Family Guy is an American animated adult comedy created by Seth MacFarlane for Fox Broadcasting Company. Characters are listed only once, normally under the first applicable subsection in the list; very minor characters are listed with a more regular character with whom they are associated.
Peter Löwenbräu Griffin (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) is the patriarch of the Griffin household, an Irish-Americanblue-collar worker. He is an immature, obese, care-free, risk-taking, outspoken, dim-witted alcoholic. Peter's jobs have included working at the Happy Go Lucky Toy Factory, working as a fisherman, and currently working at Pawtucket Brewery.
Lois Patrice Griffin (née Pewterschmidt) (voiced by Alex Borstein) is Peter's wife and the mother of Chris, Meg, and Stewie. She is a stay-at-home housewife who cares for her kids and her husband, whilst also teaching children to play the piano. She is also very flirtatious and has slept with numerous people on the show, and her past promiscuous tendencies, and her hard-core recreational drug-use, are often stunning but overlooked.
Megan "Meg" Griffin (voiced by Lacey Chabert in season 1, Mila Kunis since season 2) is the Griffins' 18-year-old child and only daughter. She is a self-conscious, unattractive teenage girl with low self-esteem, being portrayed as generally soft and non-rebellious. The other family members treat her with contempt, as an object of abuse, and an outcast. Peter refers to Meg as "Pig" in the episode "Peter's Two Dads". Meg often attempts to "fit in" with the popular kids but is rejected. Meg has had several love interests including Brian Griffin, Mayor West, Quagmire, and Joe Swanson.
Christopher Cross "Chris" Griffin (voiced by Seth Green) is Peter and Lois' 15-year-old child. He is obese, irresponsible, and emotionally effusive. A recurring gag is that an evil monkey lives in his closet, which he finds out is not evil in the episode "Hannah Banana". He tries fitting in with his peers, but fails due to his social awkwardness.
Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) is the Griffins' one-year-old child, but often behaves in adult ways such as speaking in an upper-class English accent. However, even having reached the age of one he still has not been weaned. He is a child genius who frequently aspires to murder his mother Lois and take over the world. Stewie has also built a time machine with which he and Brian travel through time frequently.
Brian Griffin (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) is the family's anthropomorphic talking dog and the best friend of both Peter and Stewie. He and Stewie are often at the center of the show's most critically acclaimed episodes, most notably the Road to... episodes, where he and Stewie go on adventures together. Brian is portrayed as an intellectual who often serves as the family's voice of reason, pointing out how ridiculous Peter's ideas are. He is an alcoholic, a smoker, an atheist, a liberal, and an unemployed writer.
In "Life of Brian", Brian is hit by a car and dies from his injuries, with the family by his side. After a month of mourning Brian's death, they adopt a new dog, named Vinny. However in "Christmas Guy" (two episodes later), Stewie still misses Brian. So he finds a way to go back in time and successfully saves him also meaning that the family never adopted Vinny (though Stewie and Vinny did say their goodbyes).
Relatives of the Griffin family
Francis Griffin (voiced by Charles Durning) – Peter's curmudgeonly adoptive father and the grandfather of Chris, Meg, and Stewie. He was once married to Peter's natural birth mother Thelma Griffin. An obsessively devout Roman Catholic, he hates Lois because she is not a Catholic, and often calls her a "Protestant whore", disapproves of his son's family's lifestyle, and frequently attempts to force his religious views on them. To a lesser extent, he disapproves of Lois due to her heritage, and is angry with Peter for not marrying an "Irish rose". When Peter and Lois got married, Francis taped sign "To a Protestant Whore" underneath the "Just Married" sign on the limousine. Despite all of this, he truly did love and care for Peter, and showed on multiple occasions to care for his grandchildren. Francis used to have a job at a metal fabrication plant; after his short retirement, he became a body guard for the Pope. In the episode "Peter's Two Dads," Francis dies on Meg's 17th birthday when Peter (dressed up as a clown) gets drunk and tries to ride a unicycle down the stairs, but ends up falling off the stairs and landing on top of Francis. Francis passes away in a hospital after uttering "Peter... you're a fat stinking drunk!". Francis appears at the memorial in "Perfect Castaway." In "Family Goy," Francis appears as a ghost where he tells Peter not to convert to Judaism.
Thelma Griffin (voiced by Florence Stanley in the first appearance, Phyllis Diller in later appearances) – The ex-wife to Francis, the mother of Peter, and the grandmother of Chris, Meg, and Stewie. Thelma first appears in "Holy Crap". She is 82 years old (as stated in the episode "Mother Tucker"), has gray hair and noticeable wrinkles below her eyes, and wears purple earrings and a purple bead necklace. She also wears glasses like her son and husband and is a heavy smoker. Unlike Francis, she is generally friendly and personable, and gets along well with Lois. Before Francis' death, she divorced him because she had "needs he didn't fill" and dated Tom Tucker for a while in "Mother Tucker". She often appears with news inconvenient or troubling to Peter and his family. Her brief partnership with Peter's biological father, Irishman Mickey McFinnegan, is only established in the episode "Peter's Two Dads". In the episode "Grumpy Old Man", it is revealed that Thelma was sent to a retirement home. In the Season 12 episode "Mom's the Word," it is revealed that Thelma suffered a stroke and died. This was because Phyllis Diller died in August 2012.
Carter Pewterschmidt (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – Lois's father and the grandfather of Chris, Meg, and Stewie. He is also a billionaire industrialist, shipping mogul, and owner of several major companies. His company in the episode "Business Guy" is named Pewterschmidt Industries, and he is also a member of what is probably the New York Yacht Club whose clubhouse is located in Newport, Rhode Island. He is shown to be friends with other rich people such as Michael Eisner and Bill Gates yet has problems with Ted Turner (who is generally portrayed as being childish and needy). Carter is a domineering, devious and somewhat manipulative man who hates Peter passionately and throws frequent and cruel barbs towards him, and is usually involved on various plots or scams to embarrass and/or cause Peter pain, even if it causes Lois and the children to suffer as well. On rare occasions, though, he and Peter share a friendship and work together, normally with a common goal. He loves Lois but sometimes does not listen to her and tries to boss her around. He is married to Barbara Pewterschmidt, with whom he had three children – Lois, Carol, and Patrick. In the episode "No Chris Left Behind," he is a member of the Skull and Bones and also slightly admires Chris. It is revealed in "Welcome Back, Carter" that he is an Allied officer. In this episode, he cheated on his wife Barbara, possibly to even the score after her one-night stand with Jackie Gleason that traumatized their son, Patrick. Peter found out and blackmailed him before accidentally telling Barbara. She left him and with persuasion from Peter, he entered the dating scene. He discovered he only wanted Babs and convinced her to take him back. In Screwed the Pooch, it is implied that Carter had an affair with an African-American woman, resulting in a mulatto son, as mentioned by Lois. In Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy he plays both Owen Lars and Emperor Palpatine. In The Old Man and the Big 'C', Carter was shown to have terminal cancer. When Lois came to visit Carter, he was shown to be alright. Brian and Stewie infiltrate Pewterschmidt Industries to see if the Carter Pewterschmidt they saw was an imposter. Upon thinking that the Specimen Z that Carter was talking to with his executives was the real Carter, Brian and Stewie head down to the sub-level and find that Specimen Z is actually a chemical that is the cure for cancer. Carter finds them in the room where it's being held and reveals that he has been sitting on the cure since 1999 in order to protect his sales of treatment pharmaceuticals. Carter then has the security guards throw Brian and Stewie out. As Brian fumes on their way home, Stewie reveals that he stole the cure. They take it home to show Lois, but Carter arrives with his men to take it back and Brian tells what it is. Lois is appalled, but Carter refuses to show pity until she brings up some of his closest loved ones possibly dying of cancer and he promises to reveal the cure. But the next day in a press release, he only gives the news of a deodorant. Lois calls to find out why he didn't reveal the secret as Carter blows her off with the fact that he lied. The episode ends with Peter assuring to Lois that they'll get over the fact that Carter's a bad man when he's shown on the cover of Forbes Magazine.
Barbara "Babs" Pewterschmidt (née Hebrewberg) (voiced by Alex Borstein) – Carter's wife, the mother of Lois, Carol, and Patrick, and the grandmother of Chris, Meg, and Stewie. It is noted on a few occasions Barbara only married Carter for his wealth and family heritage. She is less hostile towards Peter than her husband is. In appearance, she is basically an older version of Lois. In the episode "The Fat Guy Strangler," it is revealed that she had an affair with Jackie Gleason which traumatized Patrick. In the episode titled "Family Goy", it is revealed she is a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust. She only changed her religion so she and Carter could gain access to country clubs. It is also revealed in that episode that her maiden name was Hebrewbergmoneygrabber, which was changed to Hebrewberg to escape Nazi prosecution. In the episode "Running Mates", she is described as passive aggressive. Barbara Pewterschmidt is also the ex-wife of billionaire Ted Turner. She left Carter in "Welcome Back Carter" after learning he had an affair. However, she does eventually forgive him after deeming herself too old to remarry.
