportedly due in court.
As a child, Robbins provided the voice of Charlie Brown in several 1960s animated Peanuts TV specials, including the classics A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. After his voice changed, he turned to TV and film acting. Robbins also maintains a Facebook page, where he identifies himself as Peter “Charlie Brown” Robbins.
Turns out, Lucy was right. Charlie Brown is a blockhead after all.