Around the same time the producers of The Simpsons decided that they wouldn’t cast white voice actors to play any characters of color on the animated series, Family Guy followed suit when Mike Henry announced that he would step down from voicing Cleveland Brown, a staple recurring who also got his own spin-off series for a few seasons. It’s free. Family Guy have announced that YouTuber Arif Zahir will voice the role of Cleveland Brown on the show going forward.. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the chara… 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 Exclusive Details: Charley Pride Dead at 86 from COVID-19, Country Music's First Black Superstar Close alert × A change is gonna come ... to Springfield. And Now They're on Sale. He was previously voiced by Mike Henry, but it was announced on June 26, 2020 that Henry would be stepping down from the role. Zahir has gained millions of views on his channel for impersonating Cleveland, along with many others. Alex Désert replacing Azaria. Edson Matus. Zahir, who has done impressions of the character on his YouTube channel, will take over for Henry beginning with Season 19 of the show. Now, after The Simpsons found a new actor to voice Homer’s friend Carl, Family Guy has done the same by announcing a new voice for Cleveland Brown. Arif’s vocal talent is obvious, but his understanding of Cleveland and his respect for the character give me confidence that he is in the right hands. Logo Concept by: Illumination Ink. When I learned I would get to take over the role? 28th September 2020. Family Guy: Arif Zahir Cast as New Voice of Cleveland Brown. Zahir will take over as Cleveland … All rights reserved. THE FAMILY Guy voice actor who plays Cleveland Brown and Consuela has stepped down after 20 years to make way for a minority actor. Back in June, voice actor Mike Henry stepped down from his longtime role as Cleveland Brown on Family Guy, saying, “persons of color should play characters of color.”Now, as NME reports, the show has announced his replacement: YouTube star Arif Zahir.. Zahir, who has done impressions of the character on his YouTube channel, will take over for Henry beginning with Season 19 of the show. As one of Peter Griffin's neighbors and friends, Cleveland is also one of the few recurring African American characters on the show. 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Guaranteed Christmas Delivery Cutoff Dates From 24 of Your Favorite Retailers, What the World’s Most Prolific Crime Writer Taught Me About John Lennon, The 6 Best Alternatives to Apple's AirPods Max Headphones. Overabundant gratitude. Family Guy made the official announcement just before the weekend on Twitter: We have found our new Cleveland! The new season premieres today, September 27, and the dialogue for every episodes has already been completed by Mike Henry. Posted on Sunday, September 27th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton. “Firstly, I’m eternally grateful to have received this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Zahir said in a statement. Cleveland Brown voice actor to step down 2020-06-26 18:44:08 Mike Henry, who has played Cleveland Brown for the entirety of the show's run, says he's stepping down from the role. Family Guy has cast YouTube star Arif Zahir as the new voice of Cleveland Brown. Mike Henry, … He was conceived during the seventh-inning stretch of a Cleveland Indians game. By Sam Warner. Get InsideHook in your inbox. (2018).He has earned lots of fame at the present time, his voice is not only in movies but he has also voiced in TV series as well. The actor is known for his impressions of Cleveland Brown. When I learned I would get to take over the role? In a statement from the press release, Zahir said this about the new gig: “Firstly, I’m eternally grateful to have received this once in a lifetime opportunity. Family Guy has found its new Cleveland Brown.Voice actor Arif Zahir, also known as Azerrz, who does impressions of Cleveland on YouTube, has been tapped to replace Mike Henry, Cleveland… It’s likely to go on even longer since Family Guy is still one of FOX’s most successful animated shows, coming in right behind The Simpsons. To Mike, you created something truly special and I promise I will do my absolute best to honor your legacy. Created by Richard Appel, Mike Henry, Seth MacFarlane. Fox has found the new voice of “Family Guy’s” Cleveland Brown. Mike Henry, who has been with the long-running animated series since its beginnings, wrote on Twitter Friday that he'll stop voicing Cleveland Brown on the show. Arif Zahir has gone from impersonating "Family Guy's" Cleveland Brown on YouTube… to being cast as the new voice of the character on the actual show. And awesome. Subscribe here for our free daily newsletter. A Reno hospital turned their parking garage into a new wing to treat coronavirus patients. And to the millions of fans who love this show, I promise not to let you down.”, Henry issued a statement of his own, saying, ““I welcome Arif to the Family Guy team. Copyright © 2020 InsideHook. YouTube star Arif Zahir has been announced as the new voice of Cleveland Brown in Family Guy. Black actor Alex Désert will voice the Black character of Carl Carlson Jr. on the season 32 premiere of "The Simpsons." Mike Henry. Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown on the long-running animated sitcom. 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. Privacy Policy / Cookie Policy. Meanwhile, Mike Henry will still be part of the Family Guy cast since he’s a series regular who voices a variety of characters on the series. Fox’s “Family Guy” said Friday that YouTube star Arif Zahir will be the new voice of one of its most beloved characters, Cleveland Brown. Cleveland Orenthal Brown Sr. is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy, and its spin-off series The Cleveland Show. Cleveland Brown, Sr. is a fictional character on the animated series Family Guy. https://t.co/geFk82rivw. To Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin and Seth MacFarlane, thank you for this incredible gift. Fox has found the new voice of “Family Guy’s” Cleveland Brown. 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