Carol West (née Pewterschmidt; previously Johnson, Carrington, Stone, O'Craggedy, Consago, Steinhols, Washington, Proudfoot and Thong) (voiced by Carol Kane in the first appearance, Julie Hagerty in the second appearance) – Lois' younger sister and the aunt of Chris, Meg, and Stewie. She has been married and divorced nine times. In "Emission Impossible," Peter and Lois had to stay with her when she ended up pregnant. In "Brothers & Sisters," Carol moved in with Peter and Lois after her latest divorce where she ended up meeting Mayor Adam West. She gets married to him and is still with him by the "Thanksgiving" episode.
Patrick Pewterschmidt (voiced by Robert Downey, Jr. in the first appearance, Danny Smith in the second appearance) – The older brother of Lois and Carol and the uncle of Chris, Meg, and Stewie. He has been kept hidden by her mother and father. He first appeared in the episode "The Fat Guy Strangler". When a family picture of Lois's family was broken, she noticed a folded-in part of the picture included a brother she didn't know she had. She then broke into her parents' house and found out where he lived. Then she and the family drove to the address which was found to be a mental institution. When there seemed to be nothing wrong with him they decided to check him out and take him in. Later it is discovered that he has an imaginary wife and, more importantly, that he had a hatred of overweight people due to a bad experience from his childhood (witnessing comedian Jackie Gleason having a sexual encounter with his mother). At the same time, there is a rash of killings in the neighborhood of fat men, and Patrick is strongly suggested to be this "Fat Guy Strangler." After denying it, Lois finally decides she must take him back, after he tries to strangle Peter to death. Patrick also appeared in the season 10 episode "Killer Queen", where he helps Peter and Joe after he is released from the mental institution by Charles Yamamoto as part of his revenge plot on Chris which involved framing Patrick. After Charles dies from having the cover of the Queen album News of the World shown to him by Stewie, Patrick identifies Charles as the one who let him out of the mental institution. Patrick manages to slip away after that with Peter having to injure Joe to make it look like a struggle.
Bertram (voiced by Wallace Shawn) – The son of a gym teacher and her partner through artificial insemination. Bertram's biological father is Peter Griffin. Bertram appears in "Emission Impossible", "Sibling Rivalry" and "The Big Bang Theory". In "Emission Impossible", Bertram is a sperm inside Peter's testicles. He enters combat with Stewie Griffin in order to prevent his destruction, as Stewie wishes to remain the baby of the family. The two became frenemies, and Stewie changes his mind on a new family member. In "Sibling Rivalry", it is revealed that a mishap prior to Peter receiving a vasectomy caused Bertram to be part of a sperm donation used to impregnate a female gym teacher's partner. After he is born, he begins playing at the same park as Stewie, and the two fight over who will rule the playground. Stewie eventually disarms Bertram, who admits defeat and runs away. Bertram appears again in "The Big Bang Theory", in which he tries to erase Stewie from the universe by killing Leonardo da Vinci, one of Stewie's ancestors. Although he kills da Vinci, he is killed in turn by Stewie, who manages to maintain the time line and save the universe. Bertram also appears as the main antagonist in Stewie's history in Family Guy Video Game!. An alternate reality version of Bertram is the main antagonist in the video game Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse.
Mickey McFinnigan (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – Peter's biological father making him the biological grandfather of Chris, Meg, and Stewie. He is an Irish drunk.In Death Has A Shadow, he told a story about Macbeth and drank Guinness at the same time kicking his bottom of the show. He reprises a major role in Peter's Two Dads when Peter visits him in Ireland. Mickey mocks Peter at first and bullies him but Peter challenges him to a drinking contest which Peter wins at. Finally Mickey accepts Peter into his family and spoils him ever since by buying Guinness and more. In Baby Not On Board he imitates the stunts of Jackass. He attempts to drink Guinness upside down and do the headspin on a motorbike.
Dylan Flannigan (voiced by Seth Green) – Brian's 13-year-old human son. He first appears in, "The Former Life of Brian". His mother Tracy was devastated when Brian left her. After Brian apologizes to Dylan for not being there for him, Brian turns his son's life around making him into a charming, polite young man. Dylan then decides to leave the Griffin house and change his mother like Brian changed him. In "Brian's a Bad Father", Dylan returns as the star of a Disney Channel show.
Biscuit – Brian's deceased mother who appears in "Road to Rhode Island". She was stuffed by her owners after her death. She is also seen during a flashback in "Chris Cross".
Spooner Street neighbors
Glenn Quagmire (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – The Griffins' next-door sex-addicted neighbor and one of Peter's best friends. He is an airline pilot, but is best known for his extreme sexuality and always saying "Giggity", or "All Right". He is attracted to nearly every woman (especially Lois Griffin). His sister is Brenda Q. Quagmire. In one episode, he is revealed to have been Jack The Ripper in a past life. He has a soft side for cats and despises Brian (from "Jerome is the New Black" to "Tiegs for Two"). His dad is Dan/Ida Quagmire, who is a male-to-female transgender person.
Joe Swanson (voiced by Patrick Warburton) – The Griffins' neighbor and Peter's friend. He is a paraplegic who also suffers from impotence and incontinence. Despite his disability, Joe still proves to be an extremely skilled police officer, as he is constantly seen pursuing criminals or rescuing victims with the aid of his wheelchair and even goes so far as to abandon his wheelchair to complete his work. He used to live in Providence, Rhode Island. In "A Hero Sits Next Door," Joe mentioned that he got crippled when stopping the Grinch from stealing Christmas from an orphanage. He is usually shown as being very tactful, but he also has severe anger issues (In "Road to Rupert", for example, he overreacts when Peter makes it difficult for him to revoke his driving license). He is married to Bonnie Swanson, who was once pregnant for many years. She and he had a son named Kevin who staged his own death in Iraq. He also has an infant daughter, Susie. He has a glass eye, as a result of Peter in the episode "Lottery Fever". In "Joe's Revenge", it is revealed that Swanson's story about being crippled during a fight with the Grinch was a cover-up. Joe Swanson was actually crippled by Bobby "The Shirt" Briggs, a criminal running a heroin operation whom Swanson was pursuing in an undercover police operation. Joe mentions that he is called "The Shirt" because of Brigg's strange habit of always wearing a shirt while committing his crimes. After 15 years, Bobby Briggs was arrested, but he escaped during an open house at the prison. Joe Swanson asked the police chief to allow him to pursue Briggs but was denied. Joe decided to ignore the chief's order and pursue Briggs with the assistance of Peter Griffin and Quagmire. When Joe tracks down Bobby to Atlantic City, the trio pursue Briggs over rooftops and into the streets, where he escapes. Joe, Peter, and Quagmire are then arrested by two "police officers" for interfering in the police case. Joe soon discovers that the police officers were actually associates of Bobby Briggs. They escape and learn that Briggs is planning to travel to Juárez, Mexico. Joe finds Bobby in traffic to Mexico, where they end up in a fight. Joe eventually has Briggs at gunpoint. Joe fires an intended non-lethal shot at Bobby's legs, in order to cripple him and get his revenge, but ultimately Briggs bleeds to death. His body is then kicked into a river leading to Mexico.
Bonnie Swanson (voiced by Jennifer Tilly) – Joe's calm and soft-spoken wife, and mother of Kevin and Susie Swanson. She is pregnant from her first appearance in "A Hero Sits Next Door" in season one until "Ocean's Three and a Half" in season seven, when she gives birth to a daughter named Susie. Her prolonged pregnancy is pointed out by Peter in the season four episode "Blind Ambition." Joe temporarily leaves her in "Believe It or Not, Joe's Walking on Air", when he regains the ability to walk. He returns to her when she tries shooting him to paralyze him. After missing several times, he shoots himself. Bonnie is arrested in "The Hand That Rocks The Wheelchair" after Meg plants a gun in her purse due to Meg's infatuation with Joe, which she acquires when Bonnie asks her to look after Joe while she is out of town. In "Foreign Affairs", Bonnie goes to Paris with Lois in the hopes of having an affair after feeling neglected by Joe. She nearly leaves Joe for a French man, also in a wheelchair, named François. After intervention from Lois, Joe comes to Paris and apologizes for neglecting her before proving his love by walking (although it is actually Quagmire walking, tied to Joe's back). Bonnie reunites with Joe and they return to Quahog. In the season ten episode "Internal Affairs," it is shown that Bonnie was once a stripper at The Fuzzy Clam where she first met Joe.
Kevin Swanson (voiced by Jon Cryer in his debut, Seth MacFarlane in other earlier appearances, Scott Grimes in later appearances) – Joe and Bonnie's son and first child. Meg has a crush on him. He was mainly seen in the first three seasons, only making a few occasional appearances ("A Hero Sits Next Door") after that with no speaking parts. In the episode "Stew-Roids", Joe said that Kevin died in the Iraq War. In "Thanksgiving", Kevin returns and tells them a story that he was in a coma following a bomb that had been placed inside a turkey during Thanksgiving years before and faked his own death in order to leave the war and return home. In "Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream," it was mentioned that Bonnie stopped Kevin's suicide attempt. In "Joe's Revenge", it is revealed that Kevin shares a room with Susie as they get to know each other.
