Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, voice actor, and comedian from Richmond, Virginia. Henry, announced Friday, June 26, that he will no longer voice the black character Cleveland Brown on "Family Guy." Mike Henry has stepped down from playing the character Cleveland on "Family Guy," the latest in a slew of White actors abdicating roles voicing animated characters of color. Michael "Mike" Henry was born on March 25, 1964, in Pontiac, Michigan and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. During its second season, Fox publicly announced that the show had been cancelled. Henry has stated that the inspiration for Cleveland's voice was based on "this guy that [he] had once played basketball with". [7] After three years in Los Angeles, Henry returned to Virginia to shoot short comedy films that he wrote and acted in. A staple of the Family Guy voice cast has announced that he will leave his most iconic role, Deadline has confirmed. He also headlined The … THE FAMILY Guy voice actor who plays Cleveland Brown and Consuela has stepped down after 20 years to make way for a minority actor. The spin-off series was canceled after its fourth season in 2013. Mike Henry has stepped down from playing the character Cleveland on "Family Guy," the latest in a slew of White actors abdicating roles voicing animated characters of color. He is known for his work on Fox's Family Guy series and as co-creator, executive producer, and star of The Cleveland Show. It was there that he was introduced to his brother's college roommate, Seth MacFarlane. Mike Henry to stop voicing Black character on 'Family Guy' After two decades voicing Family Guy's Cleveland Brown, Mike Henry is stepping down from … Stepping into Cleveland's shoes is Arif Zahir, who has over … [13] Despite the announced cancellation, in 2001 Fox decided to make the third season. Henry, who is not Black, has voiced Cleveland, who is Black, since the character was introduced in Family Guy‘s 1999 series premiere. Henry wrote on Twitter that he will stop playing the show's main African American character because "persons of color should play characters of color." 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We hope you enjoy! FAMILY Guy voice actor, Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Family Guy is an American animated comedy series created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company.Characters are only listed once, normally under the first applicable subsection in the list; very minor characters are listed with a more regular character with whom they are associated. [5] He was awarded a scholarship and attended the nearby preparatory Collegiate School. Voice Actor Mike Henry Will No Longer Play Family Guy’s Cleveland Brown & ‘The Simpsons’ Are Recasting Characters of Color Major changes are on the way for both Family Guy and The Simpsons. [10], Henry’s break came in 1998, when MacFarlane contacted him about being part of a new show called Family Guy. Bruce rarely appeared at all in the first three seasons of the show, but has become a recurring character since the show returned from cancellation. Mike Henry has decided to step down from his role as Cleveland Brown on Family Guy, after voicing the beloved character for more than two decades. After three years in Los Angeles, Henry returned to Virginia to shoot short comedy films that he wrote and acted in. Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. Fox animation anchor series Family Guy has introduced many memorable gag characters over the last two decades. “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. View 46 images of Mike Henry's characters from his voice acting career. For the new show, he gave up his role as Cleveland, Jr. to Kevin Michael Richardson. The series ran for a total of 4 seasons and 88 episodes. Family Guy Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. 'Family Guy' actor Mike Henry steps down as Cleveland after a 20-year-run, saying that 'persons of color should play characters of color.' It was there that he was introduced to his brother's college roommate, Seth MacFarlane. Voice actor Mike Henry said Friday on Twitter that he no longer will voice the Cleveland Brown character on Fox’s animated Family Guy.. Henry, who is … in history and served as class president his sophomore-senior years. The spin-off series was canceled after its fourth season in 2013. LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Family Guy” voice actor Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Henry, who is white, has voiced the character since the show's inception in … Henry is also known for co-creating and starring in the spin-off, The Cleveland Show (2009–2013) and for his recurring role as Dann in the television series, The Orville. Voice actor Mike Henry is stepping down from his role as the black character Cleveland Brown on Fox’s popular animated show Family Guy. There he began taking classes at the Groundlings Theater and performing stand-up comedy. 15 sierpnia 1936 w Los Angeles) – amerykański futbolista linebacker oraz aktor filmowy i telewizyjny. The two quickly became friends. W 1954 ukończył Bell High School w Bell. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the character on Family Guy and its spinoff, the Cleveland Show since 1999. Richmond.com 20 Questions with Mike Henry, https://familyguy.fandom.com/wiki/Mike_Henry?oldid=224073. Życiorys Wczesne lata. “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color,” Henry … [25] The series was canceled after its fourth season on May 19, 2013[26] but reruns continue to air on Comedy Central in the United States and on Much in Canada. Family Guy actor Mike Henry, who has voiced the character of Cleveland Brown for two decades on the Fox animated series, said he is stepping down from the role. Bruce is a major recurring character on Family Guy, known for his various jobs. [27], Henry has been married to Sara Voelker since 2007. Henry, announced Friday, June 26, that he will no longer voice the black character Cleveland Brown. Cleveland referenced the spinoff at the end of the Family Guy episode, "Baby Not on Board. Mike Henry is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Mike Henry, the white actor who has voiced Cleveland on "Family Guy" for 20 years is stepping down from the role ... saying the black character should be voiced by a person of color. The show focused on the Family Guy character Cleveland Brown. Actor Mike Henry announced on Friday that he will be stepping away from the voice of Cleveland Brown on the long-running Fox animated series "Family Guy." Urodził się w Los Angeles w Kalifornii. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the character on Family Guy and its spinoff, the Cleveland Show since 1999. Family Guy star Mike Henry has announced he will no longer play the role of Cleveland Brown.. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Mike Henry will no longer be voicing beloved Family Guy character, Cleveland Brown. [5] Together they have a daughter, named Josie (b. September 2007). The 54-year-old voice actor, who is … Mike Henry will no longer voice the character of Cleveland Brown on Fox's longrunning "Family Guy." FAMILY Guy voice actor, Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. [11] During the show's first four seasons, he was credited as a guest star, but beginning with season five's "Prick Up Your Ears" he has been credited as a main cast member. Mike Henry. This after Mike Henry, who created the character and voiced it since “Family Guy” premiered in 1999 (and later on the spin-off “The Cleveland Show”) decided to step down from the show amid June racial tensions in the US. This site was started May 9th, 2005, and currently contains 6,999 articles. Voice Actor Mike Henry Will No Longer Play Family Guy’s Cleveland Brown & ‘The Simpsons’ Are Recasting Characters of Color Major changes are on the way for both Family Guy and The Simpsons. Mike Henry said he would no longer voice the ‘Family Guy’ character Cleveland Brown, while the producers of ‘The Simpsons’ said they would stop using white actors to play nonwhite characters. LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Family Guy” voice actor Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. "W… The announcement was made on May 3, 2009 before the first season even premiered. ... Family guy Voices. [24] Due to strong ratings, Fox picked up two additional nine episode seasons, bringing the total episode count of the show to 44. The comedian served as co-creator and lead star on Family Guy… Henry, announced Friday, June 26, that he will no longer voice the black character Cleveland Brown on "Family Guy." "[20][21], On September 27, 2009, The Cleveland Show premiered on Fox. Family Guy veteran Mike Henry, who voiced Cleveland Brown for two decades, was one of the actors to step away from his role. Mike Henry to stop voicing Black character on 'Family Guy' “Family Guy” voice actor Mike Henry says he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series [5] The two quickly became friends. Mike Henry, Actor: Family Guy. Family Guy veteran Mike Henry, who voiced Cleveland Brown for two decades, was one of the actors to step away from his role. This left many to wonder who might be … [12], Two episodes into the second season, Family Guy was taken off the network's permanent schedule and shown irregularly thereafter. Known for voicing Cleveland Brown, Herbert, and Consuela. Although interested in comedy, Henry never believed he could make a career of it so instead opted for more “business stuff.”[6], At 24, after a brief career in advertising, Henry moved to California to pursue acting. [5] Henry graduated from Washington and Lee University (1988) where he earned his B.A. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [5] Henry also has a son, named Jack (b. October 2003), from a previous marriage. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he announced on Twitter Friday. Henry, announced Friday, June 26, that he will no longer voice the black character Cleveland Brown on "Family Guy." Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, and voice actor. The 54-year-old voice actor, who is a white man, has voiced the character since the series debut in 1999. Their parents divorced when Henry was eight years old and the boys were primarily raised by their mother. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” tweeted Henry on Friday. Henry wrote on Twitter that he will stop playing the show’s main African American character because “persons of color should play characters of color.” Montage of Mike's most notable characters, which he created and voices on Family Guy. In October 2017, Family Guy was renewed for its 16th season. [19], On June 26, 2020, after twenty years of voicing the character, Mike Henry announced on Twitter that he was stepping down from voicing Cleveland, stating "persons of color should play characters of color. There he began taking classes at the Groundlings Theater and performing stand-up comedy. Known for voicing Cleveland Brown, Herbert, and Consuela. He voices many characters including Cleveland Brown, Cleveland Brown, Jr., the Greased-up Deaf Guy, Herbert, Consuela, and Bruce.In 2009, Mike Henry co-created a spin-off series, The Cleveland Show which focused on Cleveland and his new family. These videos feature Mike’s work from 1998 to present day. He voices many characters including Cleveland Brown, Cleveland Brown, Jr., the Greased-up Deaf Guy, Herbert, Consuela, and Bruce. In 2009, Mike Henry co-created a spin-off series, The Cleveland Show which focused on Cleveland and his new family. [7], Henry later moved to New York City where he acted in commercials, studied improvisation at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater[9] and wrote, produced, starred-in and co-directed (with his brother Patrick) comedy shorts for Lorne Michaels’ Burly Bear Network. At 24, after a brief career in advertising, Henry moved to California to pursue acting. [3], Henry was born in Pontiac, Michigan[4] to artist parents and raised in Richmond, Virginia, with his younger brother Patrick. [8] During that time, Henry often acted in his brother Patrick's student films at the Rhode Island School of Design. [17][18] Once again Henry and the rest of the cast came back for their voice works. