Was a contestant on TV's "The Gong Show" (1976) during the late 1970s.
Was awarded a Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 1988.
Arrested for allegedly masturbating at an adult movie theatre. 
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 214-216. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
Confirmed on his appearance on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) that he is now bringing back the character of Pee-Wee Herman. [April 2001]
Dated Debi Mazar from 1993-1999. Credits her for ending the depression resulting from his 1991 arrest.
Arrested for misdemeanor count of possessing child pornography November 15, 2002 in Los Angeles. Posted $20,000 bail and was released.
Child pornography charges stemming from 2002 were dropped from his record. The case never even went to trial. [March 2004]