Susie Swanson – The baby daughter of Joe and Bonnie who was born in the episode "Ocean's Three and a Half". Stewie develops a crush on the newborn Susie, and is seen practicing guitar to write a song about her and later shows Brian a music video he made of the song (Everything I Do) I Do It for You by Bryan Adams. In the episode "Stew-Roids", it is shown that Susie is strong enough to beat up Stewie. In "Joe's Revenge," it is revealed that Susie and Kevin share a room as they get to know each other. Although Susie has not yet spoken, the voice of her thoughts are provided by Patrick Stewart.
Cleveland Brown (voiced by Mike Henry) – Peter's mild-mannered friend who formerly owned and ran a deli. He is an African-American male who is very polite to everyone and has a unique laugh. He is the father of Cleveland Brown Junior. A running gag in the series is the front of his house being damaged, usually as a result of one of Peter's shenanigans, while Cleveland is in the upstairs bathtub. The tub always falls into the front yard with Cleveland exclaiming, "What the hell?! No, no, no, no, no, no!!!" Following his departure from Quahog, the character became the star of his own spin-off seriesThe Cleveland Show during which he lived in Stoolbend, Virginia. In "He's Bla-ack!," Cleveland brings his family along when he moves back to Quahog ever since The Cleveland Show had stopped production.
Loretta Brown (voiced by Alex Borstein) – Cleveland's late ex-wife, and the mother of Cleveland Brown, Jr. She had a liking for cricket and the television program Friends. Early in the show, Loretta had a minimal quantity of lines, the bulk of which were "Mm-hmm!" She treats Cleveland harshly, and eventually cheats on him with Glenn Quagmire, leading the Browns to divorce. In the episode "Love, Blactually", it is revealed that Loretta has regretted her actions and wants Cleveland back, but he refuses her advances. Cleveland informs her he needs to move on, and advises her to do the same. She takes Cleveland's house in the divorce and puts it up for sale, yet is still apparently living there some months later. In The Cleveland Show episode "Gone with the Wind," Loretta dies in an accident when Peter drops an Apatosaurus skeleton (which Brian had dug up from the Griffin Family's yard) on her house and she goes through the same bathtub gag that Cleveland went through which she doesn't survive. Quagmire ended up driving her body down to Stoolbend for her funeral. It is also revealed in this episode that she had also cheated on Cleveland with Mayor Adam West, Ollie Williams, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and the Greased-Up Deaf Guy.
Cleveland Brown, Jr. (voiced by Mike Henry in earlier appearances, Kevin Michael Richardson in "The Cleveland Show" and later appearances) – The son to Cleveland and Loretta Brown. In his appearances on Family Guy, he is slim, hyperactive and has an apparent knack for golf. However, after leaving Quahog with his father in the first episode The Cleveland Show, he is somewhat older and both severely obese and somewhat lethargic(the reason for this sudden weight gain is never explained, but is assumed to be caused by excessive overeating from stress due to the trauma he had been through). Also, it is revealed that he has lost his faith in God because of the affair his mother had with Quagmire that led to his parents' divorce.
Muriel Goldman (voiced by Nicole Sullivan) – Mort's wife, whose physical appearance is very close to her husband's. She met Mort via a video dating service, presumably during their youth, as they had their first kiss at age of fourteen while both of them were suffering from a head cold. Later in her life, one of her main recreations was watching old films along with the album Hotel California to find if any of them synchronize. She was murdered in the Season 9 premiere "And Then There Were Fewer" by being stabbed in the back by Diane Simmons.
Neil Goldman (voiced by Seth Green) – Mort's stereotypical nerdy son, who has an unrequited crush on Meg. He is the editor of the school newspaper, is part of the A/V Club, and works at his father's pharmacy where he is employee of the month, according to Family Guy Online. He is more confident than his father, so much so that he does not seem to realize that Meg has nothing but contempt for him. At one point in the series, both Neil and Meg become interns at Channel 5, and they share a kiss. Neil speaks with a lisp when he wears his retainer, but when he removes it, he speaks with a deep, smooth bass (cf. the apocryphal story that Demosthenes improved his elocutionary skills by holding stones in his mouth during everyday speech). Seth MacFarlane does his voice (nearly identical to the voice of Stan Smith from MacFarlane's American Dad!) until Neil puts his retainer back in. He has made few appearances in the series in recent years, being absent entirely in the fifth and eighth seasons, and only making silent cameo appearances during the ninth and eleventh seasons. "Peter's Daughter", "Stew-Roids", "You Can't Do That on Television, Peter", "Friends Without Benefits", "A Fistful of Meg", and "Secondhand Spoke" are to date the only episodes since the fourth season where he has spoken. His reaction to his mother's murder is still unknown. In "You Can't Do That on Television, Peter", Neil says that he cannot dissect the fetal pig in biology class for religious reasons where his teacher remarks that it's no thrill for a pig to touch a Jew either.
John Herbert (voiced by Mike Henry) – An elderly pederast, who resides just down the street from the Griffin family and distributes popsicles to small children in his basement. He has a particular interest in Chris; in the episode "Play It Again, Brian", Chris finally realizes this and asks Herbert, "Are you a pedophile?", to no onscreen answer. Also, in "Spies Reminiscent of Us", Stewie refers to a "pedophile who lives down the street" about which nobody is taking any action "because he's so funny", clearly talking about Herbert. He has a dog named Jesse, who is also very old and is unable to use his hind legs. He has a high-pitched, very soft effeminate voice and pronounces sibilant consonants with a high-pitched whistle. Herbert is often seen wearing a light blue robe and slippers, walks with a walker and frequently makes inappropriate, sexually tinged comments to teenage boys (in "Road to the North Pole", Herbert wants a little drummer boy for Christmas, while staring at a poster of Nick Jonas). It is revealed later on that he is the eldest member of the Skull and Bones secret society. He was also a corporal in the United States Army and a POW during World War II. Herbert plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in the "Blue Harvest", "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side", and "It's a Trap!" episodes. In "And Then There Were Fewer", he drove an ice cream truck which in past episodes he has used to lure little boys. In "Internal Affairs", Herbert's ice cream truck is hijacked and destroyed during one of Peter and the Giant Chicken's fighting rampages. In an interview, Mike Henry stated that he based Herbert's voice on an old man he used to meet at a grocery store. Before the character was used for the show, Mike would use the Herbert voice to motivate stalled writers at meetings. He also appeared in The Cleveland Show episode "It's the Great Pancake, Cleveland Brown" as Cleveland Jr.'s first house when he was trick or treating. In "Valentine's Day in Quahog", it is revealed that Herbert's first name is John and that he has a grandniece named Sandy.
Quahog Channel 5 News
Thomas "Tom" Tucker (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – Tucker is the arrogant, baritone male news anchor at Channel 5. He was also an actor before moving to Quahog; he was in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Tom tends to insult everybody around him, particularly Diane Simmons, his former co-anchor. He disliked her and frequently traded insults with her on-air. His family includes his first wife, Stacy; his second wife, Sarah; and a son from his first marriage named Jake, whose face is upside down. He is shown to be protective of his son and dislikes people's use of the term "freak". MacFarlane stated that Tom Tucker's voice is the easiest to do for him, and he was "sort of modeled after the cigarette spokesman from the 1940s commercials". Tom hardly speaks in completely normal sentences, instead using his news anchor dialect in regular conversation (i.e. "Back to you, [character].") In the episode "And Then There Were Fewer", Diane Simmons caused the deaths of James Woods, Muriel Goldman, and Derek Wilcox leaving evidence that would frame Tom Tucker. In "Excellence in Broadcasting," Tom Tucker was released from prison and mentions on the news that Diane caused the murders and is now dead. He also introduces Joyce Kinney as Diane's replacement. In "Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream," Peter learns about Tom Tucker's life as George P. Wilbur and had done minor TV appearances after that. Peter plans to get Tom back on the track in Hollywood. He started off by getting Tom a minor part in an episode of NCIS where Tom played a mechanic that Leroy Jethro Gibbs questions. In the episode "Mother Tucker" Tom has a brief relationship with Peter Griffin's mother, Thelma Griffin, where he became a father figure to a childish Peter. Meg Griffin had a temporary crush on him until he showed his true colours and didn't care if Neil Goldman died. Meg yelled at Tom saying he only cared about his ratings.
Joyce Kinney (voiced by Christine Lakin) – The news station's latest news co-anchor who was introduced in the episode "Excellence in Broadcasting" as a successor to the late Diane Simmons. In the season 9 episode "And I'm Joyce Kinney", it is revealed that she went to high school with Lois and harbors a grudge against her for a humiliating prank committed by Lois and the cheerleading squad. When Lois confides in her over drinks that she was in a porn film, Joyce announces it on the news the next day causing most of Quahog to loathe Lois. Also, it is revealed that in order to have a name that would work on television she changed her last name from Chevapravatdumrong (the last name of the co-producer for the series) to Kinney. When Lois showed the "Quest for Fur" porn film in church, Joyce was present and not pleased that the congregation forgave Lois.
