Peter Robbins, the child actor who famously voiced Charlie Brown in the classic TV cartoons, is facing nine years in prison for stalking.
56-year-old Robbins, of Oceanside, California, was charged with 12 felony counts in all, for both making criminal threats and stalking.
He’s accused of making the threats to a San Diego plastic surgeon, and of stalking his ex-girlfriend.
Robbins was arrested as he re-entered the US from Mexico, upon which it was discovered after a passport check that there was a warrant for his arrest.
After being charged in San Diego County Superior Court, his bail was then set at $550,000, with an initial hearing planned for February 22.
Robbins, now a California real estate agent, has not worked as an actor since the early 70s, and played his last role as Charlie Brown in ‘It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown’ in 1969, aged 13.
He was replaced when his voice broke at 14, but went on to appear in a number of TV shows including ‘Rawhide’, ‘The Munsters’ and ‘Get Smart’. [CNN]