‘Charlie Brown’ Actor to Serve Sentence in Rehab
The man who was the original voice of Charlie Brown in “Peanuts” television specials was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail for threatening his former girlfriend and stalking her plastic surgeon, then immediately released to a residential drug treatment center.
A judge warned Peter Robbins that he could be sent to prison for nearly four years if he violates the terms of his probation.
“Don’t be a blockhead,” Superior Court Judge Dwayne Moring told Robbins, borrowing a line from Charlie Brown’s friend Lucy.
Robbins, 56, choked back tears as he told the judge that treatment for alcoholism and addiction to prescription medications would be a first step toward becoming “the fun-loving person” he was. He said he loved his former girlfriend, and he apologized to her and her plastic surgeon “for any fear that I caused.”