Peter Robbins, Original Voice Actor of Charlie Brown, Dead at 65

Charlie Brown: This little green one here seems to need a home.
Linus: I don’t know, Charlie Brown. Remember what Lucy said? This doesn’t seem to fit the modern spirit.
Charlie Brown
: I don’t care. We’ll decorate it and it’ll be just right for our play. Besides, I think it needs me.
[Picks up tree; a lot of needles fall off] – A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965 and still my favorite holiday classic!

Sadly, Peter Robbins, who was the original voice of Charlie Brown, has died. He was 65.  The actor’s family confirmed that he died by suicide last week.

Robbins started his career as the beloved cartoon character in the ’60s. He voiced Charlie Brown in the holiday classics A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown as well as in the feature film A Boy Named Charlie Brown. 

Over the years, Robbins was candid about his battle with bipolar disorder and his struggles with drug addiction and mental health. Robbins’ family has asked for privacy at this time and confirmed that a memorial service will be held for the actor at a later date.  

Thank-You Peter Robbins for bringing heart and soul and life to “Charlie Brown” everybody’s favorite eternal kid. Here’s one of the classic scenes from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Courtesy: YouTube