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry said Friday that he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Henry, who is a white man, has voiced the character, alongside many popular minor characters, since the series debuted in 1999. Henry announced … See Mike Henry on stage, behind the voices, and in front of the camera in this collection of video clips. The character landed a … This left many to wonder who might be … Mike Henry will no longer be voicing beloved Family Guy character, Cleveland Brown. The show was renewed for a third and fourth season on May 9, 2011. (1999-present) "[23] The first season consisted of 22 episodes and was picked up by Fox for a second 13 episode season. Henry announced on Twitter that he will stop playing the show's main African American character. Actor Mike Henry announced on Friday that he will be stepping away from the voice of Cleveland Brown on the long-running Fox animated series "Family Guy." In the writer’s room, he created many of the show's characters, for which he also does the voices, including “Cleveland Brown,” “Herbert,” “Bruce,” “Consuela” and the “Greased-Up Deaf Guy.” Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. View 46 images of Mike Henry, a white actor who has voiced black character Cleveland Brown on Family Guy for over two decades, has stepped down from the role. LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Family Guy” voice actor Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, voice actor, and comedian from Richmond, Virginia. Michael Dennis Henry, bardziej znany jako Mike Henry (ur. Another character voiced by Mike Henry who was heavily implied to be Jeffrey appeared in both the Family Guy episodes "Friends of Peter G." and "Finders Keepers", and The Cleveland Show episode "Die Semi-Hard" before being confirmed to be Jeffrey in "Underage Peter." In this image released by Fox, animated characters, from left, Peter Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, both voiced by Seth MacFarlane, Cleveland Brown, voiced by Mike Henry and Joe Swanson, voiced by Patrick Warburton from the series "Family Guy." [14] During the third season, Fox announced that the show was canceled for good. The show returned in March 2000 to finish airing the second season which contained 21 episodes; all the cast came back for the series return. [15][16] Soon after Family Guy was cancelled, Henry and his brother created the popular web series Kicked in the Nuts, a spoof of hidden camera shows. He is known for his work on the animated TV series Family Guy (1999–present), where he writes and produces episodes along with voicing Cleveland Brown, Herbert, Bruce, and Consuela, among others. Mike Henry will no longer voice Family Guy character Cleveland Brown, becoming the latest white actor to step away from playing a character of color on an animated series. Mike Henry has also cameoed himself on the show in his Kicked in the Nuts orange wig and jumpsuit, kicking Peter Griffin's groin and laughing in "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire". During that time, Henry often acted in his brother Patrick's student films at the Rhode Island School of Design. "Family Guy" voice actor Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Family Guy actor Mike Henry, who has voiced the character of Cleveland Brown for two decades on the Fox animated series, said he is stepping down from the role. However, Henry was among the white voice-actors who stepped down from playing African-American characters this past summer so performers of color could take on the roles. Mike Henry was the original voice actor of Cleveland Brown and a few other characters on the show. LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Family Guy” voice actor Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Seth MacFarlane hired Henry to write jokes and create characters when "FAMILY GUY" began in 1998. show runner Rich Appel. Michael Robert Henry (born November 7, 1965)[1][2] is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, director, writer and producer. Was born Nov 7, 1965 - Richmond, Virgnia, USA. He is also known for his roles as Cleveland Brown and Rallo Tubbs on The Cleveland Show. He is best known for his work on Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, Ted, and The Orville. Mike Henry was the original voice actor for the character of Cleveland Brown, joining the cast of Family Guy all the way back when it premiered in 1999. The spin-off series was canceled after its fourth season in 2013. "We immediately hit it off and cracked each other up and kept in touch," Henry says. Family Guy was renewed again in 2005 for its fourth season due to strong DVD sales and its syndication on basic cable networks. Welcome to the Family Guy Wiki, an encyclopedia of all things presented in the television show Family Guy.This site uses MediaWiki software, which allows any user to edit or create pages. [22] The project was created and executive produced by Henry, Seth MacFarlane, and American Dad! 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