The voice of the character is an adaptation of one of Mike's good friends from Virginia. 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 is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. 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. Michael Robert Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, director, writer and producer. Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown on the long-running animated sitcom. 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 created and voiced for the show's main characters Cleveland Brown and Rallo Tubbs as well as several others. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he announced on Twitter Friday. "I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. ... Mike Henry: Cleveland Brown, Rallo Tubbs. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role. "And I’d say, 'Can we do this? Arif Zahir will replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown, a report from the New York Post revealed today. 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, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the chara… Cleveland was created by Mike and his character was conceived during the seventh-inning stretch of a Cleveland Indians game. Like, he’s not doing a voice -- I feel like he’s making Cleveland. Family Guy star Mike Henry has announced he will no longer play the role of Cleveland Brown.. 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, 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. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1958-61) and the Los Angeles Rams (1962-64). 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. Earlier on Friday, the Fox network revealed that it will no longer have white actors voice characters of color on The Simpsons. 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 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. 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Michael Dennis Henry was born August 15th, 1936. 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 … 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 Brown. Cleveland Orenthal Brown Sr. is voiced by Mike Henry in both the Family Guy and The Cleveland Show series . 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, who had voiced Brown since the show’s inception in 1999, announced in June that he was stepping down from the role. 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. Mike Henry has stepped down from his role as the voice of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy after 20 years. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role.". The only real gain from this is a black actor gets a credit in their filmography. Family Guy fans can expect a big change in the show's upcoming 19th season. Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. Cleveland Brown Rallo Arch Herbert Mr. Armstrong Coach McFall … 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 Family Guy fans can expect a big change in the show's upcoming 19th season. 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