Rallo Tubbs : [during a Christmas pageant where Rallo reads his letter to Santa Claus] Ahem. 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 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. Earlier on Friday, the Fox network revealed that it will no longer have white actors voice characters of color on The Simpsons. pic.twitter.com/FmKasWITKT, — Mike Henry (@mikehenrybro) June 26, 2020. THE FAMILY Guy voice actor who plays Cleveland Brown and Consuela has stepped down after 20 years to make way for a minority actor. 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. Arif Zahir is set to replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown in 'Family Guy'. Family Guy star Mike Henry has announced he will no longer play the role of Cleveland Brown.. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he announced on Twitter Friday. 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. 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 … In 2018 at Comic-Con, Henry spoke to Fox News about being a white man voicing minority characters like 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. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the character on Family Guy and its spinoff, the Cleveland Show since 1999. Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. The voice of the character is an adaptation of one of Mike's good friends from Virginia. 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.. 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 is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Mike Henry will no longer be voicing beloved Family Guy character, Cleveland Brown. He was an athletic professional football player at the time he entered the movies. 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. I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. 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.”. Henry, who is a white man, has voiced the character, alongside many popular minor characters, since the series debuted in 1999. Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, voice actor, and comedian from Richmond, Virginia. 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. 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 … News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown on the long-running animated sitcom. Like, he’s not doing a voice -- I feel like he’s making Cleveland. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role.". Arif Zahir Replaces Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown on Family Guy. Family Guy veteran Mike Henry, who voiced Cleveland Brown for two decades, was one of the actors to step away from his role. 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. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the chara… Rarely. 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. 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 He's long been written by non-black people who evidently only understand black experiences in 90s television and 70s blaxsploitation. pic.twitter.com/FmKasWITKT. 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. 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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. Mike Henry is exiting his decades-long role as Cleveland Brown, a fan-favorite character on the hit animated series Family Guy. 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. THE FAMILY Guy voice actor who plays Cleveland Brown and Consuela has stepped down after 20 years to make way for a minority actor. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he wrote. Mike Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American writer, producer, singer, and voice 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. Posted on June 26, 2020, at 6:47 p.m. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he wrote. ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection During the show's four-season run, Henry provided the voice of Cleveland's stepson, Rallo Tubbs, in addition to the titular character. I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown on the long-running animated sitcom. Mike Henry has voiced the character of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy since the creation of the show in 1999. Arif Zahir will replace Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown, a report from the New York Post revealed today. "They usually go, 'I didn’t know he was going to look like that. The only real gain from this is a black actor gets a credit in their filmography. 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