Best known for playing the role of Pee Wee Herman on the television show, Pee Wee's Playhouse. He has also had notable film roles in Mystery Men and Blow.
He was arrested for indecent exposure and it was highly publicized in the media.
He competed with Gilbert Gottfried for a part in Saturday Night Live.
As a child, he frequently visited the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses.
His parents are Judy and Milton, and he has a younger brother and sister.