Diane Simmons (voiced by Lori Alan) – The news station's late former news co-anchor and talk show hostess. In the episode "The King Is Dead", it was revealed that her birth name was Diane Seidelman. She and fellow anchor Tom Tucker often traded insults on the air. Her largest role on the show was when Peter hired her to play Anna in his version of The King and I; she quit after he kept changing everything. It was revealed that her husband killed himself after Tom asked, "Diane, didn't your first husband blow his brains out?" In the season 9 premiere "And Then There Were Fewer," it was mentioned that she used to date James Woods until he broke up with her around the same time when Tom Tucker tried to replace her. Diane reveals that she worked with Tom for 15 years. This caused her to plan revenge on both men with James Woods ending up murdered and leaving evidence that Tom Tucker murdered Muriel Goldman, Derek Wilcox, James Woods' girlfriend Priscilla and Quagmire's then-girlfriend Stephanie. Lois put the pieces together and discovered this, only to come face to face with Diane. Diane then took Lois to the edge of a cliff and attempted to silence her. However, Diane is shot and killed by Stewie, saving Lois's life. In "Excellence in Broadcasting", her murderous actions and her own demise were mentioned by Tom and Diane was replaced by Joyce Kinney. Lori Alan has appeared in Seth MacFarlane's animated short Larry & Steve, a precursor to Family Guy. When Family Guy was created, Lori Alan auditioned for the role of Lois, but eventually was cast as Diane. Lori Alan stated that she based Diane's voice on her mother who was also a voice actress.
Ollie Williams (voiced by Phil LaMarr) - The news station's Blaccu-Weather Forecast reporter. Ollie Williams is a fast-talking black man who works at the Quahog News Station. Ollie rarely speaks for more than about 1–3 seconds. His news reports are always rapidly spoken and loud. The only time he was ever calm was in "420", having smoked marijuana and it was later revealed his hyperkinetic style was also influenced by alcoholism in the episode "Friends of Peter G.". Ollie has only spoken for longer than a few seconds on two occasions, one in an episode where Ollie and Tom were talking about him stuck in a rainstorm with his umbrella blown away, and in "Lois Kills Stewie" where he recaps the previous episode, "Stewie Kills Lois".
Tricia Takanawa (voiced by Alex Borstein) – Typically referred to as "Asian reporter Tricia Takanawa" by her colleagues, she speaks in a nasal monotone cadence that Borstein has described as "all presentation and no substance". She is confirmed as being Japanese in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. In Livin' on a Prayer, Tricia has a distrusting African-American boyfriend who thinks she's cheating when she has to work at night.
Mr. Jonathan Weed (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui in most episodes, Butch Hartman in the pilot) – The owner of the Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory and Peter's boss. He speaks with a strong Spanish accent and is described as an "effeminate weirdo" by his employees. He disapproves of nearly all of Peter's actions, mainly because most of them are detrimental to the company, and fires or comes close to firing Peter on multiple occasions. In "Mr. Saturday Knight", he is invited to the Griffins' house for dinner. He promotes Peter to head of toy development and minutes later chokes to death on a dinner roll. His video will describes how the factory will be replaced by a children's hospital starting "now" as the machinery promptly endangers everyone at the factory. His great-grandfather's surname was "Bermudagrass". He is mentioned by Stewie right before he attempts to kill Lois in "Lois Kills Stewie".
Angela (voiced by Carrie Fisher) – Peter and Opie's supervisor who is in charge of the Shipping Department at the Pawtucket Brewery. She likes Opie far better than Peter, and treats Peter very coldly, repeatedly rewarding Opie as employee of the month. However, Angela fires Opie in "The Blind Side." Peter tried to befriend her based on her love of animals, but ended up horrifying her by staging a bloody cockfight in her house and leaving the aftermath for her to find. In the season 8 episode "Peter-assment", Angela targets Peter with sexual lust after Peter comes to work without wearing his glasses. After Peter refused to have sex with her and cheat on Lois, she tried to gas herself in her car. After Peter rescued her, it was revealed that she has not dated anyone in ten years. Feeling sorry for her, Peter disguised himself as a stereotypical 1920s New York billionaire, and had sex with her. Angela knew it was really Peter, but what she did not know was that Peter, as a means of remaining faithful to Lois, hid Mort Goldman (who did it for $2) in his pants so it was Mort who actually had sex with her, not Peter.
Opie (voiced by Mark Hentemann) – A mentally challenged and gibberish-speaking co-worker of Peter Griffin at the Pawtucket Brewery and ward of the state. He has won "Employee of the Month" at least twenty times and has been promoted ahead of Peter. He has a mental retardation and he never really does anything about it. He sometimes tells Peter to stick his finger in his mouth, only to bite it. He wears two different shoes on each foot. He once went for a haircut that went horribly awry. No-one other than Angela seems to understand what he's saying. However, Peter has been shown to understand him in some instances such as when he gets fired. In "Whistle While Your Wife Works", Opie watched Peter and Lois have sex in his office at the brewery. In "Blue Harvest", he played a Tusken Raider. In "New Kidney in Town", Peter sends him a shoutout on The Price is Right. In "It's A Trap!", he plays a small amphibious alien that swallows the door droid, voiced by Consuela, from Jabba the Hutt, played by Joe Swanson's, palace. In "The Blind Side," Opie is fired from his position for doing something unnecessary that only Peter understood and is replaced by a deaf woman named Stella. He makes a cameo crowd appearance when Peter proposes reinstating the city government in "Tea Peter". Opie can also be seen as Stewie rides through town under Brian's car in "Family Guy Viewer Mail 2."
Fouad (voiced by Mike Henry) – One of Peter Griffin's co-workers at the Pawtucket Brewery. He is a recent immigrant to the United States, apparently of Arab ethnicity. In all his appearances he has demonstrated that he is extremely earnest in his attempts to learn a Western sense of humor and understand its subtleties, such as the nature of a sarcastic or ironic comment. He laughs in a loud manner at sarcastic or ironic statements before explaining why the joke was funny (for example, "Ahh! Is funny because . . "). Peter does not seem to have a strong relationship with Fouad, likely due to his comparatively short time employed at the Pawtucket Brewery, however Peter gets along much better with Fouad than he does with Opie or Angela. Fouad first appears in "Chick Cancer", being introduced by Peter as that foreign guy at work who helped him understand sarcasm. In "Blue Harvest", Fouad plays Lieutenant Shann Childsen on the Death Star prison deck, who laughs when Chewbacca (played by Brian) asks for a cell by the pool, stating that it is funny because prisons do not have luxury areas such as swimming pools. In "Padre de Familia", Peter suspects that Fouad may be an illegal immigrant, and is angered because of it. Fouad's voice is also heard off-camera in a DVD exclusive scene in "Three Kings". In the "The Shawshank Redemption" segment, Captain Byron Hadley (played by Seamus) yells for lights out, calling the inmates "ladies" and Fouad replies that it is funny because they are men.
Santos and Pasqual – A pair of Portuguese immigrants who do not speak English. All of their dialogue is subtitled and not understood by the other characters. In "From Method to Madness", they lament leaving Portugal for various low-paying jobs in Quahog such as caterers, fishermen, janitors, and babysitters. Peter treats them deplorably. In return, they urinate in his refreshments when the opportunity arises (as in "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire") In this episode, Pasqual saves Joe's life after he nearly drowns by using CPR, this prompts Lois to demand that Peter take CPR classes in order to learn what to do should the situation happen again.
Stella (voiced by Marlee Matlin) - A deaf worker at Pawtucket Brewery. She debuts in "The Blind Side" as Opie's successor.
Other recurring characters
Mayor Adam West (voiced by Adam West) – The Mayor of Quahog who is named after the actor who voices him. He is a highly odd and delusional politician. He has been shown to be good-natured but generally irresponsible. He also has a love affair with Meg in "Deep Throats". Mayor West played Grand Moff Tarkin in "Blue Harvest". As of "Brothers & Sisters", he marries Lois' sister Carol thus making him Peter and Lois's brother-in-law.
Bruce (voiced by Mike Henry) – A mustached man who speaks effeminately in a calm, drawn-out voice with a slight lisp, as well as occasionally smacking his lips before a sentence. Though he was not given a name until the episode "No Chris Left Behind", he has appeared in several episodes without being named on-screen; however, he is referred to in commentary tracks prior to that episode as "the Performance Artist". He even comments on it the first time his name is spoken in the series. He has several catchphrases, the most notable being "Oh, no!". He first appeared as the clerk of an "exotic entertainment" shop in the Season 1 episode "Chitty Chitty Death Bang", and was then seen sitting astride an obese donkey at the Renaissance fair when Peter fought the Black Knight. He has since been seen with a variety of jobs including a deacon, a therapist, a medium, a lawyer, a masseur and a barman. More recently, he was seen working at the bowling alley selling rental shoes, refereeing the boxing match where Lois fought Deirdre Jackson and working at Quahog Laser Tag. He has also been seen training to be a police officer, teaching a CPR course, running the Quahog Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and entertaining children at the Quahog Library. He is a member of the school board committee of James Woods Regional High School. Although Bruce himself is generally limited to occasional appearances, his voice is lent to a number of anthropomorphic creatures including a large bee, the shark in a parody of Jaws, a Xenomorph from a parody of Aliens, a Tetris block, and a giant mutant rat. In "Blue Harvest", he played the role of Greedo. He makes an appearance as Admiral Piett on the Imperial Star Destroyer in the episode "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side". Bruce often talks to Jeffrey, his unseen roommate. It is implied that Bruce is gay and that Jeffrey is his domestic partner, as in "Road to the North Pole" where he states in the song "All I Want for Christmas" that he wants a wedding ring from a guy named Jeffrey. In the episode "BFFs" of The Cleveland Show, Peter says that Bruce was his therapist and referred to him as "that gay guy who has, like, a thousand jobs". Another character voiced by Mike Henry who is heavily implied to be Jeffrey appeared in both the Family Guy episodes "Friends of Peter G." and "Finders Keepers", and The Cleveland Show episode "Die Semi-Hard". Bruce is also noted for his tendency to give unsolicited advice about mundane subjects, often during critical events. This occurs most notably during his training as a 911 operator. When a victim calls to report a man in her home, he provides tips for being a good host to unexpected guests.
