Paul Reubens Joins ‘Gotham’

Actor Paul Reubens, best known for his character ‘Pee Wee Herman’ is going to be playing the role of Penguin’s father on Fox’s Gotham.

Robin Lord Taylor, who plays The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot in Gotham, announced during the Warner Bros. Television panel at New York Comic-Con that Paul Reubens will play his father in Fox’s comic book-based television series. Reubens previously played The Penguin’s father, Tucker Cobblepot (original character for the film), in Tim Burton’s 1992 comic book movie Batman Returns.


“We just found out that I do have a father and he will be showing up very soon,” Taylor said with excitement brewing in his voice, “and he will be played by none other than PAUL REUBENS! AKA PEE-WEE HERMAN, IS PLAYING ME DAD! What the hell! Oh my god!”

We’ve already met The Penguin’s mother Gertrud Kapelput (Miranda Cobblepot in the comics), portrayed by Taxi star Carol Kane, and now we’ll get to meet Penguin’s dad.

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