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Thursday
Jan242013

Charlie Brown Voice Actor Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

Valerie Macon/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- Peter Robbins, who provided the voice of Charlie Brown in several 1960s animated Peanuts TV specials, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a San Diego court to 12 felony counts of making criminal threats and stalking.

The 56-year-old is charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend Shawna Kern and making criminal threats against Dr. Lori Saltz, a La Jolla, Calif., plastic surgeon who reportedly performed breast augmentation surgery on Kern.

Robbins was arrested last weekend.  Bail has been set at $550,000.  If convicted, he faces up to nine years in state prison.

San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Elizabeth McClatchy said on Wednesday that Robbins has been "acting erratically" and has, "used physical violence against one of the victims and against his dog."

Robbins' attorney Marc Kohnen insists the matter "is not a stalking case."  The defense attorney says considering Robbins' "stellar" reputation and lack of criminal history, the case against his client "is overcharged."

Robbins' voice can be heard in the TV animated classics A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

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Wednesday
Jan232013

Voice of Charlie Brown Arrested

Valerie Macon/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- Peter Robbins, the man who provided the voice for the beloved Peanuts character Charlie Brown on several now-classic TV specials, was arrested Monday on five felony charges, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Robbins, 56, was booked early Monday morning on four felony counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and one felony count of stalking, and was held on $550,000 bail.  The newspaper cites the San Diego County Jail website as its source but as of Wednesday morning, a search of Robbins' name via the website does not return any confirmation.

A jail spokesperson told the San Diego Union-Tribune that there were no additional details available on the arrest.  Robbins' agent, Danielle Matthews, said she would have a statement later Wednesday, when Robbins is reportedly due in court.

As a child, Robbins provided the voice of Charlie Brown in several 1960s animated Peanuts TV specials, including the classics A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

After his voice changed, he turned to TV and film acting.  Robbins also maintains a Facebook page, where he identifies himself as Peter "Charlie Brown" Robbins.

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