Carl (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) – The manager of the local gas station and convenience store called the Quahog Mini Mart. He speaks in a calm, monotone voice and shows almost no emotion regarding anything happening around him. Carl is a cinephile, having an obsession with films and attractive actresses. In "Road to the North Pole", he wants a Blu-ray of The Wiz for Christmas. He goes out of his way to discuss exciting movies. He becomes good friends with recurring customer Brian and eventually becomes friends with Chris, when Chris worked for him in "Movin' Out (Brian's Song)". Carl and Chris establish a friendship based on their mutual interest in movies. He does not get along with Meg. In "Friends of Peter G.", it is revealed that the reason that he knows so much about movies is because he's an alcoholic and he spent so much time in his house and watched every film he could get his hands on. In the Star Wars episodes, Carl plays Yoda.
Connie D'Amico (voiced by Fairuza Balk in earlier appearances, Lisa Wilhoit in later appearances) – The head cheerleader and most popular girl in school. Connie is portrayed as extremely egotistical, shallow, promiscuous and vain. When social, she is normally seen with her three best friends: Lisa/Gina, Scott, and Doug. She shows great disdain toward Meg and picks on her with her friends. However, more than once Connie has formed an alliance with Meg while this is usually to further her own social standing. At least once in "Stew-Roids", Connie turns to Meg after she realizes what it is like to be shunned and mercilessly taunted by her classmates. Chris has been noted to like her, and it is possible that she likes him as well. Connie has kissed every child of the Griffin family, having dated Chris when he briefly became popular, Stewie when he posed as a student in "McStroke" (only for Stewie to frame her for pedophilia in retaliation for exposing his small penis to the other students), and Meg kissed her after beating her with a bag filled with soda cans. She also danced with Peter when he went undercover as "Lando Griffin" at the Winter Snowball dance. It is shown that Peter has a crush on her, going as far as to lie on top of her when she was down. Despite this however in the episode "Peter's Daughter", Peter smashes Connie against a fire extinguisher in front of her friends and Meg (who stops Peter in the end and leads him away).
Consuela (voiced by Mike Henry) – A maid who is the head of the Maids' Union. She is Hispanic and speaks very broken English. She often says "No, no, no...". Consuela first appears in "Believe It or Not, Joe's Walking on Air" demanding Lemon Pledge in a court case, and is then seen answering the door as Superman's maid at the Fortress of Solitude in "Stewie Kills Lois". She appears in a cutaway in "Ocean's Three and a Half" on the game show Are You Smarter Than a Hispanic Maid?. In "Dog Gone", she goes to work for the Griffin family, but proves to be so annoying that they drug her with chloroform and leave her with Joe. She has a nephew named Mikey, who apparently sells light-up yo-yos, and a son named Rodrigo, who is in prison. Another of her nephews was molested by James Woods before he committed suicide, as revealed in "And Then There Were Fewer" when she was working as Woods' maid. In "Stewie Goes for a Drive" Stewie runs away from home and ends up in a bad neighborhood. Consuela (for the second time not wearing a maid's uniform, but a turquoise tracksuit) finds and takes him to her home and puts him in her bathtub, which is also being used to make soup for a Quinceañera (a Mexican girl's 15th birthday party) being held at her house. Brian tracks Stewie to Consuela's house but she refuses to let him go, wanting to keep him and calling him "Ernesto". A young male relative of Consuela threatens Brian with a gun in his belt. Stewie takes the gun, shoots Consuela in the foot and fires into the air scaring all the guests as he and Brian leave. Consuela also appears as Darth Vader's maid in "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side", and as the controller of the security system at the palace of Jabba the Hutt in "It's a Trap!". She also appears as Donna's housekeeper in The Cleveland Show season 3 episode "Die Semi-Hard". In "Valentine's Day in Quahog", it is revealed that Consuela has a husband that is still living in Mexico.
Dan Quagmire/Ida Davis (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) - The father of Glenn and Brenda Quagmire who is a war hero pilot following the Vietnam War. He was thought to be a homosexual by Peter. When Glenn asked his father if this was true, Dan claimed that he was a woman trapped in a man's body and came to Quahog for a sex change operation. Upon the sex change operation being a success, he becomes Ida Davis.
Death (voiced by Norm Macdonald in the first appearance, Adam Carolla in later appearances) – The Grim Reaper figure in the form of a skeleton in a black robe who seldom removes his hood. Underneath his hood is a human skull with spiders and snakes crawling in and out of the eye sockets, mouth and ear cavities as seen in "Death Lives". He is present in "Mr. Saturday Knight" when Mr. Weed dies after choking during dinner at the Griffins'. In the episode "I Take Thee Quagmire", it is revealed that anyone who touches his bones dies instantly (though in "Death Is a Bitch" it seems that this is contradicted, but while Stewie rubs his ankle to heal it faster,Death being out of commission, no one at all is able to die). In "Wasted Talent", Death comes to a college campus where a party had taken place and everybody is dead with beer bottles around the room. After doing his deed, he drinks some beer bottles to try and find a silver scroll (for Pawtucket Pat's contest). He ends up getting drunk and crashes his car. In "Friends of Peter G.", Death shows Peter what his life would be like if he continues to drink as much as he does, and if he does not drink at all. Peter learns to control his drinking from this. Death later ends up in a car crash in "Grumpy Old Man", leading him to be taken away by "Super Death" (a larger version of himself) who tells him he was going to be reincarnated as a Chinese child. He disappears only to reappear seconds later as he was reincarnated a Chinese baby girl. In "3 Acts of God", Death takes Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland, and Joe to speak to God.
Dr. Elmer Hartman (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – A Yale-educated doctor who works at Quahog's hospital. Dr. Hartman is generally shown to be an unskilled doctor and his skills fluctuate from episode to episode. Occasionally, he seems to know exactly what he's doing and performing great medical feats, such as plastic surgery to restore Peter's face, to other episodes where he doesn't even understand common medical terminology, or needs a chart to find body parts and lets Meg take care of patients while he is gone, as in "You Can't Do That on Television, Peter". He temporarily loses his medical license in "Stewie Loves Lois" when Peter accuses him of rape (it turns out that Hartman had in fact merely performed a normal prostate exam, though Peter didn't understand the procedure). He manages to regain his license after treating Peter's urination problem. He has shown a slight sexual attraction to Peter. In "Believe It or Not, Joe's Walking on Air", Peter brought up the fact that Hartman sounds very similar to Carter Pewterschmidt when he speaks. As a response, Hartman tells Peter that Carter is one of his patients and that there are only so many voices in the world; some are bound to be similar and that he never noticed because they don't talk all that much despite the fact that Carter is in fact a patient of his. This was brought up to turn the scenario that MacFarlane voices both Hartman and Carter into a comical situation. His name comes from MacFarlane's close friend and fellow animator Elmer "Butch" Hartman. In "New Kidney in Town", Hartman gives Peter one of his kidneys because the Griffin family are his last paying customers. Also in the episode, Hartman reveals that while attempting to clone a chicken, he inadvertently created the Giant Chicken where Peter says he is going to want to discuss with Dr. Hartman later. In "Secondhand Spoke," it is revealed that Hartman has a gay son. In "Ratings Guy", it is revealed that Hartman is the worst doctor at Quahog's hospital.
God (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – The omnipresent deity, father of Jesus Christ, and the creator of life. He is a central part of the basic tenants in the religion of Christianity. Although the basic concept of God exists in other monotheistic and polytheistic religions, it is the Christian God that serves as the basis for the character in Family Guy. His appearance in the show is the stereotypical appearance of an Abrahamic god in the Western world; a bald-headed Caucasian man with long white hair, a huge white beard and a white robe. Contrary to the widespread belief of a benevolent and pure God, the "God" character in Family Guy has often been shown to have several human flaws, especially being shown as being socially irresponsible and sexually perverted. In the episode "Fifteen Minutes of Shame", He aims a sniper rifle with red dot sight at Meg from the clouds after she says, "Oh God, kill me now," but is interrupted by a phone call before he can complete the task. In the episode "Blind Ambition", God flirts with a woman at the Drunken Clam, and lights her a cigarette with lightning before accidentally vaporizing her and setting the bar on fire, to which He exclaims, "Jesus Christ!" Jesus then arrives, and hastily leaves the area with God in a Cadillac Escalade before they can be caught up in the blaze. In the episode "Untitled Griffin Family History", God asks His roommate Chuggs for a lighter, using it to light a fart. On his second attempt, the lit fart sets in motion the Big Bang that creates the universe. In "The Courtship of Stewie's Father", Joseph quarrels with a teenage Jesus, before Jesus storms out of the room shouting, "You're not my real father!" He then goes on to give God a phone call asking if he can go back to live with him in Heaven, but is rejected. God then turns to a young woman named Janet lying in his bed, hoping to have sex with her. Janet hands him a condom to His disappointment, and asks her to reconsider, saying it is His birthday, but Janet refuses. In "Partial Terms of Endearment", Peter thanks God thinking he is set to participate in a threesome with Lois and her friend Naomi, to which God replies "Don't mention it, Peter." A jingle is then heard singing, "God! He knows what turns you on!" after which God says, "Have fun!" In the episode "Into Fat Air", God and Jesus discuss on how to name a country in the Himalayas. God says that the mountains look like nipples, to which Jesus replies by saying that He can't just call a country "Nipples". In response, God suggests the name "Nepal", to Jesus' approval. In other episodes, God's serious side has also been shown on occasion, such as in "If I'm Dyin', I'm Lyin'", where he curses Peter with six of the 10 plagues after he lied to the people of Quahog about being a healer and is then worshipped as a god. In the episode "Holy Crap", while reading the Bible, Stewie declares his love for God for being "so deliciously evil".
