Paul Reubens
Biographical Information
Born August 27th, 1952
Peekskill, New York, United States
Productions Saturday Night Live
Back to the Beach as Pee-Wee Herman
Dolly as Pee-Wee Herman
Big Top Pee-Wee as Pee-Wee Herman
Sesame Street, Special as Pee-Wee Herman
Christmas at Pee-Wee's Playhouse as Pee-Wee Herman
The Nightmare Before Christmas as Lock
Teacher's Pet as Dennis
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge as Lock
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Well Done! as The Moon
Conan as Pee-Wee Herman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Recordings Big Top Pee-Wee (film soundtrack)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (film soundtrack)
Teacher's Pet (film soundtrack)
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge (video game soundtrack)
Vocal Type Tenor

Paul Reubens is an American actor and comedian.


Born Paul Rubenfeld in Peekskill, New York, he worked in the comedy troupe The Groundlings, which he developed his well known character Pee-Wee Herman, who appeared in television shows and feature films, as well as being the character Reubens would appear as during most interviews.

Reubens also appeared in a number of films, including Mystery Men, Blow and Matilda and guest roles in Pushing Daisies and 30 Rock. He also worked as a voice actor, playing Lock in The Nightmare Before Christmas and Bat-Mite in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, amongst others.


Reubens frequently sang onscreen, often when playing Pee Wee Herman, including in the film Big Top Pee-Wee (performing, among others "The Girl On the Flying Trapeze") and Christmas at Pee-Wee's Playhouse, as well as well guest appearances where he played the character, such as during the song Sesame Street, Special.

Outside of the Herman role, Reubens sang "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" and "Hail to Mr. Oogie" in The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge, and "I'm Movin" in Teacher's Pet.


Back to the Beach (1987)Edit

  • Surfin' Bird (solo)

Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)Edit

  • The Girl On The Flying Trapeze (solo)
  • Pee-Wee Herman Had A Farm (duet)
  • Rimprovero (solo)

Sesame Street, Special (1988)Edit

  • Put Down the Duckie (contains solo lines)

Christmas at Pee-Wee's House (1988)Edit

  • Christmas in the Playhouse (contains solo lines)
  • O Come All Ye Faithful/Deck the Halls/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (contains solo lines)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)Edit

  • Kidnap the Sandy Claws (contains solo lines)
  • Finale

Teacher's Pet (2004)Edit

  • I'm Movin' On (contains solo lines)


Saturday Night Live (1985)Edit

  • Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (solo)

Dolly (1987)Edit

  • Hey, Good Lookin' (solo)

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Well Done! (2007)Edit

  • Long Legs (contains solo lines)

Conan (2010)Edit

  • Amazing Grace

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)Edit

  • Jingle Bells (duet)

Video GamesEdit

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge (2004)Edit

  • Hail to Mr. Oogie (contains solo lines)

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