‘Charlie Brown’ TV voice actor Peter Robbins charged for making criminal threat
SAN DIEGO â€“ He was a child actor and many people still fondly remember him for his role in the Peanuts” TV specials. But now he will have to spend as many as five years behind high prison walls.
He is no longer in his teen and has crossed his youth. Many would have liked to read something good about the child actor who was the voice of Charlie Brown in beloved “Peanuts” TV specials. Nonetheless reports about his five year sentence in prison are being splashed across the world.
Fifty-nine year old Peter Robbins pleaded guilty last month to sending threatening letters to a manager at a mobile home park in suburban Oceanside, where he lived. There are reports that Robbins actually dispatched letters to many members of the media in which he offered to pay money to have San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore killed.
His acting career seems to have ended ages ago. From age 9 to 13, Robbins was the voice of Charlie Brown in a series of 1960s animated classics, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” William Chidsey Jr., a retired Los Angeles Superior Court judge who was brought in to handle the case after San Diego judges recused themselves, sentenced the former actor to four years and eight months in prison.