Horace (voiced by John G. Brennan) – The proprietor and bartender of The Drunken Clam for 30 years. Has been shown to have been working there for at least as long as Peter and his friends have been regulars. Horace has also been shot a handful of times, but has recovered from each incident. In "One If by Clam, Two If by Sea", Horace sold The Drunken Clam following a storm and moved to Florida. He later repurchased it after moving back to Quahog. In "Blind Ambition, Horace's life is saved by Peter (who was blind at the time) when The Drunken Clam was on fire. In "Save the Clam", Horace is accidentally killed when a baseball hit by Jerome hits him during a baseball game between The Drunken Clam and Mort's Pharmacy. His death causes the bank to close The Drunken Clam enough for Peter, Joe, and Quagmire to protest this until Jerome buys The Drunken Clam to keep Horace's legacy alive.
Jake Tucker (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – Tom Tucker's deformed son and Chris' former classmate. Jake's many appearances show him with an "upside-down face"; a mouth near the top of his head and eyes near the bottom. Toxic waste later gives him a normal face. Although typically depicted as a demanding and obnoxious brat, Jake craves his father's attention, which he rarely gets. It is also revealed in the episode Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother? that he "doesn't have a bottom". Though Tom often neglects him, he often shows that he cares when Brian accused Jake of giving Chris alcohol. However, when Chris gets his own back on Jake by planting drugs in his locker an enraged Tom declares him a "bad boy" and loses faith in him. In "Mother Tucker," Jake is noticeably neglected by Tom when Tom pays more attention to Peter. But Peter then realizes that Tom should pay more attention to Jake.
James Woods (voiced by Himself) – An actor whose fictional persona is a criminal sociopath. In "Peter's Got Woods", he is invited by Peter Griffin to help deal with the name change for James Woods Regional High School in Quahog. While Brian's attentions are turned to his girlfriend, Peter becomes friends with Woods. This friendship ends when Woods becomes jealous of Brian. Peter and Brian lure Woods into a crate and ship him off to be studied by "top men". Woods returns in "Back to the Woods", stealing Peter's wallet and assuming his identity. Peter retaliates by assuming Woods' identity and ruining his credibility on the Late Show with David Letterman. When Woods shows up to fight Peter, he is again lured into a crate to be studied by "top men". In "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side", James Woods makes an appearance as General Maximilian Veers. In "Brian Griffin's House of Payne", the CBS producers hire Woods to star in Brian Griffin's television show, Woods making multiple changes to Brian's original script that prompt Brian to back out of the project. James Woods reappears in "And Then There Were Fewer" in which he becomes a born-again Christian due to his new relationship with young news intern Priscilla. Woods turns his life over to Jesus wishing to make amends for his sins. James is later killed as part of an elaborate murder plot orchestrated by Diane Simmons. In "Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream," it is revealed that the paramedics that loaded James Woods' body into the ambulance recognized him and had James Woods' body rushed to a Hollywood hospital where a teenage girl's lifeforce was drained into James Woods which successfully resurrected him. He's still a born-again Christian when he encounters Peter Griffin and Tom Tucker in Hollywood.
Jerome (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) – An African-American man who first appeared in "Jerome is the New Black" where he won the audition as a temporary replacement for Cleveland. It is revealed he was involved with Lois Griffin in their younger days before she met Peter, which made Peter jealous enough to burn down Jerome's house. So Lois invited him to come live with them. Peter believed that Jerome was trying to steal Lois from him and became jealous. He kicked Jerome out of his house, but later apologized to him and they remained friends. Jerome also tells Peter that he had some nasty ass sex with Meg when he was staying with the Griffins although Peter told him that he doesn't care about that. He returns in "Save the Clam" playing for Mort Goldman's softball team against Peter and his team from The Drunken Clam. He accidentally kills Horace by swinging the ball towards his face. Jerome appears at the funeral where he apologizes for accidentally killing Horace. When it came to the demolition of The Drunken Clam which Peter, Quagmire, and Joe were protesting, Jerome appears and uses his sports earnings from lacrosse (which also happens to be his brother's name) to buy The Drunken Clam in order to keep Horace's legacy alive.
Jesus Christ (voiced by Seth MacFarlane in early episodes, David Goodman in "Stu and Stewie's Excellent Adventure", Seth Green in "The Courtship of Stewie's Father," Alec Sulkin in later episodes) – The central figure of Christianity. Throughout the duration of the series, there has been a running gag that Jesus drives a Cadillac Escalade. This is first seen in the episode "Blind Ambition", in which he uses it to pick up God from the Drunken Clam after He accidentally set the bar on fire. In "North by North Quahog", he is seen in the car in a trailer for the action film The Passion of the Christ 2: Crucify This starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus and Chris Tucker, and directed by Mel Gibson. Jesus Christ's most prominent appearance on the show came in the episode "I Dream of Jesus", where he worked in disguise at a vinyl record store called "Dead Format Records" before being recognized by Peter. After a public display of his powers, including walking on water, he becomes a huge celebrity in Quahog. While having dinner with the Griffins, Jesus proves to Brian that he actually is Jesus Christ by turning their dinners into ice cream sundaes, before immensely enlarging Lois' breasts at Peter's request, to the absolute shock of Brian. As the episode progresses, Jesus lets fame get to his head more and more while becoming more distant from Peter and his family, and ultimately gets himself incarcerated for drug abuse. When Peter visits him in prison, Jesus apologizes for his actions and decides that he probably wasn't mature enough to return to the world. He then gives Peter another record of "Surfin' Bird" as a gift after the first one he had was destroyed by Brian and Stewie. In "Chitty Chitty Death Bang", he turned water into funk. In the episode "Holy Crap", Francis repeatedly gives Jesus the employee of the week award, and is himself later seen in a golf course going for a fourth birdie. Upon missing his putt, he uses his power to move the ball into the hole. In the episode "And the Wiener is...", Jesus and Moses use guns to defeat the Romans in a film by the National Gun Association. In the episode "Deep Throats", Lois asks "What if Jesus had given up?", after which Jesus is seen in a shabby-looking house sitting lazily in a chair, with several children running around him, and calls out to their mother asking why their ironing board is still out. In "Stu and Stewie's Excellent Adventure", the adult Stewie tells his infant self of a time when he went back in time on vacation to see Jesus, saying that his abilities may have been exaggerated a bit. A cutaway shows adult Stewie and other members of the public watching Jesus perform Art Metrano's "tricks" while humming the song "Fine and Dandy". In "Boys Do Cry", Stewie imagines what it would be like meeting Jesus, and in a cutaway is then seen entering a room in Jesus' house to find him naked washing himself in a tub. Despite noticing Stewie, he carries on. In "Jerome is the New Black", he has an African-American counterpart in "Black Jesus" who is portrayed as a cool, laid back character and is seen wearing sunglasses. In the episode "Go, Stewie, Go", he is seen in a dodgeball game on the side of the jocks pelting numerous balls at the nerds. In the episode "Life of Brian", Stewie is seen at the last supper suggesting the idea of rebellion to Judas Iscariot, pointing out that Jesus ordered five margaritas while all Judas had was the salad. In other episodes, Jesus has also been portrayed as a voice of reason, such as in "Family Goy", where he tells Peter about his Jewish identity after Peter and Lois quarreled over whether their family should be Christian or Jewish. However, in response to Peter's question asking which religion his family should follow, Jesus says, "6 or 1, they're all complete crap." In "3 Acts of God," it is shown that Jesus is dating Carrie Underwood.
