Mike Henry has stepped down from his role as the voice of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy after 20 years. Michael Robert Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, director, writer and producer. Mike Henry is exiting his role as Cleveland Brown on “Family Guy.”, Henry made the announcement Friday on Twitter. The only real gain from this is a black actor gets a credit in their filmography. 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 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. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he wrote. Henry said the role should go to a 'person of colour' as he broke the news to fans. 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.. Family Guy veteran Mike Henry, who voiced Cleveland Brown for two decades, was one of the actors to step away from his role. Cleveland Brown Rallo Arch Herbert Mr. Armstrong Coach McFall … Arif Zahir will replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown, a report from the New York Post revealed today. 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. Family Guy fans can expect a big change in the show's upcoming 19th season. 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 Fox/Ben Krantz Fox has found the new voice of “Family Guy’s” Cleveland Brown. In 2018 at Comic-Con, Henry spoke to Fox News about being a white man voicing minority characters like Cleveland. 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.”. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the character on Family Guy and its spinoff, the Cleveland Show since 1999. 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. Cleveland Orenthal Brown Sr. is voiced by Mike Henry in both the Family Guy and The Cleveland Show series . Arif Zahir will replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown, a report from the New York Post revealed today. "People are usually surprised" he explained of peoples' reactions at the time. Three months after Family Guy star Mike Henry announced that he was stepping down as the voice of Cleveland Brown, a replacement has been … 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.. Mike Henry has voiced the character of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy since the creation of the show in 1999. "The Cleveland Show" A Cleveland Brown Christmas (TV Episode 2009) Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown, Rallo Tubbs. ... Mike Henry: Cleveland Brown, Rallo Tubbs. 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 … Rallo Tubbs : [during a Christmas pageant where Rallo reads his letter to Santa Claus] Ahem. ", A post shared by Jenny Slate (@jennyslate). © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the chara… 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 is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Cleveland was created by Mike and his character was conceived during the seventh-inning stretch of a Cleveland Indians game. Family Guy fans can expect a big change in the show's upcoming 19th season. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry said Friday that he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. See all photos. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. FOX. "They usually go, 'I didn’t know he was going to look like that. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the chara… “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. Arif Zahir Replaces Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown on Family Guy. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role. Family Guy actor Mike Henry has decided to step down as the voice for Cleveland Brown after 20 years. "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?' Henry said the role should go to a 'person of colour' as he broke the news to fans. I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the character on Family Guy and its spinoff, the Cleveland Show since 1999. He is known for his work on Fox's Family Guy series and as co-creator, executive producer, and star of The Cleveland Show. Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, voice actor, and comedian from Richmond, Virginia. 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. He was an athletic professional football player at the time he entered the movies. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” Henry tweeted on Friday. 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 … Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, voice actor, and comedian from Richmond, Virginia. 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.. In addition to Cleveland, he also voices Consuela, a Latina maid, on the long-running animated series in addition to numerous other minor characters. Henry has been with “Family Guy” since its first season in 1999. He is best known for his work on Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, Ted, and The Orville. Oh, and Mike Henry gets to appear "woke" During the show's four-season run, Henry provided the voice of Cleveland's stepson, Rallo Tubbs, in addition to the titular character. 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. '", Henry went on to say that "it wasn’t like I was cast as Cleveland, I created Cleveland.". I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Mike Henry, Actor: Smokey and the Bandit. 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 … It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. He also voiced Cleveland on the spinoff “The Cleveland Show” which ran from 2009 to 2013. Cleveland doesn't speak to anyone's black experience regardless of who he's voiced by. Michael Dennis Henry was born August 15th, 1936. https://people.com/tv/family-guy-mike-henry-no-longer-voice-cleveland-brown Mike created and voiced for the show's main characters Cleveland Brown and Rallo Tubbs as well as several others. ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection Mike Henry has stepped down from his role as the voice of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy after 20 years. Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry said Friday that he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown on the long-running animated sitcom. 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. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he announced on Twitter Friday. The voice of the character is an adaptation of one of Mike's good friends from Virginia. 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. 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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. “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. "I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. ET. 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. Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. Arif Zahir is set to replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown in 'Family Guy'. Mike Henry is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, and voice actor. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he wrote. 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. What’s up? For the new show, he … 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. 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. 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. ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection THE FAMILY Guy voice actor who plays Cleveland Brown and Consuela has stepped down after 20 years to make way for a minority actor. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1958-61) and the Los Angeles Rams (1962-64). 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. The voice of the character is an adaptation of one of Mike's good friends from Virginia. 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 … 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 54-year-old voice actor, who is … I’m coming from a good place and I hope people aren’t upset.'". "And I’d say, 'Can we do this? https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/family-guy-cleveland-mike-henry-1234691851 Earlier on Friday, the Fox network revealed that it will no longer have white actors voice characters of color on The Simpsons. 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. In a twitter post on Friday, he wrote: "It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. Menu. Rarely. pic.twitter.com/FmKasWITKT, — Mike Henry (@mikehenrybro) June 26, 2020. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he announced on Twitter Friday. Contact Info View agent, publicist, legal on IMDbPro Filmography. He is known for his work on Fox's Family Guy series and as co-creator, executive producer, and star of The Cleveland Show. From creating a person. Showing all 9 items Jump to: Quotes (9) Quotes . THE FAMILY Guy voice actor who plays Cleveland Brown and Consuela has stepped down after 20 years to make way for a minority actor. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role.”. A statement read: "Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white actors.". 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. 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. 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. Voice actor Mike Henry said Friday on Twitter that he no longer will voice the Cleveland Brown character on Fox’s animated Family Guy. 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