View 46 images of Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown on the long-running animated sitcom. Family Guy Casts Black Actor Arif Zahir to Voice Cleveland Brown, Mike Henry to Remain Series Regular. See the latest updates, context, and perspectives about this story. Bruce is revealed to be 52 in "Underage Peter", having told Jeffrey that he was 39. Mike Henry, the white actor who voices Black character Cleveland on the show “Family Guy,” has stepped down from his role, he announced on Twitter. 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 other Family Guy news, voice actor Mike Henry recently stepped-down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the series, noting that “persons of colour should play characters of colour”. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry said Friday that he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. 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 an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Mike Henry will no longer be voicing beloved Family Guy character, Cleveland Brown. His high-pitched, whispery voice makes viewers shudder every time he's on screen. 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. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he announced on Twitter Friday. Arif Zahir is set to replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown in 'Family Guy'. Mike Henry is exiting his role as Cleveland Brown on “Family Guy.” Henry made the announcement Friday on Twitter. Family Guy's Mike Henry is stepping down as the voice of Cleveland Brown, possibly to be replaced by a Black voice actor. One of Family Guy's most beloved characters will have a new voice. Henry made the announcement via Twitter, saying, "I love this 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. https://people.com/tv/family-guy-mike-henry-no-longer-voice-cleveland-brown 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. “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Family Guy fans can expect a big change in the show's upcoming 19th season. John Herbert (Mike Henry) is the creepy old man and pedophile in "Family Guy" who is obsessed with Chris. The Wrap 5 White Voice Actors Who Left Their Roles as Animated Characters of Color (Photos) Family Guy fans can expect a big change in the show's upcoming 19th season. (CNN) -- 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. Known for voicing Cleveland Brown, Herbert, and Consuela. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he wrote. John is a United States Army veteran. Throughout the series, Mike Henry has given certain anthropomorphic creatures such as Jaws and a Xenomorph the same voice as he's given Bruce. Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown on the long-running animated sitcom. Mike Henry, the longtime voice of Family Guy’s Cleveland, has announced he’ll no longer play the character. Mike Henry, who has played the role of Cleveland Brown, is exiting the series after two decades. 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 Family Guy cast includes veteran actors who bring their comedic abilities to the voices of their characters.Unusually, the creator, Seth MacFarlane, provides voices for more than one character.Here is the Family Guy cast list to help you find out who does what voice. Michael "Mike" Henry was born on March 25, 1964, in Pontiac, Michigan and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Mike Henry also does the role of Consuela, on Family Guy, the Latina maid. (CNN) — 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 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. Mike Henry Actor | Family Guy Mike Henry is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the chara… He is best known for his work on Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, Ted, and The Orville. Arif Zahir has been cast as the new voice of Cleveland Brown on Fox's Family Guy following Mike Henry stepping down from the role. 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, 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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