‘Charlie Brown’ voice actor from 1965 Christmas special dead at 65

È stato 65 Anni.

Robbins, nato a 1956, began working in 1963 su Spettacoli piace “Rawhide,” “The Donna Reed Show” e “The Munstersbut he is best known for playing Charlie Brown in 1965’sA Charlie Brown Christmas” e altro “Peanutscartoons likeIt’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brownand the full-length animated movieA Boy Named Charlie Brown.

His family told VOLPE 5 San Diego that Robbins died by suicide last week.

GLI ANGELI, QUELLO - OTTOBRE 07:  Voice actor Peter Robbins and Charlie Brown attend Warner Home Video's DVD Release of "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown" ottobre 7, 2008 a Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

GLI ANGELI, QUELLO – OTTOBRE 07: Voice actor Peter Robbins and Charlie Brown attend Warner Home Video’s DVD Release ofYou’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown” ottobre 7, 2008 a Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images) (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Robbins first voiced Charlie Brown in a 1963 documentary about Schultz also calledA Boy Named Charlie Brown,” secondo The Hollywood Reporter.

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Robbins quit the business before college and worked as a real estate agent in San Diego, according to his IMDB profile.

Voice actor Peter Robbins (R) and Snoopy attend the DVD release for Warner Home Video's "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown" held at the Hollywood & Highland courtyard on October 7, 2008 a Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

Voice actor Peter Robbins (R) and Snoopy attend the DVD release for Warner Home Video’sYou’re Not Elected, Charlie Brownheld at the Hollywood & Highland courtyard on October 7, 2008 a Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage) (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

Robbins struggled with his mental health at times, including bipolar disorder and was sentenced to five years in prison in 2015 for making threats to a manager of a mobile home park and San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore. He also spent time in rehab for addiction issues.

Nel 2019, after Robbins got out of prison, he spoke to VOLPE 5, opening up about his mental health issues. “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. 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.

Peter Robbins is perhaps best known for voicing the lovable "blockhead" in 1965's "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

Peter Robbins is perhaps best known for voicing the lovableblockheadin 1965’sA Charlie Brown Christmas.(Foto di ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content tramite Getty Images)

He added at the time, “Charlie Brown fans are the greatest fans in the world and everybody is willing, io spero, to give me a second chance.

Se tu o qualcuno che conosci avete pensieri suicidi, contattare la National Suicide Prevention Lifeline al numero 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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