He was an athletic professional football player at the time he entered the movies. Dear Santa, fuck you and fuck Christmas. Three months after Family Guy star Mike Henry announced that he was stepping down as the voice of Cleveland Brown, a replacement has been … 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. 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. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. 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 … “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. Arif Zahir is set to replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown in 'Family Guy'. Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. Henry said the role should go to a 'person of colour' as he broke the news to fans. 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 … 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. Like, he’s not doing a voice -- I feel like he’s making Cleveland. Family Guy actor Mike Henry has decided to step down as the voice for Cleveland Brown after 20 years. Family Guy star Mike Henry has announced he will no longer play the role of Cleveland Brown.. 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. The comedian served as co-creator and lead star on Family Guy's spinoff The Cleveland Show from 2009 to 2013. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the chara… Cleveland Brown Rallo Arch Herbert Mr. Armstrong Coach McFall … In a twitter post on Friday, he wrote: "It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the chara… 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. 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Arif Zahir will replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown, a report from the New York Post revealed today. Michael Dennis Henry was born August 15th, 1936. Rallo Tubbs : [during a Christmas pageant where Rallo reads his letter to Santa Claus] Ahem. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he announced on Twitter Friday. He's long been written by non-black people who evidently only understand black experiences in 90s television and 70s blaxsploitation. See all photos. Email us at exclusive@the-sun.com or call 212 416 4552. 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. Earlier on Friday, the Fox network revealed that it will no longer have white actors voice characters of color on The Simpsons. Posted on June 26, 2020, at 6:47 p.m. Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, voice actor, and comedian from Richmond, Virginia. https://people.com/tv/family-guy-mike-henry-no-longer-voice-cleveland-brown Arif Zahir Replaces Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown on Family Guy. Family Guy fans can expect a big change in the show's upcoming 19th season. 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. 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. During the show's four-season run, Henry provided the voice of Cleveland's stepson, Rallo Tubbs, in addition to the titular character. 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. Fox/Ben Krantz Fox has found the new voice of “Family Guy’s” Cleveland Brown. For the new show, he … Voice actor Mike Henry said Friday on Twitter that he no longer will voice the Cleveland Brown character on Fox’s animated Family Guy. Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. Oh, and Mike Henry gets to appear "woke" “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he wrote. "I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. 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 voice actor Mike Henry said Friday that he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Mike Henry, who had voiced Brown since the show’s inception in 1999, announced in June that he was stepping down from the role. Mike Henry is exiting his role as Cleveland Brown on “ Family Guy.” Henry made the announcement Friday on Twitter. The voice of the character is an adaptation of one of Mike's good friends from Virginia. Mike Henry has stepped down from his role as the voice of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy after 20 years. https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/family-guy-cleveland-mike-henry-1234691851 Cleveland was created by Mike and his character was conceived during the seventh-inning stretch of a Cleveland Indians game. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role. You guys do this and tell me what I can do. He is known for his work on Fox's Family Guy series and as co-creator, executive producer, and star of The Cleveland Show. pic.twitter.com/FmKasWITKT. 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. '", Henry went on to say that "it wasn’t like I was cast as Cleveland, I created Cleveland.". 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. 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. In addition to Cleveland, he also voices Consuela, a Latina maid, on the long-running animated series in addition to numerous other minor characters. Mike Henry has stepped down from his role as the voice of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy after 20 years. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he wrote. Mike Henry, who has played the role of Cleveland Brown, is exiting the series after two decades. "And I’d say, 'Can we do this? 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. Cleveland Brown. 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. Michael "Mike" Henry was born on March 25, 1964, in Pontiac, Michigan and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. The only real gain from this is a black actor gets a credit in their filmography. 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.. 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 statement read: "Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white actors.". 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 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’m coming from a good place and I hope people aren’t upset.'". "The Cleveland Show" A Cleveland Brown Christmas (TV Episode 2009) Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown, Rallo Tubbs. In 2018 at Comic-Con, Henry spoke to Fox News about being a white man voicing minority characters like Cleveland. Michael "Mike" Henry was born on March 25, ... Born: November 7, 1965 Photos. Mike Henry has voiced the character of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy since the creation of the show in 1999. Henry has been with “Family Guy” since its first season in 1999. 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. 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. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. "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. ©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. Arif Zahir will replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown, a report from the New York Post revealed today. Menu. Mike Henry will no longer be voicing beloved Family Guy character, Cleveland Brown. Showing all 9 items Jump to: Quotes (9) Quotes . "They usually go, 'I didn’t know he was going to look like that. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he announced on Twitter Friday. He also voiced Cleveland on the spinoff “The Cleveland Show” which ran from 2009 to 2013. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Mike Henry is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the character on Family Guy and its spinoff, the Cleveland Show since 1999. Cleveland Orenthal Brown Sr. is voiced by Mike Henry in both the Family Guy and The Cleveland Show series . Cleveland was created by Mike and his character was conceived during the seventh-inning stretch of a Cleveland Indians game. Contact Info View agent, publicist, legal on IMDbPro Filmography. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry said Friday that he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. 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. 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. The 54-year-old voice actor, who is … Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown on the long-running animated sitcom. 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 exiting his role as Cleveland Brown on “Family Guy.”, Henry made the announcement Friday on Twitter. 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. Cleveland Orenthal Brown Sr. is voiced by Mike Henry in both the Family Guy and The Cleveland Show series. Family Guy veteran Mike Henry, who voiced Cleveland Brown for two decades, was one of the actors to step away from his role. 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