©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection Henry, who is White, began voicing the Black character in 1999 and also voiced the character on the 2009-2013 spin-off series The Cleveland Show.His decision followed Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell's decisions to leave animated shows where they voiced biracial characters. Says Arif of the opportunity: “Firstly, I’m eternally grateful to have received this once in a lifetime opportunity. The character landed a spinoff, The Cleveland Show , … 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. There's a new "Family Guy" voice actor who can say, "My name is Cleveland Brown." Mike Henry, the voice behind Family Guy character Cleveland Brown, says that he will no longer voice the Black cartoon character. CLEVELAND BROWN SOUNDBOARD - FAMILY GUY Cleveland soundboard from Family Guy with over 50 of his best quotes. He is … Voice actor Mike Henry said Friday on Twitter that he no longer will voice the Cleveland Brown character on Fox’s animated Family Guy. Fox has found the new voice of “Family Guy’s” Cleveland Brown. He is well-known for his Eraser (2016), How It Should Have Ended (2005), and G.P.A. Family Guy Casts Black Actor Arif Zahir to Voice Cleveland Brown, Mike Henry to Remain Series Regular. Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation after voicing the chara… 'Family Guy' finds a new voice for Cleveland Brown in YouTuber Arif Zahir, known for his voice impressions. He is one of Peter Griffin's neighbors and friends as well as one of the few recurring black characters on the show. The 54-year-old voice actor, who is a … Family Guy have announced that YouTuber Arif Zahir will voice the role of Cleveland Brown on the show going forward.. 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. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on … Tone Loc. The 26-year-old internet personality will replace voice actor Mike Henry in … Kevin Michael Richardson. Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown … “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. By Leah Asmelash, CNN. Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry said Friday that he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Cleveland Orenthal Brown Sr. is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy, and its spin-off series The Cleveland Show. YouTube star Arif Zahir has been tapped to costar on the long-running animated Fox series, marking the first time a Black actor will voice … 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. FAMILY Guy producers have cast YouTuber Arif Zahir as the new voice of Cleveland Brown after the original voice actor quit. With Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Sudeikis. Created by Richard Appel, Mike Henry, Seth MacFarlane. Michael Robert Henry (born November 7, 1965) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, director, writer and producer. FAMILY Guy producers have cast YouTuber Arif Zahir as the new voice of Cleveland Brown after the original voice actor quit. He is the token black guy in the neighborhood and a sort of novelty in Quahog which is exemplified in his trip to Barrington Country Club in "Fore Father". THE FAMILY Guy voice actor who plays Cleveland Brown and Consuela has stepped down after 20 years to make way for a minority actor.