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Paul Reubens Signs With WME (Exclusive)

The creator of Pee-wee Herman recently relaunched the character with a Broadway show.

Pee-Wee Herman
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Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman

Paul Reubens, creator of the Pee-wee Herman character, has signed with WME for representation in all areas.

The actor's iconic character has been the subject of two films, Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and Big Top Pee-wee (1988); and the Saturday morning CBS television show, Pee-wee's Playhouse. The cult children's TV show aired in the late 1980s and included characters played by the late Phil Hartman and Laurence Fishburne.

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Reubens relaunched Pee-wee in 2010 with a series of live performances, including a stint at Club Nokia at L.A. Live and later on Broadway. The Pee-wee Herman Show was broadcast as an HBO special in March and garnered three Emmy nominations.

Reubens is developing a new Pee-wee Herman film, which is being produced by Judd Apatow and is set up at Universal.

Reubens also has acted in non-Pee-wee roles. His film credits include Batman Returns, Blow and Reno 911!: Miami. Reubens also starred in Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime and has guest starred on 30 Rock and Pushing Daisies

He is managed by Vie Entertainment.

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