Jillian Russell (voiced by Drew Barrymore) – Brian's sexy, bulimic, and dimwitted ex-girlfriend, portrayed as a stereotypical blonde. She is very clueless and naïve; for example, she does not understand that Adolf Hitler was defeated decades ago. She can be absent minded and doesn't think, as shown when Brian had to talk to her while drying herself, she takes off the towel she used to cover her front and dry her and leaving completely naked. She first appeared in "Whistle While Your Wife Works". She is the only girlfriend that Brian has dated for more than one episode, and was a recurring character in Season 5. He stays with her purely for sex, though after they split, he felt strong feelings of love for her. She breaks up with Brian in "Movin' Out" when it is revealed that Brian did not want a committed relationship with her, and she briefly dated Mayor West. She got married in the episode "We Love You, Conrad". In the episode "And Then There Were Fewer", her husband Derek Wilcox was murdered by Diane Simmons, thus making Jillian a widow. She is shown dating again in "Tiegs for Two", where Quagmire attempts to date her to make Brian jealous, but she and Cheryl Tiegs leave together when they realize how immature both men are acting. In "Valentine's Day in Quahog," Jillian is among the ex-girlfriends of Brian that Stewie assembles.
Jim Kaplan (voiced by Danny Smith) – A con man who tricks Peter into spending money on various useless things on many occasions. He was first introduced as Doug but has been referred to as Jim in later episodes. First appearing in the episode "There's Something About Paulie", he sells a car to Peter that does not have an engine under the hood but rather a picture of one by claiming that the car belonged to James Bond. He later sells Peter volcano insurance in "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" where Peter paid him with Lois' rainy day money (which she planned to use after Stewie broke Meg's glasses). With help from the accountant Max Weinstein, Peter reclaimed the money. Jim later sells Peter a TiVo in "Bango Was His Name Oh!". In the episode "A Fish out of Water" he gives Peter a loan for Peter's new fishing boat and Peter offers up his house as collateral which later gets taken over by the bank and sold to a fashionable, artsy, neo-hippie-ish new couple named Jim and Abby. In the episode "Hell Comes to Quahog", he sells Peter a tank for Meg at a car dealership for her first car and finally convinces him by saying "Did I mention it's a tank?"
Judge (voiced by Phil LaMarr) – An unnamed African-American judge who presides over trials involving any of this show's characters.
Paddy Tanniger – A short red-haired angry man who was a caddy manager and a Hummer salesman. He was best known for ending his statements with "Big whoop, wanna fight about it?" He was eventually killed when he was run over by a tank piloted by Brian and Stewie in "Hell Comes to Quahog".
Patty (voiced by Alexandra Breckenridge in "Barely Legal," Barclay DeVeau in "Halloween on Spooner Street," Emily Osment in later episodes) – A redheaded girl who is one of Meg's friends. She has two moms, implying that her biological mother is a lesbian.
Rupert – A stuffed teddy bear that belongs to one-year-old Stewie Griffin. Though inanimate, Rupert has become his personal confidant and best friend next to Brian himself. Stewie confides all his secrets and machinations in Rupert, and often gets upset when Rupert does not respond. Rupert has also been known to double as a pistol when needed "Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater". Rupert has been damaged several times. The first time in a flashback in "Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure", Stewie argued with Brian about the economy and Brian decided to eat one of Rupert's legs; Stewie got the leg back after a while. The second time involved encountering an unfamiliar Rottweiler dog in "Stewie Loves Lois". Rupert was torn to shreds but was later fixed by Stewie's mother Lois. It also seems that when Rupert doubles as a gun, his head needs to be ripped off, and Lois seems to fix that by the next scene in the episode. Also in "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas," Stewie tears Rupert in two, after waking up from a Santa Claus-themed nightmare. In "Killer Queen", Stewie shoots Rupert in the head with a gun rather than risk letting him die a worse death when he sees the cover of a Queen album. In "The Man with Two Brians," he is humped by New Brian for two hours. Stewie is then shown dragging a body into the garbage, later revealed to be New Brian. At the end of the episode Stewie is shown crying in the shower and washing Rupert in despair, constantly reassuring him that it wasn't his fault. In "Chick Cancer", when Stewie married Olivia Fuller, he had Rupert officiate the ceremony. "8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter" had the creation of Stewpert, a being where Stewie and Rupert were fused together after Stewie activated his teleportation device before he realized Rupert was inside, in reference to Brundlefly of The Fly. Stewie had several times referred to him as gay. Stewie accused Rupert of choosing to watch the boys in "Road to Rhode Island" as opposed to watching their bags as Stewie has told him to, much to Stewie's chagrin. Stewie has also imagined Rupert as a muscular, human male a few times, including in "Road to the North Pole", where he builds a buff Rupert snowman in the opening credit sequence. However, Rupert retains his Teddy Bear head. During these dreams, Rupert is voiced by David Boat. In a DVD exclusive scene in "Excellence in Broadcasting", Stewie explores the experience of masturbating and in his fantasy buff Rupert makes out with an equally buff Brian while Stewie is tied to the bed. In the episode "Lois Comes Out of Her Shell", Rupert's head is ripped off by Stewie's evil pet turtle Sheldon who Stewie enters a fight with in return. In "Total Recall", the factory that made Rupert demands all bears are sent back due to them becoming a choking hazard. Lois in shock sends him back and Brian and Stewie go on a life-threatening quest to get him back, only just saving Rupert (and Stewie)from instant death on a furnace. As they return home, Stewie celebrates with Rupert only for Rupert's eye to come off and Stewie to swallow it supposedly killing him with Chris who witnessed the scene casually shouting "Mom, Stewie's dead." In the episode "Road to Rupert". Brian accidentally sells Rupert causing both Brian and Stewie(after Brian confesses to selling Rupert by accident) to head off to the Swiss Alps to retrieve him from the family that he was sold to, eventually challenging the father of the family to a ski race to either get him back or give the family Brian as the stakes, Stewie does not respect the rules and throws hot tea in the other young boy' eyes blinding him long enough to grab Rupert, but Stewie later says that he was through with Rupert and was too old for him, saying "...after all, Brian, I'm nearly one." In the episode "Quagmire's Quagmire" Stewie must decide whether to "play" with Rupert anymore after Lois finds his newborn plush toy, a blue, scruffy looking, bowtied teddy bear named Oscar who was apparently given to him by Babs Pewterschmidt(his grandmother) when Stewie was born. This fact is stated by Meg who is in the attic, organizing items from boxes along with Lois. Stewie throughout the episode treats Rupert like a nagging, Jezebel of a wife juxtaposed to Oscar's imaginary role as the still loved ex-girlfriend with history.
Ruth (voiced by Natasha Melnick) – One of Meg's friends. Her tongue is supposedly cut off during her and Meg's trip to Paris when they are kidnapped in "Leggo My Meg-O." In later episodes however, she continues to converse normally with no mentionings of how her tongue was restored.
Seamus Levine (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – Seamus is a tough fisherman with two peglegs as well as two peg arms. He wears a black eye-patch over his right eye. He makes his first appearance in the episode "A Fish Out of Water". While spending time with Peter and the gang in a steam room, it is revealed his whole body from the neck down is wood. He tends to warn Peter of danger. Seamus had his own talk show in "Perfect Castaway". In his premiere episode he jokes that his father was a tree, but in the episode "And Then There Were Fewer" he blames his condition on James Woods. Seamus initially claims that Woods carved him from wood and did not wish hard enough for him to be a real boy, but he later revealed that they both got high on acid one day and Woods ate off Seamus' arms and legs, thinking that he was a steak. In "Ocean's Three and a Half", when Seamus is seen naked, his body is entirely wooden while his head is human, bringing into question how he can sustain life. He played Byron Hadley in the series' portrayal of The Shawshank Redemption which was seen the second of the "Three kings". In a DVD exclusive scene, Seamus tries out for Fox News Channel in "FOX-y Lady." He gets a ship in a bottle for Christmas in "Road to the North Pole". In "Tiegs for Two", he attends Quagmire's class on how to pick up women. In "Cool Hand Peter", Seamus attempts to join in Peter, Joe, Cleveland, and Quagmire's road trip only to be rejected by Peter.
Vinny (voiced by Tony Sirico) - A talking dog whose first appearance in the franchise occurs in the episode "Life of Brian". After mourning the death of Brian Griffin for a month, the Griffin family decides to find another dog at the pet store to ease their grief. They meet Vinny, a pussyhound (he is 1/16th cat) of Italian descent. Each member of the family is taken by the dog, save for Stewie, and he is adopted into their family. Stewie, still mourning over the death of Brian, rebuffs the hound and makes several attempts to get him out of the family. However, once Stewie learns that Vinny had also undergone a period of mourning when his owner died in a freak yoga accident, he comes to accept Vinny as a part of the family. Like Brian, Vinny is an anthropomorphized dog where he is described as having a "tough guy attitude", and according to executive producer Steve Callaghan, "Vinny is just a lot more rough around the edges, and is a really good match for Stewie." His personality is that of a "wise guy" Italian. In "Christmas Guy", Vinny helps Stewie distract his past self so he can steal the return pad from his backpack and travel back in time to save Brian. Before Stewie goes back in time, he says his goodbyes to Vinny.
Al Harrington – Al Harrington is the owner, president and CEO of "Al Harrington's Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tubeman Emporium and Warehouse". In an advertisement, he speaks at an incredibly fast rate and could be described as "in-your-face", but just in that friendly-annoying way, as described by Peter.
Barbershop Quartet (voiced by Jon Joyce, Bob Joyce, Rick Logan, and Randy Crenshaw) – A group of four men that sing close harmony songs in specific episodes.
