Peter Robbins, the original voice actor for Charlie Brown in the early animated
Peanuts specials has died.
According to a statement by Peter’s family, he died by suicide at the age of 65.
Peter Robbins had previously spoken publicly about his battles with bipolar disorder
and was released from prison in 2019 after serving four years for sending threatening
letters to the manager of a mobile home park where he lived.
Robbins started voicing Charlie Brown in 1963, appearing in several Peanuts
His love for the character was so strong that he got a tattoo of Charlie Brown and his
pooch, Snoopy, on his arm.
Robbins, whose real name was Louis G. Nanasi, was born in Los Angeles, he was also
a child actor, working professionally by the age of seven. He appeared in episodes of
The Munsters as Elmer but landed his iconic role as Charlie Brown when he was nine.
Robbins’ family has asked for privacy as they continue to grieve and told the network
they plan to hold a memorial at a later date.
Fox 5 journalist Phil Blauer, who has been close friends with the actor for 25 years,
says Robbins will be dearly missed.
“Rest in peace Charlie Brown, say hi to Linus for me up in heaven,” he told the