Paul Reubens

1952 - 2023

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Paul Reubens (; né Rubenfeld; August 27, 1952 – July 30, 2023) was an American actor and comedian, widely known for creating and portraying the character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined the Los Angeles troupe the Groundlings in the 1970s, and started his career as an improvisational comedian and stage actor. It was with the Groundlings that Reubens developed the Pee-wee character. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Reubens has received more than 16,458,385 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 55 in 2019). Paul Reubens is the 1,662nd most popular actor (up from 2,981st in 2019), the 2,775th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,669th in 2019) and the 775th most popular American Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 16M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Paul Reubens ranks 1,662 out of 13,578Before him are Rossy de Palma, Edward Fox, Melissa Gilbert, Chus Lampreave, Lina Cavalieri, and Gloria Guida. After him are Marton Csokas, Thelma Ritter, Elizabeth McGovern, Eileen Atkins, Sam Waterston, and Lee Young-ae.

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Among people born in 1952, Paul Reubens ranks 143Before him are Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, Dirceu, Chuck Lorre, Roger Y. Tsien, and Yoshitaka Amano. After him are Rex Tillerson, Marilyn Chambers, David A. Stewart, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Petar Stoyanov, and Nikolai Andrianov. Among people deceased in 2023, Paul Reubens ranks 195Before him are Ferran Olivella, Akgün Kaçmaz, Daniel Ellsberg, Josep Maria Fusté, Petar Nadoveza, and Odilon Polleunis. After him are Amitai Etzioni, Valentina Ponomaryova, Evelyn Fox Keller, Antonio Juliano, Niels Holst-Sørensen, and Andre Braugher.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Reubens ranks 2,775 out of 20,380Before him are Audre Lorde (1934), Howard Schultz (1953), Miley Cyrus (1992), Charles Robert Jenkins (1940), Robert Serber (1909), and Robert Garrett (1875). After him are Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), Don Simpson (1943), Melanie (1947), Thelma Ritter (1902), Joseph Heller (1923), and Wayne Dyer (1940).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Paul Reubens ranks 775Before him are Sue Lyon (1946), Patrick Wilson (1973), Cheech Marin (1946), Ed Asner (1929), John Savage (1949), and Melissa Gilbert (1964). After him are Thelma Ritter (1902), Elizabeth McGovern (1961), Sam Waterston (1940), Estelle Getty (1923), Melissa McBride (1965), and Monica Potter (1971).

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