White Family Guy Actor, Mike Henry took the wise decision to the quits voice of black character Cleveland Brown after 20 years with the fox animation series.
Actor Mike Henry has played a major role in the voiced character of Cleveland Brown over the years on the Fox animated series when he said he is stepping down from the role.
He made it clear on his Twitter page, saying, the role should go to a “person of color”, adding that “it’s been an honor to play Cleveland for 20 years.”
Mike Henry, in his early 50’s, said: “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Therefore I will be stepping down from the role.”
I started voicing in the character since 1999 with a Latin maid named Consuela as my key voice as well.
Mike Henry, In the first seven of it’s Family Guy series, Cleveland was a recurring character, and as one of Peter Griffin’s neighbors and friends, who was one of the few African American characters on the show.
Loretta, Mike Henry’s wife, her role of voice was played by Alex Borstein, in the earlier seasons of the popular cartoon, until their divorce which took place in season four.
According to him, The Cleveland Show”, which centered on Cleveland and his family’s move from Rhode Island to Virginia.
With a cleared decision that is related to several other white actors declaring they will no longer voice black characters in a number of animated series. Why? The reasons were yet unknown.