He was everyone’s favorite grown-up kid. This profile looks at the career of Paul Reubens. After starting out in a comedy troupe that included Phil Hartman and later Will Ferrell, Reubens created the enormously popular Pee-wee Herman character in the late 1970s. After drawing critical praise for Pee-wee’s two movies and TV show, Reubens’s career nearly ended when he had a run-in with the law. But he put himself back on track.