Sep 26, 2020 #51 This is one of those castings that you joke about being too out there, but well...here we are. Family Guy has tapped Arif Zaher as the new voice of “Cleveland Brown”.The news comes as earlier this year Mike Henry had stepped down in support of the black lives matter movement that saw multiple white actors step down from voicing characters of color. “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. He was conceived during the seventh-inning stretch of a Cleveland Indians game. Fox has landed YouTube star Arif Zahir as the new voice of Family Guy's Cleveland Brown.Zahir will be taking the character over from Mike Henry, who announced in … NEW VOICE White Family Guy actor Mike Henry who voices black character Cleveland Brown QUITS so person of color can play him. 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". Oct 25, 2017 19,218 Massachusetts. Fox has cast Arif Zahir as the new voice of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy beginning with Season 19. Voice actor Mike Henry announced he'll no longer be playing the role of Cleveland Brown on the long-running animated sitcom. 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. Zahir will take over as Cleveland … After a controversy over the casting of White actors in non-White roles, Family Guy has announced the new voice of Cleveland Brown. 'Family Guy' voice actor Mike Henry says he is 'stepping down' from Cleveland Brown role on animated series The star has voiced the character since the series debuted in 1999. The decision comes nearly three months after Mike Henry, 54, announced his resignation in the wake of George Floyd's death, saying an actor of color should play the character. 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. https://people.com/tv/family-guy-mike-henry-no-longer-voice-cleveland-brown EtcetEra Forum . Family Guy: Arif Zahir Cast as New Voice of Cleveland Brown. A big change is coming to Family Guy, as the actor who voices Cleveland Brown quits in order to allow a Black actor to take over the role. Family Guy has found its new voice of Cleveland Brown in YouTube star Arif Zahir.. 5. This decision may be the most seismic yet, however, as Cleveland has been voiced by the same actor for over two decades now. Says Arif of the opportunity: “Firstly, I’m eternally grateful to have received this once in a lifetime opportunity. Family Guy’s new Cleveland voice actor revealed his version of the character and fans are thrilled about it. 'Family Guy' finds a new voice for Cleveland Brown in YouTuber Arif Zahir, known for his voice impressions By Leah Asmelash, CNN Updated 1828 GMT (0228 HKT) September 25, 2020 “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he announced on Twitter Friday. Family Guy fans can expect a big change in the show's upcoming 19th season. He was conceived during the seventh-inning stretch of a Cleveland Indians game. Family Guy Casts YouTube Star as New Voice of Cleveland Brown. Zahir will take over as Cleveland in Season 19, as the show has just been picked up for two more … Go. 0. 1; 2; First Prev 2 of 2 Go to page. Comment. Cleveland Orenthal Brown Sr. is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy, and its spin-off series The Cleveland Show. Variety: Arif Zahir is the new voice of Cleveland Brown in 'Family Guy' Thread starter Neoxon; Start date Sep 25, 2020; News ; Forums. I soo hype for Azerrz and he will do great Please like and subscribe and have a great day Share Share Tweet Email. The decision is just the latest in an avalanche of White voice actors leaving roles that should be played by Black voice actors. Banned. White Family Guy actor Mike Henry quits as voice of black character Cleveland Brown after 20 years. Family Guy have announced that YouTuber Arif Zahir will voice the role of Cleveland Brown on the show going forward.. 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. Cleveland Orenthal Brown, Sr. is a supporting character on Family Guy, and central character in the spin-off series, The Cleveland Show, which reduced him to a guest character on Family Guy until he returned. Sanjuro. By Russ Burlingame - September 26, 2020 01:51 pm EDT. Cleveland Orenthal Brown Sr. is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy, and its spin-off series The Cleveland Show. Share 1 Comments. 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 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.. Zahir will take over as Cleveland in Season 19, as the show has just been picked up for two more seasons (its … 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. 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. As one of Peter Griffin's neighbors and friends, Cleveland is also one of the few recurring African American characters on the show. FAMILY Guy producers have cast YouTuber Arif Zahir as the new voice of Cleveland Brown after the original voice actor quit. 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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