Peter Robbins, the voice actor for popular Peanuts cartoon character Charlie Brown, was arrested this Sunday, charged with four felony counts of making a threat to cause death or bodily harm and one felony count of stalking.
Radar Online reports Robbins was arrested by police at the San Ysidro Port of Entry as he was trying to cross the border in his 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230. After a routine background check found that Robbins faced a felony warrant issued by the San Diego County sheriff’s department, he was taken into custody.
According to UT San Diego, Robbins was put in jail sometime before 4 a.m. Monday, held on $550,000 bail.
Peter Robbins was the iconic voice of Charlie Brown for the films and TV specials, A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. He also did the voice for Brown for the film special, A Boy Named Charlie Brown.
Video footage of A Boy Named Charlie Brown can be seen above.
During a 2008 interview at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, Robbins said he stopped doing Charlie Brown’s voice at age 14, since his voice changed. He went on to mention his work on the TV shows F Troop, The Munsters and Get Smart. The interview can be viewed below:
The 56-year-old voice actor is set to hear the five felony charges being brought against him today in a San Diego court.
The irony of it all stems from Robbins playing the voice of such a meek, shy character while he’s under charges stemming from charges dealing with violence and stalking.
Good grief, indeed.