‘Don’t Be A Blockhead’: Peter Robbins, Voice Of Charlie Brown Sent To Rehab Following Stalking Conviction
Peter Robbins, the original voice of cartoon favourite Charlie Brown has been sent to a residential drug treatment centre following his conviction for stalking and making criminal threats, Reuters have reported.
The 56 year-old was sentence to a year in jail yesterday by judge Dwayne Moring of San Diego Superior Court after pleading guilty to two felony counts last month for terrorising his ex girlfriend Shawa Kern as well as a plastic surgeon who had performed breast augmentation surgery for Kern, paid for by the actor.
Robbins, who has been in jail since January for failing to post the £500,000 bail, was given credit for time already served and was sent directly to a drug treatement facility where he will spend the next eight months.
The judge gave the Robbins a five year probation period and then advised the former actor, who voiced the 1960s Peanuts animated TV specials, not to be a “blockhead,” a nickname often given to his famous character on the show.
In court he apologised to his victims, who he admitted making a series of threatening telephone calls to as well as intimidating them in person, reading out a statement he said: “I realise this is the first step towards becoming the fun-loving, respectful person I was and hope to be again,”
“I love Shawna and wish her my best.”
Robbins was just nine years-old when he voiced the beloved comic strip character of Charlie Brown in the 1965 holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas. He went on to voice the character in several animated specials throughout the 1960s including You’re In Love, Charlie Brown though was later replaced.
Despite a bright start, the child star clearly has seen his life spiral out of control, with the probation report stating he was battling alcohol and prescription drug addiction at the time of the crime, which may have affected his judgement.