Buzz Killington (voiced by Danny Smith) – Buzz Killington is a man who dresses and acts as if he is a 19th-century British man of means. His name is based on the term "buzzkill". He is a stereotype of a socially popular person in the late 19th century, but by today's standard would be regarded as a "buzzkill". He is typically introduced into otherwise fun situations, such as a wild party, but his contributions (showing etchings, telling stories) bring the party (and fun) to a grinding halt.
Evil Monkey (voiced by Danny Smith) – The Evil Monkey is a monkey living in Chris' closet, who scares Chris whenever he jumps out of the closet by pointing at him with an evil grimace and a strange tremble (which the monkey claims is due to a copper deficiency). For much of the series, the family believes the Evil Monkey is a figment of Chris' imagination. In "Hannah Banana", Chris blames him for a bad test grade, saying that he scared him while he was trying to study. Peter and Lois are stunned when Chris catches him and shows him to them. The Evil Monkey explains that he moved into Chris' closet after his wife had an affair and divorced him, and pointing at Chris was his way of trying to make conversation. Chris is unconvinced, but when Monkey helps him write a book report, they become friends. Eventually, Monkey moves out of Chris' closet and, saying "I'll go where I'm needed," moves into Jake Tucker's closet. The monkey's trademark grimace and pointing was the idea of writer Mike Barker. In "The Cleveland Show" episode "BFFs", Peter Griffin brought the Evil Monkey with him to rescue Cleveland and his friends from hillbilly rapists.
The Giant Chicken (voiced by Danny Smith) – The Giant Chicken is an anthropomorphic, human-sized chicken that often fights violently and suddenly with Peter Griffin, usually interrupting some unrelated event. The fight scenes are often long and melodramatic, involving the destruction of large sections of Quahog and sometimes killing bystanders. Peter always wins, but it is then shown that the Giant Chicken is still alive. This rivalry begins in the episode "Da Boom" when the Giant Chicken gives Peter an expired coupon, which angers Peter. (However, in "Meet the Quagmires", Peter's meddling in his past allows him to accidentally punch the Giant Chicken while dancing at the Country Club, giving a new origin to the rivalry.) In "No Chris Left Behind", their fight comes to a halt when Peter and the Giant Chicken forget what they have been fighting about, and Peter is cordially invited to dinner with the Chicken and his wife. Although the Giant Chicken is referred to as "Ernie" in the dinner scene, the character's official name in scripts and production documents is simply "the Giant Chicken." When the bill comes, both Peter and the Giant Chicken try to pay; this starts out politely but quickly escalates to a fight that resumes their feud. In "Big Man on Hippocampus", the Chicken ends up attacking an amnesiac Peter when he insults his lawn. The blow to the head causes Peter to remember who he is, and he states that he does not remember making peace with the Chicken, who resumes smashing various objects on his head. The Chicken is shown as Boba Fett in the Star Wars episodes "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side" and "It's a Trap!". In "New Kidney in Town", Dr. Hartman tells the Griffins about a failed cloning attempt that resulted in a violent man-sized chicken. Peter responds that they should talk. He also appears in the episode "Trading Places", when Chris makes a chicken noise and says it was fake. The Chicken's fight with Peter continues in the season 10 finale Internal Affairs", where Peter accidentally backs into the front of the Chicken's car; during this brawl, the Chicken is close to killing Peter at an oil rig, but gets burned alive by the falling debris and plunges into the ocean, taking on the appearance of a roasted chicken--but he reveals he's still alive by opening his eyes. In Yug Ylimaf, Brian and Stewie witness a backwards fight between Peter and the Chicken that "ends" by Peter opening his car door in front of the Chicken's moving bicycle. He is the main antagonist in Family Guy Video Game! disguised as Mr. Belvedere. In Blind Ambition, the Giant Chicken turns up while the Spooner Street residents are discussing Quagmire peeping in the ladies' room watching Lois, and Peter interrupts his defense of Quagmire to rejoin the fight. Ernie is not directly referenced in the episode "The Life of Brian", but in the veterinary surgery waiting room, when Peter asks a decapitated chicken if he should be running around, the chicken says "Don't talk to me. You have a bad reputation in the chicken community".
Greased-up Deaf Guy (voiced by Mike Henry) – Greased-Up Deaf Guy first appeared in the episode "The Thin White Line". His speech is indicative of someone with prelingual deafness. He is always shown running; even when stopped, he will continue to run in place, flailing his arms. In "North by North Quahog", he mentions that he used to be a lawyer. In "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High", he is seen speaking in court during the show's Law and Order-parody intro. He was named Jay after an audience member by the same name in Family Guy Live queried his name in a Q&A session. He appears in the direct-to-DVD movie Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. He also appears in Family Guy Online. The reason for his condition was revealed in the Season 11 episode "Yug Ylimaf" where an accident with Stewie's time machine caused Brian and Stewie to witness him on his way to work hurrying past a grease truck that explodes, burning off his suit, and covering him in grease.
James William Bottomtooth III (voiced by Chris Sheridan) – A character who suffers from a severe underbite (Habsburg jaw), which has given him a comically oversized lower jaw and has made his speech impossible to understand due to his extreme Locust Valley lockjaw accent. He has a taste for brandy, which he pours into his lower jaw. He is part of the staff of The New Yorker in "Brian Goes Back to College". In "You May Now Kiss the...Uh...Guy Who Receives", he refuses to sign Brian's petition against Mayor Adam West's gay marriage ban because he's a devout Christian. He has a son named James William Bottomtooth IV who attends Morningwood Academy and bears a strong resemblance to his father (particularly the large bottom jaw and speech). Like his classmates, he holds a strong antipathy for Chris, as seen in "No Chris Left Behind," until he finds out that Chris is the grandson of Carter Pewterschmidt, who also attended Morningwood. He is part of the mob that rushes the Griffin home in "The Juice Is Loose" to deal with O.J. Simpson. In "420," he catches a bag of marijuana in his jaw. In "Tiegs for Two," he attends Quagmire's class on how to pick up women.
Kool-Aid Man (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – The Kool-Aid Man, mascot for the popular drink Kool-Aid, is parodied in several episodes. In "Death Has a Shadow" and "Stewie Kills Lois", when each family member exclaims "Oh no!" to the Judge's sentencing of Peter, the Kool-Aid Man breaks through the courtroom wall yelling "OH YEAH!", then backs away awkwardly. In "Peterotica", he has an epiphany while sitting in his living room when a car crashes through his wall, which put him on the receiving end of the trademarked breaking wall for the first time. In "Prick Up Your Ears", after Stewie panics about the existence of the Tooth Fairy, Brian and Chris fail to calm Stewie, then Glenn Quagmire makes an attempt, then the Kool-Aid Man is seen in a pair of boxing gloves at the back of a line of other characters. In "The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair", Evil Stewie lures him out by pretending to impersonate other people going "Oh no!"; when he bursts through the wall, Evil Stewie shatters him, he drinks up the spilled Kool-Aid. Thanks to Stewie's and Brian's interference, the Kool-Aid Man misses his cue when they travel back to the events in "Death Has a Shadow" in "Back to the Pilot", when he shatters trying to back out of the courthouse. He is still able to yell at Stewie and Brian where he blamed them for messing things up. In "Valentine's Day in Quahog," the Kool-Aid Man is with his parents when they meet his date in the form of an anthropomorphic Yoo-hoo bottle.
Phineas and Barnaby – Two strongmen that usually pursue two goals: working out at the Quahog Gym and riding high-wheel 'Ordinary' bicycles of the 1860s–1890s.
Tomak and Bellgarde (voiced by John Viener and Alec Sulkin) – Tomak and Bellgarde are two foreign guys who have "been living in the United States almost long enough to sound American". They first appeared in "The Former Life of Brian" sitting in a coffee shop discussing how much fun they had at a "discotheque" and reflecting that they had drunk "so many liters of beer". In "Extra Large Medium", they wonder how to celebrate Gerbitz Day, a holiday in their native country. In "Road to the North Pole," they partake in the musical number "All I Really Want For Christmas" where they revealed they don't know what Christmas is and that their home country has a similar holiday called "Kishkev Fufleer". They are alcoholics attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Peter attends in "Friends of Peter G." They did not share any stories, but they participated in the performance of "Mr. Booze".
Vern and Johnny (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – Two Vaudeville characters who appear in cutaways and are dressed in traditional turn-of-the-century outfits. Vern will often perform a line or two of a song and then, either because he is finished or because his act is not going well, he asks Johnny to "play him off," which Johnny invariably does. They debut in the episode "Holy Crap" and perform in the talent show in "Deep Throats." They appear in two small boats connected by a rope by Carter Pewterschmidt's Racing Yacht in the episode "Model Misbehavior". In the episode "Saving Private Brian," they are both shot to death by Stewie who says "They're dead, alright?, You're not gonna see them anymore". He is later proven wrong in the episode "Back to the Woods" when Vern is shown to be performing in the surface world as a ghost and Johnny is shown playing piano in Hell because he is later revealed to be a pedophile.
^"Friends of Peter G.". Family Guy. Season 9. Episode 10. February 13, 2011. 12:13 minutes in. Fox. ""This poor gentleman used to speak in long, eloquent sentences. But after years of drinking he can only speak in short, choppy utterances.""