© Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. The voice of the character is an adaptation of one of Mike's good friends from Virginia. Family Guy star Mike Henry has announced he will no longer play the role of Cleveland Brown.. Posted on June 26, 2020, at 6:47 p.m. The only real gain from this is a black actor gets a credit in their filmography. Voice actor Mike Henry announced he would leave the role of Cleveland Brown on 'Family Guy' to allow a black actor to play the character. 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. Cleveland was created by Mike and his character was conceived during the seventh-inning stretch of a Cleveland Indians game. ET. Family Guy's Mike Henry Says He'll No Longer Voice Cleveland Brown Character "I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color," Mike Henry said in a statement Mike Henry, who has played the role of Cleveland Brown, is exiting the series after two decades. Showing all 9 items Jump to: Quotes (9) Quotes . Mike created and voiced for the show's main characters Cleveland Brown and Rallo Tubbs as well as several others. ... Mike Henry: Cleveland Brown, Rallo Tubbs. Mike Henry is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Fans of Family Guy know that Mike Henry, a white man, has voiced the role of Brown ever since Seth MacFarlane created the show which premiered in 1999.. Amid the Black Lives Matter protests earlier in the year, Mike Henry announced he was going to step down from the role so … Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role. Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown on the long-running animated sitcom. The 54-year-old voice actor announced in June he would be stepping down as the voice of the popular 'Family Guy' character - who once had his own spin-off in the form of the since-axed 'Cleveland Show' - as he no longer felt it was right for him to voice a Black character. pic.twitter.com/FmKasWITKT. A statement read: "Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white actors.". Family Guy actor Mike Henry has decided to step down as the voice for Cleveland Brown after 20 years. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he announced on Twitter Friday. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the chara… Arif Zahir will replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown, a report from the New York Post revealed today. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he wrote. Mike Henry has stepped down from his role as Cleveland (Picture: Fox) Family Guy actor Mike Henry has decided to step down as the voice for Cleveland Brown after 20 years.. Cleveland was created by Mike and his character was conceived during the seventh-inning stretch of a Cleveland Indians game. I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Family Guy veteran Mike Henry, who voiced Cleveland Brown for two decades, was one of the actors to step away from his role. Voice actor Mike Henry said Friday on Twitter that he no longer will voice the Cleveland Brown character on Fox’s animated Family Guy. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he announced on Twitter Friday. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role.". Mike Henry, who has voiced the character of Cleveland Brown for two decades on "Family Guy," said on Friday that he is stepping down from the role on the FOX animated series. 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Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the chara… Family Guy fans can expect a big change in the show's upcoming 19th season. Oh, and Mike Henry gets to appear "woke" He is best known for his work on Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, Ted, and The Orville. He is known for his work on Fox's Family Guy series and as co-creator, executive producer, and star of The Cleveland Show. He is known for his work on Fox's Family Guy series and as co-creator, executive producer, and star of The Cleveland Show. “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Like, he’s not doing a voice -- I feel like he’s making Cleveland. Henry said the role should go to a 'person of colour' as he broke the news to fans. FOX. Contact Info View agent, publicist, legal on IMDbPro Filmography. https://people.com/tv/family-guy-mike-henry-no-longer-voice-cleveland-brown Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. He received support and criticism from fans for his decision. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the character on Family Guy and its spinoff, the Cleveland Show since 1999. "And I’d say, 'Can we do this? Mike Henry has stepped down from his role as the voice of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy after 20 years. Mike Henry, who had voiced Brown since the show’s inception in 1999, announced in June that he was stepping down from the role. "They usually go, 'I didn’t know he was going to look like that. Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, voice actor, and comedian from Richmond, Virginia. It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. 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. From creating a person. Henry said the role should go to a 'person of colour' as he broke the news to fans. Cleveland Brown. 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. 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. THE FAMILY Guy voice actor who plays Cleveland Brown and Consuela has stepped down after 20 years to make way for a minority actor. Jenny Slate announced on Wednesday that she would no longer play the biracial character Missy on the popular Netflix show “Big Mouth.” Not long after that, Kristen Bell announced she would be stepping down from her role as a biracial character in the upcoming Apple animated series “Central Park.”. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry said Friday that he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. He is now the latest white actor to announce they will no longer voice a character of color on an animated show. Earlier on Friday, the Fox network revealed that it will no longer have white actors voice characters of color on The Simpsons. Mike Henry has voiced the character of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy since the creation of the show in 1999. '", Henry went on to say that "it wasn’t like I was cast as Cleveland, I created Cleveland.". Cleveland doesn't speak to anyone's black experience regardless of who he's voiced by. I’m coming from a good place and I hope people aren’t upset.'". Voice actor Mike Henry announced he would leave the role of Cleveland Brown on 'Family Guy' to allow a black actor to play the character. 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 Cleveland Show" A Cleveland Brown Christmas (TV Episode 2009) Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown, Rallo Tubbs. 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ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY | YOUR AD CHOICES | SITEMAP, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Mike Henry has stepped down from the role of Family Guy's Cleveland Brown, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry, Seth Green and Patrick Warburton attend The Family Guy panel during 2017 New York Comic Con, Henry is also one of the creative writers behind Brown, Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green and Mike Henry attend Fox Celebrates 300th Episode Of "Family Guy" at Cicada on January 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, The role of Cleveland will now be played by a minority actor. Henry has been with “Family Guy” since its first season in 1999. ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection pic.twitter.com/FmKasWITKT, — Mike Henry (@mikehenrybro) June 26, 2020. The 54-year-old voice actor announced in June he would be stepping down as the voice of the popular 'Family Guy' character - who once had his own spin-off in the form of the since-axed 'Cleveland Show' - as he no longer felt it was right for him to voice a Black character. ", A post shared by Jenny Slate (@jennyslate). Mike Henry is exiting his role as Cleveland Brown on “Family Guy.”, Henry made the announcement Friday on Twitter. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” Henry tweeted on Friday. Michael Robert Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, director, writer and producer. 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. Rallo Tubbs : [during a Christmas pageant where Rallo reads his letter to Santa Claus] Ahem. Courtesy of Disney–ABC Domestic Television Three months after Family Guy star Mike Henry announced that he was stepping down as the voice of Cleveland Brown, a replacement has been named. 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. Michael "Mike" Henry was born on March 25, ... Born: November 7, 1965 Photos. “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Cleveland Brown Rallo Arch Herbert Mr. Armstrong Coach McFall … Alex Borstein, who voices Lois Griffin, told Fox News at the time: "I just feel like you can feel when something is done from a place of love. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the character on Family Guy and its spinoff, the Cleveland Show since 1999. Furthering this connection, a commercial aired during Super Bowl XLV that showed many TV characters wearing NFL jerseys, with everyone in Quahog wearing New England Patriots jerseys except Cleveland, who is wearing a Cleveland Browns jersey in reference to his name. Henry also voiced Cleveland and his Black stepson, Rallo Tubbs, on the spin-off series “The Cleveland Show,” which aired on Fox for four seasons from 2009 to 2013. Michael "Mike" Henry was born on March 25, 1964, in Pontiac, Michigan and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Menu. ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role. "I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. The voice of the character is an adaptation of one of Mike's good friends from Virginia. He also voiced Cleveland on the spinoff “The Cleveland Show” which ran from 2009 to 2013. Dear Santa, fuck you and fuck Christmas. 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. Email us at exclusive@the-sun.com or call 212 416 4552. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry said Friday that he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. He's long been written by non-black people who evidently only understand black experiences in 90s television and 70s blaxsploitation. Earlier this week, Big Mouth's Jenny Slate and Central Park's Kristen Bell announced that they are leaving their roles on the shows, which will both be recast with a Black or mixed-race actor. The 54-year-old voice actor, who is … I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Arif Zahir is set to replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown in 'Family Guy'. Back in January, Hank Azaria said he would no longer voice the Indian character Apu on “The Simpsons.” Calls for Azaria, who like Brown has voiced the character for decades, to stop playing Apu intensified in 2017 after comedian Hari Kondabolu released the documentary “The Problem With Apu.” The doc explored how people of South Asian descent felt about growing up with Apu as one of their only representatives on American television. Arif Zahir is set to replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown in 'Family Guy'. Mike Henry has stepped down from his role as the voice of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy after 20 years. YouTube sensation Arif Zahir, also known as “Azerrz” has won himself a new gig on popular hit cartoon series, Family guy for his exceptional video impressions of the Cleveland Brown character, among many other.. Michael Dennis Henry was born August 15th, 1936. Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, voice actor, and comedian from Richmond, Virginia. It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. Slate, 38, revealed the news on Wednesday, explaining that she, a white woman, "can no longer" play the role of Missy, a biracial character on the animated Netflix series created by Nick Kroll. "You know, Cleveland is largely some weird part of me and I’ve been able to do it for [almost] 20 years now, and I think what you’re getting at is, 'Does anyone get upset about it?' Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown on the long-running animated sitcom. Mike Henry will no longer be voicing beloved Family Guy character, Cleveland Brown. Cleveland Orenthal Brown Sr. is voiced by Mike Henry in both the Family Guy and The Cleveland Show series. Fox/Ben Krantz Fox has found the new voice of “Family Guy’s” Cleveland Brown. Three months after Family Guy star Mike Henry announced that he was stepping down as the voice of Cleveland Brown, a replacement has been … THE FAMILY Guy voice actor who plays Cleveland Brown and Consuela has stepped down after 20 years to make way for a minority actor. In a twitter post on Friday, he wrote: "It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. THE FAMILY Guy voice actor who plays Cleveland Brown and Consuela has stepped down after 20 years to make way for a minority actor. Mike Henry is exiting his role as Cleveland Brown on “ Family Guy.” Henry made the announcement Friday on Twitter. Mike Henry is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. "And on 'The Cleveland Show' if there was a joke I wasn’t sure about, I would defer to Sanaa [Lathan] or some of the other writers in the room who walk the walk and live the life because I don’t. Family Guy fans can expect a big change in the show's upcoming 19th season. The comedian served as co-creator and lead star on Family Guy's spinoff The Cleveland Show from 2009 to 2013. For the new show, he … What’s up? Henry, who is a white man, has voiced the character, alongside many popular minor characters, since the series debuted in 1999. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he wrote. Writers named the character Cleveland Brown in reference to the similarly named football team, although his last name was not revealed until after Family Guy returned from cancellation in 2005. Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, and voice actor. During the show's four-season run, Henry provided the voice of Cleveland's stepson, Rallo Tubbs, in addition to the titular character. He was an athletic professional football player at the time he entered the movies. In 2018 at Comic-Con, Henry spoke to Fox News about being a white man voicing minority characters like Cleveland. Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, and voice actor. Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. "I mean, sometimes now with the climate out there of everything is very PC [politically correct], all I can say to that is I know where I’m coming from. In addition to Cleveland, he also voices Consuela, a Latina maid, on the long-running animated series in addition to numerous other minor characters. Hot New Hip Hop reported today that Mike Henry, who voiced the role of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy, finally stepped down from the position following more than two decades.On the 26th of June, the Family Guy cast member shared that he was stepping down from the position because he wasn’t a person of color.. Henry wrote on his Twitter account that it was an “honor” to voice Cleveland … See all photos. https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/family-guy-cleveland-mike-henry-1234691851 Black actor Arif Zahir will take over the role of Brown, a Black character who's Peter Griffin's friend and neighbor, from Mike Henry, who's white, for Season 19 next fall. Mike Henry, Actor: Smokey and the Bandit. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Family Guy star Mike Henry has announced he will no longer play the role of Cleveland Brown.. You guys do this and tell me what I can do. 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 … Rarely. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1958-61) and the Los Angeles Rams (1962-64). "People are usually surprised" he explained of peoples' reactions at the time. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role.”. 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. The Cleveland Show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, and Mike Henry for the Fox Broadcasting Company.Serving as a spin-off of Family Guy, the series centered on the Browns and Tubbs, two dysfunctional families consisting of parents Cleveland Brown and Donna Tubbs and their children Cleveland Brown Jr., Roberta Tubbs, and Rallo Tubbs.Similar to … Arif Zahir Replaces Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown on Family Guy. Cleveland Orenthal Brown Sr. is voiced by Mike Henry in both the Family Guy and The Cleveland Show series . Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. 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