"Family Guy" says actor Arif Zahir will take over the voice of Cleveland Brown in the Fox animated series. "I love this character, but persons of colour should play characters of colour," Henry said at the time. Arif Zahir, known for his impressions of Cleveland Brown from "Family Guy," has gone from mimicking the character to actually playing him. Arif Zahir, a YouTuber who has made a name for himself doing impressions of Family Guy 's Cleveland Brown, has been officially cast as the character. Arif also said in a statement "I'm eternally grateful to have received this once in a lifetime opportunity,". Arif also said in a statement "I'm eternally grateful to have received this once in a lifetime opportunity," he said. He has got lots of viewers and subscribers on his Youtube Channel. naestravelbook. He better go back to it. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. "WHATS POPPIN by Jack Harlow IN VOICE IMPRESSIONS! Just ask Arif Zahir, a YouTube impressionist who makes videos where he pretends to be famous people/fictional characters in Omegle chats or while playing video games. Wtf man lol. Zahir will begin voicing the character during the show's 19th season, which just started production. 2w Reply. He has posted lots of videos on -Youtube and he has been getting millions of likes on it. The actor is known for his impressions of Cleveland Brown. Azerz. He is spot on with many of his voice imitations, check it out. When I learned I would get to take over the role? 2w Reply. The actor is known for his impressions of Cleveland Brown. tray2raw_ my name is cleveland brown & i’m proud too be in my new hometown with my new family. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Arif Zahir is a YouTuber with more than 6 million followers, known for his impressions of Cleveland Brown from "Family Guy.". And to the millions of fans who love this show, I promise not to let you down.". Family Guy have announced that YouTuber Arif Zahir will voice the role of Cleveland Brown on the show going forward. The announcement comes nearly three months after voice actor Mike Henry, who is white, announced he would stop portraying the show's main African American character because "persons of color should play characters of color.". pic.twitter.com/AXy8t0KfdD, RELATED: Mike Henry to stop voicing Black character on 'Family Guy', RELATED: Netflix teases 'Father of the Bride 3(ish)' reunion special coming this week. 2w 1 like Reply. Y’all better go check bro out. Earlier this week, "Family Guy" was renewed for two more seasons. Earlier this week, "Family Guy… | 21 Savage, Biden, Trump + MORE!" If you have not gotten a chance to hear Arif's impersonations, take a moment, and enjoy the video down below! Zahir, who is Black, is a YouTuber with more than 6 million subscribers. 2w Reply. Earlier this week, "Family Guy" was renewed for two more seasons. sonictrev19. The actor is known for his impressions of Cleveland Brown. Zahir - who goes by the name of Azerrz on YouTube - is known for doing video impersonations of former President Barack Obama, Cleveland Brown, and Donald Trump, Variety reported. Arif Zahir is even available on his Youtube. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. By Arif Zahir. Slate played the mixed-raced Missy on Netflix's "Big Mouth" and Bell voiced Molly on Apple TV Plus's "Central Park.". Even though Henry, who voiced the character since the series' debut in 1999, will no longer voice Brown, Henry will remain a voice performer on the show, according to The Wrap. 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Zahir, a YouTuber with more than 6 million followers, will replace Mike Henry in the upcoming 19th season, Fox announced Friday. #Entertainment #Cleveland #FamilyGuy #Impersonations #VoiceOver #ArifZahir #Azerrz. Arif Zahir was chosen to play Cleveland for the 19th season in 2021-2022. The YouTube star has more than six million subscribers. His work is praised by the audience. ", I promise I won’t let you down! josiahwilliamz. Mike Henry had voiced the Cleveland character Zahir will begin voicing the character during the show's 19th season, which just started production. "When I heard that Mike Henry was stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown- my favorite cartoon character of all time- I was shocked and saddened, assuming we’d never see him again. 2w Reply. Henry's decisions came after voice actors Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell — who are also white — pulled out of their roles in other shows to recast their biracial characters with someone of color. Arif Zahir, the new voice of Cleveland on "Family Guy," and producers Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin talk how the YouTube star landed the gig. Author: TEGNA Published: 4:02 PM EDT September 25, 2020 Updated: 4:02 PM EDT September 25, 2020 "Family Guy" says actor Arif Zahir will take over the voice of Cleveland Brown in the Fox animated series. Arif Zahir has gone from mimicking the character to actually playing him, as he is replacing Mike Henry in the upcoming 19th season come 2021-2022. Zahir volunteered for the role, while offering an impression of Brown, when Henry announced his departure from the role. Overabundant gratitude. Arif Zahir has gone from mimicking the character to actually playing him, as he is replacing Mike Henry in the upcoming 19th season come 2021-2022. I v-volunteer as tribute #clevelandbrown #MikeHenry #familyguy #voiceactor @mikehenrybro @FamilyGuyonFOX pic.twitter.com/Qla58e6Z9t. Arif Zahir … "Family Guy" showrunners have found their new Cleveland Brown voice -- it's a Black YouTuber who can handle the role with ease, and probably a few others on the show too. Arif Zahir, Actor: Eraser. Mike Henry had voiced the Cleveland character since the beginning but has stepped down in June of 2020, as did other White voice actors playing Black characters. The Associated Press contributed to this report. YouTuber Arif Zahir will take over for voice actor Mike Henry, who left the role this year after saying that "persons of color should play characters of color. 2w Reply. The Youtuber is spot on with Cleveland's impression, but that is not the only impersonation he is good at. Arif Zahir is an actor and composer, known for Eraser (2016), How It Should Have Ended (2005) and G.P.A. "Firstly, I’m eternally grateful to have received this once in a lifetime opportunity," Zahir said in a statement he tweeted out. At the time Arif Zahir said, "I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color". Nigggggga this is azzers on YouTube he literally do any voice impression. Zahir, who is Black, is a YouTuber with more than 6 million subscribers. (2018). He can also do Obama, Trump, Ted, Stewie Griffin, 21 Savage, and other voices as well. Arif Zahir is a YouTuber with more than 6 million followers, known for his impressions of Cleveland Brown from "Family Guy." Zahir, who is Black, is a YouTuber with more than 6 million subscribers. Zahir - who goes by the name of Azerrz on YouTube - is known for doing video impersonations of former President Barack Obama, Cleveland Brown, and Donald Trump, Variety reported. Arif Zahir Will Be Voicing The Character Of Cleveland. uglyboyron. "To Mike Henry, Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin and Seth MacFarlane, thank you for this incredible gift. 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