In the early 1960s, Peter Robbins was the first of the many voice actors to play Charlie Brown. The 59-year-old has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for making threatening letters.
NY Daily News reported the following:
“Peter Robbins, 59, pleaded guilty last month to sending threatening letters to a manager at a mobile home park in suburban Oceanside, where he lived. He also sent letters to members of the media in which he offered to pay money to have San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore killed.
Robbins, who made numerous outbursts in earlier hearings, was relatively subdued at his sentencing, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. His attorney, Joey Super, made a request on his client’s behalf to withdraw his plea.”
Since Robbins had many outbursts during the trial and claims that he has bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, perhaps a better solution than jail time is to give him treatment for his supposed disorders, if these mental illnesses are to blame for his behaviour.
Here is a video of one of his outbursts in trial from a few months ago:
If you are a Peanuts fan, here is an older interview with the former Charlie Brown voice Actor, Peter Robbins: